We noticed you’re not on the correct regional site. Switch to our AMERICAS site for the best experience.
  • AS/NZS 4399:2017

    AvailableSuperseded An Available Superseded Standard is one, which has been made available for a period of time although it has been formally superseded by another Standard. Its availability is maintained where it is referenced in legislation/regulations or in other Standards and its use should be restricted to where so referenced. No responsibility is taken by SAI Global as to the ongoing technical validity of such a Standard, the responsibility resting with the referencing authority.
    Add to Watchlist
    This Standard has been added successfully to your Watchlist
    Please visit My Watchlist to see all standards that you are watching.
    Please log in or to add this standard to your Watchlist.
    We could not add this standard to your Watchlist.
    Please retry or contact support for assistance.
    We could not add this standard to your Watchlist.
    Please retry or contact support for assistance.
    You have already added this standard to your Watchlist.
    Visit My Watchlist to view the full list.

    Sun protective clothing - Evaluation and classification

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  07-09-2017

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

    Add to Watchlist

    Add To Cart

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    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.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard sets out procedures for determining the performance of materials and items of clothing that are worn in close proximity to the skin to provide protection against solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). The sun protective capability of materials and clothing is described in terms of their UPF, which is based on an objective, reproducible test conducted on the material. This information is provided to the consumer in the form of a labelling scheme.This Standard applies to all materials and items of clothing seeking to claim a UPF rating. All such clothing needs to be designed in a manner that supports the concept of minimal skin exposure. Thus, this Standard specifies the amount of body surface that an item of clothing needs to cover in order to be allowed to make a UPF claim.This Standard excludes sunglasses, sunscreen products for topical application to human skin, materials for architectural or horticultural use such as shade cloth, and items which offer protection at a distance from the skin such as shade structures. It also does not cover protection from UVR from sources other than the sun. Thus, any reference made to UVR in this Standard refers exclusively to solar UVR.NOTES: 1 Requirements for sunscreens are specified in AS/NZS 2604.2 Requirements for sunglasses are given in AS 1067 (series).3 Requirements for shade cloth are given in AS 4174.4 Products such as umbrellas and shade structures which are not in close proximity to the skin will provide a lesser degree of protection than would be indicated by the rating of the material from which the product is made, because of the amount of scattered radiation that could enter from around the edges of the product. The amount of this radiation will vary with the area of the product, and the distance of the product from the body. This Standard is therefore not appropriate for evaluating such items.

    General Product Information - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Committee TX-021
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status AvailableSuperseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS/NZS 4399:1996.Second edition 2017. First published as AS/NZS 4399:1996. Second edition 2017.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    ASTM D 6603 : 2012-02 GUIDE FOR LABELING OF UV-PROTECTIVE TEXTILES
    AS 1067.2:2016 Eye and face protection - Sunglasses and fashion spectacles Test methods (ISO 12311:2013, MOD)
    AS 4174-1994 Synthetic shadecloth
    AS 1067.1:2016 Eye and face protection - Sunglasses and fashion spectacles Requirements
    AS/NZS 2604:2012 Sunscreen products - Evaluation and classification
    • Access your standards online with a subscription

      Features

      • Simple online access to standards, technical information and regulations
      • Critical updates of standards and customisable alerts and notifications
      • Multi - user online standards collection: secure, flexibile and cost effective
Need help?
Call us on 131 242, then click here to start a Screen Sharing session
so we can help right away! Learn more