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Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Technology of the Year Award Presented to GB Environmental


London, January 10, 2007 – GB Environmental has been awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2006 European Excellence in Technology of the Year Award in the field of ultraviolet (UV) technology. The award recognises the advances GB Environmental has made in developing unique and innovative UV disinfection technologies. Capitalising on the inherent strengths of UV light as a form of disinfection, whilst improving energy efficiency and longevity of functionality of UV disinfection units, the engineering team at GB Environmental are already making inroads against traditional chemical disinfection and rival UV manufacturers.

After thorough analysis of the alternative disinfection processes available, leading business consultants at Frost & Sullivan’s agreed that GB Environmental’s new UV disinfectors, referred to as second generation designs, make UV an optimum choice of disinfection.

Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Rebecca Bright commented:
“When applied to either the air or water supply, GB Environmental’s patented UV technology kills micro-organisms that chemical disinfection processes find difficult to eliminate.

“The company’s technology uses UV light at 220nm – 280nm to disrupt the DNA structure of any micro-organism present, rendering it harmless. This in itself is not a new development, but GB Environmental’s invention of its patented Tioxispring™ cleaning mechanism, ensures that micro-organisms are exposed to the maximum amount of UV light at all times. It does this by maintaining the lamps free from debris – a problem the majority of UV disinfection manufacturers have found difficult to overcome up until now.”

In addition, Frost & Sullivan was impressed by the energy efficient qualities of the technology, which has already attracted the attention of major leisure management groups across the UK.

Commenting on the advances behind the award win, Dr Ron Mitchell, Managing Director of GB Environmental said:

“The combination of the multi-lamp design, our Tioxispring™ cleaning mechanism and turbulent flow within each UV unit makes the SafeGuard UV disinfector much more economical and efficient than the majority of competitors units

“The year ahead will be an exciting one for us, with demands for disinfecting water supplies and air conditioning systems across a plethora of industries.”

Notes to Editors:

About the Award criteria:

Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Technology Award is bestowed upon a company that has pioneered the development and introduction of an innovative technology that has either impacted or has the potential to impact several market sectors. The company is recognised for its overall technical excellence, its commitment toward technology innovation and for its successful technology development that is expected to significantly contribute to the industry in terms of adoption, change, and competitive posture.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Frost & Sullivan:

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company’s industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community, by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics. For more information, visit

About GB Environmental:

Combining over 75 years of expertise in process engineering technology, GB Environmental ensures it is at the frontier of UV technology design, providing advanced non-chemical disinfection of water, air and surfaces.
Protecting against contagious diseases in public sector buildings air and water supply, eliminating bugs in food, drink and pharmaceutical produce, through to defence against bugs in swimming pools, GB Environmental provides disinfection solutions for a cross-section of companies and organisations.

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