2020-November-30 18:27
Economy
2020-November-16  15:57

Knowledge-Based Company in Iran Exporting Nano Textiles to Neighboring States

TEHRAN (FNA)- A knowledge-based company in Iran which manufactures nano textiles has started exporting its products to Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“We have exported our nano textiles to Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and our products are also due to be exported to the Netherlands, Canada, Australia and Bulgaria,” Mahmoud Zarrabi, the CEO of the company, said on Monday.

"Despite the outbreak of the coronavirus and problems in business, we have managed to do exports and we have plans to improve the export situation next year," he added.

"Customers are satisfied with our nano products and usually remain loyal to it after using them. At present, our foreign customers also pay special attention to nano products and orders for these products are increasing,” Zarrabi said.

Reports last month also said that a pioneering Iranian company which uses nanotechnology to produce anti-bacterial socks for diabetic patients had started exporting its products to Britain and other European states.

“PaAra company uses yarns containing nanoparticles to produce nano socks with anti-allergy, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-odor properties. We have developed socks for diabetic patients that prevent the growth of fungi and pathogens due to their antibacterial properties, which is very important for diabetic patients who suffer from foot ulcers,” Bayanollah Farhadi, the CEO of the company, said.

“In previous years, we exported our products to Italy, Russia, Ukraine and Turkmenistan. This year, given the coronavirus epidemic and export restrictions, nearly 8,000 pairs of nano socks have been exported to Britain in two phases,” he added.

Head of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar announced in June that the country ranks 4th in the world in production of high-quality nanotechnology products.

"Iran ranks 4th in the world after China, the US and India (in production of nano products) quantitatively and qualitatively with efforts of its human resources and it stands above all European states," Sarkar said.

He underlined plans to increase the exports of technological products in the nanotechnology field to boost Iran's share in the global market.

Sarkar had announced last year the country's huge progress in manufacturing and exporting nanotechnology products.

"Fortunately, we are witnessing that nanotechnology products are being exported to over 45 countries of the world and we are witnessing the growing flourishing of this arena," Sarkar told FNA on the sidelines of the 12th International Nanotechnology Festival and Exhibition in Tehran.

He added that last year, Iran had planned to lead the nanotechnology exhibition towards industrialization, and said this goal has been attained by the 50% increase in the number of companies participating in the exhibit.