Steritube (Air sterilisation)


IST Metz has been producing UV systems for curing inks, coatings and silicones for over 40 years. What many do not know: The emission of UV lamps also inactivates the DNA of harmful microorganisms. With the Steritube systems, which UV plant manufacturer IST Metz sells together with its partner and air disinfection specialist Virobuster, 99.9% of the microorganisms in the ambient air are killed using UVC technology.. 


More about air sterilisation


Especially in waiting rooms and doctors‘ surgeries, people with illnesses and weakened immune systems are present, so that indoor air polluted by viruses and germs can quickly become a serious danger. So react today to protect your patients effectively tomorrow with Steritube air disinfection.


In this way, classroom teaching and direct exchange between teachers and pupils and students can be made possible again in pandemic times. Respond now - and return to regular classes after the summer holidays with Steritube air disinfection .


Viruses and germs pose an increased risk, especially for older people and people with previous illnesses and weakened immune systems. Respond now and protect the groups at risk and the staff in your institution with immediate effect.


Risk of aerosols in the air

Most common types of transmission of microorganisms:


  • droplet contact
  • Aerosol inhalation
  • (Surface) smear infection


When we speak and breathe, aerosols are excreted, which float in the air for long periods of time and spread throughout the rooms1. The reduction of fungi, bacteria and viruses therefore has a significant effect on air quality.


While additional ventilation costs extra energy and is not easy to set up, a sterile base system can perform six air changes per hour in a 50 m3 room. This results in the deactivation of 90% of the initial air pollutants within 23 minutes..


1) Source: Robert Koch Institut (2020): SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus disease profile-2019 (COVID-19)


Active principle of Steritube

  • Air with potentially infectious viruses & bacteria is passed through an UVPE field (ultraviolet pathogen elimination)
  • The DNA is blocked by the UV-C light and further cell division or reproduction is prevented
  • The infection potential of more than 99% of all viruses, bacteria and fungi is eliminated 


The increased amount of nosocomial infections, due to failed (air) hygiene ((Lidwell et Al), the increased threat of pandemics due to the intensified veterinary industry and globalization (Osterhaus et Al) and the increased microbiological resistant against antibiotics – forced medical staff and employees to think more on prevention instead of curation. 


The importance of air - or in other words the possibility to transmit pathogenic materials by air, became more and more important on the agenda of the WHO.


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The food industry is extremely creative, but new fundamental trends will shape its future by means of consumers demanding an absolute transparency, no compromise on health security, development of future clean labels and consumers are more educated and open for more natural food.  


The importance of air quality in the food industry is often underestimated. A Steritube purifies the air in a production facility, freeing it from moulds, spores and bacteria. The air can no longer contaminate the products.  


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