Pro-Lite Technology is distributing the UV-2000S from Labsphere, a dedicated sunscreen, in-vitro ultra-violet transmittance analyser, which has been designed to exceed the requirements of the COLIPA (the European Cosmetic Industry Association) UVA Protection Factor (UVA-PF) method and help develop higher protection factor sunscreens.
The UV-2000S uses high-speed spectrometers with diode array detectors for instantaneous spectral acquisition, as well as a Spectralon integrating sphere with a Xenon flashlamp for diffuse illumination without sample heating.
The UV-2000S also comes as standard with a sample positioning stage that allows the user to repeatedly position slides for multi-point measurements both before and after solar irradiation.
The UV-2000S is a dedicated UV spectrophotometer that measures the diffuse transmittance of a sunscreen sample applied to a transparent substrate material in the UVA and UVB bands, from 280 to 400nm. It then calculates the sun protection factor (SPF), UVA to UVB transmittance ratio, critical wavelength, the COLIPA UVA-PF and the 2008 Boots Star Rating factor.