vega®UV-C is the high-reflective aluminium surface designed specifically to increase the effectiveness of the sanitizing power of modern UV-C light disinfection systems.
vega®UV-C aluminium surface is produced by Almeco applying nanometric layers through PVD technology (Physical Vapor Deposition). The layers composition is optimized to maximize the reflection in the UV-C region of wavelengths (between 200nm and 280nm).
Thanks to a reflection over 91% it is possible to enhance the sanitizing power of this innovative systems and to reduce the exposure time.
vega®UV-C reflective aluminum surface can be used both as a covering for the internal walls of medical equipment and as shaped reflective optics.
Almeco’s optical engineers are able to support you in the development and production of reflectors to control the electromagnetic distribution by focusing or spreading UV-C light according to your needs and spefications.
Almeco developed three different types of vega®UV surfaces. These surfaces offer an improved performance compared to anodized materials or other typical reflective surfaces in applications using UV sources.
vega®UV is widely used in curing processes, where the energetic UV radiation is used to initiate photochemical reactions. Several types of inks, coatings and adhesives contain special additives that cause polymerization when exposed to ultraviolet light. The high reflectance of vega®UV can help improve the efficiency of these processes.
Additionally, each vega®UV version has its own specific field of application:
InfraRed Surfaces are the high-reflective aluminium solutions designed specifically by Almeco to manage the Infrared radiation.
They can help to maximize the irradiance by concentrating radiation toward a specific direction or they can spread the radiation incresing the overall uniformity distribution.
Infrared heat can be directed exactly where it is required by the use of optimized reflectors that improve the effectiveness of the irradiation system and reduce the energy waste.
Most products undergo a heating process during the manufacturing phase: eg. paints are cured, adhesives activated, plastics heated prior to forming.
Using the IR systems, the heating is faster and the space requirements are smaller which results in a more cost-efficient and sustainable production chain.
Specifically designed to cover PCB supports, vegaLED on BOARD has an extremely high total reflectance (over 98%) over the entire LED emission spectrum thanks to the PVD treatment to which the material is subjected and it increases the performance of the source compared to a PCB in silver plated copper.
This feature is combined with high spectral uniformity and high optical performance, ensuring a homogeneous source yield.
Furthermore, the PVD aluminium vegaLED on BOARD dissipates the heat generated by the led behind the PCB, ensuring a longer life to the source.