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AS/NZS 4399:2017

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Sun protective clothing — Evaluation and classification

This Standard is intended to provide information to the consumer on the relative capability of materials and items of clothing to provide protection against solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). This information is provided to the consumer in the form of a labelling scheme based on an objective, reproducible test method. It is applicable to all materials and clothing items seeking to claim an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating. Sun-protection offered by synthetic shade cloth, sunscreens, sunglasses and eye protectors is the subject of other Standards.
Published: 07/09/2017
Pages: 21
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Table of contents
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope
2 Objective
3 Definitions and abbreviations
4 Body coverage
4.1 General
4.2 Clothing
4.2.1 General
4.2.2 Upper body
4.2.3 Lower body
4.2.4 All in one clothing
4.2.5 Exclusions due to inadequate body coverage
4.3 Sun protective headwear
4.3.1 General
4.3.2 Hat styles acceptable in this Standard
4.3.3 Headwear made from multiple materials
4.3.4 Headwear excluded due to inadequate coverage
4.4 Gloves
4.5 Wraps, blankets and other non-fitted items
4.6 UPF ratings of clothing and accessories
4.7 Women’s one piece swimsuit
5 Classification and labelling
6 Marking
6.1 General
6.2 Sewn labels
6.3 Attached labels
6.4 Labelling for women’s one piece swimsuit
6.4.1 General
6.4.2 Convertible or combination
6.4.3 Attached labels
6.5 Garment-specific information
7 Referenced documents
8 Further reading
Appendix A
A1 Scope
A2 Principle
A3 General
A4 Apparatus
A5 Wavelength scale calibration of spectrophotometer or spectroradiometer
A6 Response checking of spectrophotometer or spectroradiometer
A7 Assessment of the contribution of fluorescence to the spectral transmittance measurement
A7.1 General
A7.2 290 nm–350 nm
A7.3 350 nm–400 nm
A8 Sample preparation
A9 Procedure
A10 Calculation and expression of results
A11 Test report
Appendix B
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DR AS/NZS 4399:2017