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 ensure your lab’s textile testing capabilities.
New Features for 2020
Introducing the Moisture Management Proficiency Test (Limited Round)
Featuring fabrics for labs to perform moisture management test methods covering wicking, drying rate, and comfort:
New and Improved Color Evaluation PTP
New and Improved Repellency and Resistance PTP
New and Improved Antibacterial Testing PTP (Half Year Only)
Introducing New and Improved Appearance PTP
The Colorfastness PTP is also new and improved with alternating test methods added for each round.
The Fibre PTP includes fabrics which are shipped blind for identification and analysis.
For a list of full details, including registration deadlines, pricing, and test methods for each round, visit: https://www.aatcc.org/test/proficiency/
How Do I Register?
You can register online today for the 2020 AATCC Proficiency Testing Program at
About the AATCC Proficiency Programme
If your lab performs AATCC Test Methods and Evaluation Procedures, you can benefit from proficiency testing. The AATCC Technical Department works with experts from the AATCC Research Committees to develop and source fabrics which incorporate fibre blends, finishes, and technologies that provide challenges for textile testing labs. Results are submitted by each lab, and a statistical report is distributed. Whether you’re operating an in-house lab or a commercial textile testing lab, interlaboratory testing helps to improve the accuracy of your results.
The AATCC Proficiency Program now covers seven areas, including Antibacterial, Appearance, Color Evaluation, Colorfastness, Fibre Analysis, Resistance & Repellency, and Moisture Management.
Founded as the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Association continues to evolve to meet the needs of those in the ever-changing textile, apparel, and materials industries. AATCC has served textile professionals since 1921. Today, the Association provides test method development, quality control materials, education, and professional networking for a global audience.