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On November 1, 2019, the China officially implemented a new standard for lightweight UV-protective outdoor clothing – FZ/T 74007-2019.

Announced by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the new clothing standard defines lightweight UV-protective outdoor clothing as being any product that has:

  • Fabric weight (conventional mass) of the single layer fabric (or the total mass of the multi-layer fabric) of no greater than 60 g/m2
  • Solar ultraviolet radiation protective properties

It does not, however, cover clothing that is designed and aimed to be worn by children aged 36 months of less.

The standard contains test requirements relating to a variety of factors, including fibre content, formaldehyde, pH value, odour, decomposable carcinogenic aromatic amines, dimensional change after laundering, seam strength, tear strength, colourfastness (colourfastness to washing with soap or soap and soda, colourfastness to water, colourfastness to perspiration, colourfastness to rubbing, colourfastness to light, colourfastness to light with artificial perspiration, colourfastness to transfer in joints, and the potential to phenolic yellowing of materials), water-vapour transmission rate, solar ultraviolet radiation protective property, and appearance quality after laundering.

Stakeholders should also be aware that products aimed at children must also comply with the requirements in GB 31701.

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