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Iran's Nano-Products Exports Booming.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian company exported as many as 70 tons of nano-enhanced towels in 2018 to neighboring countries, including Georgia, Iraq, and Azerbaijan.

Banian Azar Novin Ideal Co. is one of the most successful nano-textile producers in Iran. This company exported 70 tons of nano enhanced towels to various neighboring countries in 2018 valued at $600,000, according to Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC).

Nano enhanced towels are frequently used in Iran's hospitals. The reasonable price besides durability and the fact that the towels need less washing compared to conventional towels make the Alale Azar products very valuable. The company is planning to develop its export targets.

Another Iranian company exported $1.5 million worth of nanotechnology enhanced socks to neighboring countries, such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Turkey, last year. According to its CEO, the figure is expected to hit $5 million this year.

Last month, Head of Iran's Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar announced that some 250 nanotechnology products developed by Iranian researchers and scientists will hit the domestic market in the current Persian year (to end on March 20, 2020).

According to him, Iran's expertise on nanotechnology has reached to over 15 industrial sectors.

Iranian nanotechnology products have been exported to over 45 countries, he said, naming some of these countries as South Korea, Australia, China, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Canada, as well countries in Europe, Latin America, and Africa.

Last year, Iran's revenues from nano exports stood at $62 million, the INIC head said, adding that the Council has plans to increase the value of its exports this year.

It was announced in mid-February that Iranian scientific centers and technology firms had registered 68% more patents at European and American patent offices in 2018, compared with the year before.

There has been a significant growth in the number of registered patents by Iran in the nanotechnology area, Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council (INIC) reports, according to the Statnano portal.

13,050 patents were registered in the Europe (EPTO) and US (USPTO) patent offices in 2018. The number of registered patents in 2018 is 68% higher than in 2017. This number puts Iran in the 21st place in the global ranking of countries with most nanotechnology patents.

Iran is followed by Luxembourg, Denmark, Turkey, and Austria in the global ranking.

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