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    AATCC Welcomes New Pakistan Local Section

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 6, 2024 – AATCC welcomes the Association’s newest Local Section, the Pakistan Section! Pakistan is globally recognized for its rich textile heritage along with its modern presence as an international textile production hub. The founding of the AATCC Pakistan Section is a commitment to empower an innovative, informed, and sustainable […]

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    Shape the Future of Textiles: Register Now for AATCC Committee Meetings

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 19, 2024 – AATCC extends an open invitation for all interested professionals to have a seat at the table and help shape the future of textiles by registering to participate in upcoming committee meetings. These volunteer-led committees create the test methods, measurements, specifications, and educational resources that enable quality, safety, […]

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    The PFAS in Textiles Discussion Continues

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 21, 2024 – Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to garner significant attention in textile manufacturing, given their prevalent usage in enhancing durable water repellency and stain resistance along with growing health and environmental concerns. As the discourse evolves, open collaboration among diverse perspectives is vital to making progress. The […]

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    Stay Up to Date with the Latest Textile Test Methods

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 14, 2024 – AATCC is pleased to announce the release of the 2024 volume 99 edition of the Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. Containing 4 new standards and 26 revised standards, the latest Technical Manual provides industry professionals with the most up-to-date textile testing procedures and methods available […]

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    AATCC Announces New Corporate Member Benefit

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 12, 2024 – AATCC prides itself on offering Corporate Members many tangible benefits in addition to increased visibility, access opportunities and ongoing communication. As part of that commitment, AATCC is launching a new, Corporate Member exclusive marketing platform: Corporate Member News. Thanks to the feedback of Corporate Members, the Association […]

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    Nominations Open for 2024 AATCC Awards

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 5, 2024 – AATCC presents several prestigious awards each year, along with thousands of dollars in honoraria. Some awards were established to recognize outstanding achievers in the textile sciences, whose discoveries influenced the world. Others recognize AATCC members for service to the Association that has strengthened and promoted its purpose […]

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    AATCC Foundation Increases Funding for 2024-2025

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 22, 2024 – The AATCC Foundation scholarship and fellowship application is now open for the 2024-2025 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students in any textile-related discipline may apply for more than a dozen separate scholarships and $100,000 total funding with one simple online form. Students enter their school, education level, […]

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    Shape the Future Leadership of AATCC

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 19, 2024 – AATCC is currently accepting nominations for open positions on its 2025-2026 Board of Directors. As a member-led organization, serving on the AATCC Board provides a valuable opportunity to guide the direction of the association while advancing your industry knowledge and professional relationships. Board members are elected by […]

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    AATCC Announces 2024 Student Merchandising Competition

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, December 22, 2023—Students are invited to showcase their merchandising and marketing talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2024 Concept 2 Consumer Student Merchandising Competition. Entries are due April 24, 2024. This year’s theme asks students to merchandise a sustainable travel wear line that incorporates recycled materials, […]

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    AATCC Announces 2024 Student Design Competition

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, December 20, 2023—Students are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2024 Concept 2 Consumer Student Design Competition. Entries are due April 11, 2024. This year’s theme “Vibrant Vacation—Colorful Resort Wear” asks students to design a colorful resort wear apparel line that […]

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    Get Your Yellow Ducks in a Row: Dive into Colorful Confidence with AATCC’s Chlorine Test Control Fabric

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., December 15, 2023 – AATCC, the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921, invites industry partners to “get their ducks in a row” with the launch of a new Chlorine Test Control Fabric for use with TM 162 Colorfastness to Water, Chlorinated Pool. This sunny yellow control fabric, reminiscent […]

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    US Flammability Code References Current AATCC Laundering Procedure

    In October 2023, the United Stated Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) completed the rulemaking procedure to revise the Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles in 16 CFR part 1610. The new regulations will go into effect six months later, on April 22, 2024. For more than a year, commissioners have considered data and public […]

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    Registration Now Open for AATCC’s Haptics and Textiles Digital Lab!

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, November 21, 2023—AATCC, a leading organization for textile testing and standards, will host a comprehensive two-day virtual event focused on haptics and textiles on December 13-14, 2023. Registration is now open for industry professionals interested in attending. This online event will bring together a range of textile industry experts, including […]

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    AATCC to Present Proficiency Testing for Textiles at the 2023 Philippine Textile Congress

    MANILA, Philippines, Nov 9, 2023 — AATCC, the leading authority on textile testing and standards, will present on the importance of proficiency textile testing at the Philippine Textile Research Institute’s Philippine Textile Congress. Garry Atkinson has been invited as a guest speaker for the 2023 Philippine Textile Congress scheduled for November 15, 2023. This year’s […]

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    AATCC To Host Hands-On Textile Testing Workshop

    The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will hold its Textile Testing Workshop on December 6-7, 2023, at AATCC headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC. The intensive two-day workshop will teach professionals responsible for product evaluation, specifications, and quality control how to properly perform essential tests and interpret results for textile materials. Attendees […]

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    AATCC Wins a 2023 Feature Article Tabbie Award

    AATCC has won yet another Tabbie award for an in-depth feature article, published in the May/June 2022 issue of AATCC Review, written by feature writer John Russel Jones. John Russel Jones has spent most of his career in the fashion industry, from getting his Communications degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, through working in […]

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    Deadline Approaching for Textile Research Grants

    The deadline is approaching for new textile research grants from the AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program. The grants support undergraduate and graduate student research on textile-related projects. Applications must be submitted prior to October 15, 2023, at 5:00 PM CST to be considered. Awarded research grants will be announced December 2023. The AATCC Foundation […]

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    Shape the Textile Industry

    Passion matters! Everyone interested in “an innovative, informed, and sustainable future” for the global textile community can make an impact by participating in AATCC committees. AATCC has provided standards development, testing materials, educational resources, and professional networking to the global textile industry for more than a century. And it’s all done by volunteers! Committee meetings […]

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    Project Updates from AATCC Research Committees

    AATCC is an international standards organization, following the Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations defined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The first of these principles is Transparency—keeping members and the industry informed of standards-related projects. The second is Openness—interested parties are welcome to participate in all aspects of the standard development process. […]

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    2024 Proficiency Testing Programs for Textile Labs

    Labs can now register for all 2024 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP). The online registration process allows labs to complete registration and credit card payment in one easy step. Just add PTP registration(s) to your cart along with quality control materials, standards, and other items. Register now to avoid the rush. The next registration deadline […]

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    AATCC Announces David Hinks as 2023 Textile Discovery Summit Keynote Speaker

    AATCC is pleased to announce that the Wilson College of Textiles Dean, David Hinks, will be headlining the 2023 Textile Discovery Summit, slated for September 12-14 in Greenville, South Carolina. Background and Education David Hinks was born and raised in Derby, England. Hinks worked for Courtaulds Research from 1984 to 1986 prior to attending the […]

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    2023 Midyear New and Revised AATCC Standards

    AATCC publishes standards that have been approved since the new year release of the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. The standards are available for download from the AATCC store. Get access to either the full set of midyear standards or individual standards. This year, twenty-one (21) approved standards have been developed or […]

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    AATCC to Announce Technical Committee on Research Service Award

    AATCC is pleased to recognize Jeffrey D. Krauss as the 2023 recipient of the AATCC Technical Committee on Research (TCR) Service Award. Krauss is receiving this award for his invaluable assistance with the development and production of AATCC control fabrics. As Research Operations Manager with Zeis Textile Extension at the Wilson College of Textiles, North […]

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    AATCC to Announce 2023 Future Leaders Award Recipients

    The AATCC Future Leaders Award recognizes promising young professionals in the fields of textiles, apparel, and related material sciences, provides acknowledgement and recognition to enhance their careers, engages these young professionals in the work of the Association, and brings their insights and needs to the forefront. These young professionals are the future of the textile […]

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    AATCC to Announce 2023 Weaver Paper of the Year Award

    Seniha Morsümbül, Emriye Perrin Akçakoca Kumbasar, and Ahmet Ҫay are the recipients of the J. William Weaver Paper of the Year Award for their paper “Photochromic Microcapsules for Textile Materials by Spray Drying—Part 3: Applications of Photochromic Microcapsules on Cotton Fabrics,” published in the 2022 AATCC Journal of Research. For additional information about the J. […]

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    AATCC to Announce 2023 Student Faculty Advisor Award Recipient

      In recognition of his active leadership, participation, and support of the AATCC Student Chapter at NED University of Engineering & Technology (UET) in Karachi, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Muhammad Dawood Husain is this year’s recipient of the AATCC Student Faculty Advisor Award. He has served as faculty advisor of the AATCC student chapter at […]

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    Seshadri Ramkumar to Receive the 2023 AATCC Chapin Award

        In recognition of his outstanding service to the Association, AATCC has named Seshadri Ramkumar as recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award.         For a description of the Chapin Award and a complete list of past Chapin Award recipients, visit www.aatcc.org/about/awards/chapin. AATCC Involvement Ramkumar has been a member of the […]

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    Philip J. Brown to Receive the 2023 AATCC Olney Medal

        AATCC is proud to announce the 2023 recipient of the Olney Medal, Philip J. Brown, Swetenburg Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University. He is being recognized for his prolific work with fiber materials, including spinning and the production of deep groove capillary surface channeled fibers; fabrication of […]

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    AATCC Foundation Announces Textile Design, Merchandising, and Technology Scholarship Recipients

    AATCC may be the Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, but its reach extends far beyond chemistry and color. Members work in all areas of the textile industry and the AATCC Foundation funds students in all areas of study. This year, AATCC even launched a friendly competition to raise funds for the Textile Chemistry and […]

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    AATCC Foundation Announces Graduate Scholarship Recipients

    AATCC Foundation scholarships and fellowships provide thousands of dollars per year to students studying in textile-related fields. Fellowships are available exclusively to graduate students while several scholarships are open to both undergraduate and graduate applicants. In addition to direct funding for tuition, Foundation scholars receive free registration for the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in September […]

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    AATCC Announces Local Section Scholarship Recipients

    Local sections are a key component of AATCC’s mission to “connect the global textile community to empower an innovative, informed, and sustainable future.” Local sections bring together those interested in textiles and living or working in a particular geographic area. They also offer support to students with an interest in textiles. Some chapters sponsor students […]

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    AATCC Announces Textile Chemistry Scholarship Recipients

    AATCC Foundation awards thousands of dollars per year to students studying in textile-related fields. Congratulations to all recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year! In addition to direct funding for tuition, Foundation scholars receive free registration for the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in September and one year of complimentary AATCC membership to help them connect with […]

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    Apply Today to Shape the Future of Textiles

    The AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program provides financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing textile-related projects. Students may submit proposals now for funding to be awarded January 2024. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2023, at 5:00 PM CST to be considered. The application is a simple three-page form including a description […]

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    AATCC’s 2023 Textile Discovery Summit to Champion Sustainability Through Innovation

    AATCC is excited to announce that the 2023 Textile Discovery Summit will be held from September 12-14 in the vibrant downtown district of Greenville, South Carolina. With a focus on Supporting Sustainability Through Innovation, this year’s conference will be a groundbreaking event for the textile industry. Attendees of the Textile Discovery Summit will have the […]

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    Announcing the Winners: 2023 AATCC C2C® Student Merchandise Competition

    It is time to announce the winners of the 2023 AATCC Concept 2 Consumers Student Merchandise Competition! The theme of the 2023 competition was Sustainability – Proof is in the Product. Students chose to focus their design on one sustainability feature: preferred fibers, manufacturing, or end of life/reusability. They then proved their designs were sustainable […]

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    Announcing the Winners: 2023 AATCC C2C® Student Design Competition

    It is time to announce the winners of the 2023 AATCC Concept 2 Consumers Student Design Competition! The theme of the 2023 competition was Sustainability – Proof is in the Product. Students chose to focus their design on one sustainability feature: preferred fibers, manufacturing, or end of life/reusability. They then proved their designs were sustainable […]

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    Unveiling the Impact and Seeking Solutions to PFAS in Textiles

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) encompass a diverse group of human-made chemicals that have garnered significant attention in recent years. PFAS are characterized by their unique chemical structure, consisting of carbon and fluorine atoms, which contribute to their exceptional resistance to heat, water, and oil. These properties have led to the widespread use in various […]

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    AATCC Announces 2023 Student Chapter Award Winners

    Every year, the AATCC student chapters name a graduating senior to be recognized for their academic achievement and contribution to the chapter, school, and society. This year, AATCC presented each chapter award recipient with a certificate, copy of the book Color Vision and Technology, and an official AATCC graduation cord. Awardees are also presented with […]

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    Scholarship Donations Honor Dr. Perry Grady

    Perry Grady was a lifelong supporter of AATCC and the NC State Wilson College of Textiles. When he died in January 2023, his family suggested gifts in his memory be made to AATCC Foundation. Friends and colleagues donated more than $2,000 to the Grady, Hauser, Houser, Daniels Graduate Fellowship. GHHD Fellowship The AATCC Foundation Grady, Hauser, […]

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    Last Chance for 2023 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs

    Registration deadlines are approaching for AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP). Most AATCC PTP modules are offered twice per year. It’s not too late to register for the second round of each module! Just add PTP registrations for the remainder of 2023 to your online cart along with quality control materials, standards, and other items. PTPs […]

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    Membership Bonus and Color Testing at ITMA Booth

    AATCC, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, connects the global textile community to empower an innovative, informed, and sustainable future. Serving textile professionals since 1921, AATCC is bringing exciting new initiatives to ITMA. Individuals who join AATCC during the show receive four extra months added to their new one-year membership. AATCC membership provides access to […]

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    AATCC Signs MOU for Sri Lanka National Standards

    AATCC Executive Vice President Diana Wyman and Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) Director General Siddhika G Senaratne recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU allows Sri Lanka to adopt AATCC test methods and procedures as national standards. SLSI staff also became members of AATCC and relevant committees. According to the MOU, the new […]

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    AATCC Partners with Industry for LED Conversion

    For more than 50 years, labs around the world have used the same lighting conditions as well as standardized sample preparation, laundering procedures, and grading scales for consistent evaluation of textile appearance. Now, AATCC is combining that consistency with more energy efficient options. Lighting conditions impact the appearance of textile products—and just about everything else. […]

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    Improved Soil Standards from AATCC

    AATCC committee RA57 Floor Covering Test Methods recently voted to move its synthetic soil formulation to a laboratory procedure document, making it easier to find and use for multiple applications. Users can now reference AATCC LP4 Laboratory Procedure for Synthetic Soil. The new procedure is available immediately as a downloadable PDF file and will appear […]

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    AATCC Committees Invite Participants

    Members are the lifeblood of everything AATCC does and committees are where the work gets done. All members (and even nonmembers) are welcome to be part of the process during Spring committee weeks! Meetings and all associated activities are free.    Administrative Committee Meetings April 13-14, 17-18 www.aatcc.org/admin Research Committee Meetings May 16-18 www.aatcc.org/aatcc-events/research   […]

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    AATCC TM214: New Approach to an Old Challenge

    Moisture management comes in many forms and there are numerous test methods to address the phenomenon in textiles. In February 2023, AATCC introduced a new test method to measure accumulated condensation on a fabric. AATCC TM214 Test Method for Measuring Condensation on Textiles in a Humid Microclimate can be purchased now as a downloadable PDF […]

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    EPA on PFAS at AATCC Chemical Applications Meeting

    March 30; 2-3 PM (ET) www.aatcc.org/aatcc-events/chemap-0323/ In March, the AATCC Chemical Applications interest group will host a discussion on per- and poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Speakers will include US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Engineer Doruntinë Rexhepi and EMPA’s Zhanyun Wang. The virtual meeting will be a prelude to AATCC’s full-scale in-person conference on Navigating […]

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    AATCC Committee Updates

    As an international standards body, AATCC follows the Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations defined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The first of these principles is Transparency—keeping members and the industry informed of standards-related projects. AATCC research committees meet at least twice per year to develop and update textile standards, […]

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    AATCC Interest Groups Host Free Lecture Series

    Whether you’re interested in textiles for outer space or the inner workings of AATCC, there’s an upcoming presentation for you. AATCC Interest Groups are hosting monthly presentations on a variety of topics. All meetings and recordings are available exclusively to AATCC members at no cost. Not a member yet? Join at https://members.aatcc.org/4DCGI/join/intro.html February 2023 February […]

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    AATCC Standard Liquid Detergent Back in Stock

    AATCC is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of AATCC High Efficiency (HE) Liquid Standard Reference Detergent! While the powered AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Detergent is the standard for many textile test methods, the liquid formulation has some undeniable advantages. Want to know more about detergent? Register for “A Fresh Spin” digital lab on March […]

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    Thanks to AATCC Foundation Donors

    While 2022 was a financially challenging year for all, AATCC Foundation donors came through to support students and future textile professionals. AATCC Foundation Inc provides nearly $100,000 per year in scholarships, grants, and other resources to students studying all aspects of textiles—from fashion design to advance materials. In Fall 2022, the Foundation launched a new […]

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    AATCC Members and Staff Give AATCC Color!

    With its rich history in color and coloration, AATCC was looking to brighten the walls of its Technical Center. And as a member-driven association, it only made sense to let the members decorate! AATCC partnered with corporate member Felt Right to sponsor the Give AATCC Color! competition using a colorful, functional, sustainable, textile-based medium. AATCC members […]

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    Learn Why Standard Detergent Matters

    March 9, 2023 11AM (ET) www.aatcc.org/detergentlab If you’ve ever wondered which detergent to use for textile testing—or if it even matters, join AATCC Technical Associate Garry Atkinson and Geri Lykins of Procter & Gamble to learn all the details. The one-hour virtual presentation will cover detergent selection, storage, and use as well as chemistry and […]

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    A Fresh Spin on Standard Laundry Detergent

    Many people have a favorite detergent based on performance, scent, or even price. For textile testing, other considerations are more important. Whether you are developing a new fabric, integrating electronics, or just checking a production run, standard laundry detergent is a necessity. Order Today AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Powder Detergent WITH Brightener AATCC 1993 Standard […]

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    AATCC Approves Constitution Changes

    At 101 years old, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) is making big changes. Amendments to the AATCC Constitution were approved by the membership on December 23, 2022 and took effect immediately. The amendments were presented in three groups: member categories, Board composition, and procedure. Related Bylaws changes were also approved by […]

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    AATCC Thanks Outgoing Officers

    AATCC connects the global textile community to empower an innovative, informed, and sustainable future. Committee officers and board members are key to keeping maintaining those strong connections. As 2022 ends, AATCC recognizes those who provided leadership and guidance throughout the year. Special thanks to those who are continuing to another term or taking another leadership […]

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    Nominations Open for AATCC Awards

    AATCC presents several prestigious awards each year, along with thousands of dollars in honoraria. Some awards were established to recognize outstanding achievers in the textile sciences, whose discoveries influence the world. Others recognize AATCC members for service to the Association that has strengthened and promoted its purpose and mission to the world. Nominate a deserving […]

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    AATCC Foundation Corporate Scholarship for Full- or Part-Time Studies

    AATCC Foundation supports students studying in any textile-related field. Now, the AATCC Corporate Scholarship supports full- OR part-time students, including adult learners! Apply by March 31 The AATCC Corporate Member Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to AATCC Corporate Member employees and their children. The scholarship recipient also receives a free one-year AATCC student membership! […]

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    AATCC Research Meeting Highlights

    AATCC recently hosted hybrid Interest Group and Research Committee Meetings online and at the AATCC Technical Center in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. Administrative meetings were held remotely in October. Interest Groups started off the week with a series of speakers on Monday afternoon. The presentations were recorded and are available to AATCC members at […]

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    AATCC 2023 Summit Dates Announced

    The 2023 AATCC Textile Discovery Summit is returning to Greenville, SC! Join colleagues September 12-14 for all the presentations, breakout sessions, awards, exhibits, competitions, and networking. The event will include a special session on personal protective equipment (PPE) innovation, featuring researchers from the NC170 group with projects sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture. Save […]

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    AATCC Announces 2023 Board of Directors

    This fall, AATCC members elected their 2023-2024 representatives to the Board of Directors. All officers will begin their term on January 1. President-Elect Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions, will serve two years as President-elect before continuing to President for two years, and finally Immediate Past President for two years. Fraser will be a […]

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    Textile Chemistry versus Textile Design

    AATCC Foundation supports students studying in all textile-related fields. But everyone has their favorite! A friendly competition invites donors to cast their vote with a donation to the Textile Chemistry scholarship fund or the Textile Design scholarship fund. The goal is to raise enough money to endow both scholarships well into the future. Donate to […]

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    AATCC Announces 2023 Manual

    AATCC is pleased to announce the release of the 2023 edition of the Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. This will be the 98th volume of the AATCC Manual. It is available as a hardbound book, USB, and individual standard PDFs. USB and individual standards will be available starting January 2, 2023. The book […]

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    AATCC Releases 2023 Proficiency Rounds

    Labs can now register for all 2023 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP). The online registration process allows labs to complete registration and credit card payment in one easy step. Just add PTP registration(s) to your cart along with quality control materials, standards, and other items. Register now to avoid the rush. The first registration deadline […]

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    AATCC Research Meetings—More Options to Connect

    AATCC committees provide the helping hands, hearts, and minds that bring textile standards to life. Each year, AATCC committees develop groundbreaking standards and conferences to support the industry. More than 30 AATCC research committees will meet this November to discuss test methods, conferences, and other resources. When you connect with AATCC committees, you can impact […]

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    Textile Scholarship Application Open

    15+ Textile Scholarships; 1 Application The AATCC Foundation scholarship and fellowship application is now open for the 2023-2024 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students in any textile-related discipline may apply for more than a dozen separate scholarships and $100,000 total funding with one simple online form. Students enter their school, education level, major, and other […]

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    AATCC and Printing United Alliance to Present Digital Textile Printing Conference 2022

    Now in its seventh consecutive year, the Digital Textile Printing Conference connects leaders and innovators in the digital textile printing community For the seventh consecutive year, PRINTING United Alliance and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will jointly present the Digital Textile Printing Conference, taking place Dec. 7-8 at the Sheraton Imperial […]

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    Crocker and Stanford Receive AATCC Millson Award for Washing Machine Innovation

    AATCC recently recognized John Crocker and Rick Stanford as the 2021 recipients of the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention. The Millson Award recognizes inventions that are outstanding contributions to textile technology. Crocker and Stanford developed a standardized washing machine for testing textiles to multiple AATCC standards. Prior to this invention, domestic washers were used, […]

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    Gang Sun Receives 2021 Chapin Award

    In recognition of his outstanding service to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, AATCC named Gang Sun the 2021 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award. The award was presented at the recent AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in Charlotte, NC., USA. To see past recipients, or to nominate a future recipient, visit: www.aatcc.org/chapin. […]

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    Yiqi Yang Receives the 2021 Olney Medal

    Yiqi Yang is the 2021 recipient of the AATCC Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile science. Yang is being recognized for his work on the research and development of sustainable, greener textiles. He received the medal from friend and previous Olney recipient Gang Sun at the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in Charlotte, NC, USA […]

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    Speakers Address Textile Issues at AATCC Meetings

    AATCC’s upcoming research committee meetings feature a day of speakers hosted by its four interest groups. The full week of meetings will be held in a hybrid format—in person at the AATCC Technical Center in North Carolina AND online. Interest Group & Research Committee Meetings November 14-17 https://www.aatcc.org/aatcc-events/research/ AATCC interest groups bring together textile professionals […]

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    AATCC Presents Awards for Textile Research, Education, Invention, and More

    The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) presented several awards at the recent AATCC Textile Discovery Summit in Charlotte, NC, USA. The awards recognize achievement and service across all aspects of the textile community. To learn more about each award, view past winners, or nominate a future recipient, visit www.aatcc.org/awards. J.W. Weaver Paper […]

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    New Look for AATCC Meetings

    AATCC’s November Research Committee and Interest Group meetings will feature a new venue, food trucks, shuttle service, and several special activities! The opportunity to influence textile standards remains the same. All are welcome to observe or actively participate as committees develop and update standards for testing textiles and more. There is no fee or membership […]

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    AATCC Announces New Nylon Sleeve

    The AATCC Nylon Sleeve 129 & Standard of Fade is now available in a new, more sustainable format. The nylon sleeve fabric, or standard control fabric, is used in AATCC Test Method 129, Test Method for Colorfastness to Ozone in the Atmosphere under High Humidities. The test method is popularly used by labs in the […]

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    AATCC Wins 2022 Tabbie Award

    AATCC has won yet another Tabbie award for an in-depth feature article, published in the March/April 2019 issue of AATCC Review, written by feature writer Craig Crawford. The annual Tabbie Awards are sponsored by Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI). The 2022 Tabbie Awards featured nominations from across the globe, with submissions coming from the […]

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    Reconnections and Committees

    AATCC Committees provide the helping hands, hearts, and minds that bring textile industry standards to life.  Each year, AATCC committees provide groundbreaking standards and conferences that fill much-needed industry gaps.  More than 30 AATCC Research Committees will meet this November to develop test methods, conferences, and other educational programs or publications. When you connect with […]

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    AATCC Proposes Constitution Changes

    This September, members of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will vote on new Board members for the 2023-2024 term. They will also vote on significant amendments to the AATCC Constitution proposed by the C6 Membership Committee. The proposed amendments address two major items as well as minor updates to procedures and […]

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    AATCC Dedicates Library to Former Executive Vice President

    As AATCC’s Executive Vice President for more than 20 years, John Y “Jack” Daniels was often found in the Technical Center library researching changes to a test method, corporate members from the 60s, or foundational articles on reactive dyeing. In November 2022, that library will be named in his honor at a public ceremony. The […]

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    Early Registration is Open for AATCC’s Textile Discovery Summit

    Are you looking for ways to learn and interact with others in the textile industry? You’re in luck – early registration for AATCC’s Textile Discovery Summit is now open! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn from industry experts and connect with others in the textile community. AATCC’s Textile Discovery Summit is an annual […]

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    Science versus Art: A Friendly Competition

    The AATCC Foundation provides scholarships and grants to students with an interest in any or all aspects of the textile industry. The Foundation recently launched a fundraising campaign to endow two of its most popular scholarships: the Textile Chemistry Scholarship for undergraduates pursuing courses or programs related to textile, polymer, or color science; and the […]

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    AATCC Announces Upcoming Committee Meetings

    Committee meetings are a great way to get involved in AATCC and make your voice heard in the textile community. AATCC hosts committee meetings in the spring and in the fall, and are free to attend. The two types of meetings are the administrative meetings and the research meetings. Not an AATCC member? Not a […]

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    Fiber Fragment Answers

    AATCC just made life (testing) easier! You can now purchase the Vacuum Holder Set to conduct AATCC TM212. To see the product details or to purchase this test method, please inquire here. If you were interested in conducting AATCC TM212 Test Method for Fiber Fragment Release During Home Laundering, AATCC has just made getting started […]

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    AATCC Powder Detergents are Now ECO PASSPORT and ZDHC-MRSL Certified

    AATCC is proud to announce that AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Detergent With Brightener (W/B) Powder and AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Detergent Without Brightener (WOB) Powder are OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT certified and ZDHC Level 1 certified! Now is your chance to help move the textile industry in a more sustainable direction!   What is ZDHC? ZDHC- […]

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    AATCC Foundation Announces Final Scholarship Recipients

    Each year, the AATCC Foundation recognizes a new group of students who were selected to receive AATCC Foundation scholarships. This year, 26 recipients were awarded more than $90,000 in scholarship and fellowship funds for fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters. If you would like to fund a scholarship and make your mark in textiles, please […]

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    AATCC Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

    The AATCC Foundation Scholarships help fund over 20 students in their collegiate journey each year. These scholarships are helping fund the future of the textile industry. This year, 26 recipients were awarded more than $90,000 in scholarship and fellowship funds for fall 2022/spring 2023 semesters. If you would like to fund a scholarship and make […]

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    AATCC Announces More Foundation Scholarship Winners

    AATCC Foundation Scholarships help fund over 20 students in their collegiate journey each year. These scholarships are helping fund the future of the textile industry. This year, 26 recipients were awarded more than $90,000 in scholarship and fellowship funds for the fall 2022/spring 2023 semesters. If you would like to fund a scholarship and make […]

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    AATCC Announces Scholarship Winners

    Each year, AATCC Foundation recognizes a new group of students who were selected to receive AATCC Foundation scholarships. This year, 26 recipients were awarded more than $90,000 in scholarship and fellowship funds for the fall 2022/spring 2023 semesters. To learn more about each individual scholarship, please visit https://www.aatcc.org/foundation/#grants. AATCC Foundation is proud to introduce this […]

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    AATCC Interest Group Updates

    AATCC interest groups bring together textile professionals with shared interests and expertise. The four current groups met in May for discussion and presentations. Visit https://www.aatcc.org/join/#ig for descriptions and meeting recaps. Watch AATCC newsletters, website, and social media for announcements of upcoming events. Chemical Applications The Chemical Applications Interest Group concentrates on the technologies, equipment, systems, […]

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    New Light, New Purpose

    When lab equipment has outlived its usefulness, it is sometimes relegated to “that room” where all obsolete items go to join the Jenga pile of capital assets too precious to discard outright.  Eventually, when terms like “no depreciable value,” “sunk costs,” or “we need that space” get bandied about, things ultimately end up in a […]

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    AATCC 2022 Mid-Year Standards Supplement

    AATCC publishes standards that have been approved since the new year release of the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. The standards will be available for download from the AATCC website on July 1, 2022. The revised test methods are as follows: TM15-2021e Test Method for Colorfastness to Perspiration TM209-2019e Test Method for […]

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    AATCC Calls for Research Proposals

    AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Program was established to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students performing 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 use situations, and correlations between these two. Grants ranging […]

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    2022 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition Winners

    AATCC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition! This is a digital poster competition that will allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in business, marketing, and merchandising. This year, AATCC received 12 entries, with 34 students participating! This year’s theme asked students to merchandise […]

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    AATCC Board Nominations

    The AATCC nominating committee presents the following candidates for 2023-2024 Board of Directors roles. Senior members will receive a ballot for their designated region and interest group in September. Election results will be announced at the Annual Meeting, preceding the Technical Committee on Research (TCR) meeting in November 2022. To verify or update your voting […]

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    AATCC Announces the 2022 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition Winners

    Every year, students from all over the world participate in AATCC’s Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design competition. This competition is a poster competition that allows students the opportunity to showcase their creative design and problem-solving skills in textile/apparel design.  Each year there is a different theme, this year’s theme asked students to design a sustainable travel […]

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    Speakers Address Textile Issues

    Everyone is invited to AATCC’s virtual May Interest Group meetings! AATCC Interest Groups allow textile professionals to address their area of interest within AATCC. During the Spring Committee Meetings, the four Interest Groups host speakers to give attendees the opportunity to learn from the experts in their area of interest. The Concept 2 Consumer® Interest Group […]

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    AATCC Seeks Members for New Technology Committee

    The new AATCC Technology Committee is looking for members to help guide Association decisions. No experience or expertise is necessary; you just need to be willing to seek out information, ask questions and learn. Committee Scope: The Technology Subcommittee shall advise as needed on all matters related to AATCC’s purchase and use of technology, including but not limited […]

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    AATCC Announces Student Chapter Award Winners

    Every year, AATCC student chapters name a graduating senior to be recognized for academic achievement and contribution to the chapter, school, and society. This year AATCC presented each chapter award recipient with a certificate, copy of the book Color Vision and Technology, and an official AATCC graduation cord. Awardees also receive one year of free […]

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    Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition 2022

    Entries are being sought for the 2022 Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition. The oral portion of the competition will be held during the 2022 AATCC Textile Discovery Summit on October 4-6 at the Hilton University Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. A completed official entry form must be submitted by May 9, 2022. You […]

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    AATCC Committees Address New Research and Technology in Textile Testing

    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 […]

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    AATCC Foundation Funds Diverse Textile Research at 9 Universities

    From ubiquitous denim jeans to hidden automotive components and overlooked bone scaffolds, textiles are everywhere, and textile research is everywhere! This year’s AATCC Foundation call for grant proposals generated 29 applications from 14 schools. Of those, 17 projects were funded at nine different universities. Many are not in traditional textile programs. Funded research will take […]

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    AATCC Foundation Raises $144,000 for Scholarships

    The AATCC Foundation 100 for 100 campaign began in 2019 with the goal of fully endowing $100,000 in textile scholarships to honor AATCC’s 100th anniversary in 2021.  AATCC Foundation awards more than $100,000 per year in grants and scholarships to students studying in textile-related fields; however, several scholarships had no dedicated funding source and were […]

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    AATCC Foundation Scholarship Applications Due March 31

    Attention students! Time is running out to apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships. Undergraduate and graduate students in any textile-related discipline may apply for multiple AATCC Foundation scholarships with one simple online form. Students enter their school, education level, major, and other criteria once. The system automatically lists matching scholarships and any required personal […]

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    AATCC Announces New Interest Group: Rising Professionals

    AATCC’s newest Interest Group is focused on the needs of new members. The new AATCC Rising Professionals Interest Group will concentrate on career development, networking, diversity, mentorship, leadership, and other similar aspects of a career in textiles. The Rising Professionals Interest Group desires to be the AATCC “home” for individuals new to the industry—whether recently-graduated […]

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    AATCC Journal of Research Hosted on SAGE

    The AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR), AATCC’s bi-monthly peer-reviewed Journal, will now be hosted by SAGE Publications. The SAGE platform will offer the AJOR a broader distribution to more subscribers and a faster time for publication for authors. AJOR has a broad scope: from advanced materials, artificial intelligence in textiles, fibers, and textile and polymer […]

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    Lead and Influence Through AATCC Committees

    Do you ever feel like a small fish in a really big textile pond? Attending AATCC committee meetings is a great way to get some perspective AND to make sure your voice is heard when it comes to test methods, educational programs, and more. You get a behind-the-scenes look at what’s new in the textile […]

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    Honor a Colleague – Nominations Due March 31

    Everyone likes to be appreciated for hard work. March is your last chance to recognize a deserving young professional or educator. Nominations for the AATCC Future Leader Award and Education Award may be submitted at http://aatcc.org/awards/ through March 31. Selected recipients will be honored at the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit, October 4-6, 2022. The 2022 […]

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    Graduate Scholarships from AATCC Foundation are Now Open

    Calling all grad students and prospective grad students! Are you wanting to attend grad school but you’re worried about the cost? AATCC has you covered! The AATCC Foundation offers thousands of dollars to incoming and continuing graduate students pursuing textile-related degrees. There are two dedicated graduate fellowships as well as scholarships open to both undergraduate […]

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    AATCC Administrative Committee Meetings Schedule Announced

    It’s easier than ever to take an active role in the direction of AATCC and the textile industry. AATCC administrative committee meetings are entirely virtual and free to attend. Register online to attend by web or phone by visiting https://aatcc.org/aatcc-events/admin/. Committees cover conferences, membership, education, and more. Spread across four days, you can attend one […]

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    Dates Announced for Fluorescence and High Visibility for Textiles

    AATCC has released dates for a new online educational program. Fluorescence and High Visibility for Textiles will take place on February 23-24, 2022. This virtual event will feature industry experts discussing a variety of topics including color, innovation, technology, detergents, laundering, reflective tape, testing, product, and more. Presenters include: Rachel Applegate, Scientist, Procter & Gamble […]

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    AATCC Welcomes New Officers

    January brings new beginnings for everything, including AATCC committees. Many administrative and research committees welcome new officers this month. Others are welcoming back officers who signed on for an additional term. These dedicated volunteers are the power behind all that AATCC does to connect, educate, and strengthen the textile industry. Several committees are still seeking […]

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    2022 Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures

    AATCC standards are developed, specified, and performed around the world.  Volume 97 of The AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures will be available beginning January 2022.  USB editions and PDF versions of individual standards will be available on January 4, 2022.  The hardbound version will be available for purchase after January 15, 2022. […]

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    AATCC Research Committee Reorganization

    The AATCC RA63, Water Resistance, Absorbency and Wetting Agent Evaluation Test Methods committee has been one of the most active research committees, responsible for 16 test methods…and counting. To manage existing and new projects more efficiently, the group recently split into two committees with distinct scopes. Water Resistance As of November 2021, RA63 is titled […]

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    Datacolor Donation to AATCC Laboratory

    Besides connecting and supporting textile professionals, AATCC has extensive technical resources, including a fully equipped laboratory and staff with textile expertise. The lab now includes a new spectrophotometer donated by Datacolor. Datacolor Global Key Account Team Manager Ken Butts visited the AATCC Technical Center to oversee the setup and software installation. The new instrument replaces […]

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    AATCC Welcomes New Officers

    January brings new beginnings for everything, including AATCC committees. Many administrative and research committees welcome new officers this month. Others are welcoming back officers who signed on for an additional term. These dedicated volunteers are the power behind all that AATCC does to connect, educate, and strengthen the textile industry. Several committees are still seeking […]

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    Early Deadlines for Top Textile Scholarships

    The AATCC Foundation provides more than US$100,000 in scholarships and grants to students studying fields related to textile arts and sciences. Some of the highest value scholarships have deadlines as early as February 1. Students can complete one simple application on the AATCC Foundation website to be considered for all available scholarships and fellowships. Twenty […]

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    Textile Scholarships Application Now Available!

    20 Textile Scholarships; 1 Application The AATCC Foundation scholarship and fellowship application is now open for the 2022-2023 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students in any textile-related discipline may apply for up to 20 separate scholarships and $100,000 total funding with one simple online form. Students enter their school, education level, major, and other criteria […]

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    Call for Presentations for 2022 Textile Discovery Summit

    AATCC is soliciting presentations and posters for its 2022 Textile Discovery Summit. The event will be held October 4-6, 2022, at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC, USA. As well as educational presentations, this event also includes networking receptions, tabletop exhibits, and more. Presentations are being solicited for the following topics. Fiber, fabric and […]

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    Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Award Winner

    AATCC Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Award

    In recognition of her active leadership, participation, and support of the AATCC Student Chapter at Thomas Jefferson University, Janet Brady is this year’s recipient of the AATCC Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Award. Brady became a member of AATCC while a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1975. She has been an advisor with […]

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    New Textile Scholarship for 2021-2022

    AATCC Foundation offers more than 25 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in textile-related fields. This academic year, there will be one more scholarship available thanks to the continuing generosity of the Jasani family. For more information on all the scholarships offered through AATCC Foundation, visit www.aatcc.org/foundation. Offerings cover all education levels, majors, and schools. […]

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    AATCC Recognizes Outgoing Officers

    As a professional association, AATCC is run by and for textile industry professionals. Volunteer committees, and especially the officers that lead them, have been the driving force behind all that AATCC does for the past 100 years. Thank you to all who work on the administrative and research committees! And special thanks to the outgoing […]

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    Nominations Open for AATCC Awards

    AATCC presents several prestigious awards each year, along with thousands of dollars in honoraria. Some awards were established to recognize outstanding achievers in the textile sciences, whose discoveries influence the world. Others recognize AATCC members for service to the Association that has strengthened and promoted its purpose and mission to the world. Nominate a deserving […]

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    J. William Weaver Paper of the Year Award 2021

    This year, the J. William Weaver Paper of the Year is being awarded to two papers! Xuehong Ren and co-authors Meng Zhang and Yan Zhang from Jiangnan University, and Tung Shi-Huang from Auburn University are recognized for their paper “Antibacterial Finishing of Vat Dyed Cotton Fabrics with a Reactive N-Halamine” published in the 2020 AATCC […]

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    Last Chance for Foundation Donation Pin

    December is the final month to participate in the AATCC Foundation 100 for 100 campaign and to receive your foundation donation pin. AATCC Foundation Inc is a non-profit charity providing scholarships, fellowships, and grants to students studying in textile-related fields. In 2021, AATCC Foundation awarded more than $115,000 to students at 18 different schools. The […]

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    AATCC Announces the TCR Service Award Recipient

    AATCC is pleased to recognize Louann Spirito as the recipient of the AATCC Technical Committee on Research (TCR) Service Award for 2021! She is being recognized for her leadership and support on the M14 Face Covering Monograph. Spirito joined AATCC in 2001. She is a voting member Appearance Retention Test Methods Committee since 2003, Evaluation of […]

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    AATCC Announces Future Leaders Award Recipients

    AATCC Future Leaders Award The AATCC Future Leaders Award recognizes promising young professionals in the fields of textiles, apparel, and related material sciences, provides acknowledgment and recognition to enhance their careers, engages these young professionals in the work of the Association, and brings their insights and needs to the forefront. These young professionals are the […]

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    Textile Industry Overcomes Adversity to Support Students

    Textile Industry Overcomes Adversity to Support Students In spite of the economic challenges brought on by the current pandemic, the textile industry continues to invest in its future by supporting students through the AATCC Foundation. In 2021, AATCC Foundation provided scholarships, fellowships, and grants to more than 50 students in various textile-related fields. Thank you […]

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    AATCC Announces Olney Medal Recipient

    AATCC Announces Olney Medal Recipient J. Vincent Edwards is recognized with the AATCC Olney Medal Award for his substantial work in the design and implementation of cotton for acute and chronic wound care. Edwards graduated Summa cum Laude with a BA in chemistry from the University of Louisville in 1976 and a PhD in Bio-Organic […]

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    AATCC Announces Chapin Award Recipient

    AATCC Announces Chapin Award Recipient In recognition of her outstanding service to the Association, AATCC has named Elizabeth A. Eggert as the recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award for her contributions and support in the area of test method research and development.   AATCC Activities Eggert joined AATCC in 1991. She is active on […]

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    Weave a Legacy with AATCC Foundation

    Weave a Legacy with AATCC Foundation   AATCC Foundation will offer an additional way to leave a legacy at the AATCC Week of Celebration November 15-19, 2021. Foundation donations always make a lasting impact for students and the future of the textile industry. At the Week of Celebration, donors will also make a lasting piece […]

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    When do AATCC Scales REALLY Need to be Replaced?

    When Do AATCC Scales REALLY Need to be Replaced? The scales used by textile testing labs are carefully designed and checked for consistency, but they can change with time, exposure, and handling. There are some practical care and replacement guidelines for ensuring repeatable evaluations using AATCC scales. Gray Scales AATCC EP1 Gray Scale for Color […]

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    Register Online for 2022 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs

    Labs may now register online for all 2022 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP). The online registration process allows labs to complete registration and credit card payment in one easy step. Just add PTP registration(s) to your cart along with quality control materials, standards, and other items. PTPs support certification and continuous improvement initiatives for textile […]

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    Last Chance for Research Grants

    Last Chance for Research Grants AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grants provide funding for undergraduate and graduate research on textile-related projects. Applications are due October 15, 2021, for 2022 funding. Recipients will be announced in December and funds paid to recipients’ schools in January. Apply by October 15 at https://aatcc.org/aatcc-grants/research/. Each applicant may apply for […]

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    Time Capsule Celebrates Local and Global Textiles

    Time Capsule Celebrates Local and Global Textiles All are welcome to attend the burial of a time capsule at the AATCC Technical Center in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA on November 19, 2021. The capsule will contain items relevant to the modern global textile industry and be reopened in 50 years. A time capsule buried […]

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    Learn and Connect at AATCC Committee Meetings

    Learn and Connect at AATCC Committee Meetings AATCC research committee meetings are always a valuable opportunity for textile industry stakeholders to influence the future of testing, standards, and more. The meetings are open to all and there is no fee to attend in person or virtually. Research committees develop and maintain the standards used around […]

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    “Wanderlust” 2022 AATCC Student Merchandising Competition

    News Release: For Immediate Release   AATCC Announces 2022 “Wanderlust” Student Merchandising Competition RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, September 14, 2021—AATCC invites students to showcase their merchandising and marketing talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2022 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition. This year’s theme asks students to merchandise a sustainable travel […]

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    AATCC Announces 2022 “Wanderlust” Student Design Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Announces 2022 “Wanderlust” Student Design Competition RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, September 13, 2021—AATCC invites students to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2022 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition. This year’s theme asks students to design a sustainable travel wear line […]

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    AATCC Committee Meetings: Connect, Meet, Attend

    AATCC Committees provide the helping hands, hearts, and minds that bring textile industry standards to life.  Each year, AATCC committees provide groundbreaking standards and conferences that fill urgent gaps in the industry. More than 40 AATCC committees will meet this fall to develop test methods, conferences, and other educational programs or publications. When you connect […]

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    AATCC Method Quantifies Fiber Shedding

    AATCC TM212-2021, Test Method for Fiber Fragment Release During Home Laundering, provides a standardized method for quantifying fiber fragment shedding in the ongoing challenge to combat aquatic pollution. These fragments are sometimes referred to as “microfibers” or “microplastics.” AATCC TM212 was developed to provide a means to determine the mass of fiber fragments released in […]

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    Transparency: A Clear Foundation for Standards Development

    By Erika Simmons, AATCC Technical Director AATCC standards are developed, specified, and performed around the world. With such a global reach, transparency must serve as the foundation for standards development.  AATCC standards adhere to the six principles defined by the World Trade Organization(WTO) for the development of international standards.  Transparency Openness Impartiality and Consensus Effectiveness […]

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    Form is not a Factor-AATCC Gray Scale Update

    Form is not a Factor-AATCC Gray Scale Product Update The AATCC Gray Scales for Color Change and Gray Scales for Staining have a new base and sleeves. The color chips, size and functionality remain the same. The base and sleeves went from paper to plastic. This change provides a more durable and consistent feel when […]

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    Counterfeiting: A Global Fake Out

    Counterfeiting: A Global Fake Out By Erika Simmons   Counterfeiting and piracy are global issues. The United States, France, Switzerland, and Germany were most affected by counterfeiting activity in a 2016 study; however, increases were noted in Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, China, and other emerging markets. (OECD, 2019) Countries worldwide are impacted by product fakes […]

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    Gavin Recognizes AATCC’s 100th Anniversary With $100,000 Foundation Donation!

    News Release For Immediate Release   Gavin Recognizes AATCC’s 100th Anniversary With $100,000 Foundation Donation!   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, July 1, 2021— In recognition of AATCC’s Centennial Year, Charles E. Gavin III recently contributed $100,000 to AATCC Foundation! Gavin’s generous donation fully endowed two graduate fellowships as permanent sources of textile student support, […]

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    2021 AATCC Mid-Year Supplement: Little List, Mighty Changes

    2021 AATCC Mid-Year Supplement: Little List, Mighty Changes   The 2021 AATCC Mid-Year Supplement to the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures includes four revised, one editorially revised, and two new standards. RA63’s TM35 has been updated to clarify its reference images and align its history section with the AATCC style guide. RA36 […]

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    AATCC Announces New E-Textiles Exploratory Series!

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Announces New E-Textiles Exploratory Series!   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, June 21, 2021— AATCC continues its support for e-textile research, initiatives, and innovation. From July 21st through September 15th, 2021, AATCC will be offering a new virtual educational program called the E-Textiles Exploratory Series. The program will […]

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    Winners Announcement: 2021 Pitch It to Win It Student Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release    Winners Announcement-2021 Pitch It to Win It Student Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, June 14, 2021— AATCC is happy to announce the winners of the 2021 Pitch It to Win It Student Competition. The Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Undergraduate Student Competition is intended to highlight projects conducted […]

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    Winners Announcement: 2021 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release  ­­­ Winners Announcement: 2021 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA; LIVINGSTON, NJ, USA,  June 9, 2021— AATCC and the Runway of Dreams Foundation are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Fashion for All Student Design Competition! The […]

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    Call for Presentations

    News Release For Immediate Release   Call for Presentations   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, June 7, 2021—Presentation topics are now being accepted for the December 2021 Digital Textile Printing Conference co-sponsored by AATCC and PRINTING United Alliance. Now in its sixth consecutive year, this conference stands above all others in delivering relevant, cutting edge […]

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    Winner Announced: 2021 AATCC Outstanding College Graduate Award

    News Release For Immediate Release  ­­­ Winners Announcement:  2021 AATCC Outstanding College Graduate Award   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, May 26, 2021—This year’s recipient of the AATCC Outstanding College Graduate of the Year Award is Josephine “Josie” Cranfill from North Carolina State University (NCSU). She was chosen from all the AATCC Student Chapter Award […]

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    Winners Announcement: 2021 AATCC C2C® Student Merchandising Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release    Winners Announcement: 2021 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, May 18, 2021— AATCC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition!   AATCC received nine entries, with 19 students participating from five colleges and universities. […]

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    Winners Announcement: 2021 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release  ­­­ Winners Announcement 2021 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, May 7, 2021— AATCC is happy to announce the winners of the 2021 AATCC Concept 2 Consumers® Student Design Competition!   AATCC received 41 entries, with 57 students participating from 20 colleges and […]

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    AATCC Releases Dates for New Flammability Event!

    News Release For Immediate Release AATCC Releases Dates for New Flammability Event! RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, April 26, 2021—AATCC will be hosting  Flammability in Textiles and Polymers on June 16-17, 2021! Early registration is now open for this two-day virtual event. Industry leaders and academic experts will be discussing a variety of topics including […]

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    Speakers Announced for AATCC’s Natural Dyes for Textiles!

    News Release For Immediate Release  Speakers Announced for AATCC’s Natural Dyes for Textiles!  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, April 14, 2021—Early registration is now open for Natural Dyes for Textiles on May 19-20, 2021! This two-day virtual event will be hosted by experts and leaders of the natural dye community. Discussions will explore market intel, […]

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    Are You Suffering Subscription Services Overload?

    News Release For Immediate Release   Are You Suffering Subscription Services Overload?   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, March 29, 2021—AATCC has just made things easier. No joking! Beginning April 1, 2021, the AATCC Textile Ultraviolet Calibration Standard (TUVCS) will be offered as an AATCC QC product. No more subscription required.  AATCC to is excited […]

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    New Extended Deadlines: 2021 AATCC Time Capsule

    News Release For Immediate Release    Back to the Future: 2021 AATCC Time Capsule News Release For Immediate Release      Back to the Future: 2021 AATCC Time Capsule   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, March 19, 2021—In 2021, AATCC looks back on the industry and how much we have changed as an Association. At […]

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    AATCC Announces J. Crew is Sponsoring the 2021 Concept 2 Consumer Student Merchandising Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release    AATCC Announces J. Crew is Sponsoring the 2021 Concept 2 Consumer Student Merchandising Competition     RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, March 8, 2021—AATCC is excited to announce J.Crew is now sponsoring the 2021 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition.   The 2021 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising […]

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    SAVE THE DATE! AATCC Textile Discovery Summit

    News Release For Immediate Release   SAVE THE DATE! AATCC Textile Discovery Summit     RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, March 3, 2021—The AATCC International Conference is undergoing some exciting changes in 2021, including a new name: AATCC Textile Discovery Summit!   Although the name is changing, this event will continue to serve as a […]

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    New Format for AATCC Spring Meetings 

    News Release For Immediate Release   New Format for AATCC Spring Meetings    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, March 2, 2021—This Spring 2021, AATCC Remote Committee Meetings will be separated into two weeks. AATCC Administrative Committees will meet remotely April 13-15 to discuss the business and administrative activities of the association. AATCC Research Committees and […]

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    AATCC Introduces the Skew & Shrinkage Template

    AATCC Introduces the Skew & Shrinkage Template   Efficient fabric quality control testing requires the proper tools. AATCC now offers the Skew & Shrinkage Template for use in measuring the dimensional change of fabrics. Designed in metric units, this user-friendly scale provides a measuring experience with versatility in fabric and garment measurement.   Measure Shrinkage […]

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    A Clean Start:  AATCC Announces Improved Version of 1993 Standard Reference Detergent Powder

    News Release For Immediate Release   A Clean Start:  AATCC Announces Improved Version of 1993 Standard Reference Detergent Powder   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, February 5, 2021— The AATCC 1993 Standard Reference Detergents is improved!  It still provides the same consistent formulation labs across the globe rely on.   How can this be and […]

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    AATCC Interest Groups to Host Virtual Networking

    News Release                                           For Immediate Release   AATCC Interest Groups to Host Virtual Networking   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, February 4, 2021—AATCC Interest Groups help textile professionals get connected in their field of work to network and discuss the latest topics in textiles. In 2021, AATCC Interest Groups are launching a virtual networking and discussion […]

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    AATCC Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications through March 31, 2021

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications through March 31, 2021   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, February 2, 2021— The following AATCC Foundation Inc. scholarships are for undergraduate students in textile-related programs at colleges and universities across the country. Students can apply for multiple scholarships through a single online application […]

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    AATCC Launches New DIGITAL LABS!

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Launches New DIGITAL LABS!   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, January 28, 2021—Take advantage of virtual learning to enhance your skills and grow your knowledge remotely! AATCC Digital Labs offer online trainings, lectures, and informational discussions for textile-related topics, hosted by top industry and academic experts.   Visit […]

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    AATCC Announces Call for Award and Leadership Nominations

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Announces Call for Award and Leadership Nominations   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, January 25, 2021—AATCC is full of creators, volunteers, and researchers, and AATCC applauds their contributions to the textile industry. AATCC recognizes achievements in science, service, and more every year. The association is now accepting nominations […]

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    AATC Foundation Promotes Scholarships with Early Application Deadlines

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATC Foundation Promotes Scholarships with Early Application Deadlines   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, January 14, 2021— AATCC Foundation Inc. offers $100,000 in scholarships each year. Undergraduate and graduate students in textile-related programs at colleges and universities across the country are eligible. Students can apply for multiple scholarships through […]

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    AATCC Foundation Joins the Centennial Celebration

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Foundation Joins the Centennial Celebration   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, January 11, 2021— January 2021 begins a year-long celebration commemorating AATCC’s 100th Anniversary! This year’s significance makes it a rare opportunity to make a special contribution in honor or in memory of someone who influenced your education […]

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    AATCC Announces Incoming Officers

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Announces Incoming Officers   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, January 6, 2021—AATCC congratulates the committee chairs who took office January 1. These volunteers lead efforts ranging from member engagement to test method development. To learn more about how committees drive the work of AATCC or to join a […]

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    WHO References AATCC in Face Covering Guidance

    News Release For Immediate Release   WHO References AATCC in Face Covering Guidance   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, December 9, 2020—The World Health Organization (WHO) now advises manufacturers wishing to produce product with consistent performance to follow guidance from AATCC or other standards organizations. On December 1, 2020, WHO issued interim guidance for “Mask […]

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    2021 AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures

    The 2021 AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures will be available for purchase January 4th 2020.   News Release For Immediate Release    AATCC Standards: A Century of Progress, Internationally Recognized   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, November 23, 2020   Changes in 2021 AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures AATCC […]

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    AATCC Recognizes Outgoing Board and Officers

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Recognizes Outgoing Board and Officers   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, December 4, 2020—For the past 100 years, committees of volunteer members have determined and implemented AATCC activities in support of a sustainable textile industry. AATCC thanks all those who help further the objectives of increasing knowledge, encouraging […]

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    AATCC Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, November 24, 2020— AATCC held its Annual Meeting remotely on November 11, 2020. The results of ballots for 2021-2022 AATCC Board of Directors members were announced by Executive Vice President Diana Wyman.   The AATCC Board of […]

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    Registration for Digital Textile Printing 2020 is Now Open

    News Release For Immediate Release     Registration for Digital Textile Printing 2020 is Now Open     RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, November 20, 2020—The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), in partnership with the Printing United Alliance,  today announced that registration is now open for Digital Textile Printing 2020, being held […]

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    AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Announce the 2021 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release      AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Announce the 2021 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA; LIVINGSTON, NJ, USA, October 22, 2020—Students are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the international 2021 AATCC and Runway […]

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    AATCC Launches “Sustainability in Textiles” Series

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Launches “Sustainability in Textiles” Series   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, October 6, 2020—AATCC announces a new 3-part virtual educational series launching this November: Sustainability in Textiles.   Reserve your spot to learn about key topics in sustainability through the lens of textiles, exploring claim substantiation, recycled products, […]

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    AATCC LED Lighting and Color: Digital Series

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC LED Lighting and Color: Digital Series   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, September 10, 2020— Join AATCC and industry experts for a new 3-part online series launching October 2020. Luminosity: LED Lighting & Color, will focus on a range of topics, from the science behind LEDs and their […]

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    2020 Tabbie Award Presented to AATCC

    News Release For Immediate Release    2020 Tabbie Award Presented to AATCC for Feature Article in AATCC Review   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, September 8, 2020— AATCC has won yet another Tabbie award for an in-depth feature article, published in the March/April 2019 issue of AATCC Review, written by feature writer Fiona Forrest.   […]

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    AATCC’s PPE Digital Series to Continue

    News Release For Immediate Release    AATCC’s PPE Digital Series to Continue   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, September 4, 2020— Join AATCC and Duke University researcher, Dr. David Grass, Ph.D., on September 24 at 11:00AM (EDT) for a live presentation + Q&A to learn more about a recent study exploring a variety of facemask […]

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    AATCC Announces 2021 “Fashion Evolution” Student Merchandising Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release  ­­­ AATCC Announces 2021 “Fashion Evolution” Student Merchandising Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, August 18, 2020— Students are invited to showcase their merchandising and marketing talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2021 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition.   The 2021 AATCC Concept 2 […]

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    AATCC Announces 2021 “Fashion Evolution” Student Design Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release  ­­ AATCC Announces 2021 “Fashion Evolution” Student Design Competition RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, August 17, 2020—Students are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition.   This year’s theme, Fashion Evolution, showcases AATCC’s Centennial—the Association’s 100th […]

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    Face Covering Guidance Approved, Committee Formed

    News Release For Immediate Release   Face Covering Guidance Approved, Committee Formed   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, August 4, 2020—AATCC M14-2020, Guidance and Considerations for General Purpose Textile Face Coverings: Adult, recently became a standard AATCC monograph. A draft version has been circulating since June.   AATCC M14 provides face covering manufacturers with practical […]

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    AATCC Announces New 2020 Sustainability Special Issue of AATCC Journal of Research

    News Release                                           For Immediate Release   AATCC Announces New 2020 Sustainability Special Issue of AATCC Journal of Research   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, August 5, 2020—The AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR), AATCC’s flagship peer-reviewed textile science journal, is now in its seventh year of publication. In addition to AJOR’s regular bimonthly issues, available to […]

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    Demonstrations for AATCC Test Methods Now Available in Online Training

    News Release For Immediate Release   Demonstrations for AATCC Test Methods Now Available in Online Training   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, July 27, 2020—Whether you and your team need to brush up on the basics of textile testing or get detailed instruction on specific methods, AATCC’s new Online Test Method Training modules are a […]

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    Revised AATCC Test Methods and Procedures Available

    Revised AATCC Test Methods and Procedures Available    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, July 21, 2020—AATCC research committees work year-round to develop and update standards. The results are published twice per year—in the AATCC Technical Manual each January and in the Mid-Year Supplement each June. The 2020 Mid-Year Supplement is now available and includes nine […]

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    AATCC Offers Blotting Paper for use with PPE Testing

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Offers Blotting Paper for use with PPE Testing   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, July 7, 2020—With the rise in production and testing of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), access to correct testing apparatus and materials is critical. AATCC now offers a one-stop shop for impact penetration testing […]

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    AATCC Summer Workshop Goes Virtual with Visual Color Training Webinar

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Summer Workshop Goes Virtual with Visual Color Training Webinar   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, June 18, 2020—Join Jean Hoskin, former Director of Color Services at Macy’s, for a live webinar on Training Your Visual Color Apparel Team. The webinar will be presented on August 26 at 11:00AM […]

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    AATCC PPE Testing Webinar Series Continues

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC PPE Testing Webinar Series Continues   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, June 16, 2020— AATCC is pleased to announce the PPE Testing Webinar Series will continue July 9 at 11:00AM (EDT) with a third webinar focusing on an overview of surgical mask and respirator requirements.   This webinar […]

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    Guidance for Making a Better Face Covering

      News Release For Immediate Release   Guidance for Making a Better Face Covering   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, June 9, 2020—Face coverings are now required or recommended in many areas. But quality and performance vary widely. And there is little guidance for manufacturing or selecting face coverings for general use.   In response […]

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    Do Not Be Misled

      News Release For Immediate Release   Do Not Be Misled   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, June 8, 2020—The uncertainties surrounding Covid19 and the best response for safety and Personal Productive Equipment (PPE), has many understandably concerned. However, do not be misled by false or ill-informed product claims concerning protection against the novel coronavirus […]

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    AATCC to Host Live Webinar Series on Innovative Business Practices

    News Release For Immediate Release     AATCC to Host Live Webinar Series on Innovative Business Practices   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, June 4, 2020— Keeping a business thriving and growing is difficult in the best of times. The current climate requires new approaches and creative thinking. Join AATCC for two new webinars to […]

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    Winners Announcement 2020 C2C® Student Merchandising Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release  ­­­   Winners Announcement 2020 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, June 1, 2020— AATCC is happy to announce the winners of the 2020 AATCC C2C® Student Merchandising Competition!   AATCC received 15 entries, with 37 students participating from 8 colleges and universities. This […]

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    Winners Announcement 2020 C2C® Student Design Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release    Winners Announcement 2020 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, May 21, 2020—AATCC is happy to announce the winners of the 20120 AATCC Concept 2 Consumers® Student Design Competition!   AATCC received 29 entries, with 43 students participating from 16 colleges and universities. This year’s “Everlasting […]

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    AATCC to Host Color Management Workshop

    News Release For Immediate Release AATCC to Host Color Management Workshop   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, May 14, 2020—Color plays an important role in consumers’ decisions to purchase products. To get the color envisioned by the designer and demanded by the consumer, the communication of color throughout the supply chain is imperative, especially in […]

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    Technical Committee on Research Service Award Presented

    News Release   For Immediate Release         Technical Committee on Research Service Award Presented   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, May 12, 2020— The AATCC Technical Committee on Research (TCR) Service Award for 2020 was presented to R. Stephen (Steve) Simonson during the AATCC International Conference Awards Luncheon held in March 2020 in Greenville, SC, USA. Simonson […]

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    Inaugural AATCC Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Award

    News Release For Immediate Release    Inaugural AATCC Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Award   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, May 11, 2020—In recognition of her active leadership, participation, and support of the Central Michigan University AATCC Student Chapter, Usha Chowdhary was chosen as the first recipient of the AATCC Student Chapter Faculty Advisor Award. The […]

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    AATCC Hosts PPE Testing Webinar Series

    News Release For Immediate Release   AATCC Hosts PPE Testing Webinar Series   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, May 8, 2020 — As companies pivot to producing and testing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, there are lots of questions. AATCC created a series of webinars to answer questions about AATCC test methods commonly used […]

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    J.W. Weaver Paper of the Year Award

    News Release For Immediate Release   J.W. Weaver Paper of the Year Award   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, May 7, 2020— Amit Madhu and Jadu Nandan (J.N.) Chakraborty are the recipients of the J. William Weaver Paper of the Year Award for their paper “Bio-Bleaching of Cotton with H2O2 Generated from Native and Immobilized […]

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    Future Leaders Award Presented at International Conference

    News Release For Immediate Release   Future Leaders Award Presented at International Conference RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, May 4, 2020—The AATCC Future Leaders Award was presented to Ashley Handley, Heather Johnson, Katelyn Lee, Bryan Ormond, Tyler Pickett, and Morgan Schanski on March 12, 2020 at the International Conference held in Greenville, SC, USA.   […]

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    2020 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release    Winners Announcement 2020 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA; LIVINGSTON, NJ, USA, April 27, 2020—AATCC and the Runway of Dreams Foundation are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Fashion for All Student Design Competition! The 2020 […]

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    AATCC Offers Free Test Methods to Aid in the Pandemic Response

    News Release For Immediate Release AATCC Offers Free Test Methods to Aid in the Pandemic Response   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, April 15 —AATCC is has made available Test Method TM42 Test Method for Water Resistance: Impact Penetration and TM127 Test Method for Water Resistance: Hydrostatic Pressure. These methods are offered at no cost […]

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    AATCC Resources During COVID-19

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, April 7, 2020—To assist AATCC members during the COVID-19 pandemic, the association has authorized its copyright manager, the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) (www.copyright.com), to issue zero-cost licenses to academic institutions and educators to use copyrighted AATCC materials to continue online education during the crisis. This includes uses such as (but […]

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    AATCC COVID-19 Response

    News Release For Immediate Release AATCC COVID-19 Response RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, March 18, 2020—Along with the rest of the textile community and the world, AATCC is taking precautions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Online Committee Meetings For several years, AATCC has offered remote participation in addition to on-site attendance for meetings. […]

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    AATCC Launches New Testing Resource List

    News Release For Immediate Release    AATCC Launches New Testing Resource List   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, March 11, 2020—AATCC is excited to offer a new benefit to AATCC Corporate Members and users of AATCC standards. Introducing the Testing Resource List, the newest addition to the AATCC Buyer’s Guide. The Testing Resource List is […]

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    AATCC Launches New Website

    News Release For Immediate Release AATCC Launches New Website RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, March 6, 2020 —The scope of AATCC reaches far beyond chemists and colorists. Members come from textile, apparel, and home goods suppliers and manufacturers; testing laboratories; brands and retailers, consumer organizations; state and federal government agencies; and colleges and universities. If […]

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    2020 AATCC Technical Manual Includes New E-Textile Standards

    News Release For Immediate Release  2020 AATCC Technical Manual Includes New E-Textile Standards RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, February 20, 2020—The 2020 volume of the AATCC Technical Manual is now available, with three brand new standards. The new Test Methods (TM) and Evaluation Procedure (EP) in the 2020 AATCC Technical Manual are: AATCC TM209-2019, Test […]

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    Chronicle to receive Chapin Award for Service to AATCC

    News Release For Immediate Release Chronicle to receive Chapin Award for Service to AATCC RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, February 14, 2020— In recognition of her outstanding service to the Association, Debra F. Chronicle has been chosen as the 2019 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award for her dedicated service and outreach—locally, nationally, and […]

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    New AATCC Test Method Designations for Greater Transparency

    News Release For Immediate Release New AATCC Test Method Designations for Greater Transparency RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, February 12, 2020— Test methods and procedures in the 2020 AATCC Technical Manual have a new look. In 2019, AATCC’s Executive Committee on Research approved a new format for numeric designations and titles to offer users greater […]

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    AATCC Launches 2020 Proficiency Testing Programs

    News Release For Immediate Release AATCC Launches 2020 Proficiency Testing Programs RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, February 17, 2020— Labs may now register online for the new and improved 2020 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP). Improvements include a new Moisture Management Proficiency Program, and upgrades to current programs. The 2020 PTPs offer exciting opportunities to […]

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    Cotton Incorporated Sponsors AATCC 2020 C2C Student Merchandising Competition

    News Release For Immediate Release  Cotton Incorporated Sponsors AATCC 2020 C2C Student Merchandising Competition RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA, February 10, 2020—Cotton Incorporated’s CottonWorks program is now sponsoring the 2020 AATCC Concept 2 Consumer Student Merchandising Competition. This year’s competition theme is “Everlasting Style.” Students will develop a business model, determine a marketing strategy, and […]

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    AATCC Honors H. Kenneth Greeson with the Olney Medal

    News Release For Immediate Release AATCC Honors H. Kenneth Greeson with the Olney Medal RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA, February 7, 2020—H. Kenneth Greeson, manager of Textile Chemistry Research at Cotton Incorporated, is the 2019 recipient of the AATCC Olney Medal. Greeson is being recognized for his work in durable press finishing of cotton. He […]

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