In order to meet increased demand for radon measurements, Radonova has launched a new production line in Uppsala, Sweden. Costing approximately 400,000 Euro, the new production line will enable Radonova to increase production capacity by 300 per cent. Customers will immediately benefit from higher delivery reliability and shorter delivery times.
The increased requirement for radon measurement is driven by several factors, from stricter legislation and regulations to increased awareness and more opportunities to effectively carry out radon measurements on a large scale. Radonova has also invested heavily in a digital transformation strategy to streamline its processes, further enhancing its ability to grow in line with market demand.
– As far as the industry is concerned, the new production line puts us firmly at the forefront when it comes to automating and digitalizing the production of radon detectors. We introduced a new robotic cell for the launch of the Radtrak³ radon detector, and it has performed very well from the outset. It gives us enhanced stability and security during the production process which provides clear benefits to our customers, says Oscar Wärnerud, laboratory manager at Radonova Laboratories.
– 2020 was a year like no other and the pandemic had an effect on our operations. For example, in markets where there is a requirement to use externally certified consultants for the placement of radon detectors, the opportunity to conduct radon measurements has been limited. However, at the same time, we have generally seen more international interest in radon, due to its detrimental impact on human health. Our new facility ensures that we will be able to meet the new global demand for reliable radon measurements, comments Karl Nilsson, CEO of Radonova Laboratories.
Why measure for radon?
Around the world, approximately 230,000 people die each year from lung cancer caused by radon. Radon gas is part of the element uranium decay chain. Since uranium is found in many places in the earth’s crust, radon is found almost everywhere. Particularly hard hit are areas with mountains and/or areas with cold climates. The latter is due to the fact that radon gas levels can usually be high in insulated houses that are heated. To understand your radon content, you should always measure. Most countries in the world require measurements that give an annual average value, which normally means that radon is measured for at least three months.