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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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  • AATCC's 100th Anniversary

    Learn and take part in the history and celebration of 100 years, 1921-2021. Participate in person or online!

    Week of Celebration
    Research Committee Meetings
    November 15-16 & 19, 2021

    Textile Discovery Summit
    November 16-19, 2021

    AATCC Foundation 100 for 100
    Help AATCC Foundation endow $100,000 worth of scholarships. Support the next generation of textile professionals and receive a limited-edition commemorative lapel pin.

    Time Capsule
    Be party of  history! Join AATCC to bury a new time capsule Friday, November 19, 2021, 9 AM EST at the AATCC Technical Center. Register online.

    In 1964, AATCC created a time capsule that represented the American textile industry. In 2021, the capsule will be opened and the contents revealed. Plus, a new capsule will be filled to represent the modern, global textile industry!

    Centennial Celebrations
    Pivotal research from AATCC publications with new introductions and modern context.

    LEARN MORE

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