AATC 2020 Technical Manual – For Local and Global use
Although proudly called the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, AATCC has long been widely recognised within the textile industry as a primary developer of textile testing methods. These test methods and procedures are used in manufacturing facilities and testing laboratories around the world. AATCC is truly an international standards developing organisation.
AATCC often partners with other organizations to help create method harmonization. Association members generously volunteer countless hours and work diligently to develop and maintain methods that support industry needs.
Currently, methods around sustainability and emerging technologies are urgent needs for the industry. In the 2020 technical manual, you will find two such methods:
AATCC TM210-2019 Test Method for Electrical Resistance Before and After Various Exposure Conditions
AATCC EP13-2018e Evaluation Procedure for Electrical Resistance of Electronically Integrated Textiles.
Need a method but aren’t sure where to start?
Here is some guidance to get you pointed in the right direction. If you are looking for test standards related to the mechanical or physical side of testing, you can find those within ASTM International.
AATCC test methods generally cover the wet processing side of textile testing. Broadly speaking, this includes laundering, chemical applications, dyeing, and color measurement. A comprehensive list of active research committees along with their designation is as follows:
RA31 ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY
RA61 APPEARANCE RETENTION
RA87 APPLIED DYEING AND CHARACTERIZATION
RA36 COLOR MEASUREMENT
RA33 COLORFASTNESS TO ATMOSPHERIC CONTAMINANTS
RA38 COLORFASTNESS TO CROCKING
RA60 COLORFASTNESS TO WASHING
RA23 COLORFASTNESS TO WATER
RA42 DIMENSIONAL CHANGE
RA111 ELECTRONICALLY INTEGRATED TEXTILES
RA75 EVALUATION FOR END USE
RA24 FIBER ANALYSIS
RA59 FIBROUS TEST MATERIAL
RA45 FINISH ANALYSIS
RA57 FLOOR COVERING
RA104 GARMENT WET PROCESSING
RA100 GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
RA89 HAND EVALUATION
RA88 HOME LAUNDERING
RA49 INSECT RESISTANCE
RA92 INTERACTION OF DYES AND FINISHES
RA50 LIGHTFASTNESS AND WEATHERING
RA80 PRINTING TECHNOLOGY
RA43 PROFESSIONAL TEXTILE CARE
RA103 SPECTROSCOPIC TECHNOLOGIES
RA56 STAIN RESISTANCE
RA32 STATIC ELECTRICITY
RA102 STATISTICS ADVISORY
RA112 THERMAL REGULATION
RA106 UV PROTECTIVE TEXTILES
RA63 WATER RESISTANCE, ABSORBENCY AND WETTING
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