- August 4, 2008 - 5:23 PM
Some of the 600 and counting nanotechnology-based consumer products:
Benny the Bear plush toy: Silver nanoparticles fight bacteria, molds and mites.
Behr Premium Plus Kitchen & Bath paint: Nano-sized additives for resistance to water, mildew, stains and grease.
Samsung washing machine: Nano silver in the tub sterilizes clothing.
Shirts, pants, ties with Nano-Tex at Eddie Bauer, Dockers, L.L. Bean, Gap, Old Navy and Nike, Champion, Perry Ellis labels.
Turtlewax car wax: Nanotechnology formula provides sunscreen for car's finish.
DeWalt cordless power tools: Phosphate nanocrystals in batteries.
Germ Guardian humidifier: Nanotechnology keeps mold and bacteria out of tank.
Remington CleanXchange electric shaver: Nanosilver-coated foils reduce redness, irritation.
Stealth and Nitro hockey sticks: Nanotechnology provides more impact resistance.
Elixir guitar strings: Nanoweb and Polyweb coating makes strings last longer and squeak less.
LG refrigerator: Silver nanoparticles coating interior prevent outside bacteria from entering.
Destiny nFusion hearing aid by Starkey Inc.: Nanoscience that activates features automatically.
Epic golf shafts: Nano crystals produce a light but strong shaft for golf clubs.Source: Project on Emerging Technologies, a partnership between the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Pew Charitable Trusts, in Washington, D.C., and Epicshaft.com.
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