At Filtration 2010 in Philadelphia, PA, FibeRio Technology Corp. launched the first nanofiber production equipment utilizing Forcespinning Technology at Filtration 2010. The Cyclone L 1000 series produces nanofibers with average diameters of 500nm and below and it features solution and melt spinning capabilities. The company claimed “it is the best opportunity to participate in the nanofiber revolution.”
Forcespinning technology utilizes centrifugal force to spin nanofibers, nanowires and nanorods. In 2010, Forcespinning received the Silver Award at the World’s Best Technology Showcase and was recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers as a 2010 Innovation That Could Change the Way You Manufacture.
“As an equipment company, FibeRio is proud to deliver Forcespinning to advanced materials researchers and the nonwovens and filtration industries,” said CEO Ellery Buchanan, adding, “The Cyclone L-1000 Series is the most versatile nanofiber system ever developed and is the introductory tool for companies anticipating the use of Forcespinning at the industrial scale.”
The Cyclone L-1000 is designed for the laboratory to enable research and development. With 20,000 RPM, melt temperatures up to 450° and multiple spinneret and orifice sizes to choose from, the full range of Forcespinning Technology can be explored. There is no dielectric requirement, such as in electrospinning, so organic polymers, inorganic polymers, metals and conductive polymers can all be processed.