The innovation revolves around the production of zinc oxide nanoparticles via a wet chemical process, challenging the traditional method prevalent in Thailand. The existing thermal oxidation process, involving high temperatures and a substantial energy investment, yields micrometer-sized zinc oxide with low market value and generates significant industrial waste. In contrast, the new technology employs a wet chemical process that allows for precise control over size and purity, resulting in high-quality zinc oxide nanoparticles. This energy-efficient and cost-effective production method is poised to meet the increasing demand in diverse markets, including cosmetics, rubber, and agriculture, where the zinc oxide nanoparticles find applications in sunscreen, deodorant, baby powder, beauty, personal care, and even as an additive in the rubber industry for property enhancement.
The current market trends underscore a rising demand for high-quality nanoparticles, particularly in the cosmetics, rubber, and agriculture sectors. The shift towards sustainable and energy-efficient production methods aligns seamlessly with the capabilities of the zinc oxide nanoparticle technology. Opportunities abound in catering to the growing market for cosmetics and personal care products, where zinc oxide nanoparticles are becoming a preferred ingredient due to their high activity and ease of formulation. Additionally, the rubber industry’s inclination towards nanotechnology presents a lucrative avenue for growth.