ASTM International, AATCC partner

Collaboration to result in online platform

ASTM InternationalW. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — ASTM International and the American Assn. of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced a collaboration to bring together textiles standards and other offerings in one online platform, Compass.

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The platform will help companies gain access to high-quality tools and resources from both organizations to improve the durability of textiles, ensure quality colors, create in-demand products and more.

The new package includes over 125 AATCC test methods, procedures and monographs in both PDF and HTML formats. It can be expanded to include ASTM International textile offerings, including Section 7 of its "Book of Standards," as well as proficiency testing and training programs. Alternatively, the AATCC package can be added to an existing Compass subscription of textile standards and other documents.

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Subscribers will also have access through PDF and HTML to two AATCC compilations of provisional technical documents:

• "Concept 2 Consumer Technical Supplement: A Compilation of Procedures and Guidelines"
• "Moisture Management Technical Supplement: Applicable to Apparel, Linens and Soft Goods"

Through Compass, AATCC standards now feature:

• ability to add notes and attach pertinent files within each standard
• interaction down to the section level
• bookmarking for easy retrieval
• ability to form project teams related to the standards
• an optional tool (SpecBuilder) to manage internal company specifications
• optional training modules and videos
• optional access to thousands of peer-reviewed papers and books in the ASTM International Digital Library

For more information on the AATCC standards package or the Compass platform, contact or visit AATCC information is available at

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