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Kromek secures $7.8m baggage screening contract

Posted 19 November 2018 · Add Comment

County Durham based radiation detection technology company, Kromek, which focuses on the security, medical and nuclear markets, has been awarded a new long-term supply contract worth a minimum of $7.8 million by an existing OEM customer involved in x-ray imaging systems, for the baggage security screening market.



Above:
Kromek monolithic spectroscopic CZT detectors, from left to right: 1 cm x 1 cm x 05. cm. 2.2 cm x 2.2 cm x 05 cm, 2.2 cm x 2.2 cm x 1.5 cm and 4 cm x 4 cm x 1.5 cm.

The contract, which is for the customisation of current technologies and CZT detector modules and deployment in the baggage security screening market, covers a five-year period and commences immediately. Kromek’s technology is designed to enhance the detection of an extensive range of threat materials, providing improved accuracy and efficiency.

Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek, commented: “This is another significant, long-term contract in the security screening market for Kromek. It continues a trend of multi-year contracts we are signing as customers move away from legacy systems and embrace CZT detection technology. Our expertise makes us ideally positioned to develop customer-specific detector modules and to efficiently deploy these in advanced screening systems for real-world use. We look forward to rolling out this detection technology to help protect staff and passengers at airports, border crossings and other points of entry or areas of security concern.”

Kromek Group plc is a technology group (global HQ in County Durham) and a leading developer of high performance radiation detection products based on cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) and other advanced technologies. Using its core technology platforms, Kromek designs, develops and produces x-ray and gamma ray imaging and radiation detection products for the medical, security screening and nuclear markets.

The Group’s products provide high resolution information on material composition and structure and are used in multiple applications, ranging from the identification of cancerous tissues to hazardous materials, such as explosives, and the analysis of radioactive materials.

 

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