Shatterproof your own lamps in house
Using Adtex-S customers can make their standard lamps IEC 61549 compliant for use in glass free environments.
We offer a fast and flexible service in the supply of Adtex-S FEP heat shrinkable coatings, for virtually all styles of UVA, UVC and fluorescent lamps. Our Adtex-S FEP heat shrink sleeving was designed specifically for use with insect (UVA) and germicidal (UVC) lamps.
Due to the unique properties of FEP this coating will not discolour and become brittle due to the absorption of UV radiation, which is a common problem with lesser quality coatings. The UV transmission rate remains high at approx. 97% for UVA and approx. 85% for UVC, thereby ensuring you have maximum performance for the lifetime of the lamp. The coatings are compliant to IEC/BS EN 61549 for ‘fragment retention lamps.’
ADTEX-S FEP heat shrinkable sleeves and boots have been developed specifically to enable distributors, stockists, and large users of lamps to be able to make their lamps shatterproof very easily in their own premises in small or large quantities. The bespoke process equipment is minimal, and coating can be applied with virtually no training to unskilled personnel.
This coating can be applied to all configurations of lamps.
Direct cost saving - more profit & added value
- The cost of lamps coated in house are lower than lamps purchased coated.
- The base lamp can be bought in volume at low prices, and in various sizes & lengths, but normally only two diameters of ADTEX-S are necessary, and simply cut to the length of the lamp.
- The labour cost of coating lamps with ADTEX-S is very low as it is a quick, simple & safe process.
Huge savings on stocking, logistics & space
- Duplicated lamp stocking is avoided.
- Lamps do not have to travel to & from lamp coating plants.
- Only lamps for immediate delivery or use need to be coated.
- ADTEX-S is light & more compact than lamps & does not take up valuable storage space.
- Faster delivery from you to your customer. No waiting for lamps to be coated or supplied. Just coat the lamps you need while packing for despatch.
No additional transport costs & delays
If you have been sending lamps out for coating then the delay and cost of the transport is eliminated.
Cover ANY manufacturers’ lamps
You are not restricted to any manufacturer of choice or specification by the lamp coater. Mixtures of lamp types can be coated at the same time.
UV and incandescent can be successfully coated
ADTEX-S has been used for over 20 years for coating UV (insect lamps and sterilisation lamps) and linear incandescent lamps with no degradation.
Very simple coating process
The coating process developed by Adtech Polymer is very simple, low cost & safe. It does not involve hot air ovens, conveyors or hot air guns. However, these can be used to apply the coating if preferred. Lamps can be identified with your own labels for repeat orders.
Minimal set up cost
For medium to small volume a coating space the size of a medium office desk is required, and one person can coat around 120, 4ft lamps per hour. However, rates of 400 lamps per hour can be achieved. The cost of the equipment is less than £600.00.
Standard lamp sizes
- T5, T8, T10 and T12 - UVA, UVC and Triphosphur
- Compact U type (Linx, PLL)
The coating material is FEP and the thickness is compliant with the ‘fragment retention lamp standard’ IEC/BS EN 61549.
FEP is both transparent to UVA and UVC light and totally resistant to it, as well as being temperature resistant. Therefore, it makes an excellent material for shatterproofing UVA and UVC lamps used in the food and pharmaceutical industries, where glass free areas are required.
The FEP coating will outlast the life of the lamp, where other inferior plastic coverings enbrittle or discolour under the effect of the UV radiation. If the lamp suffers damage the glass, etc. is contained in the shrunk on jacket.
It is recommended that lamps are changed after the manufacturer's specified working hours as the output does deteriorate over time.
Watch our demonstration video, to see how quickly and easily Adtex-S can be used.
Loss of UVA and UVC light is much less than with other polymer coatings. For our usual shatterproof lamp coatings, loss of UVA is around 4% and UVC is 11%. We know of no other suitable flexible coatings that provide less loss of UV. When using Adtex-S coatings with UVC lamps it is recommended that the coating is changed after 12 months.
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