Incredible Benefits of Titanium Dioxide
Titanium dioxide is a natural titanium oxide mineral with the chemical formula TiO2. It is commonly used as a pigment in a wide variety of products, from paints and ceramics to beauty products, and even used in food especially cake decorating. We are one of the best titanium dioxide suppliers in the market.
It is one of the whitest naturally occurring substances. It is also very opaque. The refractive index is the ratio between the speed of light in a vacuum and the speed of the medium through which it passes. A higher refractive index means that light slows down significantly. This compound can significantly bend and scatter light radiation, including ultraviolet radiation. This makes it very effective at blocking harmful rays from the sun. UV rays can damage the DNA of skin cells, which can lead to cancer. Titanium dioxide, a sunscreen ingredient, can help prevent the development of skin cancer.
The high refractive index of TiO2 coupled with its relatively inert nature. This makes them extremely useful in protecting food, beverage, nutritional and pharmaceutical products from premature deterioration. UV exposure to sunlight can easily damage the molecular structure of these products by breaking molecular bonds. Fortunately, since it is often used as a pigment in product containers such as tablets and capsule coatings, Titanium dioxide can greatly extend the shelf life of products due to its ability to diffuse UV rays. This is the main reason why many pills and capsules are white.
Antiviral and antimicrobial properties:
The antibacterial and antiviral properties of titanium dioxide have been well documented since about 1985, with several peer-reviewed studies describing possible uses for the substance. This is for disinfection due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties against a wide range of bacteria. The antimicrobial properties of rutile titanium dioxide are directly proportional to the particle size. It is used to inhibit photoactivation and repair of microbial genetic material.