UV Mate FAQs

FAQs for UV Mate

Long-term exposure of germicidal UVC light to plastics will shorten the shelf life of the plastic
by approximately 10%. Example: If the plastic would normally last about ten years, and it’s
exposed to germicidal UVC light the entire time, it would probably need to be replaced in 9 years. Transient dyes and colors may be faded only from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet
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No, it works by disinfection through radiation, with no chemical interaction with the goods,
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Open the UV Mate device from its folded condition.Place the open UVMate device over
objects that you need to disinfect ( Spread over an area of 2X2).Plug in the device and
switch it on for 10 mins.Upon completion, remove the disinfected items and refold, and
safely, store the device for future use

UV Mate when expanded has an area of 2X2 sq.ft. It has a height of 1 ft. when not in use it
can be folded to a single folder file of 24 inches x 16 inches.

The following table gives the amount of dosage required to achieve 90% disinfection for
most species of flu viruses, including Coronavirus.

 

As above, the UV-C dose required to inactivate a specific organism depends on the type of
the microorganism that is being targeted, the applied UV-C intensity and the time of
exposure to UV-C. UVDI has an extensive database of dose values required to inactivate
various bacteria, viruses and molds. With UV mate we estimate 99.99 %killing in less than 3
minutes. However, considering various shapes of objects being exposed, we recommend a
treatment time of 10 minutes to achieve optimal disinfection.

Yes, it is. Several coronaviruses related to COVID-19 have been found to be susceptible to
UVC energy. A previous study demonstrated that 10 min of UVC light inactivated 99.999% of
previous Coronaviruses, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV. Also, some studies, provide more
info specifically for COVID 19 strain here (Ref:
https://msystems.asm.org/content/5/2/e00245-20)

Emissions from the Sun include visible light, heat and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Just as
visible light consists of different colours that become apparent in a rainbow, the UV
radiation spectrum is divided into three regions called UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. Among
these, UV-C is found to be the most effective disinfectant against most microorganisms. It
is the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation between 200nm to 280 nm.

UV Mate uses the action of a UV-C germicidal lamp to disinfect everyday objects in
commercial or residential environments. This method of disinfection is routinely used for
water and air purification. It is also commonly used for disinfecting clean rooms, operation
theatres and food processing units

UV mate is an ultra-portable disinfecting device for groceries, cash, devices and other day to
day items. This folder shaped compact unit unfolds into a tent with a covering base of 4
square feet. Objects to be cleaned can be placed on the base of the tent, which is fitted with
a UV C germicidal lamp capable of killing 99.99 % germs like viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Once switched on the UV C light disinfects in matter of few minutes. The method of UV
disinfection is widely used for killing germs in water, air and even hospital environments.
Even in the current pandemic, it has been successfully applied and recommended for
elimination of virus particles on surfaces.
The treated goods remain unaffected and are completely safe for use. UV mate can be used
for disinfecting both dry and wet objects. In fact treated vegetable and fruits have better
storage due to killing of spoilage microbe on their surface.