Nanofiber Research Statistics

NANOFIBER RESEARCH STATISTICS

A nanofiber is a nano-object with the diameter of 1 billionth of a meter. The nanofibers can easily be made through electrospinning, which is the most common and commercially used way of manufacturing. Through this process, an electrified polymer solution is moved in a high voltage electric field to give elongated nanofibers. Many nanofibers are laid over one another to form a nanofiber mat/nanofiber web. A nanofiber mat is a breathable fabric, but it possesses so small pores in size that it does not allow even the entry of bacteria. Based on these properties, nanofibers find enormous applications in various fields like filtration, catalysts, semiconductors, optical waveguides, fuel cells, composites, tissue repair, sensors in industries such as mechanical, chemical, electronics, energy, automotive, aerospace and instrumentation [1]. Due to its easy and cheap production and its potential technical advantages, nanofibers have been the subject of many research especially in the last two decades (Figure 2) and attracted many researchers from different countries (Figure 3)

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Figure 2:  Documents published between 1996-2016 with “electrospinning or nanofibers” in “Title, Abstract, Keyword” parts in Scopus Database [2]

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Figure 3: Countries where documents about “electrospinning or nanofibers” published between 1996-2016[2]

The global nanofiber market has created a value of $455 million in 2015 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.12% to reach 1.2 billion by 2020 (Figure 5) [1].

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Figure 5: Global nanofiber market 2015-2020 ($ millions) [2]

 

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At INOVENSO, we provide specialist laboratory and manufacturing equipment for all your electrospinning needs. We provide versatile and reliable equipment for both pilot-scale and bench-scale research, which contribute to high quality production in high-tech industries. We also provide a dedicated technical support service, giving you the confidence in getting a full service when buying one of our specialist products, and making sure that you are fully satisfied. We have installed equipments all over the world in countries such as Singapore, England, Spain, Belgium, Egypt, Brazil, USA, Canada and Australia, so no matter where you are, what you require, we will be able to make it happen.

The company operates out of 5 offices around the world- USA/Canada, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and our head office in Turkey under the name of INOVENSO. The work started out by synthesizing nanofibers by electrospinning methods and we now bridge the gap between academia and industry research, whilst maintaining our own R&D activity via these academic links.

[1] Global Nanofiber Market 2016-2020., http://www.technavio.com/report/global-embedded-systems-nanofiber-market

[2] www.scopus.com