Atlas Material Testing Technology



UVC sterilizing devices fight corona virus but also may degrade materials.

Complete form & get free Application Guide

Laboratory weathering simulates sunlight, UV, heat, and moisture in a realistic and accelerated way. But the fight against corona required a new aggressive radiation source: short wavelength UVC radiation. This portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is emitted by the sun but filtered by the ozone layer and therefore never reaches the earth’s surface.

UVC light has been used for decades to disinfect water, air, pharmaceutical products, and surfaces against viruses. Now, this technology has been widely introduced to sterilize surfaces in buses, cars, planes, hospitals, hotels, or schools. The much faster degradation of many materials requires a new accelerated ageing test method which simulates UVC radiation instead of sunlight.

In this Application Guide you learn about:

  • Fundamentals of UV radiation and UVC disinfection
  • UV and UVC testing methods and technology
  • Atlas UVCTest instrument
  • Standards and Atlas guidelines for UVC testing of materials