Texas-based Lab Certifies the CARTONI UV-C BOXER’s ability to neutralize microorganisms, including COVID-19, in just 3 minutes
The independent study makes the CARTONI UV-C BOXER the first device specially designed for the film industry to be certified to sanitize against microorganisms & COVID-19
Rome, Italy (January 18, 2021)– Texas-based Microchem Laboratory, an FDA compliant laboratory which specializes in testing, has certified that CARTONI’s UV-C BOXER, equipped with ten medical-grade UV-C (100-280nm) lamps, neutralizes microorganisms, including COVID-19, in just three minutes. The test results make the BOXER the first device specially designed for the film industry to be proven to disinfect.
In independent lab tests performed by Microchem Laboratory, the Cartoni UV-C BOXER was found to disinfect 99.985% of microorganisms, including COVID-19, in three minutes – two minutes less than original estimates. It’s box design, and large chamber allows productions and rental houses to evenly sanitize multiple objects at a time, which may unknowingly contaminate film and video sets.
The UV-C BOXER was tested with 64 plates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and other microorganisms, including COVID-19. Each was placed on different materials such as glass, composite, and metal to simulate broadcast and film equipment. Additionally, each microorganism was tested at five different positions within the UV-C BOXER’s chamber to ensure that the UV-C BOXER could effectively neutralize them.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide a certified solution to disinfect props, gear, and devices as the world and our industry look to get back to work – safely,” says Elisabetta Cartoni, the CEO of CARTONI Professional Camera Supports.
She adds, “Although designed for the production community, we can see how the BOXER could have other applications in other industries.”
About the UV-C BOXER
The newly designed Cartoni UV-C BOXER has a large sliding boxlike container for safe loading and sanitization of multiple pieces of gear at the same time. Like all UV light, exposure to UV-C rays can be dangerous to humans, so Cartoni designed the BOXER with a safety lock system to avoid accidental UV-C irradiation. If the door to the BOXER chamber is not safely locked, the UV-C lamps will not activate.
The UV-C BOXER is safe if properly used, effective, and fast. Operational indoors and outdoors, it’s ideal for carrying to locations. Equipped with wheels with positive locks, it can easily be moved around on flat surfaces or studios.
What is the UV-C BOXER Advantage?
The Cartoni UV-C BOXER is the only medical-grade UV-C device designed for film and video equipment. The UV-C medical-grade lamps are tested to provide ten times the irradiation needed to sanitize the surface of objects in the device and the reflective walls provide an even distribution of the radiation on the entire surface of the item to be disinfected.
The power of a reflected beam is 40% of the original beam, exceeding the needed germicidal effect by five times. Each lamp has a life of 6,000 hours and has no ozone release.
The typical length of time needed to disinfect and sanitize a set of equipment, including a camera, two lenses, two batteries, microphone, etc. is just three minutes. In order for effective sanitization, the objects must be well arranged and spaced in the BOXER chamber to ensure no overlapping.
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