AATCC Research Committee Meetings

November 14, 2022 - November 17, 2022

AATCC Technical Center
1 Davis Dr
RTP, NC 27709 USA
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2022-11-14 12:00 AM AATCC Research Committee Meetings Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to all. There is no fee to attend, and your input is welco[...]

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to all.

There is no fee to attend, and your input is welcome.

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Research Committee Meetings Schedule: Spring 2022

All meetings conducted virtually. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
* Closed meeting (committee members only)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Tues. 8:45 - 9:25RA45Finish Analysis
Tues. 8:45 - 9:25RA32Static Electricity
Tues. 9:30 -10:10RA38Colorfastness to Crocking
Tues. 9:30 - 10:10RA113Emerging Issues
Tues. 10:15 - 10:55RA43Professional Textile Care
Tues. 10:15 - 10:55RA88 Home Laundering
Tues. 10:15 - 10:55RA49Insect Resistance
Tues. 11:00 - 11:40 RA56 Stain Resistance
Tues. 11:00 - 11:40RA24Fiber Analysis
Tues. 1:15 - 1:55 RA31Antimicrobial Activity
Tues. 1:15 - 1:55RA33 Colorfastness to Atmospheric Contaminants
Tues. 1:15 - 2:40RA100 Global Sustainability
Tues. 2:00 - 2:40RA87 Applied Dyeing & Dyes
Tues. 2:00 - 2:40RA59 Fibrous Test Materials
Tues. 2:45 - 3:25RA60 Colorfastness to Washing
Tues. 2:45 - 3:25RA103Spectroscopic Technologies
Tues. 3:30 - 4:10RA34Preparation
Tues. 3:30 - 4:10RA112Thermal Regulation
Tues. 5:30 - 8:00C2 Executive Committee on Research*
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Wed. 8:45 - 9:25RA63Water Resistance
Wed. 8:45 - 9:25RA75Evaluation for End Use Performance
Wed. 8:45 - 9:25RA23Colorfastness to Water
Wed. 9:30 - 10:10RA114Moisture Management
Wed. 9:30 - 10:10RA89Hand Evaluation
Wed. 9:30 - 10:10RA61Appearance Retention
Wed. 10:15 - 10:55RA42Dimensional Changes
Wed. 10:15 - 10:55RA80Printing Technology
Wed. 10:15 - 10:55RA36Color Measurement
Wed. 10:15 - 10:55RA104Garment Wet Processing
Wed. 11:00 - 11:40RA50Lightfastness & Weathering
Wed. 1:00 - 2:25RISE Rising Professionals Interest Group
Wed. 1:00 - 2:25MIGMaterials Interest Group
Wed. 2:30 - 3:55CAIGChemical Applications Interest Group
Wed. 4:00 - 5:25C2CConcept- 2- Consumer
Interest Group
Wed. 5:30 - 6:30C3Technical Committee on Research
Wed. 6:30 - 6:45C2Executive Committee on Research*
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Thurs. 9:00 - 12:00C1 AATCC Board of Directors*

 Presentations from Spring 2022 Meetings:

   RA103, Spectroscopic Technologies

Raman and Infrared Analysis of Blended and Nanocomposite Fibers, Ericka Ford, North Carolina State University

Advancements in fiber performance are enabled through conventional and novel techniques for fiber processing. To ensure the reproducibility of performance, not only is the careful documentation of process steps and ambient conditions needed, but researchers must also characterize the relationship between processing and structures at the molecular and micro levels. Spectroscopy is a powerful tool that enables structural characterization at both of those levels.  In this talk, I will discuss the use of infrared and Raman spectroscopy to explore structural changes that could account for differences between the performance of organic, inorganic, and composite fibers. Fibers on the nano to microscales will be examined, as well as polymer blends comprised of structurally dissimilar macromolecules (like lignin in contrast to vinyl polymer). Such studies include the use of polarized IR and Raman spectroscopy to quantify differences in molecular anisotropy, which is known to have a profound influence on the modulus of composite fibers.

 Materials Interest Group

Digital Material Physics for 3D Design, Jan Beringer, Hohenstein

Accurate material parameters are often overlooked. Yet, it is vital to ensure that digital materials look and behave consistently, both with reality and between 3D platforms. Without a standard, this challenge is daunting. Learn about a new method to translate five tests into consistent visualization across systems.

   Chemical Applications Interest Group

Optimizing Finishing Productivity & Quality, Ben Triplett & Scott Bowers, Texpro

TexPro’s Optimization Program restores the uniformity and heat transfer capabilities of thermal production equipment. Whether producing paper, textiles, or plastics our patented equipment, extensive experience and engineering knowledge of thermal processes has enabled TexPro to serve hundreds of plants in over a dozen countries for 32 years. The program involves restoring oven performance and educating plant staff on how to maintain their ovens consistently at peak performance. Just as importantly, TexPro utilizes patented equipment to document the web temperature profile as it travels through the oven; and we aid in the optimization of production recipes to provide the needed web temperature profile at the highest possible throughput. Line speeds typically are increased 15% – 35%, often considerably more, with improved quality and enhanced consistency. A typical oven and process optimization program takes 4-6 weeks with returns of investment taking 30-60 days from completion of our program. Our customers in addition to seeing improved quality and line speed increases have reported 5%-10% energy reductions.

 Concept2Consumer Interest Group

Resurrecting Fashion: Digitalization and the path forward, Keith Hoover, Black Swan Textiles, LLC

The apparel industry has been under fire from several fronts over the past few decades. Profitability, sustainability, workers’ rights, manufacturing logistics, supply chain constraints, fit, quality, and the lack of any point of view on style are among the wounds that are festering in the once proud industry. Those tending to the patient cannot seem to agree on the symptoms, let alone a cure. Some would-be saviors of the planet shout, “Polyester good, cotton bad!” while others rant, “Cotton good, polyester bad.” Really kind of dopey when you think about it. The digital evangelists have moved in and promised a cure (if not remission of sin), yet solutions from PLM to 3D design have increased operating expenses and had little to no impact on Cost of Goods Sold (COGS). And yet, we keep hearing about how the next version will be better. That, and how “Digital Fashion” (how to play dress-up in software) is really the next big thing. Tell it to the emperor. This presentation will examine the apparel industry—past, present, and future—and provide the presenter’s opinion on what it will take to actually improve things (not just change them). The good news is that digital color management provides the model for improving everything from product development to manufacturing. The bad news is that most all product development practices are wasteful, and obstacles to improvement. Instead of doing the same old same old, new practices and technologies must allow employees to focus on solving problems and provide genuine improvement.

If you are interested in how we can change the model from Concept to Consumer—and you see an opportunity to address a higher class of problem (instead of doing the same old same old), then don’t miss this session.

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