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September 8th, 2009

Tata Chemicals working on a green makeover

Abstract:
Sastry is ranked among the world's top 15 experts in nanotechnology, a futuristic manufacturing technology that some scientists say will make most products lighter, stronger, cleaner, less expensive and more precise. It involves the manipulation or use of materials and devices so minute that nothing can be built any smaller.

That's a technology that's being used in experiments at the Pune lab. "Along the way we figured taking up nanotechnology," Sastry says. "It is not an esoteric branch of science. It has evolved very rapidly in the last 10 years. It is an enabling technology."

Tata Chemicals plans to add more products in the food additives business; research work is under way on neutraceuticals, which refers to food extracts claimed to have medicinal effects on human health. Other projects, such as spraying nano materials on steel to stop the bleaching of paint, are in progress.

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