Presentation on theme: "Sun Protective Textiles „BOTANIC SUNPROTECTION“. 08-05-2009 | 2 Why? Because of changes in recreational behavior, dermatologists indicate a considerable."— Presentation transcript:
08-05-2009 | 2 Why? Because of changes in recreational behavior, dermatologists indicate a considerable global increase in the occurance of skin cancer. Recently experts estimate that there are more than 200,000 incidences per annum of skin cancer in Germany alone. In Australia it is reported that 50% of people above the age of 40 are affected to some degree by skin cancer.* Dermatologists warn that particularly children should be protected from long periods of incident solar radiation, e.g. with sun protective textiles. But also sportsmen and people who occupationally have to remain outdoors sun protection is vital. Source: WANC 09.05.06/www.medizin-welt.info
08-05-2009 | 3 Avalanche Workers A team of Austrian Avalanche Workers working on Hohe Munde/Tirol at 2662m/8733ft with TENCEL® SUN/Coolmax® T-shirts.
08-05-2009 | 4 UPF – Ultraviolet Protection Factor UV - PrecautionSun Protection Factor TENCEL® SUNUp to 110 UV-Protective Clothing according to UV Standard 801* 20 - 80 Tight cotton clothing according to UV Standard 801 (> 200g/m) ~ 20 Sunscreen used correctly (SPF)0 - 30 Light cotton clothing according to UV Standard 801 (< 200g/m) ~ 10 Shade under a tree~ 5 - 15 Shade under a sunshade (without especial UV-protection). ~ 5 Source: Hohenstein Institutes
08-05-2009 | 5 UPF Classification System UPF RatingUV ProtectionUV Blocked 15, 20Good Protection93.3% to 95.8% 25, 30, 35Very Good Protection95.9% to 97.4% 40, 45, 50, 50+Excellent Protection>97.5% Source: Australian Radiation Laboratory
08-05-2009 | 6 Textile UV-Protection Sun-protective clothing is any garment that can provide adequate protection from the sun. Generally speaking, clothing must have a UPF value of 15 to 50+ (blocks 93 - 98% of UV radiation), and cover or shade sufficient skin to protect a person from the damaging rays of the sun*. Textiles are predestined for UV-protection. The use of the appropriate textile materials and constructions in particular textiles gives a good protection against intense radiation. For certain textiles UVPs (Ultraviolet Protection Factors) can be reached which are far above those from sun creams. It is not possible to assess the UV permeability of textiles (how much UV-radiation goes through textile materials onto skin) by close examination – the measurement techniques are well defined. *International UV Testing Laboratories
08-05-2009 | 7 Test Methods 3 most common testsCharacteristicsRecommended testing method for: UV Standard 801 Toughest test: Measurement with expanded, wet and used textile. Assumes of highest level of UV-radiation and most sensitive skin type. Acc.to Austr.Solar spectrum Beach apparel Swimwear Childrenswear Workwear / Uniforms, Sportswear Summer apparel Hats, caps and headdress AS/NZS 4399:1996-Austr.- New Zeal. Standard Measurement with unexpanded, dry and unwashed textile. Acc.to Austr.Solar spectrum. Sun protective textiles, garments and other items of personal apparel (such as hats) which are worn in close proximity to the skin. EN 13758-1 (European standard for sun-protective clothing) Measurement with unexpanded, dry and unwashed textile. UV-protective summer clothes
08-05-2009 | 8 Sun protection Factors of knitted fabrics 100% TENCEL® SUN, 160 g/m² Nm 50, Single Jersey 100% TENCEL®, 160 g/m² Nm 50, Single Jersey Sun Protective Textiles - Results
08-05-2009 | 9 UPF-Test „Dry&Wet“ Single jersey´s, weiß, 170g/m²
08-05-2009 | 10 Findings Large effect on the sun protection factor between bright and dull fibers Tightness of the dull fabric has an exponential influence on sun protection factor Tightness of the bright fabric has nearly no influence Large effect on the sun protection factor between white and coloured fabrics Finer yarns (same fabric weight) have better sun protection effect than thicker yarns. Fibrillation and hairiness has quite a big positive effect on the sun protection factor Expanded knitted fabric loses most of the sun protection factor
08-05-2009 | 11 Scope of Applications for TENCEL® SUN and Lenzing Modal® SUN Function focused Performance wear Active sportswear Workwear/Uniforms (AUVA) Apparel for children Headdress Summer and beach apparel TENCEL® SUN blended with e.g. Cocona; Coolmax UPF Function driven Casual wear Apparel for children Headdress Summer and beach apparel 100% Lenzing Modal® SUN or blended with cotton Fashion driven Lifestyle Sport-Lifestyle/ Casual apparel 100% TENCEL® SUN or 100% Lenzing Modal ®SUN
08-05-2009 | 12 Prospective Successful Positioning “Lenzing AG produces a permanent and inherent UVP property on highly hydrophilic cellulosic fibers.” In combination with permanent moisture management, sensitive perception, hygiene and antistatic we can extend our portfolio of properties on existing LAG projects/segments e.g.: Active Sportswear Workwear Sensitive Skin Children´s clothing Shirts
08-05-2009 | 13 Technology Targets Light knitted and woven fabrics with high UV-protection factors. TENCEL® SUN intimately blended with synthetic fibers. 100% TENCEL® SUN or 100% Lenzing Modal® SUN initmately blended with other cellulosic fibers 100% TENCEL® SUN or 100% Lenzing Modal® SUN
08-05-2009 | 15 OutDoor Friedrichshafen (17.07.-20.07.08) Considerable demand for UV-Protection First TENCEL® SUN, Lenzing Modal® SUN appearance with collection from Chillaz. LAG communications support:
08-05-2009 | 16 New Customers KarsuTENCEL® SUN/Pes, TENCEL® SUN MerboyTENCEL® SUN/Pes BostanTENCEL® SUN/Pes FranzoniTENCEL® SUN/Pes FeldkirchTENCEL® SUN/Pes SampaioTENCEL® SUN MerboyLenzing Modal® SUN SamilLenzing Modal® SUN GeronaLenzing Modal® SUN ManufacturasLenzing Modal® SUN
08-05-2009 | 17 Invitation for OutDoor F.H. and OR S-L.C.
08-05-2009 | 18 Invitation for OutDoor F.H. and OR S-L.C.
08-05-2009 | 19 Patent: “Ultraviolet Protective Fabrics Based On Man-Made Cellulosic Fibres”