Iranian researchers produce blue nano-pigment

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TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (MNA) – Iranian researchers at University of Zanjan have reached semi-industrial production of blue nano-pigment with high thermal resistance; the nano-pigment can be used to produce all range of colors at nanoscale.

Rasoul Safdari, the project manager, told Mehr News that blue is the most-widely used pigment among all colors and for this reason, it was chosen by his team to be produced from copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) at the nanoscale.

Noting that the blue nano-pigments are organic and non-toxic, he added “usually, these colors are not produced in the country and are imported from China, India, or Germany. These pigments are not at the nanoscale, either, rather just at a microscale.”

According to Safdari, the blue nano-pigments that have reached a semi-industrial production enjoy high purity and can be applicable in automobile manufacturing, textile industry, stamp ink, handicrafts, rubber, and paints.

“The blue nano-pigment can actually be used to produce other mixed colors at a nanoscale,” he said.

The Iranian researcher maintained that the nano-pigment is highly resistant to heat, adding “they can endure temperatures higher than 250 degrees, while the imported samples undergo thermal decomposition at temperatures above 200 °C.”

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