Big Changes with Small Fibres

Big-Changes-Small-Things

Photo courtesy of Plant and Food Research, NZ

Nanofibers are extremely fine fibres.

Our fibers are typically 100-300nm in width (a human hair is 50micron wide), and are made from a wide variety of polymers. Electrospinning deposits continuous nanofiber into non-woven mats with features such as:

·         Enormous surface area
·         High porosity
·         Thin and lightweight structure
·         Ability to carry functional additives

These small fibers can create big changes in mechanical strength, reactivity, conductivity or resistivity, porosity… and more.

 

Nano-over-Spider-Web

Shown above are nanofibers spun over a single strand of a spider’s web.