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 the coating can be applied with virtually no training to unskilled personnel.
Our Adtex-S™ shatterproof lamp coating is designed specifically for use with insect (UVA) and germicidal (UVC) lamps. The coating can be applied to all configuration of lamps.
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.
Direct cost saving
Huge savings on stocking, logistics and space
No additional transport costs and delays
Cover any manufacturers’ lamps
UV and incandescent can be successfully coated
Very simple coating process
Minimal set up cost
Adtex-S™ lamp coating has been developed to be quickly and easily applied to lamp tubes at temperatures low enough to avoid thermal damage, common in other coating methods.
The Adtex-S™ custom coating process is available to customers and we can supply simple high-volume equipment at low cost.
The rate at which lamps can be coated depends on several factors but 120 x 4-foot T8 lamps can be coated per man-hour. The process can be operated by one person.
If you prefer, our lamp coatings can also be shrunk down using traditional shrink tunnels or hot air guns.
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.
The FEP coating will outlast the life of the lamp, where other inferior plastic coverings embrittle or discolour under the effect of the UV radiation. If the lamp suffers damage the glass is contained in the shrunk-on jacket.
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.
We recommend that lamps are changed after the manufacturer's specified working hours as the output does deteriorate over time.