Fluoroplastic manufacturers

Shatterproof coating service

Using Adtex-S, Adtech offer a coating service to make your standard lamps IEC 61549 compliant for use in glass free environments.

We offer a fast and flexible shatterproof lamp coating service for virtually all styles of UVA, UVC and fluorescent lamps.

Using Adtex-S, Adtech offer a coating service to make your standard lamps IEC 61549 compliant for use in glass free environments. Using Adtex-S, Adtech offer a coating service to make your standard lamps IEC 61549 compliant for use in glass free environments.

Small and large batches of lamps can be shatterproofed quickly to meet the demands of our customers, and we pride ourselves on the flexibility of the service offered.

We also supply against scheduled call off orders and will hold a stock of our customer's shatterproofed lamps. This enables you to offer your customers an excellent level of customer service.

Standard lamp sizes

  • T5, T8, T10 and T12 - UVA, UVC and Triphosphur
  • Compact U type (Linx, PLL)
  • Circline 

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 specified life span 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.

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.

It is recommended that lamps are changed after the manufacturer's specified working hours as the output does deteriorate over time.

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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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