Sunscreen UV transmittance testing device meets international testing standards

By Simon Pitman

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One of the major challenges to sunscreen manufacturers is to ensure their products meet different international standard, something Labsphere's updated UV-2000S technology now meets.

Recent upgrades to the equipment's validation kit and software ensure that it provides in vitro measurement that are in compliance with both the latest ISO and Colipa standards, as well as major testing standards worldwide.

The Labsphere UV-2000S Transmittance Analyzer benchtop R&D system has been designed to rapidly measure the diffuse transmittance of sunscreen samples in teh ultraviolet wavelength region from 250 - 450 nm, the company says.

No additional data manipulation necessary

However, thanks to the user-friendly design that has been adapted specifically to sunscreen testing, the device is able to provide in vitro method testing for UVA factor measurements without additional data manipulation.

Likewise, the equipment's application software allows users to view, archive, retrieve and export data and supports evolving regional methods, the company also points out.

To make the testing as simple as possible, the system also allows for an integrated Performance Validation Routine, which enables on-site validation and re-validation to ensure optimum instrument performance.

UV Transmittance Analyzer

It also incorporates UV Transmittance Analyzer, which includes a set of calibrated standards, together with a wavelength standard that caputres six relevant spectral band.

The system is current with ISO 24443:2012, COLIPA UVA in Vitro Test Method 2011, FDA Final Rule 2011 for Sunscreen Labeling, DR AS/NZS 2601 Australia 2011 Sunscreen Proposal and Boots Star Rating System.

This makes the equipment compatible with testing standards in Europe, North America, Australia and the UK, which are not only amongst the most important global market for sunscreen testing, but are also seen as benchmarks for testing in other markets.

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