Forcespinning® Technology combines novel equipment and processes to enable more versatile and cost-effective methods for making polymeric nanofibers and metallic nanowires.
Currently the most commonly used method for making nanofibers use either an electrostatic charge (electrospinning) or external heated air jets (meltblown). By using only centrifugal force to form the fiber, Forcespinning works equally well with solutions or pure molten materials. And, because it requires either less solvent or no solvent at all it is much more cost effective than electrospinning. Unlike meltblown equipment, Forcespinning does not require high velocity heated air to draw fibers into the nanoscale, avoiding a significant cost component.
Nanofiber physical and chemical properties have enormous potential that has only begun to be understood. Until now, nanofibers have been limited to few products due to their high production costs, inconsistent morphologies and low yield manufacturing processes. Forcespinning, The Force For Nanofibers, is the beginning of the nanofiber revolution.