Founded in 1921 as the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Association continues to evolve to meet the needs of those in the ever-changing textile, apparel, and materials industries.
Members come from across the textile and related industries--textile, apparel, and home goods manufacturers; dye and chemical manufacturers; testing laboratories; consumer and retail organizations; state and federal government agencies; and colleges and universities.
AATCC is internationally recognized for its standard methods of evaluating fibers and fabrics for such performance characteristics as colorfastness, appearance, soil release, dimensional change, and water resistance.
AATCC presents several prestigious awards each year. These awards recognize outstanding research, discoveries, service, and potential. Honor a deserving colleague, mentor, or protégé with a nomination today!
AATCC Policy for Countries and Individuals under US Embargo
AATCC is compliant with the US OFAC sanctions programs. This means that AATCC cannot send products or publications to countries on the US OFAC list (or to specific named individuals and entities), and AATCC cannot accept papers written for any of AATCC publications written by the individuals, entities, or countries on the US OFAC list. The names of these individuals and entities are incorporated into OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN list”). The countries on the OFAC Sanction Programs list and/or SDN list may be updated at any time. Refer to the US Department of Treasury website for more information. Subscription requests, memberships, paper submissions, and product requests from these countries and SDNs will be declined.