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Numerical List of AATCC Standards

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Colorfastness to Acids and Alkalis AATCC TM6
Colorfastness to Crocking. Crockmeter Method AATCC TM8
Colorfastness to Perspiration AATCC TM15
Colorfastness to Light: Outdoor AATCC TM16.1
Colorfastness to Light: Carbon-Arc AATCC TM16.2
Colorfastness to Light: Xenon-Arc AATCC TM16.3
Wetting Agents: Evaluation of AATCC TM17
Fiber Analysis: Qualitative AATCC TM20
Fiber Analysis: Quantitative AATCC TM20A
Water Repellency-Spray Test AATCC TM22
Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes AATCC TM23
Ageing of Sulfur-Dyed Textiles: Accelerated AATCC TM26
Wetting Agents: Evaluation of Rewetting Agents AATCC TM27
Antifungal Activity, Assessment on Textile Materials: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textiles AATCC TM30
Water Resistance: Rain Test AATCC TM35
Water Resistance: Impact Penetration Test AATCC TM42
Wetting Agents for Mercerization AATCC TM43
Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated AATCC TM61
Wrinkle Recovery of Fabrics: Recovery Angle Method AATCC TM66
Water Repellency-Tumble Jar Dynamic Absorption Test AATCC TM70
Electrical Surface Resistivity of Fabrics AATCC TM76
Absorbency of Textiles AATCC TM79
pH of the Water-Extract from Bleached Textiles AATCC TM81
Fluidity of Dispersions of Cellulose from Bleached Cotton Cloth AATCC TM82
Electrical Resistance of Yarns AATCC TM84
Drycleaning: Durability of Applied Designs and Finishes AATCC TM86
Seam Smoothness in Fabrics after Home Laundering AATCC TM88B
Crease Retention in Fabrics after Home Laundering AATCC TM88C
Mercerization in Cotton AATCC TM89
Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of Textile Materials: Agar Plate Method AATCC TM90
Chlorine, Retained; Tensile Loss: Single Sample Method AATCC TM92
Abrasion Resistance of Fabrics: Accelerotor Method AATCC TM93
Finishes in Textiles: Identification AATCC TM94
Dimensional Changes in Commercial Laundering of Woven and Knitted Fabrics Except Wool AATCC TM96
Extractable Content of Textiles AATCC TM97
Alkali in Bleach Baths Containing Hydrogen Peroxide AATCC TM98
Antibacterial Finishes on Textile Materials: Assessment of AATCC TM100
Colorfastness to Bleaching with Hydrogen Peroxide AATCC TM101
Hydrogen Peroxide by Potassium Permanganate Titration: Determination of AATCC TM102
Bacterial Alpha-Amylase Enzymes Used in Desizing, Assay of AATCC TM103
Colorfastness to Water Spotting AATCC TM104
Colorfastness to Water: Sea AATCC TM106
Colorfastness to Water AATCC TM107
Colorfastness to Ozone in the Atmosphere Under Low Humidities AATCC TM109
Whiteness of Textiles AATCC TM110
Weather Resistance of Textiles: Exposure to Daylight and Weather AATCC TM111
Formaldehyde Release from Fabric, Determination of-. Sealed Jar Method AATCC TM112
Chlorine, Retained; Tensile Loss: Multiple Sample Method AATCC TM114
Electrostatic Clinging of Fabrics: Fabric-to-Metal Test AATCC TM115
Colorfastness to Crocking: Rotary Vertical Crockmeter Method AATCC TM116
Colorfastness to Heat: Dry (excluding Pressing) AATCC TM117
Oil Repellency: Hydrocarbon Resistance Test AATCC TM118
Color Change Due to Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Screen Wire Method AATCC TM119
Color Change Due to Flat Abrasion (Frosting): Emery Method AATCC TM120
Carpet Soiling: Visual Rating Method AATCC TM121
Carpet Soiling: Service Soiling Method AATCC TM122
Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics after Home Laundering AATCC TM124
Colorfastness to Perspiration and Light AATCC TM125
Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure Test AATCC TM127
Wrinkle Recovery of Fabrics: Appearance Method AATCC TM128
Colorfastness to Ozone in the Atmosphere Under High Humidities AATCC TM129
Soil Release: Oily Stain Release Method AATCC TM130
Colorfastness to Pleating; Steam Pleating AATCC TM131
Colorfastness to Drycleaning AATCC TM132
Colorfastness to Heat: Hot Pressing AATCC TM133
Electrostatic Propensity of Carpets AATCC TM134
Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering AATCC TM135
Rug Back Staining on Vinyl Tile AATCC TM137
Cleaning: Washing of Textile Floor Coverings AATCC TM138
Dye and Pigment Migration in a Pad-Dry Process: Evaluation of AATCC TM140
Compatibility of Basic Dyes for Acrylic Fibers AATCC TM141
Appearance of Flocked Fabric after Repeated Home Laundering and/or Coin-Op Drycleaning AATCC TM142
Appearance of Apparel and Other Textile End Products After Home Laundering AATCC TM143
Alkali in Wet Processed Textiles: Total AATCC TM144
Dispersibility of Disperse Dyes: Filter Test AATCC TM146
Antibacterial Activity of Fabrics, Assessment of Textile Materials: Parallel Streak Method AATCC TM147
Light Blocking Effect of Textiles and Related Materials: Photodetector Method AATCC TM148
Chelating Agents: Chelation Value of Aminopolycarboxylic Acids and Their Salts; Calcium Oxalate Method AATCC TM149
Dimensional Changes of Garments after Home Laundering AATCC TM150
Thermal Fixation Properties of Disperse Dyes AATCC TM154
Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Perchloroethylene AATCC TM157
Dimensional Changes on Drycleaning in Perchloroethylene: Machine Method AATCC TM158
Transfer of Acid and Premetallized Acid Dyes on Nylon AATCC TM159
Chelating Agents: Disperse Dye Shade Change Caused by Metals; Control of AATCC TM161
Colorfastness to Water: Chlorinated Pool AATCC TM162
Colorfastness: Dye Transfer in Storage; Fabric-to Fabric AATCC TM163
Colorfastness to Oxides of Nitrogen in the Atmosphere Under High Humidities AATCC TM164
Colorfastness to Crocking: Textile Floor Coverings-Crockmeter Method AATCC TM165
Foaming Propensity of Disperse Dyes AATCC TM167
Chelating Agents: Active Ingredient Content of Polyaminopolycarboxylic Acids and Their Salts; Copper PAN Method AATCC TM168
Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure AATCC TM169
Dusting Propensity of Powder Dyes: Evaluation of- AATCC TM170
Carpets: Cleaning of, Hot Water Extraction Method AATCC TM171
Colorfastness to Powdered Non-Chlorine Bleach in Home Laundering AATCC TM172
CMC: Calculation of Small Color Differences for Acceptability AATCC TM173
Antimicrobial Activity Assessment of Carpets AATCC TM174
Stain Resistance: Pile Floor Coverings AATCC TM175
Speckiness of Colorant Dispersions: Evaluation of TAATCC TM176
Skew Change in Fabrics After Home Laundering AATCC TM179
Relative Color Strength of Dyes in Solutions AATCC TM182
Transmittance or Blocking of Erythemally Weighted UltraViolet Radiation through Fabrics AATCC TM183
Dusting Behavior of Dyes: Determination of AATCC TM184
Chelating Agents: Percent Content in Hydrogen Peroxide Bleach Baths; Copper PAN Indicator Method AATCC TM185
Weather Resistance: UV Light and Moisture Exposure AATCC TM186
Dimensional Changes of Fabrics: Accelerated AATCC TM187
Colorfastness to Sodium Hypchlorite Bleach in Home Laundering AATCC TM188
Flourine Content of Carpet Fibers AATCC TM189
Colorfastness to Home Laundering with Activated Oxygen Bleach Detergent: Accelerated AATCC TM190
Acid Cellulase Enzymes, Effect of: Top Loading Washer AATCC TM191
Weather Resistance of Textiles: Sunshine-Arc Lamp Exposure with and without Wetting AATCC TM192
Aqueous Liquid Repellency: Water/Alcohol Solution Resistance Test AATCC TM193
Assessment of the Anti-House Dust Mite Properties of Textiles under Long-Term Test Conditions AATCC TM194
Liquid Moisture Management Properties of Textile Fabrics AATCC TM195
Colorfastness to Sodium Hypochlorite of a Textile Floor Covering AATCC TM196
Vertical Wicking of Textiles AATCC TM197
Horizontal Wicking of Textiles AATCC TM198
Drying Time of Textiles: Moisture Analyzer Method AATCC TM199
Drying Rate of Textiles at their Absorbent Capacity: Air Flow Method AATCC TM200
Drying Rate of Fabrics: Heated Plate Method AATCC TM201
Relative Hand Value of Textiles: Instrumental Method AATCC TM202
Light Blocking Effect of Textiles: Spectrophotometric Method AATCC TM203
Water Vapor Transmission of Textiles AATCC TM204
Carpet: Liquid Penetration by Spillage AATCC TM205
Free and Hydrolyzed Formaldehyde, Determination of: Water Extraction Method AATCC TM206
Seam Twist in Garments Before and After Home Laundering AATCC TM207
Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure Test Using a Restraint AATCC TM208

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Transfer of Free Permethrin from Textile SurfacesAATCC LP3

Home Laundering: Machine Washing AATCC LP1
Home Laundering: Hand Washing AATCC LP2

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Gray Scale for Color Change AATCC EP1
Gray Scale for Staining AATCC EP2
Fabric Hand: Guidelines for the Subjective Evaluation of, AATCC EP5
Instrumental Color Measurement AATCC EP6
Instrumental Assessment of the Change in Color of a Test Specimen AATCC EP7
AATCC 9-Step Chromatic Transference Scale AATCC EP8
Visual Assessment of Color Difference of Textiles AATCC EP9
Multifiber Adjacent Fabrics; Procedure for Evaluation of AATCC EP10
Spectrophotometer UV Energy Calibration Procedure for Optically Brightened Textiles AATCC EP11
Instrumental of Degree of Staining AATCC EP12
Evaluation Procedure for Electrical Resistance of Electronically-Integrated Textiles AATCC EP13

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AATCC Standard Reference Detergents and Laundry Detergents in General AATCC M1
High Efficiency Washers in North America AATCC M3
Overview of Liquid Fabric Softeners used in Home Laundering AATCC M4
Standard Laboratory Practice for Home Laundering Fabrics Prior to Flammability Testing to Differentiate Between Durable and Non-Durable Finishes AATCC M7
A Summary of ASTM Methods for Interlaboratory Testing AATCC M9
Barré: Visual Assessment Descriptive Terms and Terminology AATCC M10
A Glossary of AATCC Standard Terminology AATCC M11
AATCC Style Guide for Writing Test Methods AATCC M12
Rules of Procedure for AATCC Test Method and Technology Committees AATCC M13
Each AATCC standard is reviewed at least once every five years. Be sure to use and reference only the most current versions.
Click here to see the list of changes in the most recent Technical Manual. (AATCC members only)
The 2019 AATCC Technical Manual Mid-Year Supplement is now available. This supplement includes 17 official AATCC standards approved since publication of the 2019 AATCC
Technical Manual. They are available ONLY as downloadable PDFs for 2019. The 2019 Mid-Year
Technical Manual Supplement will be discontinued at the end of 2019 and all standards contained
herein will appear in the 2020 AATCC Technical Manual.
  • AATCC TM88B-2018t, Test Method for Seam Smoothness in Fabrics after Home Laundering
  • AATCC TM88C-2018t, Test Method for Crease Retention in Fabrics after Home Laundering
  • AATCC TM116-2018, Test Method for Colorfastness to Crocking: Royary Vertical Crockmeter
  • AATCC TM122-2019, Test Method for Carpet Soiling: Service Soiling
  • AATCC TM124-2018t, Test Method for Smoothness Appearance of Fabrics after Home Laundering
  • AATCC TM130-2018t, Test Method for Soil Release: Oily Stain Release
  • AATCC TM134-2019, Test Method for Electrostatic Propensity of Carpets
  • AATCC TM135-2018t, Test Method for Dimensional Changes of Fabrics after Home Laundering
  • AATCC TM141-2019, Test Method for Compatibility of Basic Dyes for Acrylic Fibers
  • AATCC TM143-2018t, Test Method for Appearance of Apparel and Other Textile End Products after Home Laundering
  • AATCC TM150-2018t, Test Method for Dimensional Changes of Garments after Home Laundering
  • AATCC TM171-2019, Test Method for Carpets: Cleaning of; Hot Water Extraction
  • AATCC TM179-2019, Test Method for Skew Change in Fabrics After Home Laundering
  • AATCC TM207-2019, Test Method for Seam Twist in Garments Before and After Home Laundering
  • AATCC EP1-2018, Evaluation Procedure for Gray Scale for Color Change
  • AATCC EP2-2018, Evaluation Procedure for Gray Scale for Staining
  • NEW AATCC EP13-2018, Evaluation Procedure for Electrical Resistance of Electronically-Integrated Textiles
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Technical ManualAll current AATCC standards are compiled in the annual AATCC Technical Manual. Each test method is designated by a number followed by the year in which the method was issued, last revised, or reaffirmed. Use the full designation when referring to a particular method. For example: AATCC TM8-2016.
Buyer and seller, or regulatory bodies, may establish specifications based on the results of AATCC test methods. AATCC does not define “passing” results for any test.
AATCC test methods, evaluation procedures, and monographs are developed by research committees through research, testing, and discussion, often taking several years of work. Simplicity, reproducibility, applicability, cost of performing the test, and the time required to perform the test are all important considerations. The content of many AATCC methods form the basis of equivalent ISO methods.
Before a method is published in the AATCC Technical Manual, it must be approved by the responsible research committee and the Technical Committee on Research (TCR).
During the first three years, each new test method is reviewed annually, at which time, on recommendation of the research committee and approval by TCR, it may be reaffirmed, revised, or withdrawn. After the first three years, each method is reviewed at least every five years. The historical record of these actions is published at the top of each method.