Proficiency Testing Programs

Compare results with hundreds of other labs. AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) support lab certification and continuous improvement initiatives. Samples are selected to provide consistent results in a meaningful range for each test method or evaluation procedure.

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Click below for details and registration for each AATCC Proficiency Testing Program

PTP1 Color Evaluation
PTP2 Fiber Analysis

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Standards
AATCC TM20 Test Method for Fiber Analysis: Qualitative
AATCC TM20A Test Method for Fiber Analysis: Quantitative

Fees
$325 per round
Additional fee for shipping to all addresses outside the US
Must be prepaid. For a Proforma Invoice, contact ordering@aatcc.org.

See Important Dates tab for registration and payment deadlines.

See Support tab to download blank data sheet.

PTP4 Antibacterial Properties

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Standards
AATCC TM100 Test Method for Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of
AATCC TM147 Test Method for Antibacterial Activity Assessment of Textile Materials: Parallel Streak

Fees
$425 per round
Additional fee for shipping to all addresses outside the US
Must be prepaid. For a Proforma Invoice, contact ordering@aatcc.org.

See Important Dates tab for registration and payment deadlines.

See Support tab to download blank data sheet.

PTP5 Resistance & Repellency

As of 2024, each program is offered ONCE per year. Registration deadlines are firm.

ProgramRegistration & Payment DeadlineShipmentResults Due
PTP2 Fiber AnalysisJanuary 15FebruaryApril 1
PTP3 Appearance & Physical PropertiesFebruary 15MarchMay 1
PTP4 Antibacterial PropertiesMarch 15AprilJune 1
PTP6 ColorfastnessMay 15JuneAugust 1
PTP7 Moisture ManagementJune 15JulySeptember 1
PTP5 Resistance & RepellencyJuly 15AugustOctober 1
PTP1 Color EvaluationAugust 15SeptemberNovember 1

NOTES:

Full payment must be received by stated deadline. Allow additional time for processing pro forma requests and wire transfers.

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The Summary Report will be issued approximately two months after the Results Due date for each round.

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Contact AATCC for:
Missing samples or sample information (face/back, etc.)
– contact AATCC within 2 weeks of ship date to ensure timely replacement
Missing or incorrect Summary Report data
– contact AATCC within 3 weeks of report date
– compilation errors only
– lab data sheets can NOT be updated after submission
– late submissions can NOT be added to the Summary Report

Data Sheets

Click below to download data sheets for AATCC Proficiency Testing.

PTP1 Color Evaluation (coming soon)
PTP2 Fiber Analysis
PTP3 Appearance and Physical Properties
PTP4 Antibacterial Properties
PTP5 Resistance & Repellency
PTP6 Colorfastness (coming soon)
PTP7 Moisture Management

Use the referenced version of each test method or evaluation procedure. To order current copies, visit www.aatcc.org/testing/#tm.

Complete all fields as instructed.

Review data before submitting. Results cannot be modified after submission.

Submit completed data sheets to ptp@aatcc.org.

ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs

Woven Fabrics
D737 Air Permeability of Textiles Fabrics
D1424 Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum Type (Elmendorf) Apparatus
D2261 Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) Procedure
D3775 Fabric Count of Woven Fabric
D3776 Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric
D5034 Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
D5035 Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Method)
D5587 Tearing Strength of Textiles Fabrics (Trapezoid Procedure)

Samples Shipped: February & August

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Yarn and Thread
D1422, Twist in Single Spun Yarns
D1423 (Test A), Twist in Single Spun or Filament Yarn
D1907, Linear Density
D2256, Stretch & Elongation Properties

Samples Shipped: June & December

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Knit Fabric
AATCC TM135 Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering
AATCC TM179 Skew Change in Fabrics After Home Laundering
D2594 Stretch Properties of Knitted Fabrics Having Low Power
D3774 Width of Textile Fabric
D3776 Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric
D3786 Bursting Strength of Textiles Fabrics – Diaphragm Bursting Strength Tester Method
D8007 Standard Test Method for Wale and Course Count of Weft Knitted Fabrics

Samples Shipped: June & December

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