TEHRAN (Iran News) – An Iranian cooperative company has managed to produce and export nano-Zinc-oxide-containing petroleum jelly capable of absorbing ultraviolet radiation.
Hamidreza Dastjerd from the Research and Development section of this Iranian company explained that extremely harsh sunlight can cause a lot of damage to the skin, which can be avoided by using petroleum jelly to protect the skin and repair the damaged ones.
“We added nano-scaled zinc oxide to petroleum jelly so that it would protect the skin against ultraviolet radiation,” he said.
According to him, the nano-enhanced petroleum jelly, which is commonly known in Iran as ‘vaseline’, is produced and distributed in the market in capacities of three tons a month.
He noted that this kind of oil-based ointment is currently being exported to African and Arab countries, such as Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
- source : MNA, Irannews