UV PROTECTION OF TEXTILES


Öner E. , Yılmaz Şahinbaşkan B. , Varış E., Kayan S., Akova K.

5th International İstanbul Textile Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 19 - 21 May 2005, pp.1-6

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6

Abstract

Because of the adverse effect of Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) on human health, the demand for the garments having UV protection property is very much increased recently. In this work, a commercial UV absorber, namely Tinofast CEL (Ciba) was applied at different amounts during the reactive dyeing process, and then, the extent of UV protection property of the fabrics was investigated. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) values of the fabrics were calculated in accordance with the AS/NZS 4399:1996 standard, using the transmittance values of the fabrics from 290 nm to 400 nm wavelength range. Washing fastness tests were also carried out with the treated fabrics in accordance with the ISO 105-C06:1987 standard in order to investigate the fastness of the UV protection against washing.