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UV Penetration & Protection Test System TF131

4.67 (6 reviews)

UV Penetration & Protection Test System TF131, or Fabric Anti-UV Tester, is used for testing the UV protection properties of textiles. Fabric samples are measured in a double-beam spectrophotometer with an integrated sphere. UV Penetration & Protection Test System complies with a series of fabric UV protection test standards, such as AATCC 183, BS 7914, AS/NZS 4399, etc. Fabric UV Test is more and more popular in the textile industry.



Application of UV Penetration & Protection Test System TF131

UV Penetration & Protection Tester TF131 can directly measure the textile UV protection coefficient UPF.

Measurable parameters: ultraviolet A band transmittance ratio: T (UVA), ultraviolet B band transmittance ratio: T (UVB), UV protection coefficient: UPF

UV Penetration & Protection Test System  TF131 Measures the fabric samples in a double-beam spectrophotometer with an integrated sphere. Scan the sample in the UVA and UVB regions of the spectrum, and the detector inside the integrating sphere will effectively collect the transmitted radiation. The software calculates UV penetration factors and sun protection factors from the scan data. It runs on a PC under Microsoft Windows and controls the spectrophotometer, automates the measurement process, and generates a printed report. PC and printer is optional order.

Features of UV Penetration & Protection Test System TF131

Built-in integrating sphere spectrophotometer, wavelength automatic scanning, (can measure all UV bands) wide test range, high test accuracy.

UV photoelectric sensors can measure fluorescent specimens.

This fabric UV protection tester is applicable to a wide range of international standards.

Specification of UV Penetration & Protection Test System TF131

•Measuring range:

•Through rate: 0-100% ± 0.01% UPF: 0-50+

•Wavelength range: 280 ~ 400nm ± 0.5 nm

•Wavelength repeatability: 0.25 nm

•Data interval: 2nm, 5nm (adjustable)

•Slit width:

•Optic system: 0 / d

•Light diameter of sample: 10mm


25 kg

Power/Air Source

220/110 V 50/60 Hz 100 W


Length: 290 mm Width: 540 mm Height: 380 mm


AATCC 183GB/T 18830AS/NZS 4399

Test Procedure

Principle: Radiate the specimen with monochromatic UV rays or multicolored UV rays, collect the total spectral transmission rays, determine the total spectral transmission ratio and calculate the UV protection factor UPF value of the specimen.

1 Select a suitable specimen according to the standard and conditioning as required.
2 Place the specimen in front of the entrance to the integrating sphere, with the fabric side facing away from the skin towards the UV light source.
3 For instruments where the monochrome is placed in front of the specimen, apply a UV transmission filter and check its validity.
4 Record the transmission ratio between 290 ~ 400 nm, at least once every 5 nm.
5 Calculate UVA, UVB, and UPF according to the formulae given in the standard.



More information:

Clothing is an important barrier against ultraviolet radiation, however, the UV protection, or coverage rate of ordinary clothing is generally at 50%, which does not meet the requirements of human safety protection, so the development of specialized anti-UV textile products, followed by its detection, has become a concern for the industry. So, Fabric UV protection-related testing will have a huge development space in the future.

Welcome to TESTEX – a professional textile testing instrument supplier – The UV Penetration & Protection Test System is on sale, contact us to get a detailed price quote for a fabric UV tester.

6 reviews for UV Penetration & Protection Test System TF131

  1. Elizabeth Jean

    Easy and fast results! Best value for the money

  2. [email protected]

    Better Than Advertised. Can’t ask for more.

  3. Melissa Bryan

    Received today.The machine in good condition.

  4. Henry

    Super! Thanks!

    • testextextile

      Thank you for your support. Look forward to your next visit.

  5. Gilbert Hal

    All ok, recomend seller.

    • testextextile

      Thank you for your support. Look forward to your next visit.

  6. Olivia Juliet

    Everything is fine! thank you came quickly, did not cause any problems, Start too. I think everything is OK.

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Standard for UV Penetration & Protection Test of Textiles

Because of the different geographical locations of various countries, at present there is no uniform standard for the UV detection of textiles in the world. The main testing standards include the EU standard PREN13758, the Australian / New Zealand standard AS/ NZS4399, the American standard AATCC 183, the British standard BS7914 and the Chinese standard GBP / T18830. The UV protection test provides UV light wavelength of 280nm~400nm through a stable UV light source, after illuminating samples by the UV light, it will collect the total spectral projection rays, determine the total spectral projection ratio, and calculate the UV transmittance or the UPF value of the sample.

Interpretation of Specialized Terminology

UPF, is the abbreviation of Ultraviolet Protection Factor, it refers to "the ratio of the average ultraviolet radiation calculated when the skin is unprotected and has fabric protection". The higher the UPF value, the better the UV - proof performance. Only when the UPF value is greater than 40 , and the transmittance of UVA is less than 5 % , it can be referred to as the UV - proof product , and when the UPF value is greater than 50 , the influence on the human body is negligible .

Ultraviolet is the electromagnetic wave of wavelength from 200nm to 400nm. The wavelength from 320nm to 400nm region is called UVA, it can penetrate into the deep of the skin, make the skin black, damage the skin elastic fiber, and then appear fold and relaxation. The wavelength from 280nm to 320nm region is called the UVB, which has less radiation than the UVA, but it easily tends to dilate subcutaneous blood vessels, leading to skin erythema and skin freckles, and even causes skin aging and skin cancer when irradiated by UVB for a long time.

UV Penetration & Protection Test System

The anti-ultraviolet testing instrument is also called: fabric sunscreen index tester, anti-ultraviolet performance tester, anti-ultraviolet transmittance tester, anti-ultraviolet radiation tester, and UV penetration & protection test system. Whether the textile is sunscreen or not, we need to test the UV protection coefficient of textiles(UPF value) by the UV penetration & protection tester.

The UV penetration & protection test system developed by our company meets various test standards, can support PC control, and operate automatically. It is an ideal choice for you to test the sunscreen index of textiles.

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