COVID-19 Resources

The AATCC Technical Center is not allowing visitors until further notice. Online services remain available and some staff will be on site and some staff are working from home to serve members and customers. Shipping is now back on a regular schedule.

Given the COVID-19 crisis and related government recommendations of face covering use in public settings, guidance was developed to provide information to manufacturers. Considerations and recommendations are intended to help manufacturers more efficiently design and produce face coverings for general purpose (non-medical) use.

AATCC MXXX-2020 Guidance and Considerations for General Purpose Textile Face Coverings: Adult

The draft was compiled by an ad-hoc task group of industry stakeholders. It is currently being balloted as an AATCC monograph. In the meantime, the draft is available for public use and comment.

This document contains voluntary guidance and practical options for:

  • Regulatory Considerations
  • Fit and Sizing Considerations
  • Material and Construction Considerations
  • Particle Filtration Considerations
  • Breathing Resistance Considerations
  • Laundering and Service Life Considerations
  • Tie and Ear Loop Considerations
  • Product Labeling and Marking Considerations

To submit comments or questions, contact Diana Wyman, AATCC Executive Vice President or any of the task group members listed on the cover sheet of the draft monograph.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, AATCC is providing standards commonly used for PPE testing at no cost.

TM42 Test Method for Water Resistance: Impact Penetration

TM127 Test Method for Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure

Testing Materials:

78383A: Impact Penetration Clip & Plate Unit

78384A: Impact Penetration Head

78733A: Impact Penetration Tester, Type I

78734A: Impact Penetration Tester, Type II

Q78344C: QUOTE FOR AATCC Blotting Paper, 152mm x 230 mm (1500 Sheets)

78345A: PPE Grade Blotting Paper, 150mm x 225mm (~500 Sheets)

AATCC Corporate Member News Blog Series: Response to COVID19

To help facilitate the sharing of information related to COVID-19 amongst our members. We are seeking content from our Corporate member companies and want to tell the story about how you’re dealing with this crisis. Please send us a short article about any aspect of the textile industry, and specifically your company’s, response to COVID-19. Links within the article are encouraged. Additionally, we plan to share a list of links to Corporate member websites, with your latest news about your COVID response. Please complete this form to share your content. If you have any questions, please contact Hayley Allred at! Thank you!
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