Determination of the UV Protection Factor UPF

Test method Special features Recommended test method for: Test label
UV STANDARD 801

  • Measurements carried out on stretched, wet textiles which display mechanical wear as a result of use and textile care
    respectively have been ubjected to artificial weathering.

  • Based on maximum UV radiation and the most sensitive skin type.

  • The solar spectrum in Australia at the height of the Australian summer is simulated.
  • Clothing: Bathing wear, beach and swimwear for children, workwear, sportswear, headgear, summer clothing, gardening/outdoor clothing,
    uniforms etc.

  • Shading textiles: Awnings, sunshades, roller blinds, sun sails, UV beach tents etc.





AS/NZS 4399
  • Measurements taken on unstretched, dry textiles when new.

  • The solar spectrum in Australia is simulated during asurements.
EN 13758-1 (2007)
  • Measurements taken on Znstretched, dry textiles when new.

  • The solar spectrum in Albuquerque (New Mexico/USA), which corresponds to that in Southern Europe is simulated during measurements.
AATCC 183 (-2004)
  • Measurements taken on unstretched, dry textiles.

  • The solar spectrum in Albuquerque (New Mexico/USA), which corresponds to that in Southern Europe is simulated during measurements.