AATCC Newsletter

  • 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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  • Optically Bright Textiles

    Erika Simmons August 11, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Optically Bright Textiles By Erika Simmons Ultraviolet (UV) is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength between 10nm to 400nm. It’s shorter than the visible light spectrum but not as long as X-rays. UV is present in sunlight; it comes in both long and short wavelengths. We are familiar with the shortwave UV because […]

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  • Technical Fabrics in the Wake of COVID

    Guest July 27, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    Technical Fabrics in the Wake of COVID   By Debbie McKeegan As the current health crisis continues to challenge every aspect of our daily lives, one sector in particular has seen a significant impact—changing the hospitality sector forever.   The hospitality industry has been adversely affected by the global health crisis, with hotel and leisure […]

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  • AATCC Offers Blotting Paper for use with PPE Testing

    Erika Simmons June 29, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    AATCC Offers Blotting Paper for use with PPE Testing By Erika Simmons   AATCC now offers Blotting Paper for use with PPE testing to AAMI PB70. AATCC PPE Grade Blotting Paper is 150 mm X 250mm and is sold in 5.2lb cases which yield approximately 500 sheets. Now that AATCC provides PPE Grade Blotting Paper, […]

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  • A Call for Research Proposals

    Debra Hibbard June 29, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    A Call for Research Proposals: AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grants   AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program was established to assist undergraduate and graduate students with research on textile-related projects. The AATCC Foundation Student Research Review Board is currently seeking proposals for research related to test method development, evaluation of textile performance in actual […]

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  • International Environmental and Social Responsibility Frameworks

    Guest June 29, 2020 AATCC Newsletter

    International Environmental and Social Responsibility Frameworks By Belinda Carp   For many years, the textile industry has been responding to the sustainability challenge. Different sectors of the industry have been responding at different rates, and in different ways, to this challenge. Most recently, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has made great strides to make sustainability a […]

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