AATCC Explores Wearable Technology and Static Electricity

AATCC Explores Wearable Technology and Static Electricity

Two new groups will meet to discuss Wearables and Static Electricity as part of AATCC’s fall committee meetings in November. All interested parties can attend the free meetings to share their perspective or learn from industry colleagues

Wearables are scheduled for November 3, 3:15 PM EST. This exploratory meeting will discuss technology and test methods for electronic textiles. More than 50 people have expressed an interest in forming this committee since it was first suggested at the spring meetings in May. If you have expertise to share, questions to ask, or are just curious about what’s coming next, please attend this meeting to help guide the future work of the Wearables group at AATCC’s November committee meetings.

Static Electricity will take place on November 3, 1:45 PM EST. AATCC’s Static Electricity committee has been inactive for several years, but there is new interest in the topic. The committee is currently responsible for Test Method (TM) 76, Electrical Surface Resistivity of Fabrics; TM84, Electrical Resistance of Yarns; and TM115, Electrostatic Clinging of Fabrics: Fabric-to-Metal Test. Initial work may include updating and improving these methods as well as developing new methods to meet evolving industry needs.

A total of about 50 research and administrative committees will meet across the three-day event held November 3-5, 2015 Several meetings include guest speakers; others include discussion of test method development, industry trends, and emerging technology. Attendees are particularly encouraged to attend the Technical Committee on Research (C3) meeting for an overview of technical committee activities.

A networking reception on November 3, 2015 evening is the ideal time to catch up with colleagues or make new contacts. Most of the meetings are held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, USA. For a complete schedule, list of speakers, and other details, visit the AATCC website.

AATCC, the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals, is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 60 countries throughout the world.


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