AATCC interest groups bring together textile professionals with shared interests and expertise. The four current groups met in May for discussion and presentations. Visit https://www.aatcc.org/join/#ig for descriptions and meeting recaps. Watch AATCC newsletters, website, and social media for announcements of upcoming events.
The Chemical Applications Interest Group concentrates on the technologies, equipment, systems, and processes, as well as testing the physical/mechanical properties, of chemically-treated textile substrates. In May, Ben Triplett and Scott Bowers of Texpro presented “Optimizing Finishing Productivity & Quality.”
Concept 2 Consumer
The Concept 2 Consumer (C2C) Interest Group provides a forum for textile, apparel, and home fashion manufacturers and retailers. The most recent meeting featured a presentation on “Resurrecting Fashion: Digitalization and the path forward” by Keith Hoover, Black Swan Textiles.
The Materials Interest Group was formed to stimulate and expand the collective knowledge and development of new materials related to the fiber and fiber products industries via innovative modifications of existing structures and/or creation of unique compositions of matter. Jan Beringer, Hohenstein, discussed “Digital Material Physics for 3D Design” at the group’s May meeting.
The newest AATCC interest group addresses professional development, networking, mentorship, leadership, and other aspects of a career in textiles. The Rising Professionals Interest Group provides a “home” for individuals new to AATCC and/or new to the industry—whether recent graduates or seasoned professionals coming to textiles from another industry.
All interest groups will choose new officers this fall. Chairs and At-Large Members will be elected to serve on the AATCC Board of Directors 2023-2024. Be part of the process! All individual AATCC members may select a voting interest group. Members (and non-members) may participate in any or all interest groups, regardless of voting status. To select a voting interest group, log in and visit https://members.aatcc.org/person/Modify.html.
AATCC research committees also met in May. Administrative committees met in April. A summary of all meetings is included in the July/August issue of AATCC Review magazine. Members can also access past summaries at https://members.aatcc.org/members/tech.html.
Fall committee meetings will be held October 18-20 and November 15-17. As always, most meetings are open to all and there is no fee to attend online or in person. Learn more at https://www.aatcc.org/aatcc-events/admin/
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