Erika SimmonsAugust 4, 2022 Press Release

AATCC just made life (testing) easier! You can now purchase the Vacuum Holder Set to conduct AATCC TM212. To see the product details or to purchase this test method, please inquire here.

If you were interested in conducting AATCC TM212 Test Method for Fiber Fragment Release During Home Laundering, AATCC has just made getting started a bit easier. AATCC now offers a  Vacuum Holder Set suitable for conducting the fiber fragment filtration required in AATCC TM212.  The set includes an all glass filter unit, glass microfiber filter rounds, weigh dishes, and a current copy of AATCC TM212. AATCC also offers a replenishment kit that includes a set of glass microfiber filter rounds and weigh dishes.

AATCC TM212 was developed to provide a means to determine the mass of fiber fragments released in an accelerated laundering setting. This method provides the global industry with a consistent and uniform test method to follow.

AATCC TM212 defines standard nomenclature with the terms fiber fragment and microfiber, which address discrepancies that have long been a source of confusion for many who work to tackle pollution.

Originally assumed to be a plastics problem, natural fibers are also appearing in marine life’s food cycle. AATCC TM212 is not limited to man-made fibers, as it can be used to determine the fiber shedding potential of natural fibers and blends.

The standard is the result of collaboration, not only within AATCC committee RA100 Global Sustainability, but among stakeholders from several organizations including The Microfibre Consortium, headquartered in the UK, and the Cross Industry Agreement of European signatories.

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About AATCC: AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world.

Media Contact: Erika Simmons, AATCC Technical Director; +1.919.549.3222;

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