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Firms line up for compliance with UV Standard 801 for shade textiles
Jun '08
The members of the International Test Association for Applied UV Protection have, with immediate effect, decided on a number of changes connected with the testing and tcertification of textiles under UV Standard 801, and have also accepted a new institute into the Test Association.

More and more companies are having the UV protection factor (UPF) of clothing or shade textiles calculated for compliance with UV Standard 801 by one of the authorised international test institutes.

By significantly cutting the charges for producing the certificate that is needed for the label and the other customised labelling documentation, the institutes would now like to promote product labelling still further and so raise the level of awareness among consumers.

Furthermore, in future a new label will inform retailers and consumers about the UPF of shade textiles such as blinds and sunshades.

The label supplements the original marking for UV Standard 801, which has been used since 1998 to indicate the UPF rating calculated in accordance with UV Standard 801, mainly on clothing.

The UV protection factor of a product is greatly influenced by its colour. In general, the lighter the colour, the lower the UPF of a textile.

Consequently, from now on, preliminary screening will be carried out on shade textiles, in order to identify the colour version of the product which has the lowest UPF after fading due to sunlight.

The complete test programme is then carried out on that colour, so that the UPF label is guaranteed to reflect the worst case scenario, in accordance with UV Standard 801.

If the customer would like graded statements of the UPF of an article in different colours, further certificates can be issued for a considerably reduced charge.

The experts at the test institutes use the screening results to identify the test samples they require, thereby significantly reducing the amount of testing and the costs for the customer.

Hohenstein GmbH & Co KG

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