SUN PROTECTIVE LABELING
We want to lessen any confusion about what is printed on the labels of the different kinds of Sun Protective products that you encounter. At InnoVision Headwear Inc., we know that reading labels is an integral part of your decision to buy products that help you protect you and your loved ones from the harmful rays of the sun. There are two different kinds of ratings you may find on labels:
|SPF; For Sunscreen|
|Stands for Sun Protection Factor|
|Used for lotions and similar products that can be applied topically|
|Should include protection against a broad spectrum of sunlight (UVA and UVB rays)|
|The higher the SPF, the more protection a sunscreen offers against sunburn
|Water resistant sunscreens should indicate how long sunscreen retains its protection in water for 40 or 80 minutes|
|UPF; For Textiles|
|Stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor|
|Used for fabrics and clothing
|Includes protection against a broad spectrum of sunlight (UVA and UVB rays)|
|The higher the UPF, the more protection a piece of clothing offers against ultraviolet rays. Coppertone® UV Headwear has achieved the highest UPF rating possible|
|The weave, color, weight, stretch, and wetness of a fabric can affect UV protection levels|
UV protective textile standards vary depending on what country you are in, so be knowledgeable when purchasing sun protective clothing such as hats, while you are abroad.
Coppertone® UV Headwear uses and adheres to ASTM International's UPF rating. ASTM International (ASTM), known until 2001 as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM provides a uniform system of labeling on UV protective textiles that informs consumers about the amount of UV protection provided. The Coppertone® UPF 50+ rating is the highest rating that the ASTM offers in this standards category.