Textile Testing Workshop

December 6, 2023 - December 7, 2023

AATCC Technical Center
1 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC

AATCC textile testing methods covered in lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on practice. Learn test methods and evaluation procedures for better approval decisions and more accurate testing.


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If you are responsible for product evaluation, specifications, or quality control for apparel and textile materials, this workshop is a must for you. You will learn how to properly perform tests and interpret results for multiple frequently-used textile methods and procedures. AATCC staff will guide you through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on participation. Registration includes luncheons, breaks, and a copy of the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures.

Attendance is limited; register early.

By attending this meeting, you give AATCC consent to use any photos, videos, or images of you or your likeness in any AATCC media or materials.

Textile Testing Workshop Timetable
8:30 AMWelcome & Safety Overview
8:50Participant Introductions
9:10Introduction to Standardized Testing
9:40Color Basics
11:00Color Evaluation & Measurement
•EP1 Gray Scale for Color Change
•EP2 Gray Scale for Staining
•EP7 Instrumental Assessment of the Change in Color of a Test Specimen
•EP8 AATCC 9-Step Chromatic Transference Scale
•EP9 Visual Assessment of Color Difference of Textiles
•EP12 Instrumental Assessment of Degree of Staining
11:50Color Laboratory Experience
12:10 PMSpectro Experience
1:15Overview of Standard Laundering Conditions
•LP1 Home Laundering: Machine Washing
•LP2 Home Laundering: Hand Washing
1:45Dimensional Changes in Laundering (AATCC TM135 and TM150)
Skewness Change in Fabrics after Home Laundering (AATCC TM179)
Colorfastness to Perspiration (AATCC TM15)
Colorfastness to Water (AATCC TM107)
3:50Appearance Retention (AATCC TM88B, TM88C, TM124, and TM143)
Lightfastness (AATCC TM16.3)
Colorfastness to Washing (AATCC TM61-2A)
8:30 AMWater Resistance (AATCC TM22, TM35, TM42, TM127, and TM208)
10:30Oil Repellency (AATCC TM118)
Colorfastness to Crocking (AATCC TM8 and TM116)
12:00 PMLunch
1:00Fiber Fragment Release During Home Laundering (AATCC TM212)
2:15AATCC Test Methods and Testing Support: Recent Updates
2:45Closing Remarks, Distribution of Certificates

Attendance is limited; early registration is encouraged.
Registration includes luncheons, breaks, and a copy of the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures.

Refunds (less $75 cancellation fee) will be honored if received on or before November 21, 2023. No refunds will be given after November 21.

AATCC Individual & Corporate* MembersNonmembers
Early Registration
(Before Nov. 21, 2023)
Regular Registration
(After Nov. 21, 2023)
*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must register offline to receive the corporate member discount. Please contact Kim Nicholson for assistance.

Homewood Suites by Hilton
4603 Central Park Dr.
Durham, NC  27703 USA
telephone +1.919.474.9900

Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel directly and requesting the AATCC group rate of US$134/night. Reservations must be made by November 22, 2023, to receive the group rate. Reservations made after November 22 are subject to availability and not guaranteed the group rate. Individual cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival.

The nearest airport to the AATCC Technical Center is the Raleigh/Durham International Airport. RDU International is approximately 15-20 minutes from the AATCC Technical Center depending on traffic. For those of you flying into RDU, the Homewood Suites by Hilton provides complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off. 

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