The manufacturer of textile chemicals and dyes, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore, has extended the High IQ performance assurance scheme to help meet consumer demand for garments and accessories with built-in sun protection. High IQ Sun Protect provides an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of up to 50 and above, providing the wearer with the highest level of protection for the lifetime of the garment.
Tested to the highest industry standards, High IQ Sun Protect guards against damaging UV-A and UV-B rays. It does not impair the natural aesthetics of the fabric, and prolonged exposure to sunlight and multiple laundering will not degrade the protection or fade the colors.
High IQ Sun Protect is suitable for a broad range of fabrics and garments, including clothing for children and babies, swimwear, sportswear, workwear and school uniforms, as well as hats, pram covers, umbrellas and other accessories.
The technology used to produce the High IQ Sun Protect effect comply with the requirements of bluesign for safe and sustainable textile production and are suitable for Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex.