ASTM D6603 - 12

    Standard Specification for Labeling of UV-Protective Textiles

    Active Standard ASTM D6603 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.65

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.02


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard describes labeling requirements for textile products intended for the protection of humans from UVA and UVB radiation.

    1.2 This standard is not intended to be used for the labeling of medical-device sun protective fabrics and clothing whose labeling is specified in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Draft Guidance for the Preparation of a Premarket Notification document.

    1.3 The label requirements are in addition to those required by the Care Labeling Rule and fiber content (composition) labeling acts (Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939, and The Textile Fiber Products Identification Act).

    1.4 This document contains terminology to be used in the labeling of UV-protective textiles.

    1.5 Labeling recommended in this specification will be based on UV protection data collected by instrumental methods.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D3938 Guide for Determining or Confirming Care Instructions for Apparel and Other Textile Products

    D6544 Practice for Preparation of Textiles Prior to Ultraviolet (UV) Transmission Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181500(Safety apparel)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6603-12

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