RA23, Colorfastness to Water Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for measuring the resistance of colors in all kinds of textiles to change, transfer or spotting by any type of water such as fresh water, sea water and chlorinated swimming pool water.
Test Methods 15, 104, 106, 107, 162
RA24, Fiber Analysis Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for the qualitative identification and the quantitative determination of fiber mixtures.
Test Methods 20, 20A
RA31, Antimicrobial Activity Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for detection and measurement of antimicrobial activity of treated textiles.
Test Methods 30, 90, 100, 147, 174
RA32, Static Electricity Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for producing and measuring the electrostatic behavior of static electrical charges.
Test Methods: 76, 84, 115
RA33, Colorfastness to Atmospheric Contaminants Test Methods
Scope: To study the factors in atmospheric exposure, other than photochemical influences, which cause color changes; to develop test methods for measuring color changes that will reliably correlate with end use. Contaminants under study include oxides of nitrogen, ozone, sulfur dioxide and products of hydrocarbon combustion.
Test Methods 23, 109, 129, 164
RA34, Preparation Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for (1) measuring the effect of preparation (defined as all wet steps prior to dyeing, printing or finishing of white textile fibers, yarns or fabrics) upon the chemical, physical and colorfastness properties of these textiles; (2) evaluating the effectiveness of preparation chemicals; and (3) controlling preparation processes including methods for obtaining information about materials on the textiles to be prepared.
Test Methods 81, 82, 89, 97, 98, 101, 102, 144
RA36, Color Measurement Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods relating to color science, to advise other AATCC committees involved with special problems on color, and to provide liaison between AATCC and other groups directly concerned with problems in color science.
Test Methods 110, 148, 173, 182, 203; Evaluation Procedures 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 ,7 ,8, 9, 10, 11, 12
RA38, Colorfastness to Crocking Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for measuring resistance of colors in textiles to transfer by rubbing; to modify and improve the crockmeter to enlarge its adaptability.
Test Methods 8, 116
RA42, Dimensional Changes Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for measuring dimensional changes in fabrics or textile articles when subjected to atmospheric change or to home and commercial laundering.
Test Methods 96, 99, 135, 150, 179, 187
RA43, Professional Textile Care Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for measuring the effect of professional textile care (including drycleaning, wet cleaning, finishing, and spot removal) upon the properties of textiles.
Test Methods 86, 132, 158
RA45, Finish Analysis Test Methods
Scope: To develop dependable methods on chemical analysis for identifying and quantitatively measuring finishing materials on textiles.
Test Methods 94, 112
RA49, Insect Resistance Test Methods
Scope: To provide quantitative and qualitative evaluations of textiles treated with insecticides. The test methods may be used to a) quantify the amount of active ingredient
applied to the material; b) assess the ability of the insecticide treated material to protect the user; or c) assess the ability of the insecticide to protect the material.
Laboratory Procedure 3; Test Method 194.
RA50, Lightfastness and Weathering Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for determining or predicting resistance of textile materials to degradation when exposed to light and moisture alone, in combination with elevated temperatures, and/or other environmental factors. Test method exposure environments are intended to reproduce the degradation effects of outdoor weathering exposure and/or indoor lightfastness. Degradation modes include loss of appearance properties, such as lightfastness, and/or physical properties, such as tensile strength.
Test Methods 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 111, 125, 169, 186, 192
RA56, Stain Resistance Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for evaluating the resistance of apparel fabrics to stain, to study the phenomenon of soil deposition on apparel fabrics of various fibers and finish types during laundering, and to study the soiling of apparel fabrics in service with the intent of developing a test method.
Test Methods 118, 130, 193
RA57, Floor Covering Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods that will reliably predict the use characteristics of all types of floor coverings.
Test Methods 121, 122, 137, 138, 165, 171, 175, 196
RA59, Fibrous Test Materials
Scope: To prepare detailed specifications for AATCC standard test fibers, yarns and fabrics other than colorfastness fading standards; specifications to be developed with the assistance and concurrence of those test method development committees responsible for the test methods in which the standard fibers, yarns or fabrics are used.
Evaluation Procedure 10.
RA60, Colorfastness to Washing Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods that will reliably predict the colorfastness of textiles during laundering or mill scouring.
Test Methods 61, 172
RA61, Appearance Retention Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for evaluating the appearance of durable press fabrics and component parts and the evaluation of complete garments.
Test Methods 66, 88B, 88C, 124, 128, 143
RA63, Water Resistance, Absorbency and Wetting Agent Evaluation Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for evaluating the water resistance, absorbency and effects of wetting agents on textiles.
Test Methods 17, 22, 27, 35, 42, 43, 70, 79, 127, 195, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 204
RA75, Evaluation of Materials and Products for End Use Performance
Scope: To coordinate and direct technical inquiries on issues related to end products; to be a forum for examining end-use performance in relation to lab test methods and technique(s); and to communicate with research committees when knowledge learned might be germane to committee activity.
RA80, Printing Technology
Scope: To promote, coordinate and encourage technical programs of special interest to individuals and groups concerned with printing and to provide increased technical knowledge.
RA87, Applied Dyeing and Characterization of Dyes Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for evaluating the dyeing properties of different dye classes and dyeing systems; to encourage discussions and publications of papers on dyeing theory; and to promote the understanding of modern dyeing theory through symposia, workshops and/or seminars.
Test Methods 140, 141, 146, 154, 159, 167, 170,176, 184
RA88, Home Laundering Technology
Scope: To encourage and promote discussions on current developments and problems associated with the use of standard and new chemical materials, including soaps and detergents, bleaches, water and fabric softeners, enzymes and any other auxiliaries available to the consumer for use in home laundering and coin-operated machines, which may affect color, performance and special functional finishes and the ecology. The information gathered by this committee will be directed to the attention of specific AATCC research committees for their use and orientation. Where appropriate, this committee will plan technical programs and will serve as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of information on this subject area.
Monographs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
RA89 Hand Evaluation Test Methods
Scope: To develop specialized test methods and terminology for the assessment and description of differences in the hand of fabrics.
Test Method 202, Evaluation Procedure 5
RA92, Interaction of Dyes and Finishes Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for evaluation of color migration, transfer or alteration as a result of an interaction of dyes and chemicals through processing, handling, storage and end-use.
Test Methods 157, 163
RA99, Technical Manual Editorial Review
Scope: To maintain the test method style manual; to review all new and existing test methods for compliance with the style manual, clarity of thought and technical consistency between methods; to recommend layout and content changes for the TECHNICAL MANUAL that primarily affect its ease of use.
RA100, Global Sustainability Technology
Scope: To disseminate and exchange knowledge on current developments and industry practice in the fields of sustainability, human health, product safety and the environment for the textile and its supplier industries; and to provide a forum for discussion of related federal and state legislation, and rules and regulations of government agencies.
RA102, Statistics Advisory
Scope: To provide assistance in statistical methodology to Research and Technology Committees, to provide guidelines for the use of correct statistical practices and terminology in the development of new test methods and revisions of existing test methods, and to review precision and bias statements in published test methods.
RA103, Spectroscopic Technologies
Scope: To promote the advancement of all forms of spectroscopic technologies (NIR, NMR, ultraviolet, visual, IR, Raman, microwave, etc.) by serving as a clearinghouse for information for the benefit of individuals and companies in the textile industry.
RA104, Garment Wet Processing Technology
Scope: To coordinate and direct technical discussions on current areas of interest in garment dyeing, washing, finishing, and other areas; to provide sources for increased technical knowledge for the benefit of individuals and groups concerned with garment wet processing.
RA106, UV Protective Textiles Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for measurement of ultraviolet protective performance of fabrics and clothing.
Test Method 183
RA109, Flammability Technology
Scope: To promote and encourage the investigation, study and discussion of problems associated with flammability characteristics of textile fabrics; to promote and coordinate technical programs of special interest to individuals and groups concerned with the application of flame retardants in dyeing or finishing; and to provide sources for increased technical knowledge for the benefit of individuals and groups concerned with flame resistance of textile fabrics.
RA111, Electronically Integrated Textiles Test Methods
Scope: To develop methods and terminology for testing electronically integrated textiles.
RA112, Thermal Regulation Test Methods
Scope: To develop test methods for quantitative assessment of thermal regulation properties of textiles.
RR1, Colorfastness to Acids and Alkalis Test Methods
Test Method 6
RR9, Ageing of Sulfur-Dyed Textiles Test Methods
Test Method 26
RR29, Abrasion Resistance Test Methods
Test Methods 93, 119, 120
RR35, Damage by Retained Chlorine Test Methods
Test Methods 92, 114
RR41, Enzyme Activity Test Methods
Test Methods 103, 191
RR53, Colorfastness to Pleating Test Methods
Test Method 131
RR54, Colorfastness to Heat Test Methods
Test Methods 117, 133
RR79, Coated, Bonded and Laminated Fabrics Test Methods
Test Method 136
RR81, Flock Testing
Test Method 142
RR90, Chelating Agent Evaluation Test Methods
Test Methods 149, 161, 168, 185