AATCC Committees Address New Research and Technology in Textile Testing

AATCC Committees Address New Research and Technology in Textile Testing

RTP, NC, April 28, 2020 – AATCC research committee meetings are the ideal opportunity learn about new projects and share your perspective. As always, meetings are free and open to all. More than 30 committees address technology and standards for all aspects of the global textile industry. Many of the current projects are focused on increasing sustainability and circularity.

  • RA100 will review its recently-published standard for “microfiber” fragment shedding in laundering.
  • RA61 Chair Renuka Dhandapani says the Appearance Retention committee is forming a task group to consider energy-efficient alternatives to fluorescent light sources.
  • Miranda Klaas, chair of RA59 Fibrous Test Materials, will continue discussion of challenges in pilling evaluation and introduce a monograph on selection and use of multifiber fabrics.
  • RA56 Chair Suzanne Holmes is looking for input on proposed methods for evaluating stain resistance to household soils.
  • John Crocker and Shawn Meeks, the officers of RA33 on Atmospheric Contaminants, are leading efforts to align test methods and implement control materials for AATCC TM23 and TM164.
  • More projects are listed at the bottom of the page at
  • Your ideas are welcome! Bring suggestions to the meetings or contact officers in advance to get on the agenda.
AATCC Spring 2022 Research Committee Meetings
Note: All meetings are virtual; times indicated are Eastern Daylight Time.
Note: Additional committee meetings will be co-located with ASTM D13 meetings June 12-15 in Seattle, WA, USA.
Tuesday May 10
8:45 – 9:25am RA32 Static Electricity RA45 Finish Analysis
9:30 – 10:10am RA113 Emerging Issues RA38 Colorfastness to Crocking
10:15 – 10:55am RA88 Home Laundering RA49 Insect Resistance RA43 Professional Textile Care
11:00 – 11:40am RA56 Stain Resistance RA24 Fiber Analysis RA109 Flammability
1:15 – 1:55pm RA100 Global Sustainability RA31 Antimicrobial Activity RA33 Colorfastness to Atmospheric
2:00 – 2:40pm RA100 Global Sustainability (continued) RA87 Applied Dyeing and Dyes RA59 Fibrous Test Materials
2:45 – 3:25pm RA60 Colorfastness to Washing RA103 Spectroscopic Technologies
3:30 – 4:10pm RA34 Preparation RA112 Thermal Analysis
5:30 – 8:00pm C2 Executive Committee on Research*
Wednesday May 11
8:45 – 9:25am RA63 Water Resistance RA75 Evaluation For End Use
RA23 Colorfastness to Water
9:30 – 10:10am RA114 Moisture Management RA89 Hand Evaluation RA61 Appearance Retention
10:15 -10:55am RA42 Dimensional Changes RA80 Printing Technology RA36 Color Measurement
11:00 – 11:40am RA50 Lightfastness & Weathering RA104 Garment Wet Processing
1:00 – 2:25pm Rising Professionals Interest Group Materials Interest Group
2:30 – 3:55pm Chemical Applications Interest Group
4:00 – 5:25pm Concept 2 Consumer Interest Group
5:30 – 6:30pm C3 Technical Committee on Research
6:30 – 6:45pm C2 Executive Committee on Research*
Thursday May 12
9:00am- 12:00pm C1 Board of Directors*
* Closed meeting (committee members will receive invitation by email)

Interest Groups

AATCC interest groups will host speakers on Wednesday, May 11.

  • Chemical Applications: Optimizing Finishing Productivity & Quality, Ben Triplett & Scott Bowers, Texpro
  • Concept2Consumer: Resurrecting Fashion—Digitalization and the Path Forward, Keith Hoover, Black Swan Textiles
  • Materials: Digital Material Physics for 3D Design, Jan Beringer, Hohenstein
  • Rising Professionals: to be announced

The newest interest group for Rising Professionals will meet for the first time in May. The group is not just for recent graduates, but for anyone who can use help navigating career development and leadership opportunities in the textile industry.

ASTM Co-Location

A few of the active AATCC committees will not meet in May. Instead, they will meet alongside related ASTM D13 subcommittees at the ASTM June Committee Week. You can join these meetings in person or remotely. Committee leaders look forward to increased productivity by having all the experts in the same place and reducing overlapping agenda items. The groups will co-locate again in the Fall as part of AATCC’s committee meeting week.


AATCC/ASTM D13 Spring 2022 Co-Located Meetings
Note: All meetings are hybrid (in-person and virtual); times indicated are Pacific Daylight Time.
Note: Register for in-person or remote meetings at
Monday, June 13 AATCC ASTM
8:00am – 4:00pm RA57 Floor Covering D13.21 Pile Floor Coverings
8:00 – 9:30am C2-S1 International Test Methods D13.99 Coordination Committee for ISO & Foreign Textile Standards
8:30 – 10:30am RA106 UV Protective Textiles D13.65 UV Protective Fabrics and Clothing
10:00-11:00am C2-S4 Joint AATCC/ASTM D13 D13.96.01 ASTM/AATCC Liaison Task Group
10:30am – 1:30pm RA111 Electronically-Integrated Textiles D13.50 Smart Textiles
Tuesday, June 14
8:00am – 3:00pm RA109 Flammability D13.52 Flammability


Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend these meetings and make an impact on the textile industry! You can get more information and register at

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