effective water disinfection by inactivation of germs in only 55 sec
according to the European Drinking Water Regulation EN6288
scientifically confirmed by the accredited Eurofins environmental laboratory
with Klaran UV-C LEDs
The Online Shop of the UV-C LED Tech Startup is live for pre-orders. Trade, B2B, strategic and investment partnerships are currently being expanded. The purgaty® Experience is planned for
the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival.
Vienna, 24 March 2020 - The tech start-up purgaty® - www.purgaty.com is launching a complete, portable drinking system. With its own development - the purgaty® brain - the company uses
UV-C technology based on LED (Light Emitting Diode) to disinfect water. Ultraviolet (UV) light is a wavelength between 100 and 380 nanometres (nm) within the light spectrum. A UV-C spectrum
around 265 nm is used for germ reduction. In order to achieve the highest possible germ reduction, purgaty® relies in its own development on achieving 265 nm, using Klaran UV-C LEDs. The
effective water disinfection is confirmed by the accredited environmental laboratory Eurofins.
As an engineering office based in Vienna, purgaty® positions itself as an international supplier for a wide range of applications, from travelling to adventure and sports as well as for home use.
The company's next steps will be to successively expand its retail network to address consumers and business customers. Partnerships are also to be established at a strategic and investment
"With the purgaty® brain which is now available for the first time for the consumer market on the website www.purgaty.com, we are able to disinfect water in only 55 seconds, without the use of
chemical additives on a purely technological basis. With our portable drinking system, we are enabling people to live even more comfortably and - moving away from the disposable solution - are
also making an indirect contribution to a greater sustainability," says Ing. Thomas Gombas, founder and CEO of purgaty®, and adds: "With our own groundbreaking development, we are also setting
decisive standards both in terms of quality and on a scientific level. The scientific support of a renowned research institute is just as important to us as that of a leading technology
"We are looking forward to the presentation of further purgaty® products at the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival 2020. This amazing format of the ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 Group offers a wide range of trending
topics and answers key future questions that affect us all with people, planet, profit," explains Mag (FH) Margit Anglmaier, purgaty Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), the marketing strategy and
company DNA. "The great thing about this is that purgaty®, in keeping with the spirit of corporate social responsibility, provides the answer to all 3 P's and pursues the goal of making such an
important contribution to becoming the fourth P for consumers, biz people and also for retailers”.
Laboratory service provider Eurofins confirms functionality of the purgaty® brain
In addition to the cooperation on the technological level, purgaty® also announced the cooperation with Eurofins. As part of the global Eurofins group, the scientific partner is one of the
leading laboratory service providers, which confirms the effectiveness of the purgaty® brain - and thus the intelligent UV-C LED technology head matching the purgaty® bottle - in the course of a
comprehensive test procedure.
"As an accredited test and research laboratory, we were able to prove the disinfecting effect of the purgaty® brain in combination with the purgaty® bottle. As our test report shows, germ
cultures added to drinking water, which contained strains of coliform bacteria as well as enterococci and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, could be successfully inactivated within 55 seconds by the UVC
LED tech development of purgaty®. The complete disinfecting effect on the examined water and the resulting suitability as drinking water can thus be attested", confirms Dr. Christian Eder,
Managing Director of Eurofins Umwelt Österreich GmbH & Co. KG."
purgaty® is the first high-performance complete drinking system to go:
- effective water disinfection by inactivating germs* in only 55 seconds
- according to the European Drinking Water Regulation EN6288
- scientifically confirmed by the accredited Eurofins environmental laboratory
- using KLARAN UV-C LEDs
*Colony forming units (CFU) as well as coliform bacteria, Enterococci & Pseudomonas
Use of UV-C LED technology contributes to better sustainability
With the portable solution for water disinfection, purgaty® also makes an indirect and fundamental contribution to better sustainability on earth. Both the high-quality stainless steel bottles
and the UV-C-LED Tech unit are suitable as companions in a person's daily life.
purgaty® enters the market with a complete drinking system
The company and engineering office founded in Austria - with headquarter in the 8th district of Vienna and a further location in Vienna 23, which is used for manufacturing and assembly - enters
the market with a complete drinking system. The purgaty® bottles on offer are made of high-quality stainless steel, available in a double-walled (for hot and cold drinks) and a single-walled
version (for the easy-to-carry version). "An additional practical plus is the drinking attachment for sporting purposes," says Gombas. The purgaty® product range will soon be rounded off by an
appropriate pre-filter which allows to pre-clean water from various sources, remove sediments and improve the taste (chlorine is reduced).
purgaty® brain as a smart answer to water disinfection
UV-C LEDs are compact, innovative semiconductors that emit ultraviolet (UV) light to destroy germs found in water, air and on surfaces. Because LEDs are relatively small, they can be integrated
into a variety of products such as water purification systems, portable or handheld devices, and more. With the development of the purgaty® brain, the Austrian company has set itself the task of
using a correspondingly powerful form of UV-C LED technology. Thus, in its Made in Austria solution, the engineering company relies not only on high-power LEDs for a shorter disinfection period,
but also on high-quality rechargeable batteries, thermal sensor technology to protect the electronics, optical sensor locking (to protect eyesight), clear status display which shows the UV-C LED
charge status even in strong sunlight and FDA-approved stainless steel materials.
ABOUT UV-C-LED-TECHNOLOGY FOR GERM INACTIVATION
When certain microorganisms are exposed to UV light within a certain wavelength, the absorption of UV light can deactivate the reproductive capacity of the micro-organism. Although different,
each pathogen shows a peak absorption of UV light near 265 nm. For most pathogens there is a sharp drop in sensitivity below 250 nm - therefore the range from 250 nm to 280 nm is often referred
to as the germ-inactivating UVC range.
With pioneering smart cleaning, purgaty® www.purgaty.com has specialized on smart cleaning using UV-C LED technology. The startup positions itself as a European producer for the B2C, B2B and
B2B2C markets. As a company that was launched a few months ago, purgaty® has set itself the goal of becoming a real game changer. Without any chemical additives, purgaty® provides a significant
benefit in cleaning water, air and surfaces with the smarter use of UV-C LED technology. That the name purgaty - originating from purgare (Latin: to clean, to purify) - is becoming a new concept
is demonstrated by the first developments of the Austrian based company.
Eurofins Lebensmittelanalytik Österreich GmbH is one of the leading laboratory service providers in Austria. The company was founded in 2006 as a subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific and ofi
Technologie und Innovations-GmbH. Due to the global networks within the Eurofins Group, the company covers a comprehensive range of testing and service procedures. More information is available
About Crystal IS
Crystal IS, a leader in providing innovative UVC LED devices and solutions for water, air and surface disinfection, manufactures Klaran® UVC LEDs. Klaran UVC solutions are based on Crystal IS
proprietary Aluminum Nitride material which uniquely enables the high volume and cost effective production of UVC LEDs at key germicidal wavelengths. Crystal IS, founded in 1997, is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Japan’s Asahi Kasei, a diversified multinational business with a portfolio of market leading products which improve life and living around the world. To learn more, visit
PICTURE MATERIAL AND PRESS CONTACT
purgaty gmbh, Mag. (FH) Margit Anglmaier, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
M: +43 699 102 16 372, E: email@example.com, W: www.purgaty.com