For her contributions in the field of test method research and development, the AATCC has named Elizabeth A. Eggert as the recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award. She is active on several research committees of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, and has served on some for more than 20 years. She also rewrote several AATCC monographs on home laundering and was instrumental in implementing major changes to related standards. Eggert has been a member of Color Measurement Test Methods, Antimicrobial Activity Test Methods, and Stain Resistance Test Methods committees since 2000. She also joined the Evaluation of Materials & Products for End Use Performance Test Method committee in 2000 and served as chair from 2005-2007. She has been a member of the Colorfastness to Washing Test Methods committee since 2002, and the Electronically Integrated Textiles Test Methods committee since 2016.
Eggert served on the AATCC International Test Methods committee as ISO Spokesperson from 2007-2017. In addition, she was appointed to the Technical Committee on Research (TCR) and served from 2002-2017; she chaired this committee from 2007-2009. She was appointed to the Executive Committee on Research (ECR) in 2004 and chaired this committee from 2010-2012. As chair of ECR, she served on the AATCC Board of Directors and as vice-president on the AATCC Foundation Board of Directors.
The Chapin Award was established in 1958 in honor of Harold C. Chapin, professor of chemistry at Lowell Textile School, who served as national secretary of AATCC for nearly 25 years. The Association will present the Chapin Scroll during the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit Awards Luncheon that will take place in Durham, NC, USA on November 18, 2021.