Chemicals for Sun Protection (Apparel & Textiles)
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Wearing clothes helps protect us from the sun, but sometimes the fabric needs a bit more.  Chemicals can now be added to improve the overall UV protection of less protective fabrics.

  Ciba Specialty Chemicals: clothing treated with Ciba Specialty Chemicals' (Tinofast Cel) absorbs the UV-A and UV-B rediation that normally passes through untreated fabric, increasing the fabric's ability to minimize harmful UV radiation.  They provide skin care you can wear...  E-mail:  Phone # 800 334 8124  Fax # 336 801 2050

  Huntsman: Range of technologies that ensure garments will protect the skin from the sun's harmful rays (UVA and UVB) and provide the consumer with much needed peace of mind. Garments treated with UV-SUN® qualify for High IQ® Sun Protection labeling.

  Tanatex Chemicals: When it comes to blocking out sunlight, textiles are the perfect way. The increasing focus on sun-safe solutions offers a whole new market for products that offer sun protection and exclusion, such as blinds, sun-proof sails and tents, and all sorts of apparel.

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You may also want to learn about sun hats for added protection.

Research has proven that not all fabrics, especially summer weight fabrics offer enough protection from the sun.  Sunlight includes rays of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and exposure to those rays can lead to sunburn, premature skin aging and skin cancer. Choosing clothing that has been designed for sun protection and tested to confirm its Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) will give you greater control over your overall level of UV exposure.

If you are planning on being in the sun, you should think about protecting your eyes as well.  Wearing the best sunglasses may be a good idea.

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