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Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) Between AATCC And Sri Lankan National Standards

Published: April 29, 2023

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was recently signed by Siddhika G. Senaratne, Director General of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI), and Executive Vice President Diana Wyman of the AATCC. The MOU permits Sri Lanka to adopt the test techniques and methods used by the AATCC as national standards. The SLSI employees also joined the AATCC and other committees. The new alliance will enable both parties to “increase their support for the needs of the people of Sri Lanka, continue the growth of Sri Lanka’s economy, and assist in the development of Sri Lanka National Standards,” as stated in the MOU.

With all the work that goes into creating AATCC standards, AATCC President John Crocker remarked, “I’m very thrilled to see the interest in adopting them as National Standards in countries outside thethe US.  A precise and repeatable procedure via Precision and Bias studies requires a lot of effort, time, and commitment. I’m glad that the rest of the world is beginning to realise that AATCC does it better than any other organisation in the world.

For the AATCC, this is the second such MOU. ICONTEC and L’Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación (ICONTEC) made a mutual commitment in 2020 to promote “inclusiveness and cooperation, and wish to avoid technical duplication wherever and whenever possible.” This agreement made it possible for AATCC documents to become national standards in Colombia.

The AATCC continues to include and provide services to the international textile sector and is frequently cited as a source of American standards. More than 50 nations are represented among the members. New technologies allow for more convenient participation via virtual channels from anywhere forums and gatherings online.

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