Solutions & Capabilities
UV SPF/UPF Testing
Integrating sphere systems can be used to measure the ultraviolet transmittance of sunscreen samples to determine the various protection factors (SPF) or UV protection factor (UPF) of the sample.
Many new in-vitro methods for testing sunscreen protection factors are now being embraced by the industry including COLIPA, Boots Star and the FDA. Many of these new methods involve not only testing the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of a sunscreen, but also the UVA/UVB ray protection of the product.
For textile and fabric industries, the demand for accurate measurement of UPF is setting the pace for new global standards.
Labsphere works closely with industry leaders to develop products that allow for the fast, easy and correct preparation and in-vitro measurement of sunscreen products.