Iranian Scientists at Amirkabir University of Technology produced a kind of environmentally sustainable paint claimed to be used as construction paint which leads to saving oil resources.
Madjid Abdous conducted the research with the aim of synthesizing silica nanocomposite, producing its relevant paint to be used as construction paint and improving its physical properties and environmental safety.
"We polymerized acrylic monomers in the presence of silica nanoparticles by means of a new emulsion polymerization method resulting in the improvement of the final polymer physical properties. We brought about new favorable properties in this material," Abdous said to the news service of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC).
Abdous mentioned that application of new nanocomposites for synthesizing industrial paints and its expansion to construction paints as well as examination of their properties and applications are so helpful, and added, "The results of this research could be effective in pollution control and saving oil resources considering environmental merits and economical points."