What does "UV protection" mean?
This method is used to determine the UV protection factor of a textile, which protects the human skin from harmful UV radiation. The calculated UPF (UV protection factor) is used as a multiplier for the skin's self-protection time and indicates how long you can effectively stay in the sun with the fabric without damaging the skin. In cases of non-compliance, the possibility of developing skin cancer cannot be ruled out. Skin cancer is the second most common occupational disease and should not be underestimated. UV protection levels of 2 (low protection) to 80 (high protection) can be achieved.
Why use the UV Standard 801 from Hohenstein?
The primary aim at uvex: "protecting people". Many factors, such as stretching during wear, sweat or mechanical stress, can severely impair UV protection and may be dangerous for the wearer. In tests, the solar spectrum in Australia in high summer is simulated in order to reflect the worst-case scenario.
The Hohenstein certificate in the Protect 80 category applies to the following products:
88308, 88309, 88265, 88266, 88268, 88267, 88269, 88270
The Hohenstein certificate in the Protect 20 category applies to the following products:
88279, 88280, 88277, 88278