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AATCC offers blotting paper for use with PPE testing

July 7th, 2020 / By: / COVID-19, News

With the rise in production and testing of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), access to correct testing apparatus and materials is critical. AATCC announced in a recent press release that the organization now offers a one-stop shop for impact penetration testing needs, including Blotting paper suitable for AAMI PB70 classification testing.

AAMI PB70 Level 1-3 certification and testing requires using AATCC TM42, Test Method for Water Resistance: Impact Penetration along with a Blotting Paper that matches the paper specifications included in the AAMI PB70 standard. 

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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the AATCC TM42, Test Method for Water Resistance: Impact Penetration test method is currently available for download at no cost.

Other AATCC COVID-19 resources are available from the COVID-19 page on our website.


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About AATCC: Founded as the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Association continues to evolve to meet the needs of those in the ever-changing textile, apparel, and materials industries. AATCC has served textile professionals since 1921. Today, the Association provides test method development, quality control materials, education, and professional networking for a global audience.