China plans to introduce a standard for UV-proof textiles as more and more Chinese consumers wake up to the dangers of ultra violent radiation.

The standard is being set by the State Administration of Quality Supervision, and will be made public early next year, according to industry sources. It is needed because a variety of supposedly UV proof products are being sold in China, some of which don't work.

An authoritative standard is also required to enable manufacturers developing new materials to validate their claims. This is necessary if they are to make a substantial impact on the global market.

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