Nano Zinc Oxide

The sunscreen, cosmetics and hair care markets are moving towards mineral-based “natural” UV absorbers. Last year, the EU Annex VI cosmetics regulation approved the use of nano zinc oxide in cosmetics. This has resulted in an increase in the use of nano zinc oxide in a variety of consumer products because of its superior performance as a wide spectrum UV absorber.

However, many of the zinc oxide products currently available on the market have wide particle size distributions which adversely affect product performance and visual appearance. Non-uniform nano zinc oxide results in un-even absorption and white clumping on the skin.

Cerion has developed an early-stage zinc oxide that can be precisely engineered to meet the exact UV absorption requirements of our customer’s products.

Material Inquiries

To evaluate our current materials or to learn how Cerion can develop and manufacture customized Nano Zinc Oxide dispersions for your industrial applications please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by a representative from our business development team within 24 hours.

SEM Images of Cerion’s in-development nano zinc oxide available for evaluation and customization.

Zinc oxide nanoparticles have a number of additional applications:

Rubber Industry

Fillers, activator of rubber compounds

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries

Component of creams, powders, dental pastes etc., absorber of UV radiation

Textile Industry

Absorber of UV radiation

Electronics and electrotechnology industries

Used in photoelectronics, field emitters, sensors, UV lasers, solar cells etc.



Miscellaneous applications

Used in production of zinc silicates, typographical and offset inks, criminology, biosensor, process of producing and packing meat and vegetables products etc.

Kołodziejczak-Radzimska, Agnieszka, and Teofil Jesionowski. "Zinc Oxide—From Synthesis to Application: A Review." Materials 7.4 (2014): 2833-881.