Textile UV Testing Services
UV Transmittance Testing
Standards: AATCC 183
Calculates UPF, UV transmitted, and UV blocked
Price per fabric construction per color
Each fabric/color - $50
Simulated Use Exposure
Standards: ASTM D6544
Simulate treatment over 2 years of normal wash and wear
Laundering (40 times) AATCC 135
Exposure to UV (100 fading units) AATCC 16E
Exposure to Chlorinated water ( for swimsuit fabrics only) extra charge
1st and 2nd fabric $600 each
3rd or more fabrics that can be laundered together at one time - $400 each
These tests would be run one each construction/color once. Unless changes were made in fabric or finishing they would only need to be routinely lot tested for UV transmittance for annual re-certification.
Certification - UV BLOCK
Fabrics must have been tested according to AATCC 183 - Initial (or one wash) and after D6544. Sample of initial fabric and fabric after D6544 must be submitted along with fabric construction/lot numbers/fabric code numbers for each. Labeling of products must follow ASTM D6603 guidelines.
Each fabric-construction/color - $250 each/year.
For fabrics tested by International UV Testing for ASTM D6603, ASTM D6544 and AATCC 183, a $50 credit would be applied to certification cost.
Labels will be made available near cost.