Sun and Skin Care

Formulations combining UV absorption and UV scattering while reducing toxicity

Healthcare

Enhancing silver-based antimicrobials to combat the proliferation of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Coatings

Adding silver-laden anti-microbials to coatings to to prevent biofilm fouling

Water Purification

Using hierarchical zeolites with anti-microbials as disinfectants in drinking water

Gas Purification

Incorporating anti-microbials into hierarchical zeolites to improve the removal of acidic gases and volatile organic compounds from the atmosphere

Sun and Skin Care

We can offer ample expertise in nanozeolites that deliver unique benefits with superior UV protection, lower toxicity, and longer periods of application in a wide range of skin care creams, lotions, sun care and color cosmetic products.

Our sun protection products combine both absorption and scattering of incident sunlight will dramatically decrease the adverse effects of sun exposure.

Healthcare

Silver-based anti-microbial products are widely used in medical applications.  Our product is a nanozeolite based anti-microbial, with controlled release of silver and other co-cations, primarily used in bandages, wound dressings as well as coatings on medical devices and implant materials.

Use of the unique features of the nanozeolite to enhance the silver antimicrobial activity is the transformational aspect of our product.  Our antimicrobial product with significantly higher potency will require lower dosages of silver with lower environmental footprint and lower non-bacterial cellular interactions.

Coatings

Silver is used in coating to prevent biofilm fouling. Our innovation is the use of nanozeolite support, which by chemical modification will enhance the antimicrobial properties of the AgNP via the following:

 

  • Controlled AgNP size
  • No ligand coating on Ag
  • Release of co-cation (e.g. Zn2+) to enhance Ag activity
  • Altering acidity around the zeolite enhancing Ag activity
  • Surface modification of nanozeolite to propel it towards bacteria

Home Care

Our nano and hierarchical zeolite powders offer very high product stability and no decomposition, help in the formulation of high performance, low-cost, eco-friendly, phosphorus-free detergents and soaps, and remove hardness from wash water.

 

Water Purification

The use of zeolites in water purification and filtration is wide spread.  Our hierarchal zeolites have a low Si/Al ratio with high external and internal surface areas and are excellent cation-exchange agents.  In order to improve the selectivity of ion-exchange, we coat the external surface area of the hierarchical zeolite with transition metal oxides, allowing for use of both the external and internal surface.

Depending on the purpose, the external surface of our hierarchical zeolites can be coated with carbon-based adsorbents, thereby removing both organic and inorganic materials/bacteria from water.

Gas Purification

Due to the high surface area of our hierarchical zeolite, we can effectively remove acidic gases such as CO2 and SO2 on basic metal oxide modified hierarchical zeolites.

Our adsorbent-modified hierarchical zeolites are also effective for the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the atmosphere.  If needed, antimicrobial features can also be readily incorporated into the hierarchical zeolites.