AATCC Announces New Book on Textile Coloration
AATCC announces the release of a new commercially available book entitled, Textile Coloration for the Retail Supply Chain, co-authored by J. Richard Aspland and Ann C. Laidlaw.
Dr. Peter Hauser, professor and interim head of the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science Department at North Carolina State University, recently reviewed the book. His comments were that the “Two distinguished color scientists (Aspland and Laidlaw) have collaborated in producing a volume that has fulfilled a long needed requirement—a comprehensive account of textile coloration that addresses the needs of both scientists and nonscientists.”
The book is divided into multiple sections, for easy reference: A discussion of textile coloration designed for a non-technical audience; A glossary of textile terminology; A technical supplement for the more technically oriented reader; An appendix that summarizes in a single table the advantages and disadvantages of colorant-fiber combinations.
Hauser summarizes his review by stating that “all textile professionals, be they in retail, marketing, design, product development, or manufacturing, will find Textile Coloration for the Retail Supply Chain a very useful addition to their library.”
About J. Richard Aspland: An AATCC member since 1971, Dr. Aspland is professor emeritus at Clemson University, and has published numerous books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed papers on color, dyeing, and textile chemistry. He is the 2013 recipient of the AATCC Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in the field of textile chemistry, and the AATCC Harold C. Chapin Award for service to AATCC in 1999. In 2005, he received the AATCC William J. Weaver Paper of the Year Award for his contributions to textile science literature.
About Ann Campbell Laidlaw: A member of AATCC since 1979, Laidlaw is the 2011 recipient of the AATCC Harold C, Chapin Award for service to AATCC. She has served with honor and distinction in the research, education, and outreach functions of AATCC. A world-renowned color scientist, Laidlaw is owner of ACL Color Consulting LLC and is affiliated with RoLyn Group Color Consulting.
About AATCC: 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, N.C., USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 60 countries throughout the world.
The book can be ordered online by clicking at the first link below.