“Nanotechnology ” – An Up and Coming Market for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry

Contributors: Felecia Alexander Kinnar Patel Kellie Garrett Here at ChemicalInfo, the research department frequently has conversations about beauty, health, fashion, food, and everything in between. Recently, we had a conversation about my current hair style and how I achieve optimal results. I owe it all to my pink hair straightener, Infiniti Nano Silver by Conair. As a chemist, I know that Nano silver contributes to the performance of the straightener. Nano silver are nanoparticles of silver that are created using nanotechnology. Nanoparticles are small in diameter (1 to 100 nanometers) and when combined with other chemicals they achieve maximum results in a product. Silver nanoparticles are manufactured using different synthetic routes. The different synthetic routes can be grouped into three techniques: physical vapor deposition, ion implantation, or wet chemistry. Nanotechnology is rapidly growing in commercial use, such as consumer products like cosmetics, electronics and food. CHI hair straightener creators also use Nano silver in their line of products as a protector against contamination, which is great for hairstylists. Dior has an inspired Nano-tech product line ‘Diorskin Forever’ that leaves your skin flawless hours after application by using their patented Nano-Stretch Network. The above consumer products are prime examples of how the manipulation of matter can enhance a woman’s beauty; however, beauty isn’t the only area of application that this innovating technology is used. Samsung home appliances, such as washers, have a silver ion coating on the inner drum surface for an overall anti-bacterial effect. Silver is highly antimicrobial due to its antiseptic properties to many species of bacteria. Silver nanoparticles interact with the outer membrane of bacteria, resulting in structural changes that lead to degradation of the microorganism. However, there is some controversy surrounding their anti-bacterial technology products performance and the effect on the environment. Experts have demanded that regulatory agencies apply strict guidelines for manufacturers for such products. Research is constantly being conducted to not only improve consumer products but also change the way of life by including other areas of application like medical devices and medicine. With all the new and exciting discoveries that apply to our everyday living, I look for Nanotech products when I am out shopping.  I tell my friends, if you’re going to ULTA, Sephora or other retailers to shop for new hairstyling irons, cosmetics or even appliances; look for Nano products and their great benefits! If you’re looking for Nano silver please search the DWCP’s NEW Category “Nanoparticles (Nanomaterials)” for producers to help with your sourcing or selling needs. Related Articles: http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/consumer/browse/products/6729/ http://infiniti.conair.com/catalog.php?pcID=48&products_id=197 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_nanoparticles http://echa.europa.eu/chemicals-in-our-life/nanomaterials http://www.farouk.com/Technology.aspx http://www.samsung.com/us/appliances/washers-dryers/WF328AAR/XAA http://www.nanotechproject.org/inventories/consumer/browse/products/6777/ http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dior-diorskin-forever-extreme-wear-flawless-makeup-spf-25/2950860 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Nano http://phys.org/news124376552.html#jCp