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New Impuls in the Field of Nanofiber Production - Elmarco and PolyNanoTec Sign Agreement


PolyNanoTec (PNT), a leader in the research and development of electrospinning formulations, and Elmarco, the industry´s leading supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment, signed a mutual cooperation agreement on 2nd November 2010. Their goal is to offer effective and complex technological solutions in nanofiber material production to all industrial customers.

Electrospinning is a key technology for nanofiber preparation. This process (technology) is closely watched and developed by academic researchers as well as industrial researchers. The unique patented NanospiderTM technology (needle-free high voltage, free liquid surface electrospinning process) enabled Elmarco to build industrial scale nanofiber production equipment without nozzles, needles or spinnerets. NanospiderTM technology allows the production of nanofibers from different polymers. PNT is currently the only company supplying commercially available formulations specially designed for electrospinning and it closely cooperates with academia, namely University of Marburg (TransMIT-Business Unit), thereby ensuring a strong research background. The Elmarco and PNT partnership is a logical step. The expectation is a significant market push for highly efficient technical systems for large scale electrospinning, as well as a boost for academic research. Customers from all industries can benefit from the resulting partnership: they will get a state-of-the-art solution for polymer formulation, and electrospinning equipment for nanofiber production. 

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. In addition Elmarco uses its logistic and engineering knowledge, as well as the favorable location, to offer cost effective, high-end manufacturing outsourced services for equipment and subsystems, with a focus on the semiconductor industry. The global headquarters are in Liberec, Czech Republic, with two sales and services offices in Raleigh, NC, USA, and in Tokyo, Japan. Elmarco employees about 250 people worldwide, including 45 R&D specialists. For further information, please visit www.elmarco.com.

About PolyNanoTec (PNT):

PNT, a business unit of the Germany based TransMIT GmbH, is the first industrial supplier of formulations for electrospinning for nanofiber production. PNT has developed formulations for solution and melt electrospinning based on a strong scientific background of the University of Marburg and numerous industrial cooperations. Particular focus for the engineering of formulations is safety and high productivity in the electrospinning process as well as properties of the electrospun fibers. Besides formulations for electrospinning PNT also offers high-value master batches of polymer compounds for extrusion or melt-blown applications with special property profiles in the area of organic antibacterial agents and others. For further information, please visit www.polynanotec.com.