Solar Simulators Ease SPF Testing

Dec. 15, 2011
The Sol-UV solar simulator addresses demanding photobiological applications such as testing over-the-counter sunscreen products’ for sun protection factor (SPF).

The Sol-UV solar simulator addresses demanding photobiological applications such as testing over-the-counter sunscreen products’ for sun protection factor (SPF).  The unit simulates solar ultraviolet radiation required to induce a minimum erythemal response for in-vivo SPF testing and can be used for in-vitro methods as well.  It complies with the governing standards to meet FDA Sunscreen Drug Products for Over-the-Counter Human Use, June, 2011, the International Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Test Method, May 2006 (CTFASA, COLIPA, CTFA, JCIA), and ISO Cosmetics – sun protection test methods:  in vivo determination of the sun protection factor, ISO 24444:2010. Output beam sizes include 2 x 2, 4 x 4, or 6 x 6 inches. Calibration-certified by Rapid Precision Testing Laboratories (RPTL), optional filters are available for UVA, UVA-I, UVA-II, and UVB tailored outputs. NEWPORT CORP., Irvine, CA. (800) 222-6440.

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