Diana WymanMarch 27, 2022 Press Release

AATCC research committee meetings are the ideal opportunity to learn about new projects and share your perspective. As always, meetings are free and open to all. More than 30 committees address technology and standards for all aspects of the global textile industry. Many of the current projects are focused on increasing sustainability and circularity.

  • RA100 will review its recently-published standard for “microfiber” fragment shedding in laundering.
  • RA61 Chair Renuka Dhandapani says the Appearance Retention committee is forming a task group to consider energy-efficient alternatives to fluorescent light sources.
  • Miranda Klaas, chair of RA59 Fibrous Test Materials, will continue the discussion of challenges in pilling evaluation and introduce a monograph on the selection and use of multifiber fabrics.
  • RA56 Chair Suzanne Holmes is looking for input on proposed methods for evaluating stain resistance to household soils.
  • John Crocker and Shawn Meeks, the officers of RA33 on Atmospheric Contaminants, are leading efforts to align test methods and implement control materials for AATCC TM23 and TM164.
  • More projects are listed at the bottom of the page at https://aatcc.org/join/#committees.
  • Your ideas are welcome! Bring suggestions to the meetings or contact officers in advance to get on the agenda.

Interest Groups

AATCC interest groups will host speakers on Wednesday, May 11.

  • Chemical Applications: Optimizing Finishing Productivity & Quality, Ben Triplett & Scott Bowers, Texpro
  • Concept2Consumer: Resurrecting Fashion—Digitalization and the Path Forward, Keith Hoover, Black Swan Textiles
  • Materials: Digital Material Physics for 3D Design, Jan Beringer, Hohenstein
  • Rising Professionals: to be announced

The newest interest group for Rising Professionals will meet for the first time in May. The group is not just for recent graduates, but for anyone who can use help navigating career development and leadership opportunities in the textile industry.

ASTM Co-Location

A few of the active AATCC committees will not meet in May. Instead, they will meet alongside related ASTM D13 subcommittees at the ASTM June Committee Week. You can join these meetings in person or remotely. Committee leaders look forward to increased productivity by having all the experts in the same place and reducing overlapping agenda items. The groups will co-locate again in the Fall as part of AATCC’s committee meeting week.

NOTE: All meetings are hybrid (in-person and virtual); times indicated are Pacific Daylight Time. NOTE: Register for in-person or remote meetings at member.astm.org/meeting
Monday, June 13AATCCASTM
8:00 am - 4:00 pmRA57 Floor CoveringD13.21 Pile Floor Coverings
8:00 am - 9:30 amC2-S1 International Test MethodsD13.99 Coordination Committee for ISO & Foreign Textile Standards
8:30 am - 10:30 am RA106 UV Protective TextilesD13.65 UV Protective Fabrics and Clothing
10:00 am - 11:00 amC2-S4 Joint AATCC/ASTM D13D13.96.01 ASTM/AATCC Liaison Task Gorup
10:30 am - 1:30 pmRA 111 Electronically - Integrated Textiles D13.50 Smart Textiles
Tuesday, June 14
8:30 am - 3:00 pmRA109 FlammabilityD13.52 Flammability

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend these meetings and make an impact on the textile industry! You can get more information and register at www.aatcc.org/aatcc-events/research/

About AATCC: AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world.

Media Contact: Diana Wyman, AATCC Executive Vice President; +1.919.549.3532; diana@aatcc.org

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