GERMANTOWN, Wis. – Electronic components resource Raffel Systems has introduced patent-pending ultraviolet-C technology based products for residential and commercial use in the seating, bedding, healthcare and industrial marketplaces.
The integrated UV-C light technology products for furniture and case goods feature designs that can be engineered into upholstered furniture or case goods in order to sanitize high-touch items such as cellphones, keys or remote controls.
Those new products include UV-C cup holders with a wireless cell phone charging feature and shelf designs appropriate for residential, hospitality, higher-education and commercial common spaces.
“We saw the benefits of this safe and effective technology well before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now in 2020 there is a real need for enhanced sanitization of everyday high-touch surfaces,” said Raffel Systems President Rich Weeden in a release. “Utilizing this proven technology fulfills a real public need that is applicable across multiple markets and industries.”
Raffel say its UV-C Technology is more than 99% effective against viruses, bacteria and illness causing pathogens in up to five minutes of exposure. UV-C light has the ability to reach places that traditional wipes and sprays cannot, and it’s non-toxic, odorless and chemical free.
I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.