AATCC Newsletter

  • PPE: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Guest January 30, 2023 AATCC Newsletter

    The recent Covid-19 pandemic has placed medical personal protection equipment (PPE) in the limelight. PPE not only played a critical role in helping protect healthcare workers during the pandemic, but face mask requirements also made it a necessity for the general public. As Covid-19 continues to be a presence and people continue to use face […]

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  • An Odor-Free Future

    Guest January 12, 2023 AATCC Newsletter

    When you think about technology, do you imagine yoga pants or bath towels? Probably not. But thanks to textile researchers, antimicrobial technologies are poised for a huge positive impact on your wardrobe, the used clothing industry, and the environment. How Are Antimicrobial Technologies Developed and Why Are They Important?   Creating textile treatments that safely […]

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  • A Fresh Spin on Standard Laundry Detergent

    Garry Atkinson January 2, 2023 AATCC Newsletter

    Many people have a favorite detergent based on performance, scent, or even price. For textile testing, other considerations are more important. Whether you are developing a new fabric, integrating electronics, or just checking a production run, standard laundry detergent is a necessity. Order Today AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Powder Detergent WITH Brightener AATCC 1993 Standard […]

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  • Sleeping Soundly: Textiles for a Good Night’s Sleep

    Guest November 29, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    Sleep is an essential aspect of life, taking up almost a third of a person’s lifetime. However, achieving a good night’s sleep is not easy for everyone and the older we get, the more difficult it can become. Fortunately, today’s consumers are presented with a selection of textiles that can help counter this challenge.   […]

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  • AATCC Announces 2023 Manual

    Erika Simmons November 9, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    AATCC is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 edition of the Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. This will be the 98th volume of the AATCC Manual. It is available as a hardbound book, USB, and individual standard PDFs. USB and individual standards will be available starting January 2, 2023. The book […]

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  • AATCC Releases 2023 Proficiency Rounds

    Carrie Gray November 8, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    Labs can now register for all 2023 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP). The online registration process allows labs to complete registration and credit card payment in one easy step. Just add PTP registration(s) to your cart along with quality control materials, standards, and other items. Register now to avoid the rush. The first registration deadline […]

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  • Fashionable Diversity

    Guest October 20, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

        It is simply quite amazing how little consumers know about the clothes they buy or use in their daily lives. Of course, US laws requires brands to provide fundamental product information, for example the fiber content and country of origin. However, this minimal sort of labeling tells us nothing about how our clothing […]

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  • AATCC Presents Awards for Textile Research, Education, Invention, and More

    Diana Wyman October 10, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) presented several awards at the recent AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in Charlotte, NC, USA. The awards recognize achievement and service across all aspects of the textile community. To learn more about each award, view past winners, or nominate a future recipient, visit www.aatcc.org/awards. J.W. Weaver Paper […]

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  • 3D Size Standards Impact Sustainability, Brand Messaging, and the Bottom Line

    Guest September 27, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    Rich folks have it easy. Those with the means can go to their couturier or tailor and have everything from evening gowns and bespoke tuxes to everyday career ensembles (assuming one has to actually “work”) created to fit their bodies flawlessly, assuring that they always look their best. As technology evolves, even the prices of […]

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  • When Do AATCC Scales REALLY Need to Be Replaced?

    Diana Wyman September 19, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    The scales used by textile testing labs are carefully designed and checked for consistency, but they can change with time, exposure, and handling. Follow the guidelines below to ensure repeatable evaluations using AATCC scales. Most scales should be replaced annually, but some can last longer, especially with regular verification. Gray Scales AATCC EP1 Gray Scale […]

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  • The Digital Showroom is No Longer Optional

    Guest September 2, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    In a pre-pandemic world, only pioneering digitally advanced brands such as UnderArmour were deploying digital showroom platforms alongside virtual selling platforms, and digital asset management solutions. Wherever possible, such early adopters aspired to include 3D product “digital twins” to reduce sales sample costs while also improving marketplace efficiencies by providing internal teams (public relations, marketing, […]

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  • Making AATCC Methods More Meaningful

    Diana Wyman August 10, 2022 AATCC Newsletter

    AATCC test methods help your supply chain make quicker, more informed decisions. It’s no secret that standardized test methods are incredibly detailed. Some might even say overwhelming—with entire sections for terminology, calculations, and statistics. Believe it or not, there are no wasted words. Every section of a test method, evaluation procedure, or other standard has […]

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