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AATCC announces changes in test methods & procedures

Dec 22, 2020
AATCC announces changes in test methods & procedures

The AATCC has announced changes in the 2021 AATCC International Manual of Test Methods and procedures. AATCC is an international standards organisation, which is headquartered in the US. AATCC standards are developed, specified, and performed around the world. AATCC’s global representation will be reflected in the name of the standards manual.

Effective with the 2021 publication, volume 96, the former AATCC Technical Manual has been renamed as the AATCC International Manual of Test Methods and Procedures. The AATCC International Manual of Test Methods and Procedures includes 14 revised, 3 editorially revised, 13 reaffirmed, and 1 new standard since publication of the 2020 volume 95 of the AATCC Technical Manual. In accordance with AATCC M13, Rules of Procedure for AATCC Test Method and Technology Committees, all technical changes are unanimously approved by the responsible research committee and the Technical Committee on Research (TCR) before publication, according to a press release by AATCC.

The AATCCTM16.3-2020, Test Method for Colorfastness to Light: Xenon-Arc has been revised to update options 1, 2, & 3 flow charts. AATCC TM20A-2020, Test Method for Colorfastness to Burnt Gas Fumes has been revised for clarity and to update Tables I and II. AATCC TM23-2015e (2020), Test Method for Fiber Analysis: Quantitative has been reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines AATCC TM26-2020, Test Method for Ageing of Sulfur-Dyed Textiles: Accelerated has been revised to clarify and align with prescribed AATCC style guidelines.

AATCC TM61-2013e(2020),Test Method for Colorfastness to Laundering: Accelerated has been reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines. AATCC TM70-2015e2(2020),Test Method for Water Repellency: Tumble Jar Dynamic Absorption has been reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.

AATCC TM94-2020, Test Method for Finishes in Textiles: Identification has been revised to update the spectra, revise the text in existing sections and to add new sections for clarity. The AATCC TM97-2020, Test Method for Extractable Content of Textiles has been revised to clarify safety requirements. AATCC TM112-2020, Test Method for Formaldehyde Release from Fabric, Determination of: Sealed Jar Method has been revised multiple sections for clarity.

AATCC TM118-2020, Test Method for Oil Repellency: Hydrocarbon Resistance Test has been revised several sections for clarity and to align format with AATCC style guidelines AATCC TM125-2013e2(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Perspiration and Light has been reaffirmed with updated designation and history; aligned to AATCC style guidelines

AATCC TM133-2020, Test Method for Colorfastness to Heat: Hot Pressing has been revised to align with prescribed AATCC style guidelines. AATCC TM157-2016(2017)e2, Test Method for Colorfastness to Solvent Spotting: Perchloroethylene has been rditorially revised to transfer Jurisdiction from RA92 to RA87 and to align History to AATCC style guidelines.

AATCC TM163-2013e(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Storage: Dye Transfer has been reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.

AATCC TM164-2015e(2020), Test Method for Colorfastness to Oxides of Nitrogen in the Atmosphere under High Humidities reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines. AATCC TM169-2020, Test Method for Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure has revised to add references standards, added Appendix B, and various editorial changes.

AATCC TM183-2020, Test Method for Transmittance or Blocking of Erythemally Weighted Ultraviolet Radiation through Fabrics has revised to add references to verification fabric and UPF compilation, and to align format with AATCC style guidelines. AATCC TM184-1998e2(2020), Test Method for Dusting Behavior of Dyes has reaffirmed with updated designation and history aligned to AATCC style guidelines.

The New Title for AATCC Technical Manual is AATCC Manual of International Test Methods and Procedures. The RA61, Appearance Retention Test Methods has revised scope. RA92, Interaction of Dyes and Finishes Test Methods has announced decommission of committee. All standards are moved under jurisdiction of RA87, Applied Dyeing and Characterisation of Dyes Test Methods. RA112, Thermal Analysis Test Methods has revised committee title to better represent scope and developing standards. RA113, Emerging Issues Test Methods.