Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > A Nanofiber Revolution: University Researchers Publish First Results – Forcespinning™ Technology

Abstract:
Researchers at the University of Texas - Pan American have published the first results of their work utilizing Forcespinning™ Technology to fabricate polymeric nanofibers and metallic nanowires. The article, which appears in the November issue of the peer-reviewed journal Materials Today, was authored by Drs. Karen Lozano and Kamal Sarkar.

A Nanofiber Revolution: University Researchers Publish First Results – Forcespinning™ Technology

Edinburg, TX | Posted on November 9th, 2010

Taking the term revolution literally, Forcespinning™ is a patent pending technology that utilizes centrifugal force instead of hot air or an electrostatic charge to draw submicron fibers from liquid state materials. In the paper, the researchers outline their astounding results including average fiber diameters of 300 nanometers, homogenous fibers, and dramatic productivity increases. Furthermore, they demonstrate the amazing versatility of the technology by processing a broad range of materials from polyesters to biopolymers to pure metals.

"Nanofibers and nanowires have incredible properties and applications in aerospace, filtration, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and nonwovens," says Dr. Karen Lozano. She went on to say, "We found a very unique and simple way to process them that overcame many previous limitations, which enabled a broader range of materials, simple and repeatable results, greater control over fiber diameter, and unparalled productive capacity."

In 2010, Forcespinning™ received the Silver Award from The World's Best Technology Showcase and was recognized as a 2010 Innovation That Will Change the Way You Manufacture by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The technology has been licensed by the university to FibeRio Technology Corporation, a company that recently announced the launch of the Cyclone L-1000 Series, the first commercially available nanofiber production equipment that facilitates Forcespinning™.

For more information, please call FibeRio at 956-207-5448.

####

About FibeRio Technology Corporation
FibeRio was formed to make Forcespinning™ Technology, the next generation of nanofiber production equipment, commercially available for both research and development and high-volume industrial applications. Originally developed as an alternative to the electrospinning process of fabricating polymeric nanofibers, Forcespinning™ is so thoroughly innovative that it can also process metals, ceramics, carbon and conductive polymers in the nanoscale – all at commercial production levels. Forcespinning™ Technology utilizes centrifugal force rather than electrostatic force. Without electrostatic force, an entire new realm of possibilities opens up. FibeRio currently offers the Cyclone L-1000 Series nanofiber research and development systems. Subsequent products are being developed for commercial applications that will offer unparalleled levels of production capacity and substrate deposition.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Kial Gramley
Phone: 956-207-5448

Copyright © FibeRio Technology Corporation

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Discovery of nanotubes offers new clues about cell-to-cell communication July 2nd, 2015

Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-ray emitters July 2nd, 2015

Engineering the world’s smallest nanocrystal July 2nd, 2015

Producing spin-entangled electrons July 2nd, 2015

Possible Futures

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Announces 1,000 Qubit Processor and is Discussed in the Economist June 23rd, 2015

Global Nanoclays Market Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends And Segment Forecasts, 2015 To 2022: Grand View Research, Inc June 15th, 2015

Healthcare Nanotechnology (Nanomedicine) Market Size To 2020 June 5th, 2015

Environmental Issues to Hamper Growth of Global Nanocomposites Market June 4th, 2015

Academic/Education

Oxford Instruments’ TritonXL Cryofree dilution refrigerator selected for the Oxford NQIT Quantum Technology Hub project June 30th, 2015

Rice University boots up powerful microscopes: New electron microscopes will capture images at subnanometer resolution June 29th, 2015

Six top Catalan research centres constitute ‘The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology’ to pursue a joint scientific endeavour June 27th, 2015

Lancaster University revolutionary quantum technology research receives funding boost June 22nd, 2015

Materials/Metamaterials

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances July 2nd, 2015

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials July 2nd, 2015

Proposed TSCA Nanomaterial Rule ‘Premature’, Says Former EPA Toxicologist July 1st, 2015

NEI Announces the Issuance of Multiple Patents on Self-Healing & Superhydrophobic Coatings June 30th, 2015

Announcements

Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-ray emitters July 2nd, 2015

Engineering the world’s smallest nanocrystal July 2nd, 2015

Producing spin-entangled electrons July 2nd, 2015

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials July 2nd, 2015

Tools

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 23, 2015 July 2nd, 2015

NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing July 1st, 2015

Ultra-stable JILA microscopy technique tracks tiny objects for hours July 1st, 2015

Bruker Introduces Second-Generation Inspire Nanochemical Imaging Solution: Featuring Unique PeakForce IR and IR EasyAlign Technology July 1st, 2015

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Discovery of nanotubes offers new clues about cell-to-cell communication July 2nd, 2015

World’s 1st Full-Color, Flexible, Skin-Like Display Developed at UCF June 24th, 2015

Physicists fine-tune control of agile exotic materials: Tunable hybrid polaritons realized with graphene layer on hexagonal boron nitride June 24th, 2015

Robust new process forms 3-D shapes from flat sheets of graphene June 23rd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project