AATCC Research Committee Meetings

May 16, 2023 - May 18, 2023

AATCC Technical Center
1 Davis Dr
RTP, NC 27709 USA
Virtual (MS Teams)

Change the textile world!

Attend AATCC Research Committees meetings to help develop and revise standards and testing materials used around the world.

Registration & General Info Schedule Hotel AccommodationsAdditional Events Speakers

Spring 2023  Research Meetings

May 16-18, 2023   

AATCC invites you to participate in the Spring 2023 Research Committee Meetings where industry experts gather to develop test methods; Interest Groups host engaging speakers; and committee members collaborate.

The meetings will be hosted onsite at AATCC Technical Center Headquarters, 1 Davis Drive, RTP, NC 27709 US – with an option to attend remotely.  There is no fee to attend, and most meetings are open to all.  We invite your input to impact test standards utilized globally.

Pre-register online on or before  May 8th.  After May 8th, all registrations will be conducted onsite.


*Dial-in information is available upon registration.

Spring 2023 Research Meetings Schedule

Spring 2023 Research Committee Meetings Schedule

Meetings conducted onsite and remotely. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
* Closed meeting (committee members only)
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Tues. 9:00 - 9:25am Welcome Reception
Tues. 9:30 - 10:10amRA113Emerging Issues
Tues. 9:30 - 10:10amRA32Static Electricity
Tues. 9:30 - 10:10amRA23Colorfastness to Water
Tues. 10:15 - 10:55amRA24Fiber Analysis
Tues. 10:15 - 11:40amRA100Global Sustainability
Tues. 10:15-10:55amRA45Finish Analysis
Tues. 11:00 - 11:40amRA60Colorfastness to Washing
Tues. 11:00 - 11:40amRA112Thermal Analysis
Tues. 11:40-1:00pmLUNCH PROVIDEDTechnical Center
Tues. 1:00 - 1:40pmRA88Home Laundering
Tues. 1:00 - 2:25pmRA31Antimicrobial Activity
Tues. 1:00 - 1:40pm RA103Spectroscopic Technologies
Tues. 1:45 - 2:25pmRA75Eval for End Use Performance
Tues. 1:45 - 2:25pmRA34Preparation
Tues. 2:30 - 3:10pmRA43Professional Textile Care
Tues. 3:15 - 5:00pmC2C IGConcept-2-Consumer Interest Group
Tues. 5:00-6:00pmNetworking Reception Hotel Hyatt House (10030 Sellona Street, Raleigh, NC)
Tues. 5:45 - 8:00pm*C2* Executive Committee on Research
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Wed. 8:45 - 9:25am RA63 Water Resistance
Wed. 8:45 - 9:25am RA80 Printing Technology
Wed. 8:45 - 10:10am RA106 & ASTM D13.65 UV Protective Textiles/ASTM D13.65
Wed. 9:30 - 10:10amRA59Fibrous Test Materials
Wed. 10:15 - 10:55amRA61Appearance Retention
Wed. 10:15 - 10:55amRA36SC RA36SC Color Mgmt w LED
Wed. 11:00 - 11:40amRA42Dimensional Changes
Wed. 11:00 - 11:40am RA49Insect Resistance
Wed. 11:00 -11:40amRA36Color Measurement
Wed. 11:40-1:00pmLUNCH PROVIDEDTechnical Center
Wed. 1:00 - 1:40pmRA114Moisture Managment
Wed. 1:00 - 1:40pmRA36SC RA36SC DELab/CMC in TM
Wed. 1:00 - 1:40pmRA50Lightfastness & Weathering
Wed. 1:45- 2:25pmRA56Stain Resistance
Wed. 1:45 - 2:25pmRA87Applied Dyeing & Dyes
Wed. 1:45-2:25pmC1-S8 (Closed Mtg)Building & Grounds
Wed. 2:30 - 3:10pm RA89Hand Evaluation
Wed 2:30 - 3:10pmRA104Garment Wet Processing
Wed. 3:15 - 3:55pmC3 Annual Meeting/Technical Committee on Research
Wed. 4:00 - 4:15pm *C2 *Executive Committee on Research
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Thurs. 9:00 - 12:00pmC1 AATCC Board of Directors*

AATCC has contracted hotel stay at a discounted rate of US $139 per night  at the Hyatt House Raleigh / RDU / Brier Creek.

RESERVE HOTEL STAY HERE or contact the hotel by phone, at 1-866-974-9288 and ask for the AATCC GROUP ROOM BLOCK MAY 15-17, 2023.                                              The group code is G-AATC.

Reserve your room by May 1, 2023 to ensure the discounted rate.



*Welcome Reception        May 16, 9:00 – 9:25 am

If you are new to the AATCC committee meetings – or still have questions – join staff and key officers for an informal overview of what to expect, what to do, and who to ask.

*Lunch at the Technical Center     May 16 & 17, 11:40 – 1:00pm

Join attendees as we enjoy lunch from a varied menu selection. A tasty opportunity to engage with colleagues or form new professional contacts.

 *Networking Reception      May 16, 5:00 – 6:00pm

Don’t miss this evening social session of networking and refreshments. Registration includes one drink ticket.  A cash bar is also available. Hotel Hyatt House 10030 Sellona Street,  Raleigh, NC

*Technical Committee on Research Meeting     May 17, 3:15 – 3:55pm

The Technical Committee on Research (TCR, C3) meeting includes a brief report from each committee and interest group – a great way to catch up on anything you missed.

Several committees host industry expert guest speakers.  Continue to visit here for unfolding announcements.


Tuesday, May 16, 2023


1:00pm – 1:40pm         RA103, Spectroscopic Technologies 

“Synthetic Dye Mass Spectrometry and the In-Situ Analysis of Disperse Dyes”

  •  Zoe Millbern,  North Carolina State University



2:30pm – 3:10pm         RA43, Professional Textile Care

The Dry Cleaning Process

This presentation will introduce you to how dry-cleaning works; the advantages and disadvantages of various dry cleaning machine configurations; current solvent options; typical issues in dry cleaning; and a post-COVID view of what matters most in the industry — as well as reviewing  bright spots and what is to come.

Andy will also present a deeper view into GreenEarth and how it works with various constituent groups.


3:15pm – 5:00pm    Concept 2 Consumer Interest Group

Electronic Color Management Roundtable         Topic: Color Communication Through the Supply Chain

Color Panelists:

  • Tim Williams, Color Solutions, Intl
  • Karen McGhee, Walmart
  • Larisa Kriss, NYC Alliance
  • Tony Kerperien, UL Solutions
  • Kyle Saunders, Fruit of the Loom

Members can hear directly from retailers about how they implemented a digital color program, along with the improvements/efficiencies realized and the benefits gained.  This will be a panel discussion followed by a Q&A with the panel.


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