The latest volume of the AATCC Technical Manual will be available beginning January 1, 2018. Each year, the manual includes new test methods, revisions and updates of existing methods and evaluation procedures for textiles.
AATCC, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries worldwide There are two new methods and there are 18 revised standards appearing for the first time in the 2018 volume .
AATCC is known worldwide for its test methods and evaluation procedures, particularly those related to chemistry, colourfastness, laundering, moisture management, and water resistance. Each document is reviewed and approved by a committee of industry experts before publication. All are welcome to participate in the committees. Varied perspectives are valued, and every submitted comment is considered in the development or revision of a method. AATCC believes this consensus approach creates the best, most robust test methods to serve a diverse modern textile industry.
The 2018 volume of the AATCC Technical Manual contains all 150+ current AATCC test methods, evaluation procedures, and monographs. The hard- bound black and gold book is a staple reference in many textile laboratories. The PDF version offers the added convenience of a search function and hyperlinks among cross-referenced methods. The newest version of either is critical for meeting current testing requirements and specifications.
The hard-bound 2018 Technical Manual and searchable PDF version will be available from January 1, 2018.