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Nano Labs Corp has announced the development of a next-generation nano-coating specifically designed as an anti-insect paint that repels insects and other arthropods, hinders their feeding and reproduction and reduces their presence and proliferation.
The innovative coating presents an alternative to the use of chemical pesticides and insecticides to control and eliminate insects or other arthropods.
It uses natural minerals as a mechanical exterminator that hinders, repels and kills insects physically. At the micro- and nano- particle level, the natural minerals effect on insects is enhanced and effectively acts as an abrasive and desiccant, which kills insects by removing the protective layer that covers their bodies, essentially making them dry up and die.
The new nano coating is effective on ants, aphids, cockroaches, mosquitos, spiders, termites, ticks and certain other types of pests and vermin, while neither affecting the health of people, pets or livestock, nor harming the environment.
Furthermore, the paint coating embraces high-quality traditional paint characteristics that include high brightness, high covering capacity, good light scattering performance, good suspension capacity, good covering, high durability and easy dispersing performance.
"Our new anti-insect paint can be applied on almost every interior and exterior surface – from houses to farms, offices and government buildings, to transportation facilities and vehicles, through to health clinics and hospitals,” stated Dr Castano, Chief Innovations Officer at Nano Labs. "It kills pests that can carry disease or parasites upon contact, which can bring incredible change to many parts of the world suffering from disease and parasites carried by insects. We have conducted very successful tests in Mexico with Atencio & Atencio and DIASA, a real estate development firm constructing homes in the northern state of Tamaulipas, next to the Gulf of Mexico, a tropical-like environment, where biting insects transmit poison, disease and parasites that may result in death. Traditional and so far unsuccessful, solutions have included nets, sprays or fumigations as control mechanisms. We are continuing to test in disease control programmes but our experimental developments are proving very positive.”
"This is a great product that represents our core values here at Nano Labs,” asserts Mr Bernardo Camacho, President of Nano Labs. "We are constantly looking to develop products that enhance access to better health and to improve quality of life. This product can create healthier homes and living spaces and present a very cost-effective solution for parts on the world that suffer from these basic threats. Our core mission is to create revolutionary products that help all countries of the world progress. We are pleased to offer a sustainable green alternative to those solutions currently offered by the large chemical insecticide and pesticide companies.”