GAIA Fuel Cells project awarded
This year’s Best Success Story winner: GAIA amongst 5 awarded projects which are making fuel cells more affordable and competitive.
Antiadhesive bionic combs for handling of nanofibers
Elmarco has joined the BioCombs4Nanofibers project. The vision of the project is to adapt and convert the biological…
GAIA project accelerates fuel-cells development for automotive
Elmarco takes part in GAIA project, supported from EU Horizon 2020 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking programme. Elmarco as a…
New NS LAB at Techtextil 2019
Latest model of the NS LAB tool provides an excellent insight into its spinning chamber, thus Techtextil visitors could…
The nanofiber market is projected to grow nearly to $4.3 billion in 2023
The global market for nanofiber products should grow from $927 million in 2018 to $4.3 billion by 2023 at a compound annual growth rate…
Why are nanofibres so valued and where do they help?
Nanofibres with diameter measured in nanometers can be made from a variety of polymers and therefore can achieve various physical properties and application potential. All polymer nanofibres are unique due to their large surface-to-volume ratio, high porosity, noticeable mechanical strength and flexibility compared to their microfibre counterparts.
If you are looking for a material that is both durable and flexible, nanofibre is a clear choice.
Compared to conventional fibres, nanofibres are lightweight, have a small diameter and variable pore structure, making them ideal for use in a variety of industries, such as air filtration, liquid filtration, protective clothing manufacturing, tissue engineering, functional materials manufacturing and energy storage.
In addition, they are so variable that they can be made of both synthetic and natural materials. There are, for example, carbon, polymer, graphite, collagen or cellulose nanofibres, and we have not yet listed all the alternatives.