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EPP Window Film installed to outdoor shelter for pupil with EPP

Secondary School in Dumfries installs a specialist EPP window film to a purpose built outdoor shelter to help a pupil with the rare skin condition.


Sunlight, Photosensitivity and EPP

Worldwide, there are millions of people who suffer from sensitivity to Ultra-Violet light to some degree. For many of these sufferers and their families, life has to be lived away from sunlight. EPP is one such condition. EPP is a very rare form of photosensitivity, affecting one in 300,000 people. It gives sensitivity to UV and some Visible Light, so standard UV window films offer little to no protection.

In conjunction with the local council a large secondary school erected a special outdoor shelter to allow one of its pupils to play and study outside without suffering discomfort. Understanding that untreated glazing offers little to no protection against UV, the school contacted ARC Window Films for a solution to increase protection on the glazing.


The Installation

ARC Window Films installed a specialist EPP window film, to help protect the pupil against the sun’s rays.

“Sensitivity with EPP continues well above 400nm, so standard UV Window Film offers little to no protection. We installed a specialist EPP window film which offers protection up to 550nm, filtering out the dangerous wavelengths, yet still lets the visible light to pass through” explains Neil Brabbs, EMEA Sales Manager at ARC.

The pupils at the school now enjoy use of the shelter for outdoor activities and lessons whilst enjoying protection for UV rays.


Superior Protection with ARC UVTA Window Film

Almost all window films offer 99% UV Protection up to 380nm. Unfortunately, with most skin conditions this is not enough. Specialist clear UV window film exists, offering protection up to 400nm. However as EPP sensitivity peaks at around 408nm,and continuing even higher, greater UV filtration is required.

ARC UVTA is an Amber coloured film which offers added protection up to 550nm – far exceeding the protection offered by alternatives.

Following the installation of ARC UVTA Window Film, the young pupil can enjoy natural daylight in the classroom without the fear of pain or discomfort.

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