Dimer’s germicidal UV lighting technology is being introduced to the aerospace industry through an exclusive partnership with Honeywell. GermFalcon, which was highlighted in the April 2020 issue of Business Jet Interiors International as part of a COVID-19 special report, is the result of six years of development. It will be branded as the Honeywell UV Cabin System for the global aviation industry.
This strategic partnership will separately enable Dimer to further commercialise and deploy its germicidal UV technology platform known as UVHammer for healthcare. The company foresees applications in public transportation, education, hospitality, buildings, theatres, arenas and small businesses.
Limited testing has been done to verify the technology’s effectiveness against COVID-19 specifically. However, Dimer says that clinical tests show that when properly applied, germicidal UV light can reduce various bacteria and viruses on exposed surfaces. It adds that the technology is non-toxic, uses no chemicals and is sustainable.
“We are excited to work with Honeywell,” said Elliot Kreitenberg, co-founder and president of Dimer. “This positions our GermFalcon system in the hands of a leader in worldwide aerospace design, production and sales. We look forward to Honeywell quickly making this technology available to airlines and other aircraft operators so the industry can begin its recovery.”
Dimer expects to bring the UVHammer to market for a multitude of non-aerospace vertical applications in July 2020.