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green nanotechnology


VERDEQUANT reflects the tremendous progress that has been achieved in the recent past:


Providing high performance materials based on nanotechnology that respect sustainability. VERDEQUANT represents the symbiosis between ecology and economy by certifying efficient high-tech materials in a vast variety of applications ranging from agriculture to energy and from health to cosmetics.



sustainable nanotechnology



VERDEQUANT certifies that nanomaterials are manufactured in a sustainable way.

Products that carry the VERDEQUANT label, are nanomaterials that are manufactured in a process, significantly reducing their CO2 footprint by replacing fossil based reactants by renewables, in many cases vegan ones. Furthermore, VERDEQUANT guarantees that no toxic solvents are used during the production process. This allows the customer to choose a product based on high performance nanomaterials that have been manufactured in an environment friendly process.

SUSTAINABILITY is defined by 2 basic prerequisites:

  1. VERDEQUANT processes are free from the use of fossil based reactants and substitutes them with ones obtained from renewable sources, such as e.g.: plants, dairy products or fungi. VERDEQUANT processes use vegan reactants whenever possible.

  2. VERDEQUANT processes are free from toxic solvents. The most commonly used non toxic solvent is water.

As an example, Figure 1 below demonstrates a VEREQUANT process for obtaining biocompatible zinc oxide nano- & non-nanoparticles (ZnO NPs). In this case, fossil based ethylene glycol is fully substituted by a vegan formulation or by whey, a side product of cheese manufacturing.


Figure 1:

VERDEQUANT processes using a vegan formulation (left) or a by product from the cheese production (right), fully substituting fossile based reagents like e.g.: Ethylene Glycol which is extensively used in traditional processes to obtain ZnO NPs.



from nature to the client



For the responsible consumer: 

Agricultural products: Fertilizers, biocides and growth stimulants take part in the production process of our food.  Nanotechnology may help to reduce ecotoxicology, in particular if sustainable methods are applied.

In sun protectors and anti aging formulations, nanotechnology helps to make cosmetics safer for the client. Sustainable methods in the production process help to minimize ecotoxicology and to optimize protection.


For the responsible industry:

The VERDEQUANT label provides transparency for the manufacturers’ benefit, focussing on safety and quality, health and the environment. Partners may range from institutions to individuals, striving for innovative products and services in line with values of sustainability. Nano & non-nanomaterials manufactured according to the VERDEQUANT definition offer a significant step towards a responsible and sustainable future.

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