Hanovia opens UV Application Centre in China

UV treatment specialist Hanovia has launched a new UV Application Centre in Shanghai. Serving as an R&D centre of excellence for research into the science of UV for new and emerging applications worldwide, the centre will directly support existing and future requirements in Hanovia’s traditional markets for food and beverage, pharmaceutical and high purity water.

Working in collaboration with leading universities from around the world, such as Imperial College in London and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, as well as some of the leading global brands in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industry, the centre is already enhancing our understanding of UV efficiency in the control and destruction of inorganic compounds.

Hanovia’s Technical Director Dr Mark Aston says, “The centre is completely customer-driven and is set up with a very clear mission: to develop UV application science that our customers actually need and to answer those searching questions that only empirical test work can answer. This means working as a partner with our customers to push the boundaries of UV science and align our product range with their existing and future needs. This will directly help them achieve their primary goal of meeting all necessary quality standards with ever increasing efficiency and security.”

Dr Elaine Feng, the centre’s Principle Engineer, says, “Why speculate about UV performance for a new application when a series of targeted experiments will bring certainty to UV performance and efficiency? We believe our investment in the science will allow our customers to enjoy scientific rigour in their process development, gaining the peace of mind that comes with the hands on experience of moving from bench top to pilot to full scale.”

Since 1924 Hanovia has been dedicated to improving UV technology to aid industry in helping life sciences. Ninety years of research development has made the company a world leader in the field, from manufacturing UV lamps to complete systems. The application centre is another example of Hanovia’s commitment to providing customers with a dedicated, non-chemical option in treating applications with UV light.