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UV STANDARD 801 - the strictest certification worldwide for textiles with UV protection factor

WHAT IS UV STANDARD 801?

TEST CRITERIA



LABEL



WHICH SKIN TYPE ARE YOU?

BE SUN SMART

REFERENCES & DOWNLOADS

 
 

 
 

Sun is pure power- We just need to learn how to
handle it in the right way

 
 
 
 
 

WHAT IS UV STANDARD 801?

 
 

TESTEX  is a member of the International Testing Association for Applied UV Protection. Since 1997, it has been offering UV protection factor measurements for all types of textiles.

UVSTANDARD801
 
 

Textiles help provide UV protection because they can protect against intense radiation from the sun. UV protection factors way above the strongest sunscreens can be achieved.

For this reason the International Testing Association for Applied UV Protection recommends the measurement of the UV protection factor according to UV STANDARD 801 for all types of clothing and shading textiles.


The UV STANDARD 801 is the worldwide strictest testing and certification system for clothing and shading textiles with UV protection factor. It's well suited for e.g. fabrics, any type of clothing, shoes, awnings, blinds, sunshades, leather and foils that protect us from UV radiation.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

TEST CRITERIA

 
 

Using, wearing, wetting, stretching can all affect the sun protection factor of textiles. UV STANDARD 801 considers them all!

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The UV STANDARD 801 testing criteria for determining the UV protection factor is based on an Extreme Case Scenario:

  • most sensitive skin type of consumer
  • wet and stretched conditions of textiles
  • maximum radiation intensity


Other standards available on the market only test the brand-new textile material in dry and not-stretched conditions and/or consider a lower radiation intensity.
The UV STANDARD 801 is the only standard to offer safe sun protection far beyond the requirements.

More detailed information about all testing methods are available here

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

LABEL

Hangtag UV Standard 801
 
 

Downloads

Notified body 1726
 
 

After determining the UV protection factor, the tested textiles can be tagged during the certificate validity period with the UV STANDARD 801 label for clothing and shading products.

 
Tested products can be optionally provided with a UV STANDARD 801 hang-tag.

 
In order to achieve a high level of consumer protection every hang-tag contains the name of the testing institute as well as the valid UV STANDARD 801 certificate number.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Which skin type are you?

 
 

Not every skin type reacts to sun exposure in the same way! That's why it is extremely important to know our own skin

Hauttyp-tabelle
 
 

Dermatologists distinguish six skin types with different natural self-protection times, although skin types 5 and 6 do not normally tend to experience sunburn.

Especially children's skin which is extremely thin. It develops f
ull protective mechanisms against harmful UV radiation from around the age of 15.


Textile materials such as a long-sleeved T-shirt with a UPF of 20 extends the possible stay in the sun without risking damage to the skin by a factor of 20.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Be Sun Smart

 
 

Sun is important to our health, but at the same time UV rays represent a big stress and risk potential for our skin

 
UV Risk Groups
 
 

Skin reddening already means skin damage which is why it's necessary to protect our skin in the correct way or to avoid long solar irradiation.


Dermatologists worldwide have registered a significant increase of skin cancer incidents. In Europe the highest skin cancer rates are to be found in Switzerland, where approx. 2700 people develop a melanoma each year.
Dermatologists and cancer Associations promote appropriate prevention through clothing and shading textiles.


The following risk groups should pay particular attention to skin protection:

  • children and people with very fair to fair skin types

  • people who work outdoors, e.g. building and street workers, gardeners, pool attendants

  • outdoor sportsmen, e.g. runners, racing cyclists, skiers, beach volley, tennis and football players

 
 
 
 
 

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Corina Bauer
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