AATCC Launches 2020 Proficiency Testing Programs

Labs may now register online for the new and improved 2020 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP).
Improvements include a new Moisture Management Proficiency Program and upgrades to current programs. The 2020 PTPs offer exciting opportunities to ensure the textile testing capabilities of laboratories.
New features for 2020 include introducing the moisture management proficiency test (limited round) and featuring fabrics for labs to perform moisture management test methods covering wicking, drying rate and comfort:
AATCC TM197, Vertical Wicking of Textiles
AATCC TM198, Horizontal Wicking of Textiles
AATCC TM199, Drying Time of Textiles: Moisture Analyzer Method
AATCC TM200, Drying Rate of Textiles at their Absorbent Capacity: Air Flow Method
AATCC TM201, Drying Rate of Fabrics: Heated Plate Method
AATCC TM204, Water Vapor Transmission of Textiles

New and Improved Color Evaluation PTP
New and Improved Repellency and Resistance PTP
New and Improved Antibacterial Testing PTP (half year only)
Introducing New and Improved Appearance PTP

The Colorfastness PTP is also new and improved with alternating test methods added for each round.
The Fiber PTP includes fabrics which are shipped blind for identification and analysis.
For a list of full details, including registration deadlines, pricing and test methods for each round, visit: https://www.aatcc.org/test/proficiency/
Online registration for the 2020 AATCC Proficiency Testing Program at https://www.aatcc.org/test/proficiency/#register. For support, contact ptp@aatcc.org.
Labs performing AATCC Test Methods and Evaluation Procedures can benefit from proficiency testing. The AATCC Technical Department works with experts from the AATCC Research Committees to develop and source fabrics which incorporate fiber blends, finishes, and technologies that provide challenges for textile testing labs. Results are submitted by each lab, and a statistical report is distributed. Whether operating an in-house lab or a commercial textile testing lab, interlaboratory testing helps to improve the accuracy of results.
The AATCC Proficiency Program now covers seven areas, including antibacterial, appearance, color evaluation, colorfastness, fiber analysis, resistance & repellency and moisture management.