The UV-protected nature of SpecTrim’s surface films is a competitive advantage in the
marketplace, particularly in primary healthcare settings.
While the films are not rated for outdoor use, they are UV stabilized for indoor use and as a result, are not subject to color fade in comparison to competitive materials. Most high
pressure laminates, for example, are not UV protected.
Accelerated weathering test data confirms outstanding results for our surface films. In such tests, the film is blasted with UV rays for 450 hours. The resulting color fade for SpecTrim film averages 1% and below, a level not detectable by the human eye.
SpecTrim’s UV protection is particularly helpful in primary healthcare settings due to the
increased use of UV emitters (see photo below) in the disinfection of hospital patient rooms. These robotic devices dispense doses of UV-C radiation and have proven to be effective in killing multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens such as MRSA (staphylococcus aureus). Of course a disadvantage of UV emitters is the color fading effect on in-room materials not UV protected. There is no need for concern with SpecTrim.