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Elmarco and Kyoto Institute of Technology Sign Joint Research Agreement on Nanofibers

06.01.2010


Elmarco, the world recognized producer of machines for industrial scale nanofiber production, and Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) announced joint research agreement that will focus on several cutting edge research fields of nanofibers.

The agreement outlines the intention to develop the technology to allow the production of nanofibers with different architecture and structure at industrial scale. Successful outcomes of the agreement are anticipated to provide breakthrough in health, energy and environment related applications. Elmarco delivers unique laboratory equipment for the production of nanofibers, the NanospiderTM Lab Machine to Kyoto Institute of Technology.  Elmarco’s proprietary technology is easily upscaled to industrial levels, which opens great opportunities to explore the results from joint research projects into commercial uses.

"We are very pleased to announce the commencement of the joint research with Kyoto Institute of Technology. We believe that this relationship can create knowledge contributing to both industrial and academic fields," said Kaz Nomoto, President & CEO of Elmarco Ltd.

“The new agreement represents an important and exciting partnership,” said Dr. Masaya Kotaki, who serves as an Associate Professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology. Dr. Kotaki contributed significantly to the scientific knowledge in basic research, advances in the process and the applications of nanofibers. He has authored numerous articles and patents focusing on various aspects of nanofibers.


About Elmarco

Elmarco is the industry’s first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment. Partnerships with global industrial leaders and universities form the foundation for success of the company. Elmarco’s unique NanospiderTM technology is designed for ease of use, scalability, modularity and flexibility in producing the highest quality nanofibers. For more information, please visit: www.elmarco.com.

About Kyoto Institute of Technology

The institute is dedicated to advancing and educating students in ‘practical science for a new era.’ Its key concepts are ‘cultivation of both intellect and aesthetic appreciation in students,’ ‘care of the natural environment,’ and ‘collaboration between art and science.’ KIT's commitment to innovation has led to creation of a culture woven of tradition and cutting edge research. For more information, please visit: www.kit.ac.jp