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AATCC EP1, Gray Scale for Color Change
AATCC EP2, Gray Scale for Staining
AATCC EP5, Fabric Hand
AATCC EP6, Instrumental Color Measurement
AATCC EP7, Instrumental Assessment of the Change in Color of a Test Specimen
AATCC EP8, AATCC 9-Step Chromatic Transference Scale
AATCC EP9, Visual Assessment of Color Difference of Textiles
AATCC EP10, Multifiber Adjacent Fabrics
AATCC EP11, UV Energy of Optically Brightened Textiles: Spectrophotometer Calibration
AATCC EP12, Instrumental Assessment of Degree of Staining
AATCC EP13, Electrical Resistance of Electronically-Integrated Textile
AATCC M1, AATCC Standard Reference Detergents and Laundry Detergents in General
AATCC M3, High Efficiency Washers in North America
AATCC M4, Overview of Liquid Fabric Softeners used in Home Laundering
AATCC M7, Standard Laboratory Practice for Home Laundering Fabrics Prior to Flammability Testing to Differentiate Between Durable and Non-Durable Finishes
AATCC M9, A Summary of ASTM Methods for Interlaboratory Testing
AATCC M10, Barré: Visual Assessment Descriptive Terms and Terminology
AATCC M11, Glossary of AATCC Standard Terminology
AATCC M12, AATCC Style Guide for Writing Test Methods
AATCC M13, Rules of Procedure for AATCC Test Method and Technology Committees
AATCC M14, Guidance and Considerations for General Purpose Textile Face Coverings: Adult
Each AATCC standard is reviewed at least once every five years. Be sure to use and reference only the most current versions.
Letters indicate the type of standard: TM = test method, LP = laboratory procedure, EP = Evaluation Procedure, M = monograph. Each AATCC standard is designated by a number followed by the year of last technical revision. The last subsequent reaffirmation may appear in parentheses. A small letter “e” indicates editorial changes, and a small letter “t” indicates additional technical changes in the same year.
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2021 Midyear Supplement for AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures.
This supplement includes four revised standards, one editorially revised standard, and two new test methods for a total of seven approved standards since publication of the 2021 AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures.
The 2021 Mid-Year Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures Supplement will be discontinued at the end of 2021, and all standards contained herein will appear in the 2022 AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures.
Method Title Change Committee EP7-2021 Evaluation Procedure for Instrumental Assessment of the Change in Color of a Test Specimen Revised in 2021 to remove table option and restructure calculations for clarity RA36 EP9-2021 Evaluation Procedure for Visual Assessment of Color Difference of Textiles Revised in 2021 to update steps in Table III and to align with the AATCC style guide RA36 EP13-2021 Evaluation Procedure for Electrical Resistance of Electronically Integrated Textile Revised in 2021 to add 4-point measurement RA111 EP14-2021 Evaluation Procedure for Small Color Differences NEW RA36 LP1-2021 Laboratory Procedure for Home Laundering: Machine Washing Revised 2021 to update the tables and add Type 4 Ballast RA88 TM211-2021 Test Method for the Reduction of Bacterial Odor on Antibacterial-Treated Textiles NEW RA31 TM35-2018e2 Test Method for Water Resistance: Rain Editorially Revised in 2021 to remove excess wording from Figure 2 and to add history RA63
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AATCC test methods, procedures, and monographs are developed by research committees through research, testing, and discussion, often taking several years of work. Simplicity, reproducibility, applicability, cost to perform, and the time to perform are all important considerations. The content of many AATCC standards form the basis of equivalent ISO documents.
Before a standard is published in the AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures, it must be approved by the responsible research committee and the Technical Committee on Research (TCR). During the first three years, each new standard is reviewed annually, at which time, on recommendation of the research committee and approval by TCR, it may be reaffirmed, revised, or withdrawn. After the first three years, each standard is reviewed at least every five years. The historical record of these actions is published at the beginning or end of each method.
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