AATCC Newsletter

  • Natural Dyes Revisited

    Guest November 25, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Natural Dyes Revisited By Kim Anderson   People have been using insects, leaves, and roots of plants for thousands of years to impart color to textiles. It wasn’t until William Henry Perkin serendipitously discovered a lavender-colored dye artificially produced from coal tar in 1856 that synthetic dyes began to replace natural dyestuffs. There are three […]

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  • 2021 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs

    Staff November 9, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    2021 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs By Carrie Gray and Garry Atkinson The 2021 Proficiency Testing Programs are right around the corner. The AATCC proficiency testing programs (PTPs) are available to help labs around the world in their pursuit for continuous improvement and support lab certification. No need to wait, registration is already open! What does […]

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  • New Fibers from Waste Products

    Guest October 26, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    New Fibers from Waste Products By Fiona Forrest   Growing concerns over sustainability of petrochemical-based yarns and water thirsty fiber crops have inspired new yarns and fabrics made from waste feedstock. Interest in these fibers and leather replacements, made from pineapple and banana leaves, orange peel, used coffee grounds, and waste cardboard is growing, especially […]

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  • Selecting a Textile Testing Lab

    Carrie Gray October 12, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Selecting a Textile Testing Lab By Carrie Gray Selecting a textile testing lab can be a daunting task. The decision must make good business sense with cost, logistics, turnaround time, and more. The lab you choose must also provide accurate and useful data. There are three main areas of focus when looking for a textile […]

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  • Sustainability and the Digitization of the Apparel Supply Chain

    Guest September 28, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Sustainability and the Digitization of the Apparel Supply Chain   By Debbie McKeegan, Textintel   As the apparel industry struggles to absorb the disruptive impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the management of the supply chain has never before been under such global stress and microscopic scrutiny. Supply chain management has a communication problem. The fashion […]

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  • AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Interest Group Officer Nominees

    Debra Hibbard September 21, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

      Tom Stutts, Senior Sales Representative, Color Solutions International, is the nominee for chair of the AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Interest Group. He started his career at Armtex as a Lab Manager, where his primary responsibility was working with designers developing seasonal palettes and scaling lab recipes for production. He moved to Datacolor in 1985 […]

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  • AATCC MATERIALS INTEREST GROUP NOMINEE FOR CHAIR

    Debra Hibbard September 16, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Christina Rapa, Textile Specialist with SITKA GEAR/W.L. Gore & Associates is the nominee for chair of the AATCC Materials Interest Group. She will join current Materials Interest Group At-Large Member, Apurba Banerjee, serving the AATCC Materials Interest Group and representing this interest group on the AATCC Board of Directors. Rapa has an MS in Textile […]

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  • Benefits of Standardized Reference Detergent

    Carrie Gray September 15, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Benefits of Standardized Reference Detergent By Carrie Gray   Consumer laundry detergents have an unexpected vast landscape of ingredients, which can lead to problems in a laboratory setting. There are two main ingredients in laundry detergent, a surfactant and a chelating agent. Surfactants are the heavy lifters that lift away oil and dirt with their […]

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  • AATCC CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS INTEREST GROUP OFFICER ELECTIONS

    Debra Hibbard September 3, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Balloting is underway for AATCC Chemical Applications Interest Group Chair and At-Large Member NOMINEE FOR CHAIR: Rembert (Bert) J. Truesdale, III is the Senior Director, Dyeing & Finishing Technology, for at Southern Mills, Inc., Ten Cate Protective Fabrics; he has been with Southern Mills, Inc. since 1999. Truesdale has been a member of AATCC since […]

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  • AATCC Elections for 2021 Leadership

    Staff September 1, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    AATCC Elections for 2021-2022 Officers Ballots Due October 30   Nominee for President-Elect   John Crocker has spent almost 25 years in the textile quality control industry, with experience in manufacturing, testing, technical sales, and standards development. As SDL Atlas Business Development Manager, Crocker is responsible for working with customer relationships, standards development, laboratory installations, […]

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  • Textile Chemicals: Sustainability and Transparency

    Guest September 1, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Textile Chemicals: Sustainability and Transparency By Belinda Carp   Sustainability and transparency are about environmental and social responsibility. This means finding processes and solutions which actively benefit the quality of the environment on a long-term basis. While it is a step in the right direction to reduce the amount of damage we inflict on the […]

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  • Planning to Celebrate a Century!

    Diana Wyman August 11, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Planning to Celebrate a Century!   As AATCC prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021, the Technical Center is getting a little extra attention. Walls got a fresh coat of paint and new carpet was recently installed throughout the building. The carpet was generously donated by corporate member Mohawk Industries. Staff have sorted and […]

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