Surface Sterilization UV Germicidal Applications
Germicidal UVC lamps offer surface sterilization without chemicals, which is critical in many industries. In food processing, for example, UVC can kill viruses, bacteria, yeast, and fungi in seconds, eliminating the need to use harmful chemicals on surfaces that come in contact with food.
UVC technology is indispensable in locations where human health is contingent on a sterile environment, such as hospitals and surgical centers. During prolonged surgical procedures, for example, UVC is used to minimize infection.
Also UV technology is continuing to grow in applications for low pressure UV curing and medium pressure UV curing.
Surface Sterilization Offers a Variety of UV Applications
Surface sterilization using UV technology improves the shelf life of food stuffs, including breads and meats. In addition UV hormesis can reduce post-harvest losses due to the delayed ripening of fruits and vegetables. With 550 million dollars of fresh fruits and vegetables exported from the US year to date, UV hormesis offers great potential.
UV germicidal is increasingly being used for the surface sterilization of filling equipment, conveyor belts, transport containers, working surfaces of foodstuffs, counter tops, and on liquid-sugar tanks to kill mold and bacteria.
Low Pressure UV Curing
Low pressure UV technology can cure inks, resins, and adhesives with no hazardous waste and fewer maintenance costs. Currently, there is a growing trend in many industries to change from heat-cured inks to UV-cured inks. Our proprietary low pressure pellet amalgam lamp technology produces the only lamp that allows for vertical orientation.
Medium Pressure UV Curing
Medium pressure UV technology is used in many curing applications, including adhesive bonds, coatings, engraving and plating resist, inks, varnishes, lacquers and decorative glazes. Curing with UV saves on maintenance costs and produces no hazardous byproducts. More manufacturers are converting to UV curing systems.
LightSources and affiliated companies, Voltarc and LCD Lighting along with strategic partners, LightTech and Cerlux, represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our standard lamps and components as well as customized products offer high-quality solutions to meet our partner’s unique needs. Please contact us for more information about our germicidal UVC lamps designed for surface sterilization.