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.

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               FALL 2021 Committee Meetings

    October 19 – 22, 2021  (Administrative Meetings)  &

  November 15 – 16, 2021  (Research Committee Meetings) 


* Research Committee meetings will be a joint event with AATCC Textile Discovery Summit (formerly International Conference).

  • Committee Meetings attendance is free
  • Textile Discovery Summit is a paid event 

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TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021


9:30- 10:10 am EST    RA34, Preparation

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

Chengeto Gwengo, liquid-x


2:30 – 3:10pm EST     RA103, Spectroscopic Technologies

 “Degradation Studies of C.I. Reactive Blue 19 in Soil: A Mass Spectrometry Approach”

Nelson Vinueza, North Carolina State University

Landfills are becoming the most common way to dispose of textiles. The presence of different types of dyes and finishes on textiles fabrics can become an important source of pollution during the degradation process because these chemicals can leach into the soil. The biodegradation of dyes from dyed fabrics is not fully understood, and what can leach into the soil can be more toxic.

In this study, cotton fabrics were dyed with C.I. Reactive Blue 19 (RB19) and biodegraded in soil in a laboratory-controlled environment for a 90-day time interval by using the ASTM D 5988-18 method. A modified QuEChERS extraction method, combined with Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis, was applied to soil containing Reactive Blue 19 (RB19) after the degradation process to study RB19 derivatives and degraded products.





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

Modified Test Method for Drying Time

Stephen Payne, Cotton Incorporated


11:00 – 11:40am EST    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 EST     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 EST     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 EST     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.”


4:00 – 5:25pm  EST      C2C (Concept to Consumer) Interest Group

Claims Verification of Apparel, Textiles & Face Covering 

Pratik Ichhaporia, Intertek

This presentation will look at Claim Substantiation, product marketing, advertising, and penalties. Sustainable Fiber Claims; trends, standards and certification; Vegan; benefits, material and certification; Face Mask Requirements; regulatory requirements, AATCC M14, material and construction. 














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