Press Release Summary:
- Designed to evaluate the durability of materials exposed to high-energy UVC radiation generated by increasingly popular UVC sterilization devices
- Features test chamber incorporating eight proprietary UVC lamps with an output that peaks at 254 nm to match the typical spectrum of UVC sterilization devices
- Delivers distribution of irradiance and temperature, advanced calibration technology and proprietary access ports to reduce risk of damaging UVC exposure
Original Press Release:
Introducing The Atlas® UVCTest.
A safe and cost-effective solution for evaluating materials exposed to high-energy radiation from UVC sterilization devices.
Mount Prospect, IL, USA, October 5, 2020 – Atlas, the global leader in materials testing, today introduced the Atlas® UVCTest exposure instrument. Based on Atlas’ industry-standard fluorescent/UV platform, the UVCTest is specifically designed to quickly evaluate the durability of materials exposed to high-energy UVC radiation generated by increasingly popular UVC sterilization devices.
Used for over 40 years to disinfect air, water and non-porous surfaces in medical, sterile work, food, and water treatment facilities, UVC technology is increasingly being employed as a germicide across a much wider range of applications, including transportation, fitness, retail, office, healthcare and home. The result is that more materials are being exposed to energetic, short-wavelength radiation, which can degrade coatings and finishes; fade colorants; embrittle polymers, plastics and textiles; and compromise electrical components.
Filtered xenon and fluorescent sources specified in AATCC, ASTM, and ISO are designed to reproduce natural solar spectra at the Earth’s surface. (UVC radiation is absorbed in the ozone layer). Therefore, these current instruments can’t predict a material’s UVC resistance.
The UVCTest meets the challenge.
It features a specially engineered test chamber incorporating eight proprietary UVC lamps with an output that peaks at 254nm to match the typical spectrum of UVC sterilization devices. The UVCTest delivers best-in-class distribution of irradiance and temperature; advanced calibration technology and proprietary access ports to significantly reduce risk of damaging UVC exposure.
Featuring simple touchscreen operation, the UVCTest is designed for “plug-and-play” operation and requires minimal maintenance.
Atlas is also offering material evaluations. To test the UVCTest, samples may be submitted to an Atlas Weathering Services Group laboratory. Contact us for more information.
About Atlas Material Testing Technology - www.atlas-mts.com
For over 100 years, Atlas has been a leader in materials testing, offering a complete line of weathering testing instrumentation, laboratory and outdoor testing services. Its markets include automotive, paint and coatings, plastics and additives, textiles, pharmaceutical and consumer products, architecture, aerospace, photovoltaics, and packaging. In addition to lightfastness and weathering instruments, Atlas also produces corrosion and flammability testing instruments and provides client education and technical consulting services worldwide.
Atlas is headquartered in Mount Prospect, Illinois. It is a business unit of Ametek Measurement, Communications & Testing, a division of Ametek, Inc. (NYSE:AME), a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.
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