Two new groups will meet to discuss wearables and static electricity as part of The Association of Textile, Apparel and Materials Professionals’ (AATCC) fall committee meetings in November. All interested parties are invited to attend the free meetings.
Nearly 50 research and administrative committees will meet across the three-day event held Nov. 3–5 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, Durham, N.C. An exploratory meeting will discuss technology and test methods for electronic textiles, a topic suggested at the organization’s spring meetings in May.
AATCC’s Static Electricity Committee has been inactive for several years, but there is new interest in the topic. The committee is currently responsible for Test Method (TM) 76, Electrical Surface Resistivity of Fabrics; TM84, Electrical Resistance of Yarns; and TM115, Electrostatic Clinging of Fabrics: Fabric-to-Metal Test. Initial work may include updating and improving these methods as well as developing new methods to meet evolving industry needs.
Several meetings include guest speakers; others include discussion of test method development, industry trends and emerging technology. Attendees are encouraged to attend the Technical Committee on Research (C3) meeting for an overview of technical committee activities.
To register, visit the AATCC website.