Committee Meetings

More than 40 AATCC research committees will meet to develop test methods, conferences, and other educational programs or publications. Administrative committees and interest groups will also meet. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to all. There is no fee to attend, and input is welcome. When registering, please select your choice of APRIL only meetings, MAY only meetings, or BOTH April & May meetings.


April 13 – 16, 2021  &  May 11-12, 2021

AATCC Spring Committee Meetings will be held remotely again in 2021, but with some new twists. In response to member requests for a less harried and overlapping schedule, many administrative meetings will be held in April, reserving the May week for research committee and interest group meetings. Your input is welcome both weeks. You can impact the textile standards and programs used around the world.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to all. As always, there is no fee or membership requirement to attend admin or research meetings.

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

 TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021


 9:30- 10:10 am   RA34, Preparation

Are Ionic Liquids Viable Extractants for Fats, Oils, and/or Waxes?

Chengeto Gwengo, liquid-x





8:45 – 10:10am   RA63, Water Resistance, Absorbency & Wetting Agent Evaluation

Modified Test Method for Drying Time

Stephen Payne, Cotton Incorporated


11:00 – 11:40am   RA104, Garment Wet Processing

TOUGH Cotton Finish Application to Cotton Sweater Knits via the Metered Addition Process

William Garrett, Cotton Incorporated & Kenneth H. Greeson, Cotton Incorporated


10:15 – 10:55am   RA36, Color Measurement

e.dye® Waterless Color System:  Appreciating the Obvious

Michael Murphy, e.dye® Waterless Color System

One of the questions anyone could ask is, “If e.dye® (solution dye) color process has so many performance advantages and is also more sustainable, then why isn’t the whole world using it?”

The principle of electricity was available to Moses in the desert, but he was not able to use it.  Why was that?

As with the commercialization of electricity, there is a long history of the evolution of industrial coloration processes, and it is extremely entrenched. The problem is that what helped produce beautiful colors in the 17th century; using water, heat and chemicals, doesn’t work as well for today’s synthetic fibers – and is killing our waterways and polluting our air. We’ve got a better way – in fact 10,000 of them!

Join us for a brief conversation about seeing and appreciating the obvious advantages of our evolution on traditional solution dyeing and explore our Color Journey®.


1:00 – 2:25pm   Chemical Applications Interest Group

RUDOLF BIO-LOGIC: Bio-based DWR from Renewable, Natural Sources

Gunther Duschek, Rudolf GmbH, Germany & Albert De Conti, Rudolf GmbH, Germany

With its focus on how Mother Nature can offer solutions to many of the textile’s environmental problems, the RUDOLF GROUP has successfully created the BIO-LOGIC® line. That is, DWR products that push the boundaries of R&D well beyond fluorine-free, embrace nature and introduce performance entirely based on natural components.”


2:30 – 3:55pm   Materials Interest Group

The 2025 Recycled Polyester Challenge

Sevilla Granger Iovacchini, Project & Program Strategist, & Siena Shepard, Strategy Coordinator, Textile Exchange

The Challenge: Textile Exchange and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action are launching a joint initiative to further spur a shift in the market towards the uptake of recycled polyester (rPET) and the associated reduction in greenhouse gases (GHGs). The 2025 Recycled Polyester Challenge serves as an important catalyst for change in the apparel and textile industry. We are challenging the apparel industry to commit to bringing the percentage of recycled polyester up from 14% to 45% at 17.1 million metric tons by 2025. The Challenge will continue the successful acceleration that began with Textile Exchange’s 2017 Recycled Polyester Commitment. We encourage brands to commit to the most ambitious uptake target possible. 80-100% recycled polyester commitments from the brands in our community will be essential to reaching our 2025 45% recycled volume target and for building critical mass to reach an absolute 90% recycled volume share by 2030.”









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