Mass, June 27 t h , 2006 – There is much concerns
about the policies regarding the Nanotechnology industry
as Nanoengineered materials are becoming the fastest
growing market segment. T he National Science Foundation
estimates that by 2015 nanotechnology will have a
$1 trillion impact on the global economy, and employ
2 million workers.
There is no doubt that this research on tiny particles
is going to make a big impact -- everywhere -- from
lumbricants to cosmetics, energy cells to vitamins.
The significant improvements of the Nano-engineered
products is gaining awareness, but there are still
doubts about the safety of some of these products.
There are also much concerns that the production
of these advanced materials may create hazardous
waste that our current technology cannot dispose
of properly and could do more harm than benefit.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
holds a GreenNano series that aims to advance development
of clean technologies using nanotechnology, to minimize
potential environmental and human health risks associated
with the manufacture and use of nanotechnology products,
and to encourage replacement of existing products
with new nano products that are more environmentally
friendly throughout their lifecycle.
Even before the governement legislates guidelines
and policies, key nanotechnology companies and researchers
are already taking responsibility to ensure that
nanotech products are produced in environmentally
safe ways and that their risks to humans and the
environment are minimized both during the production
and consumption .
Many consumers are now looking for products from
companies that are environmentally conscious and
socially conscious. Manufacturing sustainable products
will not only help the environment, it will also
gain much of the consumer's confidence to encourage
them to use these new products.
“Preserving our environment should be top priority.” Says
Rob in Low, CEO of Greenyarn. “Every company needs
to minimize pollution and make products that do not
harm the environment.”
“Our Eco-fabric socks con tain nano-particles of
Bamboo charcoal which are embedded within the yarn.” Says
Gary Chiu, Co-founder of Greenyarn. “It is safe and
does not wash off unlike some of the fabrics with
The GreenNano initiative to advance the application
of green chemistry and green engineering principles
to nanotechnol ogy will make Green Nanotechnology
a reality .
Greenyarn is a nanotechnology company that develops
advanced materials for consumers seeking eco-friendly
alternatives to conventional fabrics. Greenyarn
is based in Boston, Massachusetts. You can visit
Greenyarn's website at www.greenyarn.com .
If you are interested in Eco-fabric or Greenyarn
products, feel free to contact our CEO, Rob in
Low directly at Robin@greenyarn.com .