Moisture Management Testing Workshop


Learn customer expectations, test procedures, and
data interpretation from industry experts. Lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on practice.

October 3-4, 2018 (Registration Will Open Soon)
AATCC Technical Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA
(information posted below is from the February 2017 workshop)

Program Timetable


10:00 AM  Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop – Jack Daniels, AATCC

10:30 AM  Moisture Management – Round Table Discussion

11:00 AM  TM79 Absorbency of Textiles – Diana Wyman, AATCC

11:30 AM  Break

11:45 AM  TM197 Vertical Wicking of Textiles and TM198 Horizontal Wicking of Textiles – Garry Atkinson, AATCC

12:45 PM  Lunch

1:45 PM  Moisture Management Mayhem – Justin Coates, Cotton Incorporated
Moisture management is the top performance technology available in the US activewear market, making it difficult for established players and new entrants to grow their sales and market share in this area.  Research indicates opportunities to (1) expand moisture management capabilities beyond activewear, (2) better align offerings and marketing to meet customer expectations, and (3) improve marketing messages and their placement to maximize consumer purchases.

2:15 PM  TM195 Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Textile Fabrics – John Crocker, SDL Atlas
A discussion of AATCC TM195 and the theories of Liquid Moisture Management.

3:15 PM  Break

3:30 PM  Drying – Round Table Discussion

4:00 PM  TM199 Drying Time of Textiles: Moisture Analyzer Method – Diana Wyman, AATCC

4:30 PM  Q&A Session

4:45 PM  Adjourn



9:00 AM  TM200 Drying Rate of Textiles at their Absorbent Capacity: Air Flow Method and TM201 Drying Rate of Fabric: Heated Plate Method – Daniel Howe, Thermetrics LLC
Discussion and comparison of two drying rate test methods, AATCC TM200 Drying Rate of Textiles at their Absorbent Capacity: Air Flow Method and AATCC TM201 Drying Rate of Fabric: Heated Plate Method. Discussion will focus on an overview of both methods, differences in use, data interpretation, and a hands-on demonstration with an AATCC TM200 device.

10:00 AM  Breathability – Emiel DenHartog, Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC), College of Textiles, North Carolina State University
The test methods that are used to determine true “breathability,” what they mean, and how they relate to human thermal comfort. Most relevant tests associated with this property are fabric insulation, evaporative resistance, moisture vapor transmission rate and air permeability. Discussion includes sweating guarded hot plate and thermal manikin apparatus.

11:00 AM  Break

11:15 AM  AATCC TM204 Water Vapor Transmission of Textiles: Method Overview and Recommended Applications – Jim Hollenbeck, REI
An explanation and demonstration of the test procedure including; apparatus overview, sample preparation, test procedure, and process troubleshooting. Also, discussion of best applications and potential limitations of the procedure.

12:15 PM  Lunch

1:15 PM  Moisture Management: Customized versus Standard Testing to Support Product Development and Claims – Haskell Beckham, Exponent
A number of standard tests exist to characterize moisture management properties.  However, the standard tests may not always provide the kind of product differentiation or insight required to allow certain claims to be written or support product development activities.  After a brief review of some fundamental aspects of the standard tests for moisture management, some customized tests will be described and examples given for how the results from such tests may be used.

2:15 PM  Q&A Session

2:30 PM  Distribution of Certificates

2:45 PM  Adjourn


AATCC Individual & Corporate* Members Nonmembers
Early Registration (by Jan. 24) US$705 US$1049
Regular Registration (after Jan. 24) US$755 US$1099
*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must download the registration form and register offline to receive the member price.


Online Registration        Registration Form (fillable PDF)

Registration Brochure

Attendance is limited; early registration is encouraged.
Registration includes luncheons, break refreshments, and a copy of available presentations.

Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before January 24, 2017. No refunds will be given after January 24.  A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.


Hotel Indigo Durham
151 Tatum Drive
Durham, NC  27703

Contact the hotel directly and request the  AATCC group rate of US$109/night.  The group rate will be available until January 22, 2017, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will NOT be honored.