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AATCC announces 2020 Sustainability Special Issue

EcoNote | August 17, 2020 | By:

The AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR),AATCC’s flagship peer-reviewed textile science journal, is now in its seventh year of publication. In addition to AJOR’s regular bimonthly issues, available to members and subscribers, AATCC publishes occasional AJOR Special Issues on topics of importance to the textile industry, which are free and available to all. 

The new 2020 Special Issue One of AJOR, covering sustainability issues in textile science, is now available for free on IngentaConnect. 

Introduced and organized by Karen Leonas, professor of Textile Sciences, in the department of Textiles and Apparel, Technology and Management at the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, it includes articles on four critical issues affecting our diverse industry. These include: 

  • A review of the waste cotton supply chain, including non-traditional textile products, with different end-of-use options
  • The characterization of the biodegradation of reactive dyes using high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS)
  • A comparison of the loss of fiber fragments (microfibers) from fabrics with varying amounts of virgin and recycled cotton and polyester during accelerated laundering 
  • An exploration of replacing sodium hydrosulfite in the indigo dyeing of cotton with an alkaline catalase and iron (II) sulfate reduction system.

AJOR’s scope includes papers from advanced materials, fiber and polymer sciences, textile and polymer chemistry, color science, textile and apparel design, nanotechnology, sustainable materials and processes, and biomedical materials. AATCC members and subscribers enjoy access to all AJOR content. For more information on accessing and submitting manuscripts to AJOR, please visit

AATCC is a not-for-profit association serving textile professionals headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C. It provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries. 

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