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Abstract:
The evolution of Nanotechnology
Nano technology is no longer a futuristic word- it is now revolutionising the Cleaning and Health industry. In fact it is the 21st century technology par excellence with a whole new world of products that will soon revolutionize the lives of architects, cleaning staff, home owners and building managers.

March 3rd, 2012

Nanotechnology in Washrooms: Magic of "Easy-to-clean Effect"

For many years the talk about nano technology has been highly debatable; however, this has all changed with the advent of nano products and their advantages. Nano products which can be further defined as surface protection products will surely going to revolutionise the way we clean and protect our environment. These treatments have been created in order to satisfy the demand for self cleaning and easy clean surfaces, which possess background bacterio-static effects.

What is nano technology?
The nano technology allows the engineering of nano scale particles and coatings. These can be used in a vast number of applications, from computing, to auto paints, to the creation of drugs such as Herceptin.

Central to one of the most effective forms of nano technology is the Sol Gel process. This process, which was established more than 50 years ago, has recently been refined by German research engineers, with the result that they can now consistently manufacture SiO2 i.e. liquid glass. This glass, which is particle free, can be applied to any surface thus creating a nano layer of super-phobic protection which rejects soiling of any form leading to a future of self cleaning bathroom suites.

Not only does this invisible super durable, flexible yet breathable nano coating protect against soiling , abrasion, acids, alkalis, UV rays, solvents and massive temperature fluctuations but it can be laced with anti-bacterial components which remain active for the life of the coating ,up to 10 years.

Multiple Usages

Imagine yourself in a washroom in a brand-new apartment and also in the same place after one or two years. A lot has changed and sometimes you feel the time has made them to fade, have many marks, stains and things that you would like to change using a MAGIC Wand.

Not to worry, nano surface coating has arrived and this will help you to get the MAGIC effect. On every possible surface in the wash room. So that you can be what you want to be in a glowing environment.

Nanotechnology is used in almost all glass surfaces for scratch free cleaning and as a protective covering. It also improves the longevity and provides protection from various external elements like harmful UV rays, dust, dirt, debris, moisture, daily wear and tear, and other hazards. In fact it is totally environment friendly. Moreover nano coating keeps stainless steel gleaming and free from fingerprints, scratches and oxidation. Besides, nanotechnology also provides preventive coatings in materials like fiber, metal, ceramics, marble, and wood too.

In fact WashRoom is an ideal place to have many applications including coating which will give anti-microbial effect by way of which the door knobs become "germ-free". This is especially required in public washrooms in malls, hotels etc where persons with some transmittable diseases come in.

Nanotechnology and its future prospects
Bringing a revolution in the construction industry
With the growing lifestyle and increasing demands of the developing country- India, nano science and nano technology may significantly change the functioning of the construction industry in the near future. For the reason, the technology offers longer life and sustainability to any product with less efforts and low maintenance cost. While washrooms remains the most important part of any commercial or residential place its hygiene and maintenance requires special attention. But with the use of nano products like water sealers, scratch resistant coatings on vinyl or showers enclosures, insulation coatings etc maintenance issues can be resolved easily. Moreover, nanotechnology based coatings which enables self-cleaning surfaces are already being embedded into window glasses and plumbing fixtures.

Nanotechnology and shower enclosures
Easy-to-clean nanotechnology products such as bathroom tiles, scratch-free coatings for wood, plastics, metal amongst many more are already widely used. Besides, this technology is best used in cleaning shower enclosures. Currently, these enclosures are an integral part of all modern washrooms which provides a separate wet area in the bathroom leaving the rest of it dry. Also, these shower enclosures are made from glass which requires maximal maintenance. The reason for its popularity is, it gives out a sparkling clean look from inside as well as outside. And this is a result of the protective coating that not only improves but also protects the surface of the shower enclosures. Further, the technology makes the enclosures water repellent which help in making them resistant to bacteria, stain, electric, scratch, and heavy impact as well as repellent to oil.

Use of Nano Technology in public places
Treatment of key surfaces with Nano-Fluids can lead to major benefits for the hygiene and cleanliness of public conveniences. In addition, these innovations bring environmental and cost savings benefits like
• Reduced risk of public cross-infection using best in class hygiene methods
• Lowering carbon emissions using energy efficient, cost effective products
• Easy-Clean methodology reducing labour time in excess of 40 per to 60 per cent
• Water- usage reduction by 30 per cent to 40 per cent which is the most important environmental benefit
• Removal of aggressive chemicals which serves as an environmental benefit as well as cost reduction strategy
• Cleaning cycle reduction in excess of 60 per cent; labour savings benefit
• Enhanced aesthetic value of all facilities

Nano Technology and its advantages
Eco friendly and less harmful
Nano materials being smaller in size, their extraction could be a non polluting exercise. The materials can be made as precise and compact as required through strategic applications of nano science. Besides, waste management will be easier as the technology itself will bring out materials that solve the problem.

We are here to help you benefit from these new and amazing technologies. Simply tell us what you need to achieve.

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NanoLandGlobal…..Our raison d'être

NanoLandGlobal are launching a NanoLand business entity in every country, with stakeholders created in US, Central America, Ireland, UK, Turkey, South Africa, Ghana, Baltic States, Serbia, Italy, Korea, China, India. We have requests pouring in from Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Switzerland, Israel, GCC and the list is growing daily.

Our partner network will be offered the following services by us:
1. Access to unique range of smart fluid technology
2. Application Instructions & Training
3. New Products & Services
4. Health & Safety Information
5. Direct contact with Specialists
6. Business Leads and New Markets
7. Networking through Industry Alliance (GAINSS)
8. Trade Website & Information
9. Funding & Legal Advice services

NanoLandGlobal are a solution sales organisation, identifying areas of application for nanotechnology, matching solutions to problems, mainly for business stakeholders. We work with small, medium and large companies globally to fast track new technology, enhance efficiency, up productivity and innovation, whilst focusing on safety, Footprint, best practice environmentally and sustainability.

Needless to say, we are not just money motivated, but strive to introduce technologies that better humanity and Society. Thus safer agriculture, humane livestock and farming, improved industrial and commercial processes, cleaner supply-chains. Hence we look to increase food and industrial productivity deploying less resources, reduce wastage by better recycling, lower pollution, enhanced processes across every aspect of commerce, from light and energy efficiency to disease prevention and cleaner transport & construction.

By adopting safe Nano techniques, we eliminate risk around nanotechnology. We're not interested in messing with the building blocks of life, changing the essence of atoms and molecules! We deploy tools and expertise around nanotechnology that manipulate the Nano-scale, to understand the secrets of Nature herself, and thus drive innovation for today's companies for positive value. Hence we strive to create new solutions to reduce, for example, the menace of insect or rodent damage by using methods created by Nature over millennium.

We help forestry organisations protect young trees from damage, organic growers suffer less seed wastage, enhanced disease methodologies for livestock, improved air, nutrition for city dwellers and better food chain packaging and techniques with less cancer risk and less aggressive chemical usage for everyone. Companies that deploy cleaner and more efficient processes that look to better The Environment and Life generally for citizens are in alignment for future success and reward.

Our strategy at NLG is to dovetail the value of nanotechnology generally, with environmental and sustainable best practice, business process efficiency and energy enhancement. We have the knowledge and commercial base to provide a win-win relationship with stakeholders. With an increasing network of Nano specialists working with us, NLG are in a strong position to help companies and organizations exploit the value of emerging technology now and in the future.

Our Journey has just begun. Acquisition of data on the manufactures that will form the supply to our NanoLand Country Partners has been achieved. Many consultants who will form the members of Global Association of Independent Nano-scale Surface Specialists (GAINSS) have been contacted. Some of the NanoLand Country Partners have been identified in major markets to reach the end-customers. As a futuristic move we have identified the creation of Regional NanoLabs which will support the propagation of usage of Positive Safe Nanotechnology across the Globe.

We are at the beginning of an exciting and enormous development project. We have identified a number of specific trade products and requirements that are enabling our partners globally to focus on driving revenue forward. These Nano products save companies real operating costs, help with C02 Footprint, Supply Chain Compliance and offer numerous environmental benefits for every business and organization across the planet, by helping to:
• Reduce water usage and automate safe drinking water
• Remove aggressive cleaning chemicals
• Stop environmental depreciation and Footprint
• Cut emissions and pollutants
• Enhance energy efficiency, minimizing waste
• Reduce mechanical wear and material consumption
• Open doors for new cleaner products and revenue
• Improve health, food production, resources

Many companies and organizations are aware of the benefits of going green. However many are still unaware of how nanotechnology can turn them into profitable and responsible operations overnight, simply by adopting incremental changes, using nanotechnology and related emerging technology. NLG is being launched to pioneer the effort in "Green Economics" and "Green Electronics". Let us show you some great technologies working.

Imagine, Imagine, Imagine
Chairs that never get wet!
Shutters that block vibration
Wallpaper that eats offensive smells
Fluids that generate aroma for functional value
Insect and animal repellents using atoms in nature
Toothbrushes that don't need toothpaste, battery power or electricity, but automatically brush teeth!
The Innovation list is endless; we focus on adding value for our clients

We welcome the opportunity to collaborate.


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