Dental Pastes, Creams, Cleaners and Other Oral Care Products Using Nanomaterials Like NanoGard Zinc Oxide Catalysts From Nanophase

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Background
Applications and Markets
Oral Care
NanoGard Zinc Oxide

Background

Nanophase Technologies is an industry-leading nanocrystalline materials innovator and manufacturer with an integrated family of nanomaterial technologies. The entire focus of Nanophase is nanotechnology, with two distinct and patented processes for the preparation and commercial manufacturing of nanopowder metal oxides i.e. Aluminum Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Cerium Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, and several others. Nanophase Technologies Corporation has developed a process, Discrete Particle Encapsulation, to coat the surface of its nanoparticles with a thin polymeric shell that enables compatibility of the particles with a wide variety of fluids, resins and polymers. Also, Nanophase has developed technology to permit the dispersion of its nanoparticles in water and a variety of polar and non-polar organic fluids. This allows Nanophase to supply concentrated, ready-to-use nanoparticle dispersions, eliminating the need for customers to disperse the nanoparticles themselves. Nanophase’s family of integrated technologies economically produces nanocrystalline materials, and then nanoengineers those materials to fit a customer need.

Applications and Markets

Nanophase produces engineered nanomaterial products for a variety of diverse markets: personal care, sunscreens, abrasion-resistant applications, environmental catalysts, antimicrobial products, and a variety of ultra-fine polishing applications, including semiconductor wafers, hard disk drives, and optics. Various applications include wood preservation, anti-fouling and anti-microbial coatings, fuel cells, catalytic converters, UV-attenuation coatings, scratch resistant coatings, charge dissipating coatings, deodorant/antiperspirants, depilatory/shaving products, and others. In parallel, new markets and applications are constantly being developed.

Oral Care

Nanomaterials can be introduced into a variety of oral care products to impart antimicrobial and anti-irritant properties without sacrificing flow, texture or color. Dental pastes, creams and cleaners need to thoroughly clean teeth and gums, and leave a clean and crisp feeling in the mouth afterwards.

NanoGard Zinc Oxide

Incorporating NanoGard® zinc oxide into such formulations provides antibacterial and anti-irritant properties while minimizing effects on color, flow, stickiness and wash-away characteristics. NanoGard® zinc oxide is produced under cGMP conditions and is FDA approved for use as an active ingredient in personal care products.

Date Added: Jul 18, 2006 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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