The AATCC Delaware Valley section includes members in Delaware, Maryland, Southern New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Bylaws (Amended September 2011)

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Chair: Christina Rapa – W L Gore

Vice Chair: Sarah Plautz – W L Gore

Secretary: Kathy Zetune – The Lycra Company

Treasurer: John Dempsey – J S Vila Co

Sectional Committee
Ray Haslam – Wolfe Dye & Bleach
Kelly Cobb – University of Delaware
Kanti Jasani – PTCC
Janet Brady – Thos Jefferson University
Craig Lindeman – W L Gore
Dave Fenstermaker – Huntsman LLC
Mustafa Arifoglu – W L Gore

Upcoming Activities

AATCC Delaware Valley Winter Meeting: Hemp Black & Manayunk Brewery

Date And Time
Thu, January 16, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Hemp Black
161 Leverington Avenue
Suite 1002
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Join the AATCC Delaware Valley Chapter as we visit the Manayunk HQ of start up company, Hemp Black.

An incubator from nearby Jefferson University, Hemp Black has the aim of benefiting people and bettering the world through sustainable hemp derived textiles and composites. Current technologies include nano film, ink, and polymer fibers.

From performance apparel and textiles to medical devices and wearable technologies, Hemp Black is innovating a better tomorrow.

Join us afterwards for a casual dinner at Manayunk Brewery. We will be ordering off the regular menu, so bring your $$.

There is no cost for the Hemp Black tour, but dinner is pay as you go. Please RSVP for a head count.

Past Activities

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019


Delaware Valley Section meeting took place at the Datacolor headquarters. Ken Butts spoke about handheld color measurement tools for designers.

April 25, 2019 – AATCC Delaware Valley Chapter Meeting

Join the AATCC Delaware Valley chapter at QVC studios for our Spring 2019 chapter meeting.
All attendees are required to register.
2-2.15pm: Arrive at QVC, check in with security
2.15-3.15pm: Networking social hour & chapter meeting
3.15pm: Studio tour begins
To RSVP online, click the link to Eventbrite here:

AATCC Members are $10
Students are FREE to attend!
Please RSVP by April 19, 2019
Delaware Valley Section now has a Facebook Page Here
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Please RSVP by April 19, 2019

Delaware Valley Section now has a Facebook Page Here
Give it a Like!

January 5, 2019  – AATCC-Delaware Valley Section Meeting

Join the AATCC Delaware Valley section at Longwood Gardens this winter. We will be enjoying the “Longwood Christmas” light show (last weekend of the exhibit).

Monday, Oct 8, 2018
6pm at University of Delaware

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
5pm at Jefferson University

July 15, 2018  AATCC Delaware Valley Summer Baseball Game
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs – Coca-cola Park
1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109

Join the AATCC Delaware Valley Chapter on Sunday, July 15th for a Summer Baseball game. The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs will be taking on the Buffalo Bisons in an afternoon match.

Bring the whole family, everyone is welcome. Tickets are $11 each and include $2 towards concessions. RSVP no later than June 25 to ensure we reserve your tickets!

To RSVP & purchase tickets online, please follow the link to Eventbrite here:

April 18, 2018
Invista Applied Research Centre
150 Red Mill Rd, Newark, DE 19711
More details

December 7, 2017
Drexel Shima Seiki Lab Tour & Holiday Party
3401 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
More details

September 21, 2017: Section Meeting and Social

September 20, 2016: Section Meeting
September 12, 2015: Section Meeting
September 12, 2014- Fall 2014 DV Section Meeting at the Chemical Heritage Foundation


February 21, 2012
November 18, 2010

October 4, 2010
Annual Report 2006
Annual Report 2005
Annual Report 2004

Delaware Valley Scholarship
2017-2018 Delaware Valley Scholarship Recipients: 

Devon Willard
Jefferson University
Senior, Textile Materials Technology major
Devon is active in the Jefferson AATCC student chapter, she has organized industry trips, helped to recruit new members, and supports the chapter at Open House events. She serves as the chapter secretary.

Wing Tang 
University of Delaware
Junior, Apparel Design major

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