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Statement by ELMARCO on the activities of the company Foshan Lepton Precision M & C Tech Co.

23.02.2021

Official statement by ELMARCO on the activities of Chinese company Foshan Lepton Precision M & C Tech Co., Ltd.

ELMARCO is the world's leading developer of nanofiber technologies and its NanospiderTM product line is successfully exported worldwide. The company's mission is to develop and supply technology and equipment for the industrial production of nanofibrous materials, and thus contribute to improving the quality of life. ELMARCO provides its customers with the added value of final products as well as a competitive advantage.

To achieve these goals, ELMARCO has spent considerable financial and human resources on the development and promotion of the relevant technologies and has also applied for granting many intellectual properties and maintains granted rights valid in many countries around the world, including along Europe, also USA, China, Japan, etc.

ELMARCO recently discovered that Foshan Lepton Precision M&C Tech Co. manufactures and sells nanofiber production equipment using ELMARCO´s patented technologies. Foshan Lepton Precision M&C Tech Co. acts without consent, authorisation or any kind of cooperation with Elmarco.  

One of the basic values ​​of the company is partnership and open communication with its customers. "We see our customers and suppliers as partners with whom we share both profits and risks or concerns. Therefore, the management of ELMARCO decided to publish a warning letter, which was sent to Foshan Lepton Precision M & C Tech Co. on 22.02.2021," explains Miloslav Masopust, CEO of the company. "With this decision, we want to protect the reputation of ELMARCO and at the same time refute any connection with Foshan Lepton Precision M&C Tech Co. The warning letter is only first step of our further journey," adds Masopust.

ELMARCO's management is convinced that quality control, reliability and safety, as well as flawless / integrity business ethics are absolutely essential for the successful development of the company. Therefore, ELMARCO will protect its rights and inform its business partners about this and possible further cases.

You can read the full text of the warning letter by clicking HERE.

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.

Where do the nanofibres help?

Thanks to their unique physical properties, nanofibres can be used in many areas of human activity. It's not just ultra-fine masks and filters for respirators – nanofibres are helping also elsewhere. 

Air filtration

By simply adding thin coatings of electrospun nanofibers to traditional filtration substrates, the filtration performance is enhanced several fold. Nanofibers dramatically improve filtration efficiency, they have low initial and persistent pressure drop and enables possibility to optimize the interaction between flow, efficiency and filter life.

Liquid filtration

In the field of liquid filtration, nanofibre membranes with pores capable of capturing even the smallest harmful particles are used. Due to the high surface-to-volume ratio and the noticeable surface tension, particles smaller than 1 micrometer are captured. Nanofibre filter technology helps, among other things, in third world countries, where it is necessary to filter polluted water so that it is drinkable and healthy.

Tissue engineering

In the tissue engineering, nanofibres are used to produce scaffolds that support the growth, multiplication and reproduction of the biological tissue to be replaced. They are most often used to cover and heal burns and to control the release and transport of drugs into damaged tissue. The inherent biodegradability of the scaffold allows tissue transplantation and healing without the need for surgical removal of the nanofibre scaffolding.

Textile industry

Nanofibres have also found application in leisure functional clothing. Nanofibre microporous membranes have the potential to provide the wearer with thermal comfort, a better level of water resistance, and, at the same time, efficiently dissipate vapours.

Photovoltaics and the automotive industry

In the power industry, choosing the right polymer allows electrons or ions to be conducted, making nanofibres interesting for energy production and storage. In this area, nanofibres can be used for photovoltaic panels, battery storage systems and capacitors. The application of nanofibres to rechargeable batteries using silicon properties is currently being considered. This would improve the efficiency of lithium batteries present in plug-in electric vehicles. Nanofibres are already used in the automotive industry to produce more efficient automotive filters.

Military technology

In the military, nanofibres are used to improve the ability to detect chemical and biological agents. Nanofibre-enriched garments improve the protection of military personnel through their ability to filter and decompose toxins. This particular area of application has given rise to self-cleaning personal protection equipment. These mainly include masks composed of two "layers." The first is used to filter the air, while the second contains activated carbon, which absorbs harmful gases and impurities.