Kopp Glass’ 9530 UV Glass Advances Ultraviolet (UV) Light Sterilization and Disinfection for a Broad Range of Covid-19 Applications

Kopp Glass offers a cost-effective optical and cover glass solution, 9530 UV glass, that is available in various supply formats and engineered to accelerate the time to market of safe and effective UV-based sterilization and disinfection products.

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania ( July 2020) — Working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Kopp Glass, Inc. is supporting industries utilizing ultraviolet (UV) light for sterilization and disinfection. Kopp’s specialized 9530 UV glass composition is a proprietary glass formulation that offers high transmission across the UV and visible spectrum, including UV-B and UV-C regions used in sterilization and disinfection applications. This moldable material can be easily designed and supplied as custom cover lenses and optics to enhance UV lighting systems using either traditional (mercury vapor) or solid-state (UV LED) light sources.

Learn why 9530 UV is the preferred material for critical UV sterilization and disinfection lighting applications: https://bit.ly/2CF8SbK

The benefits of Kopp’s 9530 UV:

  • 9530 UV offers high transmission across UV and visible regions, including deeper UV-B and UV-C wavelengths. New UV-B and UV-C lighting products are being developed to help neutralize COVID-19 and support future infectious disease control.
  • Unlike many polymer materials, Kopp’s 9530 UV Glass is engineered for resistance to impact, abrasive conditions, heat cycling, exposure to chemicals, and degradation from UV radiation exposure. Superior durability in operating environments ensures optimal performance and longevity of the lighting fixture.
  • Other UV stable materials, such as quartz, are expensive and limited in supply format due to how they are manufactured. Kopp’s 9530 UV glass is moldable into complex geometrics and pressed patterns which allows for optimized optical and cover glass designs that are custom engineered to enhance the performance of the lighting systems.

Kopp’s fully integrated manufacturing facility, located in Pittsburgh, PA, includes a robust team of engineers who collaborate closely with lighting designers and engineers to support rapid development, prototyping, and production scale up of innovative new products. In addition to sterilization and disinfection applications, Kopp also supports other industries utilizing UV lighting technology including medical phototherapy, horticultural lighting, and UV curing.

Kopp’s 9530 UV glass is a cost-effective, yet fully customizable, UV transmissive material that enables innovation and ensures lighting fixtures are efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and engineered for permanence and maintaining performance. Download Kopp’s 9530 UV Glass Portfolio to learn why 9530 UV is the preferred material choice for UV disinfection and sterilization applications. 

About Kopp Glass, Inc.

Kopp Glass, Inc. manufactures high-performance glass for mission critical applications. Grounded in Pittsburgh, PA’s industrious history, Kopp employs applications engineering expertise to develop solutions that meet demanding specifications. Kopp’s material science mastery supports an expansive composition portfolio including over 200 glasses that transmit wavelengths from UV to visible to IR. For nearly a century, Kopp has helped customers effectively navigate emerging technologies and develop innovative products that enable a safer and more productive world.

Press Contact:
Julia Eldred, Marketing Communications Specialist, jeldred@koppglass.com

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