Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Antibacterial Nanocomposites Produced from Offset Lithography Inks

Abstract:
Experts from Iran Institute for Color Science and Technology used zinc oxide nanoparticles to produce an antibacterial nanocomposite from offset lithography inks which can be applied for lithography on various types of packaging of foodstuff, medications and cosmetics.

Antibacterial Nanocomposites Produced from Offset Lithography Inks

Tehran, Iran | Posted on December 1st, 2013

A wide range of objects are subjected to printing, to the extent that many of them are in contact with polluted media, and pollution is transferred to humans when humans are in contact with the objects. Therefore, the production of an ink containing appropriate nanoparticles such as Ag or ZnO can have effective applications in various microorganisms. It can also increase the lifetime and durability of the products.

The aim of the research is to produce an antibacterial nanocomposite from offset lithography inks used for publishing on the packaging of foodstuff, medications and cosmetics in a way that the ink conserves its initial properties and its performance does not vary.

Maryam Atayeefard, member of the Scientific Board of Department of Printing Sciences and Technology of Iran Institute for Color Sciences and Technology, explained about the research. "Due to the high solid percentage of the ink, the powder of zinc oxide nanoparticles was used in the production of antibacterial lithography ink. For the same reason, a mill with three rollers was used to carry out the mixing process. Nanoparticles were added to the ink in weight percents of 1, 3, and 5. The sample was milled three times to obtain better mixing."

Results of antibacterial test showed improvement in antibacterial properties and reduction in the growth of bacteria on ink samples in the presence of zinc oxide nanoparticles.

Results of the research have been published in details in Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 51, August 2013, pp. 92-97.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers: Physicists find a way of 'bundling together' multiple elements of a quantum computer July 24th, 2016

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations July 23rd, 2016

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance: UH-led research offers higher resolution, shorter scan time July 23rd, 2016

Nanomedicine

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations July 23rd, 2016

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance: UH-led research offers higher resolution, shorter scan time July 23rd, 2016

New probe developed for improved high resolution measurement of brain temperature: Improved accuracy could allow researchers to measure brain temperature in times of trauma when small deviations in temperature can lead to additional brain injury July 23rd, 2016

Nanoparticle versus cancer: Scientists have created nanoparticles which cure cancer harmlessly July 22nd, 2016

Discoveries

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers: Physicists find a way of 'bundling together' multiple elements of a quantum computer July 24th, 2016

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations July 23rd, 2016

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance: UH-led research offers higher resolution, shorter scan time July 23rd, 2016

Announcements

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers: Physicists find a way of 'bundling together' multiple elements of a quantum computer July 24th, 2016

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations July 23rd, 2016

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance: UH-led research offers higher resolution, shorter scan time July 23rd, 2016

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers: Physicists find a way of 'bundling together' multiple elements of a quantum computer July 24th, 2016

A 'smart dress' for oil-degrading bacteria July 24th, 2016

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations July 23rd, 2016

New superconducting coil improves MRI performance: UH-led research offers higher resolution, shorter scan time July 23rd, 2016

Food/Agriculture/Supplements

Graphene-infused packaging is a million times better at blocking moisture July 15th, 2016

The use of nanoparticles and bioremediation to decontaminate polluted soils June 14th, 2016

VentureLab nanotechnology startup wins TechConnect Innovation Award June 2nd, 2016

Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes May 11th, 2016

Personal Care/Cosmetics

Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition May 23rd, 2016

Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes May 11th, 2016

NRL reveals novel uniform coating process of p-ALD April 21st, 2016

New ORNL method could unleash solar power potential March 16th, 2016

Printing/Lithography/Inkjet/Inks

Nanoscientists develop the 'ultimate discovery tool': Rapid discovery power is similar to what gene chips offer biology June 25th, 2016

Perovskite solar cells surpass 20 percent efficiency: EPFL researchers are pushing the limits of perovskite solar cell performance by exploring the best way to grow these crystals June 13th, 2016

'On-the-fly' 3-D print system prints what you design, as you design it June 1st, 2016

Physicists create first metamaterial with rewritable magnetic ordering May 23rd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic