Chemical Applications

The mission of the Chemical Applications interest group is to stimulate and expand the knowledge base of applying chemicals (preparation aids, colorants, finishes, polymers, etc.) to textile substrates. The group concentrates on the technologies, equipment, systems, and processes used, as well as testing the physical/mechanical properties of treated materials.


  • Textile Chemical Researchers (academic and industrial)
  • Lab Personnel
  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Dyeing and Finishing Professionals
  • Polymer Research Chemists
  • Textile Technologists
  • Product Development Engineers
  • Anyone interested in delivering better chemicals and application processes to the global textile community!

Areas of Interest

  • Enzyme desizing and scouring
  • Improving hydrophilic properties of textiles
  • Colorfastness and dimensional stability
  • Fluorescent whitening
  • Antimicrobial finishes
  • Digital textile printing
  • Waterproofing
  • Chemical modification of fiber and textile properties
  • Wet processing of high performance fibers
  • Genotoxicity in dye and pigment synthesis
  • Decolorization of dye bath wastewater
  • Energy savings in textile plants
  • Continuous improvement of dyeing and finishing operations

CAIG Activites & Resources

CAIG Agenda for AATCC Spring Meetings, May 20, 2020
CAIG Agenda for AATCC Fall Meetings, November 13, 2019
CAIG Agenda for AATCC Spring Meetings, May 22, 2019
CAIG Agenda for AATCC Spring Meetings, April 24-25, 2018.

CAIG Reports

Minutes, May 20, 2020
Minutes, November 13, 2019
Minutes, May 22, 2019
Minutes, November 14, 2018
Minutes, April 25, 2018
Minutes, November 15, 2017
Minutes, May 4, 2017
Minutes, May 6, 2015
Minutes, November 14, 2014 Meeting
Minutes, May 7, 2014 Meeting
Minutes, November 13, 2013 Meeting
Minutes, May 8, 2013 Meeting
Minutes, November 14, 2012 Meeting
Minutes, May 9, 2012 Meeting
Minutes, November 16, 2011 Meeting
Minutes, May 24, 2011 Meeting

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