AATCC launches new Testing Resource List

March 18th, 2020

A new benefit is available for AATCC corporate members and users of AATCC standards. The organization has introduced the Testing Resource List, a free addition to the AATCC Buyer’s Guide, according to a news release from the organization.  The Testing Resource List is intended to connect users with corporate member suppliers. Lab managers can be […]

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2020 AATCC Technical Manual released

March 2nd, 2020

The 2020 volume of the AATCC Technical Manual is now available and includes new test methods for pH and alkali in wet-processed textiles and for electrical resistance in relation to exposure conditions, and a new evaluation procedure for electrical resistance of electronically integrated textiles.  The organization reports that 29 revised test methods appear in the manual as […]

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Making protective apparel safer

December 16th, 2019

New standard reduces exposure gaps to multiple hazards by Glenna B. Musante Improving safety apparel for workers operating in hazardous situations is a constant effort by the textile industry, but a task not always easily accomplished. Hazardous materials professionals can be exposed to any number of chemical, biological and flammable materials in the same environment, […]

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Global standards for e-textiles

July 29th, 2019

The European market is influencing open international standards development through IPC. by Chris Jorgensen Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have demonstrated three classes of textile sensors exploiting resistive, piezoresistive, and capacitive properties of various textile structures enabled by machine knitting with conductive yarn. The knit sensors are made with commercially available yarn. Photo: Daniel […]

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GOTS hosts U.S. textile industry roundtable

March 15th, 2018

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) hosted a roundtable for the textile industry in Charleston, S.C., in March, headlined “Making a Business Case for GOTS Certification.“ The event attracted brands, trade associations, textile manufacturers, organic certification agencies and organic cotton farmers. They heard and discussed presentations on topics ranging from general 2017 GOTS progress—particularly in […]

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