Crystal IS and Asahi Kasei Announce New Record for Single-Chip Device Output and Immediate Engineering Sample Availability of Their Upcoming 160 mW UVC LED
The new single-chip UVC LED design uses a rigid fused silica lens and a thin layer of proprietary UVC transparent resin developed by Asahi Kasei specifically to withstand the intense UVC output. In contrast to soft molded lens, the rigid fused silica lens allows higher transmission of the UVC light which ensures stable long-life performance and high-temperature stability. Asahi Kasei leveraged its long-running expertise in the field to develop the proprietary resin after a careful and lengthy evaluation of commercially available adhesives resulted in no suitable candidate.
“This new high-output and long-life Klaran device is made possible by the strong cooperation between Crystal IS and Asahi Kasei innovation teams,” said Eoin Connolly, President and CEO. “With this new device in our portfolio, Klaran UVC LED devices make another significant step forward in replacing low-pressure mercury lamp technology and promoting the transition to non-mercury/non-ozone generating devices.”
For more information on the new 160 mW single chip from Crystal IS and to request an engineering sample, visit the company’s website at cisuvc.com. Commercial product release is expected later in 2023.
The Klaran product line leverages the unique properties of Crystal IS’ Aluminum Nitride to provide premium germicidal UVC LEDs and associated modules to treat water, air, and surfaces for healthcare, consumer appliances, and commercial water treatment.
As the leading choice for the world’s top appliance and equipment manufacturers, Klaran offers an international, award-winning team of application engineers to provide hands-on support for prototyping, testing, and validating its UVC LED solutions. To learn more about Klaran UVC LEDs, visit https://klaran.com/products/klaran.
About Crystal IS
Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company and ISO 9001:2015 certified, is a pioneer in developing and commercializing Aluminum Nitride substrates. Aluminum Nitride’s wider bandgap capability means that devices grown on Aluminum Nitride can more effectively (technically and economically) emit at the deeper ultraviolet (UVC) wavelengths than devices grown on sapphire. As a result, Crystal IS products produce high-performance UVC LEDs for environmental monitoring and disinfection in various applications that enhance and sustain life and living worldwide. For more information, visit https://cisuvc.com.
About the Asahi Kasei Corporation
The Asahi Kasei Group contributes to life and living for people around the world. Since its foundation in 1922 with ammonia and cellulose fiber businesses, Asahi Kasei has consistently grown through the proactive transformation of its business portfolio to meet the evolving needs of every age. With more than 46,000 employees around the world, the company contributes to a sustainable society by providing solutions to the world’s challenges through its three business sectors of Material, Homes, and Health Care. Its Materials sector, comprised of Environmental Solutions, Mobility & Industrial, and Life Innovation, includes a wide array of products from battery separators and biodegradable textiles to engineering plastics and sound solutions.
Asahi Kasei is also dedicated to sustainability initiatives and is contributing to reaching a carbon neutral society by 2050. To learn more, visit www.asahi-kasei.com/sustainability/.
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