Zano® 20 is an ultrafine zinc oxide powder manufactured using EverZinc’s patented production process. Benefitting from a controlled narrow particle size distribution, Zano® 20 is an ideal additive with various applications in the polymer industries. Available in different surface treatment versions, Zano® 20 is made to be specifically compatible and dispersible in polymeric systems.
The Zano® 20 products range offer broadband UVA & UVB protection while maintaining high levels of transparency. The characteristics of Zano® inorganic chemistry, when paired with the non-migratory, long lasting effects and heat stability without the typical drawback of blooming and discoloration, make Zano®20 an ideal additive solution for both food and non-food, rigid and flexible, plastic applications such as packaging, film and textile.
According to consumer and market trends for transparent packaging, protecting some sensitive elements, such as pigment, fats, protein and vitamins with an effective broadband UV absorber will minimize discoloration, off-flavors, and vitamin loss, and improve the quality and shelf-life of the packed content.
The high surface area and high surface reactivity of Zano® 20 is an interesting alternative in the vulcanization process, bringing accelerated crosslinking and allowing the reduction of Zinc Oxide usage and content in rubber. Lowering the Zinc Oxide content through the use of Zano® 20 is minimizing the Zinc Oxide environmental footprint in the rubber industry.
The fine particle size distribution makes Zano®-Al an efficient absorber of broadband UVA and UVB, while the Al-doping accounts for IR blocking. When used as a high concentration filler close to the percolation level, Zano®-Al will bring permanent anti-static properties to non-transparent applications.