Tiny fibers with huge potential

Their size is a thousand times smaller than a human hair

Nanofiber details

Nanofibers versus human hair

Nanofibers are polymeric fibrous formations with a diameter of tens to hundreds of nanometers. They are characterized by unique properties, due to which they are used for a wide range of applications.

Nanofibers are used in areas such as: healthcare, air and liquid filtration, battery separators, and fuel cell membranes. They are also part of the composite material in producing performance apparel.

Nanofibers have unique properties:

  • Large specific surface (ratio of fiber surface to their volume)
  • Small and variable fiber diameter
  • High porosity of the fibrous layer
  • Small pore size
  • Chemical and thermal stability
  • Controllable morphology

What can nanofibers be made from?

Synthetic and natural polymers are suitable

PA6, PA 6.6 Polyamide 6 and 6.6
PVDF Polyvinylidene fluoride
PVDF-HFP Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)
PES Polyethersulphone
PUR Polyurethanes
PVA Polyvinyl alcohol
PAN Polyacrylonitrile
PVP Polyvinylpyrrolidone
PS Polystyrene
PMMA Polymethyl methacrylate
PBI Polybenzimidazole
ACC Cellulose acetate
PLA Polylactic acid
PCL Polycaprolactone
Chitosan
Gelatin

And more

Nanotechnology improves your existing products significantly

Electrospinning - nanofiber production technology

Nanofibers can be produced by various sophisticated methods, among which electrostatic spinning (or electrospinning) stands out. The technology based on electric field spinning which enables the continuous production of high‑quality nanofibers at the industrial scale. We use patented Nanospider™ technology for the industrial production of nanofibers. It is a unique electrospinning method from the free surface of a polymer solution in a strong electrostatic field.

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Where nanofibers find their application

Fresh air
at home,
in the car and in the laboratory

Nanofibers improve air filter media performance.

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Clothing
with extraordinary
properties

Nanofibers provide better breathability for waterproof textiles.

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Effective
liquid
filtration

Nanofibers provide fine particle filtration in all types of liquids.

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From wound covers
to tissue
engineering

Nanofibers offer huge opportunities in medicine and pharmaceuticals.

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Significantly
better
electronic properties

Nanofibers increase performance and safety in battery separators and fuel cells.

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Curiosities from around the world on a scale of 10‑9 m

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

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WEBINAR RECORDING: Introducing Elmarco Incubator Program. How can we help you with the development of a nanofiber-enhanced product?

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Do you have an idea for the development of nanofiber enhanced product? Join Elmarco Incubator Program!

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