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What Is Electrospinning?

A process to create fibrous materials on the nanoscale.

Electrospinning is a scalable production process that involves applying strong electrical fields to draw solid polymer nanofibers from a solution and deposit them onto a substrate, forming nonwoven materials. It is the only commercial manufacturing process that can create fibrous materials on the nanoscale.

Versatile and scalable.

Materic’s scientists and engineers are experts in tuning production conditions to create electrospun materials that meet customers’ unique needs and specifications. These materials are produced on industrial electrospinning equipment and can be scaled from letter-sized sheets to continuous rolls hundreds of meters long.

Our strong suit.

Materic has a decade of experience creating and scaling functional nanofiber solutions for global organizations in the energy, defense, medical, cosmetic, chemical, and consumer goods industries. We bridge the gap between early-stage ideas and research samples to full-scale commercial production.

Our Process

We work with you to understand your project aims, prove the concept, optimize properties, and translate to full-scale production.

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Proof-of-concept

Materic works with customers to identify their material needs, ideate solutions, and determine a pathway for creating an electrospun product that meets specific performance requirements.

Optimization

Materic systematically screens input parameters and tunes electrospinning processes to create output nanofibers with desired specifications.

Production

Materic optimizes production for capacity, uniformity, and reproducibility of a nanofiber material, manufactured in a quality-controlled, continuous roll-to-roll format.

Nanofiber Formats

Randomly Oriented Fibers
Aligned Fibers
Cut disks
Cut disks
Letter sized sheets
Twisted yarns
Continuous rolls
Strips
Twisted yarns
 

Example Products

Antimicrobial/Antibacterial
Carbon Nanofibers (Koyla Web™)
Ceramic Nanofibers
Composite Nanofibers  (Polymer:Polymer (separate nanofibers,or polymers within same nanofiber, core shell, Nanoparticle = Metal, Metal Oxide)
Conductive
  Core shell
Filter Membrane (biodegradable, ceramic, composite, or with absorbant additive)
Flame-Retardant
Hydrophobic
Hydrophilic
Piezoresistive
Piezoelectric (PiezoYarn™)
Tissue Scaffold (BioPaper™)
Wound Dressing

Available Polymers

Casein
Cellulose
Cellulose Acetate
Chitin
Chitosan
Collagen
Elastin
Fibrinogen
Gelatin
Hydroxlpropyl Cellulose
Nylon-4,6 and 6,6
Poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid-co-3-hydroxyvaleric acid)
Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT:PSS)
Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)
Poly(y-benzyl-L-glutamate) (PBLG)
Polyacrylate
Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)
Polyamide
Polyamide-co-ether block polymer
Polybenzimidazole
Polycaprolactone
Polyester-co-ether block copolymers
Polyethylene oxide
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polyglycolic acid (PGA)
Polylactide
Polylysine
Polymethylpentene
Polystyrene
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)
Polyvinyl butyral
Polyvinylcarbazole
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)
Silk Fobroin
Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose
Tetrafluoroethylene Hexafluoropropylene and Vinylidene Fluoride (THV)
Thermoplastic Polyester
Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU_

Equipment

Needleless/Wire-based Electrospinning

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Multi-needle/Nozzle-based Electrospinning

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Processing Tools

Roll Laminator
Heat Press
Laser Cutter
Die Cutter
Corona Charging
Furnaces (open atmosphere)
Furnaces (controlled atmosphere)
Adjacent 3D printing and prototyping

Characterization Tools

TGA (thermal gravimetric analysis)
DSC (differential scanning calorimetry)
SEM (scanning electron microscopy)
PRD (powder X-ray diffraction)
DLS (dynamic light scattering)
Goniometer (contact angle measurement)
Tear test
Vertical flame test

Our Team

Dr. Stephen Farias

Stephen Farias
Chief Science Officer

Steve has a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering and over a decade of experience in research and industry. He has technical expertise in nanoparticle synthesis, composite fabrication, and electrospinning, as well as materials characterization. He has also led development and commercialization of multiple novel materials solutions. He helps lead technical development of functional materials for Materic clients.

Colin Harmer

Colin Harmer
Business Director

Colin has a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry and extensive research experience in materials development and characterization. He leads business development efforts at Materic, guiding the successful commercialization of novel materials and working with customers to develop, scale, and manufacture a variety of products, including electrospun nanofibers.

Mike Pallotta
Director of Production

Mike is a chemical engineer with expertise in customizing and manufacturing functional nanofiber materials for various applications. He has a deep understanding of electrospinning equipment, protocols, and processes, and experience translating electrospun materials production from lab- to commercial-scale. He directs all custom nanofiber production work at Materic.

Ronish Shrestha
Research Scientist

Ronish is a chemical engineer with expertise in materials generation and characterization. He has experience producing and customizing nanofiber materials via electrospinning and various post-processing methods, including carbonization, heat-pressing, and calcining. He ensures the materials Materic produces align with customers’ specifications.

Sophie Taczak

Sophie Taczak
Research Scientist

Sophie is a chemist and materials engineer with experience designing and developing advanced materials products for a range of applications and functionalities, from nanofiber filtration membranes, to biocompatible materials, to protective textiles.

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