American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) research committee has released the updated standards and test methods.
The data is released twice a year: in the AATCC Technical Manual in January and in the Mid-Year Supplement in June.
The latest supplement includes a total of 11 approved standards of 9 revised test methods, 1 editorially revised test method and 1 revised monograph.
The documents are available as only downloadable PDFs for 2020.
All of these standards released and documented have been approved by the responsible research committee and Technical Committee on Research (TCR). Following AATCC test methods and procedures have been revised.
AATCC TM16.3-2020 Test Method for Colorfastness to Light: Xenon-Arc is revised to update Options 1, 2 and 3 flow charts.
AATCC TM26-2020 Test Method for Ageing of Sulfur-Dyed Textiles: Accelerated is revised to clarify and align with prescribed AATCC style guidelines.
AATCC TM94-2020 Test Method for Finishes in Textiles: Identification is revised to update the spectra, edit the text in existing sections and to add new sections for clarity.
AATCC TM97-2020 Test Method for Extractable Content of Textiles is revised to clarify safety requirements.
AATCC TM112-2020 Test Method for Formaldehyde Release from Fabric, Determination of Sealed Jar Method is revised to update multiple sections for clarity and alignment to style guidelines.
AATCC TM133-2020 Test Method for Colorfastness to Heat: Hot Pressing is revised to align with prescribed AATCC style guidelines.
AATCC TM169-2020 Test Method for Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure is 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 is revised to add references to verification fabric and UPF compilation, and to align format with AATCC style guidelines.
AATCC TM195-2017(e3) Test Method for Extractable Content of Textiles is editorially revised to reference LP1 and LP2 instead of M6 which has been removed.
AATCC TM206-2020 Test Method for Free and Hydrolyzed Formaldehyde: Water Extraction is revised to update multiple sections for clarity.
AATCC M12-2020 Style Guide for Test Methods and Procedures is revised to include Designation and History sections, along with various updates and clarifications.