Advanced biobased and circular materials adapted for electrospinning: A collaboration between Arkema and Elmarco

Feb 26, 2024

Join us for a special edition of Elmarco Talks, featuring our collaborative efforts with Arkema in developing advanced materials tailored for electrospinning applications.


What will be discussed?


Arkema's expertise in amino 11 chemistry spans over 75 years, with flagship products like Rilsan® polyamide 11 and Pebax® Rnew® thermoplastic elastomers renowned for their lightweight, flexible, and durable properties. Derived from renewable castor beans without competing with food sources, these materials uphold sustainability values.


Moreover, Arkema offers recyclable grades and Virtucycle® services, promoting a circular economy. By employing specific solubilization conditions, Rilsan® and Pebax® emerge as promising materials for electrospinning, offering innovative nanofiber solutions.


Elmarco will present performance results using Nanospider technology, showcasing the potential of these materials in electrospinning applications. Join us to explore sustainable innovation in advanced materials for electrospinning.



About the speakers

Dr. Stefânia Cassiano Gaspar (Arkema)

Since 2014, Dr. Stefânia Cassiano Gaspar contributed to Arkema's success, initially in Research, overseeing product development and industrialization. For the past 2 ½ years, she has served as Business Development Manager for Industrial and Textile Markets in the EMEA region. Her academic background includes a Ph.D. in Materials Science from INSA Lyon, and dual degrees in Chemical Engineering from UFU in Brazil and ENSCM in France. Combining academic rigor with practical experience, I drive innovation and forge strategic partnerships in these dynamic markets.


Dr. Josh Manasco
Dr. Manasco is the Director of Application and Business Development for Elmarco, Inc. He received his Bachelor’s in Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina in 2005 and his PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University in 2010. Prior to joining Elmarco, Dr. Manasco was a Research Engineer at Zeus Industrial Products. Dr. Manasco has extensive experience in electrospinning, polymer science, filtration and non-wovens.


About Arkema

Arkema, a pioneer in Specialty Materials, utilizes its unparalleled expertise in materials science to craft innovative and sustainable solutions. With a focus on addressing challenges posed by new energies, technologies, resource depletion, mobility, and urbanization, Arkema continues to lead the way in material innovation. For further information, visit: Arkema's Profile

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