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UV light solutions for processing and packaging

Oct 16, 2015

high-intensity-uv-germicidal-surface-disinfection-unit-with-reflector-4The UV irradiation process involves placing food packaging into an area and flooding it with UV light at 254 nanometers for a set time, depending upon what bacteria is being targeted. During this time the short waves destroys the DNA of any bacteria and spores on the packaging surface. The objective is normally to control mold by eradicating fungal spores and spoilage microbes that may settle on food surfaces. This usually takes place immediately prior to packaging to minimize the risk of re contamination.

This processing method will no doubt be seen in more applications in the future.  For prices and/or advice on which product is best suited for your application, please contact us @ 800-977-7292

Is UV light being used in food processing technology?

Oct 15, 2015

UV light beneficial to the surface of products

UV Lights for Sterilization of Food Packaging and Processing

UV has been used on food products for more than 50 years. Unlike chemical treatments, UV does not introduce any toxins or residues. The benefits of using UV disinfection at various stages during food processing, storage, packaging and transportation can include:

- Prevention of germination and sprouting of potatoes, onions and garlic

- Dis-infestation by killing or sterilizing insects, which infest grains, dried fruit, vegetables or nuts

- Retardation of ripening and ageing of fruit and vegetables.

-Prolongation of the shelf life, and prevention of food-borne diseases by reducing the number of viable microorganisms in meat, poultry and seafood

- Reduction of microorganisms in spices and herbs

UV-C has been shown to reduce health risks such as Salmonella, E Coli, Campylobacter and Listeria. However, its effectiveness depends on exposure time, level of irradiation and the specific technology used.

Today UV-C is commonly used on bread, baked goods, hard cheeses, eggs, meat, salads, nuts, seafood, fruits and vegetables. Subject to regulations of particular countries.

For prices and/or advice on which product is best suited for your application, please contact us @ 800-977-7292

UV Safety First!

Jul 22, 2015

Never use UV without proper protection!

Ultraviolet Safety requires Eye wear

A Safe Work Environment

We at like to make sure our customers are aware and pro-active in their work environment.   From outer wear to safety glasses, the items we offer while working with UV light are all OSHA compliant.   Protecting your eyes and body from harmful UV is the best practice to follow.  From you to those around you.  See the full selection of UV light safety products.

The visible spectrum of ultraviolet light is not harmful, but the light that you cannot see can be dangerous in some applications if the proper safety precautions are not taken into account.

NOTE: You should be properly educated in the operation and application of ultraviolet technology. If you have any suspected UV reactions as a result from improper use or inadequate safety, seek medical attention by a qualified medical practitioner.

Learn more about UV safety today. We feel the more you know, the better protected you are.

Cloudy Aquarium?

May 28, 2015

Is your aquarium water appearing cloudy?  Check out these pictures provided from my sister, a new CureUV customer who wanted to clear her aquarium from murky water and see her beautiful fish!

Plus, we’re sure the fish are happy too!

CureUV carries a wide selection of proven germicidal-effective products.  These UVC products use UV light to control algae, spores and bacteria present in the water column.  The ultraviolet output is proven effective to inactivate microorganisms such as yeast and mold.  These clarifier bulbs kill free floating algae to clear up and clarify your aquarium or pond water and continue to keep it clean.

We suggest replacing your bulbs every 9 months for optimum results.  UV lamp life is governed by the life of the electrodes and is affected by the frequency of starting. If it’s on a timer, the UV light is most effective for 1 year.  The bulbs will still work but the UVC germicidal capabilities start to diminish.

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Introducing’s new Germ-Away Sterilizers

Feb 23, 2015

UV Sterilizers for Air & Surface Disinfection

UV Sterilizers for Air & Surface Disinfection

CureUV’s Germ-Away Ultraviolet lights have the same technology that has been used for over 100 years in water disinfection. Today we have UV Technology to keep germs away in government building, schools and even in the convenience store.  With so many choices it’s hard to know what you’re paying for but strives to make you an informed purchaser.

The technology uses UV-C bandwidth or more specifically 254Nm (nanometer or wavelength) (not like what comes out of a black light) that damages the structure of bacteria, virus and mold cells.  But it isn’t as easy to disinfect all surfaces.

For instance, with a GERM-AWAY Sr UV-C Disinfection Wand- on a surface must be exposed to the UV light at a height of 1-2 inches for a 2-10 seconds (timer is built in) for it to be effective.  This is assuming that the surface is flat.  If you are trying to disinfect a phone or a remote, you must take a bit more time or you won’t get full disinfection to the whole item.   With the more number of passes, the more it is effective.

A variety of independent lab’s have stated that on a flat surface the UV light wand killed 99.98% of the H1N1 virus.  But it wasn’t tested on irregular surfaces due to the limitless amount of irregular surface types. The principle is always the same, what the light comes in direct contact with the UV starts killing most any virus mold etc… It’s all about the exposure time. So if in doubt your first pass with the UV Light, it can’t hurt (be over sterilized) to make an additional pass. offers the Germ-Away product line which has something for everyone!

UV Lamp Types & UV Cure Systems

Feb 17, 2015

A UV Lamp choice can be complicated in today’s world.  With so many choices and UV Lamp and technology advancements recently.

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UV Lamp Types and UV Cure Systems -

How do you make the right choice and how do you know what you should expect? First make a decision on what is it you are trying to accomplish?  Then what do you need to accomplish it. UV Lamp Types and UV Cure Systems – In most cases it’s not as complicated when you get to the core point of what it is you are trying to do.

As a consultant to the auto collision industry, printing, finishing or germicidal sterilization industry you might ask yourself,  how can one person be a specialist in so many industries.  Well I’m not, I’m a specialist in the field of UV technology and is uses.  That knowledge that i have built on for almost 25 years (over 52,000 hours) is expansive but they all share one simple thing.  I have become a specialist at how to use different spectral points (wavelength) of light (predominantly in the UV or Ultraviolet range) to create a reaction.  A simple way of saying – using the appropriate UV Wavelength combined with a given UV Intensity to force a UV Photo Initiated reaction to create a desired result.

Do you have questions that I may be able to answer or assist you with? Drop me a line at or and let me know if you need a quick reflection on your commercial or proprietary process.

High Quality Wipes

Aug 6, 2014

keyboard_wipe Exciting news to keep your UV lamps clean and rejuvenate them! CureUV has the perfect solution with new non-ozone depleting wipes that are safe for high grade plastics, will evaporate rapidly and leave zero residue. These wipes will improve your UV lamps output and efficiency with minimal care on a regular basis to achieve optimum results.

CureUV’s wipes were developed for use on UV curing and UV-C lamps, UV reflectors, quartz plates, dichroic materials and hot and cold UV mirrors. They are non-corrosive and lint free, best used right from the tub when moist. Other uses include tape head cleaning, keyboards, de-fluxing* and stencil cleaning. Keep away from children. Not for LCD screens. *De-fluxing removes residues without board damage in processes requiring multiple cleaning cycles.

Ensure Your Drinking Water Is Clean with UV Light

Aug 6, 2014

SteriPEN Traveler UV water purifier used in glass

SteriPEN Traveler UV water purifier used in glass

Now you can purify the water you drink at home or on the go. CureUV has the perfect solution: Introducing the SteriPEN UV Water Purifier Traveler. Ultraviolet (UV) light works by destroying the germs ability to reproduce and become harmful to your health.

The SteriPEN is convenient for emergencies, camping and travel. You can purify any water source up to one liter and the pen will indicate to you it’s safe to drink with a green light in 90 seconds. This pen will sterilize up to 3000 liters for you and your family.

SteriPEN is tested and certified by the WQA against the US EPA Microbiological Water Purifier Standards. Our pen eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa so you can be confident what you drink is high quality and safe. Four non-alkaline batteries are recommended for optimum use. Get started today with safe drinking water anytime, anywhere!

Are you replacing your UV Sterilization Bulbs enough?

Jul 7, 2014

Germicidal UV Replacements

Germicidal UV Replacements

Replacing your UV Sterilization bulb every year will provide the best results whether you are using the lamp for air purification or water sterilization.

Various germicidal units available will provide you with a soft alarm, others with a red light indicator when it’s time to change your bulb. Before replacing the UV lamp because of these indicators, it is helpful to troubleshoot by checking the manual. Depending on how old the unit is, any number of situations can be responsible for the alarm: your ballast, connectors, quartz sleeve or wires may be at fault.

Many of these replaceable parts are available at This can be cost effective and provide you with long lasting replacements to keep your unit at its peak operation. To learn more about UV, please refer to our FAQ’s and check back with us frequently for more updates and tips. Introduces New Portable Hand Held UV Curing Equipment for all Industries

Aug 20, 2013 is a company specializing in the development of Portable Hand Held UV Dryers. As leaders in the high output UV market, they have taken this technology to the mobile market.

Total-Cure UV Power-Shot 2400 Curing System

Total-Cure UV Power-Shot 2400 Curing System prides itself on being the exclusive provider of SPDI Inc UV Equipment that’s only available through our online webstore. John Wilson, President of, points out that the company became the leading UV lamp provider because of their parent company, SPDI Inc.

SPDI Inc. is a technology leader in the UV curing industry. That background gives a competitive edge, as well as access to all the new UV technology innovations as they become available… (READ MORE)