FABRICS FAQ : acronyms / abbreviations

Weave related acronyms / abbreviations


American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists - Founded in 1921, the AATCC is the world's leading not-for-profit professional association for the textile design, materials, processing and testing industries. AATCC has thousands of individual and corporate members in more than 60 countries. The Association is internationally recognized for its standard methods of testing dyed and chemically treated fibers and fabrics to measure and evaluate such performance characteristics as colorfastness to light and washing, smoothness appearance, soil release, shrinkage, water resistance, and the many other conditions to which textiles may be subjected.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Weave
SOURCE :     www.aatcc.org


Association for Contract Textiles - The Association for Contract Textiles is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1985. ACT is a professional trade group consisting primarily of companies that design, develop, produce and promote textiles for commercial interiors united for support, strength, credibility and common interests.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Green, Weave


American Society for Testing and Materials - A nonprofit organization that provides a voluntary consensus system for developing standards through committees composed of producers, engineers, academics, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders.
SOURCE :     www.astm.org


American Textile Manufacturers Institute - The U.S. textile industry's trade association for the domestic textile industry; activities encompass government relations, international trade, product and administrative services, communications and economic information.
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary


North American Free Trade Agreement - Implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on January 1, 1994. This agreement removes most barriers to trade and investment among the United States, Canada and Mexico.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Weave
SOURCE :     USDA Foreign Agricultural Service


Standard Industrial Classification - Standard Industrial Classification codes indicate the company's type of business. These codes are also used in the Division of Corporation Finance as a basis for assigning review responsibility for the company's filings.
CATEGORY : Fiber, Weave
SOURCE :     US Securities and Exchange Commission


Upholstered Furniture Action Council - The Upholstered Furniture Action Council was founded in 1978 to make upholstered furniture more resistant to ignition from smoldering cigarettes. It is an all-industry, voluntary compliance system designed to increase protection for consumers.
SOURCE :     Upholstered Furniture Action Council