Advance Nanotek (ASX: ANO)

Advance Nanotek (ASX: ANO), formerly known as Anataria (ASX: ANO), is an Australian manufacturer of mineral oxide formulations, such as Zinclear (Zinc) and Alusion (Aluminium).

The zinc formulations are used in sunscreen, to block UV rays. Mineral sunscreens using zinc (or titanium) are an alternative to chemical sunscreens using avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, or oxybenzone. Oxybenzone has been banned in some jurisdictions due to the risk that the chemical could do damage to coral reefs, when spread about by oiled up tourists.

Advance Nanotek (ASX: ANO) has counted the spirited Lev Mizikovsky as a major shareholder and board member for many years. Lev Mizikovsky is also the founder of the ASX-listed Tamawood (ASX: TWD).