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  • Natural Dyes Revisited

    Guest November 25, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Natural Dyes Revisited By Kim Anderson   People have been using insects, leaves, and roots of plants for thousands of years to impart color to textiles. It wasn’t until William Henry Perkin serendipitously discovered a lavender-colored dye artificially produced from coal tar in 1856 that synthetic dyes began to replace natural dyestuffs. There are three […]

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  • AATCC Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

    Debra Hibbard November 24, 2020 Press Release

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, November 24, 2020— AATCC held its Annual Meeting remotely on November 11, 2020. The results of ballots for 2021-2022 AATCC Board of Directors members were announced by Executive Vice President Diana Wyman.   The AATCC Board of […]

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AATCC M14-2020, Guidance and Considerations for General Purpose Textile Face Coverings: Adult

The title and scope of AATCC M14 includes some important limitations. The guidance applies only to general use face coverings such as a face covering someone may wear to the grocery store or office, and not to a more specialized mask or respirator prescribed for medical or occupational use. The term face covering is used intentionally to help differentiate general use face coverings from medical face masks. Both terms are clearly defined in the AATCC M14 standard.

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