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Sustainable Chemical Industry : Overview

A ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ plan for the R&D that serves the chemical industry is crucial to overcoming different barriers. We have developed the world’s most inexpensive technology for the continuous large-scale production of precision silver nanowires. Silver nanowires have caught attention due to their suitability for printed and flexible electronics. It is used in the tightly controlled markets (viz., touch screen, conducting inks, thermal coatings, IR shielding sector, etc.) where India has almost zero footprints. Now, with this technology developed at CSIR-NCL, Indian industries will be able to manufacture this precision material. The bulk chemicals including DCDA, Cyclohexanone oxime, BPA, etc. can be manufactured indigenously very easily with the help of this approach.