Erika SimmonsJanuary 12, 2021 AATCC Newsletter

A Century of Progress, Internationally Recognized

 

AATCC standards are developed, specified, and performed around the world. Effective with the 2021 publication, volume 96, AATCC’s global representation is reflected in the name of the standards manual. The former AATCC Technical Manual has been renamed as the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. This change coincides with the advent of AATCC’s 100th year anniversary. The complete manual is now available for purchase in either hardbound book form or as a USB drive.  Individual methods are available as well for PDF download.

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The AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures includes 14 revised, 3 editorially revised, 13 reaffirmed, and 1 new standard since publication of the 2020 volume 95 of the AATCC Technical Manual. In accordance with AATCC M13, Rules of Procedure for AATCC Test Method and Technology Committees, all technical changes are unanimously approved by the responsible research committee and the Technical Committee on Research (TCR) before publication. The following summarizes the specific changes which occurred.

 AATCC TM16.3-2020, Test Method for Colorfastness to Light: Xenon-Arc

Revised to update Options 1, 2 & 3 flow charts

AATCC TM20A-2020, Test Method for Fiber Analysis: Quantitative

Revised for clarity and to update Tables I and II

AATCC TM23-2015e (2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM26-2020, Test Method for Ageing of Sulfur-Dyed Textiles: Accelerated

Revised to clarify and align with prescribed AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM61-2013e(2020),Test Method for Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM70-2015e2(2020),Test Method for Water Repellency: Tumble Jar Dynamic Absorption

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM94-2020, Test Method for Finishes in Textiles: Identification

Revised to update the spectra, revise the text in existing sections and to add new sections for clarity.

AATCC TM97-2020, Test Method for Extractable Content of Textiles

Revised to clarify safety requirements

AATCC TM112-2020, Test Method for Formaldehyde Release from Fabric, Determination of: Sealed Jar Method

Revised multiple sections for clarity

AATCC TM118-2020, Test Method for Oil Repellency: Hydrocarbon Resistance Test

Revised several sections for clarity and to align format with AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM125-2013e2(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Perspiration and Light

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history; aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM133-2020, Test Method for Colorfastness to Heat: Hot Pressing

Revised to align with prescribed AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM157-2016(2017)e2, Test Method for Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Perchloroethylene

Editorially revised to transfer Jurisdiction from RA92 to RA87 and to align History to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM163-2013e(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Storage: Dye Transfer

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM164-2015e(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Oxides of Nitrogen in the Atmosphere under High Humidities

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM169-2020, Test Method for Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure

Revised to add references standards, added Appendix B, and various editorial changes.

AATCC TM183-2020, Test Method for Transmittance or Blocking of Erythemally Weighted Ultraviolet Radiation through Fabrics

Revised to add references to verification fabric and UPF compilation, and to align format with AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM184-1998e2(2020), Test Method for Dusting Behavior of Dyes

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM195-2017(e3), Test Method Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Textile Fabrics

Editorially Revised to reference LP1 and LP2 instead of M6; which has been removed

AATCC TM196-2011(2013)e3, Test Method for Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite of a Textile Floor Covering

Editorially Revised to add Table I which was previously omitted; and to update designation and history to align to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM198-2011e3(2020), Test Method for Horizontal Wicking of Textiles

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM202-2012(2020),Test Method for Relative Hand Value of Textiles: Instrumental

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM206-2020, Test Method for Free and Hydrolyzed Formaldehyde: Water Extraction

Revised to update multiple sections for clarity

AATCC TM210-2019(2020), Test Method for Electrical Resistance Before and After Various Exposure Conditions

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC EP1R-2020, Evaluation Procedure for Gray Scale for Color Change

Revised to include Gray Scale maintenance and replacement instructions approved by the committee in 2018; but omitted from the previous published version; history section added to align with style guidelines.

AATCC EP2-2020, Evaluation Procedure for Gray Scale for Staining

Revised to include Gray Scale maintenance and replacement instructions approved by the committee in 2018; but omitted from the previous published version; history section added to align with style guidelines.

AATCC EP5-1996e2(2020), Evaluation Procedure for Fabric Hand Value

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC EP13-2018e2(2020), Evaluation Procedure for Electrical Resistance of Electronically-Integrated Textiles

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC LP2-2018e (2020), Laboratory Procedure for Home Laundering: Hand Washing

Reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC M12-2020, AATCC Style Guide for Writing Test Methods and Procedures

Revised to include Designation and History sections, along with various updates and clarifications.

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

New method developed by Committee RA113, Emerging Issues Test Methods.

 

New Title for AATCC Technical Manual: AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures

 

RA61, Appearance Retention Test Methods

Revised scope

RA92, Interaction of Dyes and Finishes Test Methods

Decommission of committee. All standards moved under jurisdiction of RA87, Applied Dyeing and Characterization of Dyes Test Methods

RA112, Thermal Analysis Test Methods

Revised committee title to better represent scope and developing standards.

RA113,  Emerging Issues Test Methods

Newly developed committee

 

AATCC is a member-driven organization supporting the textile industry. Comments and suggestions are welcome from all interested parties. To participate in the standards development process or other AATCC activities, visit www.aatcc.org/evnt/meetings.

 

 

 

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