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Kopp Advances UV Light Sterilization and Disinfection for a Broad Range of COVID-19 Applications

UV Sterilization and DisinfectionWorking to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Kopp is supporting industries utilizing ultraviolet (UV) light for sterilization and disinfection. Our specialized 9530 UV glass composition is a proprietary glass formulation that offers high transmission across the UV and visible spectrum, including UV-B and deep UV-C regions used in sterilization and disinfection applications. This moldable material can be easily designed and supplied as custom cover lenses and optics to enhance UV lighting systems using either traditional (mercury vapor) or solid-state (UV LED) light sources.

Download our portfolio to learn why 9530 UV is the preferred material for  critical UV sterilization and disinfection lighting applications.

The benefits of our 9530 UV:

  • 9530 UV offers transmission across UV and visible regions, including deeper UV-B and UV-C wavelengths. New UV-B and UV-C lighting products are being developed to help neutralize COVID-19 and support future infectious disease control.
  • Unlike many polymer materials, 9530 UV is engineered for resistance to impact, abrasive conditions, heat cycling, exposure to chemicals, and degradation from UV radiation exposure. Superior durability in operating environments ensures optimal performance and longevity of the lighting fixture.
  • Other UV stable materials, such as quartz, are expensive and limited in supply format due to how they are manufactured. 9530 UV is moldable into complex geometrics and pressed patterns which allows for optimized optical and cover glass designs that are custom engineered to enhance the performance of the lighting systems.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA, our fully integrated manufacturing facility houses a robust team of engineers who collaborate with lighting designers to support rapid development, prototyping, and production scale up of innovative new products. In addition to sterilization and disinfection applications, we also support other industries utilizing UV lighting technology including medical phototherapy, horticultural lighting, and UV curing.

Our 9530 UV glass is a cost-effective, yet fully customizable, UV transmissive material that enables innovation and ensures lighting fixtures are efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and engineered for permanence and stable performance.

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Kopp Glass, Inc. manufactures high-performance glass for mission critical applications. Grounded in Pittsburgh, PA’s industrious history, Kopp employs applications engineering expertise to develop solutions that meet demanding specifications. Kopp’s material science mastery supports an expansive composition portfolio including over 200 glasses that transmit wavelengths from UV to visible to IR. For nearly a century, Kopp has helped customers effectively navigate emerging technologies and develop innovative products that enable a safer and more productive world.