Associations & Partnerships

Leadership through Global Partnering and Collaboration

Maintaining Important Relationships

SDL Atlas maintains long-standing relationships with the world’s leading standards organizations and holds leadership positions in a number of important standards committees. This ensures that our products meet the exacting standards of the industry and that we are able to incorporate the latest standards requirements into all of our new product developments.


Through ongoing relationships with research institutions, universities, organizations, and partners throughout the global textile industry, SDL Atlas has become a leader in the manufacture, supply and service of textile testing and laboratory instruments and test materials. 

These partnerships serve to further our goal of developing and delivering innovative products and services so that our customers can be confident their testing needs will be reliably met.

American Association of Textile Chemist and Colorists (AATCC)

AATCC provides test method development, quality control materials, education, and professional networking for a global audience.

American Society of the International Association for Testing Materials (ASTM International)

An international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.


The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers or AHAM represents the manufacturers of household appliances and products/services associated with household appliances sold in the United States

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 162 national standards bodies that brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

British Standards Institution (BSI)

The national standards body of the United Kingdom

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)

An international forum for the world's textile industries, dedicated to keeping the world-wide membership constantly informed through surveys, studies and publications, participating in the evolution of the industry's value chain and through the organization of annual conferences as well as publishing considered opinions on future trends and international developments.

Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC)

The standards organization authorized by the State Council of China to exercise administrative responsibilities by undertaking unified management, supervision and overall coordination of standardization work in China. GB standards are the basis for the product testing which products must undergo during the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) certification.

Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC)

The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide.

The European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (edana)

EDANA is the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries.

British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA)

The British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA) is a not-for-profit organization to help UK companies improve their export performance. It is highly regarded internationally for its work in linking textile producers with world-beating UK technology companies.

The Textile Institute

The mission of The Textile Institute is to promote professionalism in all areas associated with the textile industries worldwide. It is an association of men and women throughout the world which unites those with an interest in textiles

Bureau International pour la Standardisation des Fibres Artificielles (BISFA)

BISFA establishes the terminology of man-made fibres to improve continually company, customer and consumer communication. BISFA provides technical rules for man-made fibres and yarns and terms of delivery which have to be met.

United States Department of Agriculture Research Service (ARS)

U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.