Company overview  •    About Elmarco  •    A world in 10-9 m  •    NanospiderTM technology  •    Nanofiber applications13....
Elmarco - Business Mission  • Elmarco develops and produces equipment for the production       of nanofibers from laborato...
Elmarco - Milestones   2000 – 2003          2004 – 2006             2007 – 2009                 2010          2011        ...
Elmarco - Global support and service   Liberec, Czech Republic                                              New Delhi, Ind...
Nanofibers - Definition  • Nanofibers are a nanomaterial        - At least one dimension less than 100 nm  • Industrial de...
Nanofibers - Nanofiber web                                                       Relative Scale                           ...
Nanofibers - ScaleNanospider™                  Extrusion fibers              Merino WoolNanofibers                     900...
Nanofibers - Scale    Nanospider™                           Fine Fiber Meltblown      Meltblown    0.03 gsm PA6 nanofiber ...
Nanospider™ - Needle-free technology    Electrode is uniformly                                             Nature defines ...
Nanospider™ - Material flexibility         Organic                        Inorganic                      Biopolymers      ...
Nanospider™ - Scalability  NS Lab               NS 0,5 m Line     NS 1,0 m Line              NS 1,6 m Line  Laboratory uni...
Nanospider™ - Key features of technology  • Ease of use       - Reliable mechanics, electronics  • Modularity/Scalability ...
Nanospider™ - Product portfolio  Lab Products       Production Lines                     Optimized for water or non water ...
Nanospider™ - NS 4S1000U  Technical data                                      Benefits  • Stationary wire principle electr...
Nanospider™ - NS 8S1600U  Technical data                                          Benefits  •    Stationary wire principle...
Nanospider™ - NS 8S1600U  Production volume scalability  •    1, 2, 3 or 4 spinning units in line  •    8, 16, 24 or 32 sp...
Nanospider™ - NS 1WS500U                              Technical data                              • Two interchangeable el...
Nanospider™ - NS 1WS500U  Interchangeable electrode systems             Three types of spinning electrodes  • Two electrod...
Nanospider™ - NS 1WS500U  Comfortable operation                           Unwind / rewind  • Touch screen user interface  ...
Nanospider™ - NS 1WS500U                                Optional external unwind / rewind                                e...
Nanospider™ - NS LAB 200, NS LAB 500  Technical data  •    Interchangeable spinning electrode  •    500 or 200 mm spinning...
Nanospider™ - Core design principleQuality                    Consistency            Modular                   Flexible• H...
Nanofiber applications – Examples  Air filtration                 Acoustic materials          Medicine  • Industrial HVAC ...
Nanofiber applications – Air filtration  Nanofiber benefits  • Dramatic improvement in filtration    efficiency – the best...
Nanofiber applications – Liquid filtration  Key features of nanofibers:  • High porosity  • Small pore size  • Interconnec...
Nanofiber applics – Performance apparel  Electrospun nanofiber webs can be engineered with a desired porous structure and ...
Nanofiber applications – Acoustic materials  Nanofiber sound absorption material  • Effective in low / middle range of    ...
Nanofiber applications – Battery separators  Nanofiber separators characteristics  • Chemical stability  • Thermal stabili...
Nanofiber applications – Healthcare  Nanofiber benefits for WOUND CARE  • Promote healing  • Protection from infection  • ...
Nanospider™ from Elmarco – Why  Why Nanospider™  • Industrial production ready, needle-free electrospinning equipment  • C...
Elmarco - your partner for nanofiber technology                            www.elmarco.com13.2. 2012                      ...
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Elmarco is the industry's first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment. Elmarco's unique NanospiderTM technology is designed for ease of use, scalability, modularity and flexibility in producing the highest quality nanofibers.

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  1. 1. Company overview February, 2012
  2. 2. Company overview • About Elmarco • A world in 10-9 m • NanospiderTM technology • Nanofiber applications13.2. 2012 Company overview 2
  3. 3. Elmarco - Business Mission • Elmarco develops and produces equipment for the production of nanofibers from laboratory to industrial scale • Elmarco exploits its know-how and resources to accelerate customers’ nanofiber product development and to shorten its time to market • We cooperate with industrial leaders and leading universities to help enabling the use of nanofibers in today or future high-volume applications13.2. 2012 Company overview 3
  4. 4. Elmarco - Milestones 2000 – 2003 2004 – 2006 2007 – 2009 2010 2011 2012 • 2007: first industrial Nanospider™ line Elmarco’s was installed Nanofiber division was formed • 2Gen Nanospider ™ • First installation of in 2004 technology 2Gen NS Line 1600 introduced 100 NanospiderTM • First Nanospider™ lab prototype machines sold Elmarco was developed for water soluble polymers founded as semiconductor • First Nanospider™ equipment for • First Nanospider™ line wet processing solvent-based polymers developed installed in cleanroom facility equipment manufacturer • New World-class Technology Center in Liberec and supporting offices in the US and Japan was opened 2000 – 2003 2004 – 2006 2007 – 2009 2010 2011 201213.2. 2012 Company overview 4
  5. 5. Elmarco - Global support and service Liberec, Czech Republic New Delhi, India HQ, Sales, Service, Corporate R&D Indian sales office Equipment production Peter Hawlan, CEO Raleigh, NC, USA Tokyo, Japan Sales, Service Sales, Service Showroom: Showroom: NS Lab, NS 4S1000U NS Lab, NS 4S1000U, NS 1WS500U Fred Lybrand, VP & CEO Americas Kaz Namoto, VP & CEO Asia13.2. 2012 Company overview 5
  6. 6. Nanofibers - Definition • Nanofibers are a nanomaterial - At least one dimension less than 100 nm • Industrial definition: diameters below 1,000 nm - Made from polymers - Created and used as a layer or web13.2. 2012 Company overview 6
  7. 7. Nanofibers - Nanofiber web Relative Scale Substrate Nanofiber layer • Uniform fiber size • Uniform pore size • Embed active materials Substrate • Reduce system level costs Nanofiber layer13.2. 2012 Company overview 7
  8. 8. Nanofibers - ScaleNanospider™ Extrusion fibers Merino WoolNanofibers 900 nm – 2,000 nm 12 microns – 24 microns80, 100 or 200 nm Scale: 1 micron = 1,000 nanometers13.2. 2012 Company overview 8
  9. 9. Nanofibers - Scale Nanospider™ Fine Fiber Meltblown Meltblown 0.03 gsm PA6 nanofiber on cellulose substrate produced on Elmarco Nanospider™ equipment13.2. 2012 Company overview 9
  10. 10. Nanospider™ - Needle-free technology Electrode is uniformly Nature defines the distance coated in polymer between Taylor cones Mechanically Lower operating Higher fiber Higher fiber simple costs packing density uniformity Lower equipment Higher web costs uniformity13.2. 2012 Company overview 10
  11. 11. Nanospider™ - Material flexibility Organic Inorganic Biopolymers PA6, PA 6/12 TiO2 Gelatin Polyaramid SiO2 Chitosan PUR (Polyurethane) SnO2 Collagen PES (Polyethersulfone) PAA, PVA WO3 PVA (Polyvinylalcohol) PLA, PCL Al2O3 PAN, PEO, PS, PVP, PVP-I Li4Ti5O12 PVDF, PVDF-CTFE, PEA Mag: 5000x Mag: 5000x Mag: 5000x Selected examples only, numerous other polymer systems have been deployed13.2. 2012 Company overview 11
  12. 12. Nanospider™ - Scalability NS Lab NS 0,5 m Line NS 1,0 m Line NS 1,6 m Line Laboratory unit – Small volume Upscale to semi- High volume verif. in samples: production: industrial production: production: up to 10 m2/day sev. 10 m2/day several 1000 m2/day several 10,000 m2/day13.2. 2012 Company overview 12
  13. 13. Nanospider™ - Key features of technology • Ease of use - Reliable mechanics, electronics • Modularity/Scalability - Product range from laboratory machine to industrial production line - Scalability up to 4 spinning units in production line • Flexibility - Polymer system selection and properties - Substrate material selection and properties - Fiber characteristics • Individuality - Solution parameters (conductivity, temperature, surface tension, etc.) - Environmental parameters (temperature, humidity, etc.) - Base material parameters (cross and surface electrical resistance, etc.) - Equipment parameters (voltage, electrode distance, etc.)13.2. 2012 Company overview 13
  14. 14. Nanospider™ - Product portfolio Lab Products Production Lines Optimized for water or non water soluble polymers NS LAB 200 NS 1WS500U NS 4S1000U NS 8S1600U NS LAB 500 NS 3W1000U NS 4W1600U NS LAB M (melt) 0.2 or 0.5 m 0.5 m width 1.0 m width 1.6 m width Single electrode Interchangeable (various types) electrode systems Standalone spinning Standalone spinning Scalable up to 4 units unit (line) unit (line) in line13.2. 2012 Company overview 14
  15. 15. Nanospider™ - NS 4S1000U Technical data Benefits • Stationary wire principle electrodes • Optimized for non water soluble • 4 spinning electrodes polymers • 1,0 m spinning electrode width • High nanofiber web and fiber uniformity (configurable between 0,3 – 1,0 m) • Cost effective equipment for early stage manufacturing13.2. 2012 Company overview 15
  16. 16. Nanospider™ - NS 8S1600U Technical data Benefits • Stationary wire principle electrodes • Optimized for non water soluble • 8 spinning electrodes per unit polymers • 1,6 m spinning electrode width • High throughput per unit • Scalability up to 4 units (32 spinning • High nanofiber web and fiber uniformity electrodes) in line • Low volume polymer system with reduced solvent & polymer consumption13.2. 2012 Company overview 16
  17. 17. Nanospider™ - NS 8S1600U Production volume scalability • 1, 2, 3 or 4 spinning units in line • 8, 16, 24 or 32 spinning electrodes in line • Start with one unit and scale up by addition of spinning units • Centralized process control • Optional peripheral equipment13.2. 2012 Company overview 17
  18. 18. Nanospider™ - NS 1WS500U Technical data • Two interchangeable electrode systems • 500 mm spinning electrode width • Run time per batch approx. 60 min, (depends on polymer / solvent solution) • Integrated reversible unwind / rewind • Process data tracking for PC analysis Benefits • Elmarco’s only equipment with water and non water optimized electrodes • Smallest Elmarco equipment with stationary wire electrode • Easy to switch between production and experimental work • Enabled for higher gsm and composite samples preparation • Easy set up and operation13.2. 2012 Company overview 18
  19. 19. Nanospider™ - NS 1WS500U Interchangeable electrode systems Three types of spinning electrodes • Two electrode systems optimized for • Stationary wire electrode water and non water soluble polymers • Rotating wire electrode • Scalable volume polymer system • Rotating cylinder electrode for each system type • Time for interchange: 40 min13.2. 2012 Company overview 19
  20. 20. Nanospider™ - NS 1WS500U Comfortable operation Unwind / rewind • Touch screen user interface • Reversible substrate winding direction in • All process parameters controlled order to prepare high gsm or composite material samples • Start-up time: up to 30 min • Max diameter of substrate roll: 400 mm Process monitoring • Substrate speed: 0,015 – 1,95 m/min • External unwind / rewind option for • The system tracks process data in time additional in line peripheral insertion • On line process data on LCD screen • Process data transferred to a computer for additional analysis13.2. 2012 Company overview 20
  21. 21. Nanospider™ - NS 1WS500U Optional external unwind / rewind enables NS 1WS500U: • Additional in line peripheral insertion • Higher substrate speed • Extended diameter of substrate roll • Extended reversible winding13.2. 2012 Company overview 21
  22. 22. Nanospider™ - NS LAB 200, NS LAB 500 Technical data • Interchangeable spinning electrode • 500 or 200 mm spinning electrode width • Run time per batch up to 20 min • Scalable volume polymer system • Built in roll-to-roll capabilities for substrates Benefits • Designed for experimental work • Easy to scale up to industrial technology • Capable of spinning variety of polymers • Coat numerous substrates, including cellulose, synthetics and fiberglass • Time saving experimental work13.2. 2012 Company overview 22
  23. 23. Nanospider™ - Core design principleQuality Consistency Modular Flexible• High quality fibers • Fiber • Start with a single • Nanospider™• High quality webs • Web production unit and systems can be• High quality equipment • Production ready add others to optimized for your increase speed needs• Production proven by • Repeatability • Start with a lab tool • Optimize the Elmarco customers and use that to production method prototype • Optimize the polymer • Optimize the nanofiber layer13.2. 2012 Company overview 23
  24. 24. Nanofiber applications – Examples Air filtration Acoustic materials Medicine • Industrial HVAC • Transportation • Wound care • Engine air Intake • Room acoustics • Tissue engineering • Cleanroom (HEPA, ULPA) • Home appliances • Drug release • Gas turbines • Industrial equipment • Surgical drapes • Dust collectors • Face masks Liquid filtration Lithium-ion batteries Performance apparel • Drinking water preparation • Battery separators • Outdoor sportswear • Fuel and oil filtration • Battery electrodes • Protective clothing • Processing filtration • Footwear • Waste water treatment • Seawater treatment13.2. 2012 Company overview 24
  25. 25. Nanofiber applications – Air filtration Nanofiber benefits • Dramatic improvement in filtration efficiency – the best attainable efficiency on submicron particles • Low initial and persistent pressure drop • Possibility to optimize the interaction between flow, efficiency and filter life Nanofiber web characteristics13.2. 2012 Company overview 25
  26. 26. Nanofiber applications – Liquid filtration Key features of nanofibers: • High porosity • Small pore size • Interconnected pore structure • Unique physical and mechanical performance • Design flexibility for chemical / /physical surface functionalization Inexpensive substrate + thin nanofiber coating = = superior filtration performance at a lower cost Nanofibrous filtering media could be used for filtration of water, beverages, bio-pharma materials, blood, chemicals, oils, diesel, petrol, etc13.2. 2012 Company overview 26
  27. 27. Nanofiber applics – Performance apparel Electrospun nanofiber webs can be engineered with a desired porous structure and a range of polymers. Manufacturers are able to optimize the performance of the composite material by the unique combination of nanofiber web properties: • High specific surface area • Low basis weight • Small fibre diameter • Porous structure with high permeability • Potential to incorporate active chemistry Performance apparel fabrics are evaluated on the performance of the composite material. Attributes most frequently evaluated include: • Water resistance • Breathability • Water vapor transmission • Windproof • Resistance to wear13.2. 2012 Company overview 27
  28. 28. Nanofiber applications – Acoustic materials Nanofiber sound absorption material • Effective in low / middle range of frequencies • Good thermal insulation properties in addition to sound absorption • Nanofiber layers produced by the mass scale technology • High effective sound absorption due to the very small interstices in nanofiber layer • Lightweight nanofiber layer with suitable fiber fineness, porosity, density of the fiber Effective at wide range of audible frequencies Acoustic material applications Nanofibrous layer • Transportation • Room acoustics Substrate • Home appliances • Industrial equipment One or multiple layer construction13.2. 2012 Company overview 28
  29. 29. Nanofiber applications – Battery separators Nanofiber separators characteristics • Chemical stability • Thermal stability • Thickness • Porosity (greater than 40%) • Dimensional stability • Pore and pore size distribution PVDF-HFP electrospun Conventional battery separator • Tensile strength membrane (Magnification 5000x) (Magnification 5000x) Battery with superior parameters • Lower consumption of polymer material due to lower basis weight of the membrane • Significant increase of battery power density • Higher charge and discharge rate • Increase in battery life13.2. 2012 Company overview 29
  30. 30. Nanofiber applications – Healthcare Nanofiber benefits for WOUND CARE • Promote healing • Protection from infection • Providing soft and moist environment • Anti adhesive effect to the derma • Ease pain Nanofiber benefits for DRUG RELEASE • Slower drug release over a longer period • Reduction of the first pass effect • Higher initial drug concentration • Lower overall drug consumption Nanofiber benefits for TISSUE ENGINEERING • Cell growth • Proliferation • Differentiation • Ability to mimic the extracellular matrices13.2. 2012 Company overview 30
  31. 31. Nanospider™ from Elmarco – Why Why Nanospider™ • Industrial production ready, needle-free electrospinning equipment • Complete line supply, including peripherals • Operation-proven technology Why Elmarco • Cooperation with leading institutes developing polymer formulations • Large R&D capacity for custom development (> 35 people) • In-house sampling and testing capacity13.2. 2012 Company overview 31
  32. 32. Elmarco - your partner for nanofiber technology www.elmarco.com13.2. 2012 Company overview 32

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