Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions has introduced Armstrong’s VidaShield UV24 Air Purification System, an in-ceiling system that improves indoor air quality by using patented ultraviolet light (UV-C) air cleaning technology to continuously clean and reduce the level of pathogens in a room’s air.
The Armstrong VidaShield UV24 System integrates a UV-C air purification system from Medical Illumination (MI) International Inc. with Ultima Health Zone or School Zone Fine Fissured ceiling panels to offer safe, unobtrusive, in-room air purification for cleaner air. For a unified ceiling visual and enhanced air quality throughout a space, the system coordinates with new Ultima Health Zone AirAssure panels.
As MI studies demonstrate, VidaShield UV24 contributes to healthier spaces by not only reducing the levels of infectious viruses, bacteria and fungi in the air but also the settling of those pathogens onto room surfaces, thereby reducing the risk of indoor air transmission of viruses.
The 2- by 4-foot products operate continuously to draw air into a sealed, self-contained, concealed chamber behind the ceiling panel where the air is treated with ultraviolet light air-cleaning technology. Ultra-quiet fans then recirculate the treated air back into the room. As MI studies demonstrate, the system neutralizes 97 percent of infectious pathogens in aerosols on the first pass of air.
The VidaShield UV24 system is designed for use in hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, schools, commercial office buildings and any other location where cleaner environmental air is desired. Each unit can treat a volume of air equivalent to an 8- by 10- by 10-foot room four times per hour and can be a helpful component in facility cleaning protocols.
Conveniently installed in ceilings, the system is suitable for retrofits of existing spaces. It is easy to install and requires minimal maintenance with no staff intervention needed to operate. Its design allows for safe 24/7 operation in occupied spaces and saves the space normally occupied by portable air-cleaning units.
The VidaShield UV24 system is part of the new Armstrong 24/7 Defend portfolio of ceiling and wall products that contribute to healthier, safer spaces and cleaner air. The growing line includes new Armstrong AirAssure ceiling panels that reduce air leaks through the ceiling plane in a space up to four times compared to regular ceiling panels; the CleanAssure family of disinfectable ceiling panels, suspension systems, and trim; and Infusions Resilient partitions.