Sun protection certification authority ARPANSA

In the 1970s, Australia had the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. With the goal of protecting public health, the Australian government passed a bill to establish the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to study the harm of radiation to the human body and the impact on the environment, and to formulate the test specification for anti-ultraviolet clothing AS/NZ4399:1996 to ensure the sun protection effect of wearable clothes.

Trustworthy professional testing 

UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) is the unit that formulates the sun protection factor of apparel. As a grading standard for sun protection clothing, UPF uses a professional instrument called "Spectro Radiometer" to scan the test object multiple times to obtain the UVA and UVB penetration rate and convert it to the UPF value of the sun protection factor. UPF is the world's most credible sun protection certification authority, and its research data has also been set as an international standard by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Fabric Test Process

Send the developed UV100 fabric to Australia and undergo the ARPASA test. The test process is as follows:

  • Sample test record - Input the sample cloth into the computer system to create a file and conduct a test
  • Sampling and labeling - Cut more than eight pieces of sample cloth for testing, measure the weight and label it.
  • Repeated testing - Repeat the scan test 6 times to pass the ultraviolet light through all the samples and record all the data.
  • Complete certification - Issue Ultraviolet Protection Factor Report。
  • Verification and Issuing a tag - Verify and issue UPF sun protection certification tags based on the test results.

    UPF Sun Protection Factor Tag

    UV100 will apply to Australia ARPARSA to issue a tag based on the detected value instead of printing the tag by itself. ARPANSA's UPF tag is divided into 9 grades, from UPF15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 50+,

    The higher the factor, the better the sun protection effect.

    Sun Protection Factor Rating Protection grade Protection instructions
    UPF15 or less Non No protection
    UPF 15 ~ 20 Good General protection
    UPF 25 ~ 35 Very Good Good protected
    UPF 40 ~ 50+ Excellent High protection


    Sun Protection Tag Version

    The UPF certification tag is attached with the Serial Number supervised by ARPASA. This Serial Number is an exclusive number, which is the UPF identity certificate of the apparel. The current version includes:


    Certification Test Report

    All color fabrics of each UV100 product will be sent to Australia APARSA for testing, and the UPF Fabric Test Report will be issued.