Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. announced that commercial nano-sized zirconium oxide is available for dental applications including fillings and prosthetic devices.
Altair's president, Dr. Rudi E. Moerck, said, "Nano-sized zirconium oxide is ideal for dental applications because of its strength and transparency to light, but it is opaque to x-rays, making it an excellent material for UV-cured dental fillings."
ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES INC.
Nanotechnology is rapidly emerging as a unique industry sector. Altair Nanotechnologies is positioning itself through product innovation within this emerging industry to become a leading supplier of nanomaterials and technology worldwide. Altair owns a proprietary technology for making nanocrystalline materials of unique quality both economically and in large quantities. The company is currently developing special nanomaterials with potential applications in pharmaceuticals, fuel cells, solar cells, advanced energy storage devices, thermal spray coatings, catalysts, paints and environmental remediation.