Ultraviolet radiation

MRA Reports Extreme Hot Summer Weather Causing Homeowners To Seek Better Performing Solutions To Keep Cool

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 5:55pm

With a hotter-than-ever summer predicted in many parts of the U.S. and Canada, understanding how a roof performs to keep homeowners cool while maximizing energy savings is essential.

Key Points: 
  • With a hotter-than-ever summer predicted in many parts of the U.S. and Canada, understanding how a roof performs to keep homeowners cool while maximizing energy savings is essential.
  • UV rays (non-visible, cannot be felt, yet can cause wear and tear on building materials) and visible rays account for the rest.
  • "A quality cool metal roof can reflect and re-emit heat caused by mostly non-visible rays while also looking great and performing beautifully."
  • For metal roofs, check to see if they are members of industry-leading organizations that stand for quality, including the MRA.

As Schools Prepare to Reopen, Experts Recommend Investing in Cleaning and Health Measures - and Violet Defense Has the Products to Support Them

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 7:21pm

Violet Defense CEO Terrance Berland said UV disinfection can help schools and families return to some sense of normalcy this fall.

Key Points: 
  • Violet Defense CEO Terrance Berland said UV disinfection can help schools and families return to some sense of normalcy this fall.
  • Schools are now preparing for safe re-opening, with federal funding supporting measures including cleaning and safety.
  • Another $122.7 billion was approved in March, bringing the total available funds to help defray infrastructure costs to $190.5 billion.
  • Violet Defense UV disinfection products provide regular disinfection while allowing schools to rely less on chemical disinfection protocols.

Aerapy® a Winner in ACHR News 2021 Dealer Design Awards

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:42pm

SAINT CHARLES,Ill., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Aerapy, a leading manufacturer of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI or UV) products, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 18th annual Dealer Design Awards, sponsored by The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (ACHR) News magazine, the leading trade magazine for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industries.

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  • SAINT CHARLES,Ill., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Aerapy, a leading manufacturer of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI or UV) products, was recognized for excellence in product design in the 18th annual Dealer Design Awards, sponsored by The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (ACHR) News magazine, the leading trade magazine for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industries.
  • "Our company started in 2008 with a passion to improve indoor air quality through researched, tested, and study-backed UV products," said Annette Uda, founder and president of Aerapy.
  • "We are beyond proud to have our commitment to creating innovative and effective UV products like the Zone360X recognized by HVACR industry leaders."
  • Winners in the Dealer Design Awards are featured in the July 26, 2021, issue of The ACHR News which is distributed nationally to over 27,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers and distributors, and other industry professionals.

Global Disinfection Robots Market (2021 to 2026) - Evolution of Automated Guided Vehicles & Mobile Robots Presents Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:27pm

The global disinfection robots market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 30.69% during the period 2020-2026.

Key Points: 
  • The global disinfection robots market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 30.69% during the period 2020-2026.
  • Europe dominated the disinfection robots market share in 2020, followed by North America, APAC, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa.
  • The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the disinfection robots market during the forecast period:
    The study considers the global disinfection robots market's present scenario and its market dynamics for the period 2021-2026.
  • UV disinfection has several advantages compared to other cleaning methods and is gaining high traction in the global disinfection robots market.

New Zealand Aviation Security Service to introduce UV light tray disinfection with Smiths Detection

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 10:00pm

Smiths Detection today announced with New Zealand Aviation Security Service (AvSec) that it has completed deployment of 18 units of its new Ultraviolet (UV) light tray disinfection kit to help enhance public health and safety at airports across the country.

Key Points: 
  • Smiths Detection today announced with New Zealand Aviation Security Service (AvSec) that it has completed deployment of 18 units of its new Ultraviolet (UV) light tray disinfection kit to help enhance public health and safety at airports across the country.
  • Smiths Detections UV disinfection kits help ensure that surface contamination and the spread of viruses are minimised during security screenings, providing a peace of mind to passengers and airport staff.
  • AvSec came to Smiths Detection with the challenge of fighting against COVID-19 transmission risks in aviation.
  • Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security.

Seoul Viosys’ Violeds Technology Proves 99% Disinfection of COVID-19 Delta Variant in a Second to Support Airborne Viruses Prevention

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 1:12pm

In the air disinfection experiment using Violeds technology conducted in Seoul Viosys laboratory (60), the virus was reduced by 90% in 10 minutes.

Key Points: 
  • In the air disinfection experiment using Violeds technology conducted in Seoul Viosys laboratory (60), the virus was reduced by 90% in 10 minutes.
  • In a disinfection experiment conducted by a research team at Korea University last year, Seoul Viosys confirmed that Violeds disinfects 99.9% of the COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds.
  • In addition, in the air disinfection experiment of Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL), the research result showed that Violeds disinfects a space of 60 by 99% in 30 minutes.
  • Seoul Viosys has an extensive UV LED portfolio with all wavelengths range (200nm to 1600nm) including ultraviolet rays (UV), visible rays and infrared rays.

Upper-Room UV-C Fixtures from UV Resources Meet Zero Ozone Standard

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

With this independent, third party verification, UV Resources has demonstrated that its GLO family of Upper-Room UV fixtures meet ozone emission concentration limits of less than 0.005 ppm (5 ppb).

Key Points: 
  • With this independent, third party verification, UV Resources has demonstrated that its GLO family of Upper-Room UV fixtures meet ozone emission concentration limits of less than 0.005 ppm (5 ppb).
  • The UL2998 ozone emission standard is 10 times less than current levels permitted under UL867, which allows ozone production concentrations of 0.05 ppm (50 ppb).
  • "We're happy the test results confirmed what's been known for decadesUVC lamps do not produce or create ozone," said Daniel Jones, president of UV Resources.
  • Independent testing has verified that the UV Resources GLO family of Upper Room UV fixtures meet UL2998 ozone concentration limits of less than 0.005 ppm.

ASE Direct partners with HealthySole to provide new UVC infection control technology to veterans

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 7:16pm

ASE Direct will serve as a distributor for HealthySole through its contract status with multiple government entities, which focus on military and veteran healthcare.

Key Points: 
  • ASE Direct will serve as a distributor for HealthySole through its contract status with multiple government entities, which focus on military and veteran healthcare.
  • ASE Direct is excited to bring this technology to Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense facilities, keeping them at the forefront of infection control as their clinical teams work to provide the best care to our service members and veterans.
  • However, rapid UVC decontamination of shoe soles decreases the pathogen load in the patient care environment.
  • The HealthySole PLUS unit uses advanced ozone-free UVC light technology to eliminate more than 99.7% of coronavirus and up to 99.99% of other common healthcare pathogens from shoe soles.

Microbiologics Expands its Line of Green Fluorescent Protein Marked Microbial Controls for Food Safety

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 4:38pm

Cloud, Minnesota, USA, July 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microbiologics announced the expansion of their UV-BioTAG line of microbial control strains containing green fluorescent protein (GFP) markers.

Key Points: 
  • Cloud, Minnesota, USA, July 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microbiologics announced the expansion of their UV-BioTAG line of microbial control strains containing green fluorescent protein (GFP) markers.
  • Microbiologics collaborated with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to choose the control strains that were developed into their UV-BioTAG product line.
  • Microbiologics will be showcasing UV-BioTAG at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, July 18 - 21, 2021.
  • About Microbiologics: Microbiologics is the foremost biological products and services provider, focused on protecting the health and safety of people around the world.

New Research Reveals the Impact of UV Exposure on the Skin Barrier & the Benefits of Ceramides

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:43pm

The skin barrier is responsible for filtering 60-70 percent of UVB rays, and a critical component of the skin barrier is ceramides, which make up 50 percent of the lipids found within the skin barrier.

Key Points: 
  • The skin barrier is responsible for filtering 60-70 percent of UVB rays, and a critical component of the skin barrier is ceramides, which make up 50 percent of the lipids found within the skin barrier.
  • The clinical study, conducted by a team of skin barrier experts, evaluated the impact of UV exposure on the skin barrier using a UV dose equivalent to about two hours of UV exposure during a sunny July day in New York City.
  • The study found that skin barrier cells from the UV-exposed, untreated zone were significantly damaged.
  • However, skin barrier cells from UV-exposed skin treated with ceramide-containing sunscreen and moisturizer were preserved and mimicked the skin barrier cells that were unexposed to UV underscoring the importance of a ceramide-containing skincare routine.