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NANOFIBERNANOFIBER SPINNINGSPINNING EQUIPMENTEQUIPMENT

NANOFIBER NANOFIBER SPINNING SPINNING EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT ELECTROSPINNING SET-UP M O D E L : M O
NANOFIBER NANOFIBER SPINNING SPINNING EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT ELECTROSPINNING SET-UP M O D E L : M O

ELECTROSPINNING SET-UP

SPINNING EQUIPMENT EQUIPMENT ELECTROSPINNING SET-UP M O D E L : M O D E L

MODEL:MODEL: NANONNANON--01A01A

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◎ SYSTEM CONFIGURATION

COLLECTOR

Plate Collector

COLLECTOR Plate Collector Disc Collector Drum Collector Mandrel Collector

Disc Collector

COLLECTOR Plate Collector Disc Collector Drum Collector Mandrel Collector

Drum Collector

COLLECTOR Plate Collector Disc Collector Drum Collector Mandrel Collector

Mandrel Collector

COLLECTOR Plate Collector Disc Collector Drum Collector Mandrel Collector

SPINNERET

Clip Spinneret

SPINNERET Clip Spinneret Tube-less Spinneret Co-axial Spinneret Heating Spinneret

Tube-less Spinneret

SPINNERET Clip Spinneret Tube-less Spinneret Co-axial Spinneret Heating Spinneret

Co-axial Spinneret

SPINNERET Clip Spinneret Tube-less Spinneret Co-axial Spinneret Heating Spinneret

Heating Spinneret

SPINNERET Clip Spinneret Tube-less Spinneret Co-axial Spinneret Heating Spinneret
E1 SD Series E2 NANON Series E3 NF Series
E1
SD Series
E2
NANON Series
E3
NF Series
Tube-less Spinneret Co-axial Spinneret Heating Spinneret E1 SD Series E2 NANON Series E3 NF Series NEW
NEW
NEW
NEW
NEW
E1E1 ELECTROSPINNING SETUP SDSDSD seriesseriesseries SimpleSimple Simple && & HighHigh High CostCost Cost
E1E1
ELECTROSPINNING SETUP
SDSDSD seriesseriesseries
SimpleSimple Simple && & HighHigh High CostCost Cost PerformancePerformance Performance !! !

ElectrospinningElectrospinning SetupSetup SDSD

NANOFIBER SAMPLE MECC CO.,LTD. MECCMECC CO.,CO., LTDLTD 15kV ×1,000 10μm
NANOFIBER SAMPLE
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15kV
×1,000
10μm
SS
SS
CO.,LTD. MECCMECC CO.,CO., LTDLTD 15kV ×1,000 10μm SS Major Features ◆ High Cost Performance ・The basic
Major Features ◆ High Cost Performance ・The basic price is ????. You can obtain nanofiber
Major
Features
◆ High Cost Performance
・The basic price is ????. You can obtain nanofiber samples with low losts.
◆ Simple
・The equipment has only minimum functions to electrospin nanofibers.
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E2E2 ELECTROSPINNING SETUP NANONNANONNANON SeriesSeriesSeries PowerfulPowerful Powerful SpinningSpinning Spinning
E2E2
ELECTROSPINNING SETUP
NANONNANONNANON SeriesSeriesSeries
PowerfulPowerful Powerful SpinningSpinning Spinning EquipmentEquipment Equipment forfor for NanofibersNanofibers Nanofibers R&DR&D R&D !!!! !!
Electrospinning Electrospinning equipment equipment is is developed developed by by collaboration collaboration with with Kyoto Kyoto Institute Institute of of Technology!! Technology!
NANOFIBER SAMPLE
HOT SELLER !
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10kV
×1,000
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HOT SELLER ! MECCMECC CO.,CO., LTDLTD 10kV ×1,000 10μm Electrospinning Electrospinning Setup Setup NANON NANON -

ElectrospinningElectrospinning SetupSetup NANONNANON--01A01A

Electrospinning Setup Setup NANON NANON - - 01A 01A Major Features ◆ Convenient Operation ・ The
Electrospinning Setup Setup NANON NANON - - 01A 01A Major Features ◆ Convenient Operation ・ The
Major Features
Major
Features
◆ Convenient Operation
◆ Convenient Operation

The equipment is easy to operate。 ・The equipment is well organized to avoid troublesome setting of spinning parameters. You can get a stable jet easily.

◆ Equivalent to Various Nanofibers ・A number of polymers and polymer/ceramic composite nanofibers can be
◆ Equivalent to Various Nanofibers
・A number of polymers and polymer/ceramic composite nanofibers can be created.
・Smooth and pored surface fibers, beaded fibers, and ultra-fine fibers can be created based on the
user’s targeting application. (It is noted that a choice of fiber morphology is dependent on raw
material.)
・Non-woven meshes, aligned nanofiber sheets and multi-layer nanofiber sheets can be created.
◆ The Design That Considered A Safe Aspect
・NANON electrospinning setup possesses a safety lock system to avoid electrical shock and an
exhausting system to evacuate evaporated solvents and flying nanofibers.
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E3E3 ELECTROSPINNING SETUP NFNFNF seriesseriesseries AdvancedAdvanced Advanced && & HighHigh High
E3E3
ELECTROSPINNING SETUP
NFNFNF seriesseriesseries
AdvancedAdvanced Advanced && & HighHigh High QualityQuality Quality !!!! !!
CoCo--axialaxial Co-axial spinning,spinning, spinning, andand and HighHigh High temperaturetemperature temperature spinningspinning spinning isis is availableavailable!! available!
NANOFIBER SAMPLE
MECCMECC CO.,CO., LTDLTD
10kV
×1,000
10μ
m

ElectrospinningElectrospinning SetupSetup

NFNF--103103

NN F series is high-grade nanofiber equipments which satisfy your various requirements. This would be
NN
F series is high-grade nanofiber
equipments which satisfy your
various requirements. This would
be suitable for customers who
customize the equipment or require
the advanced spinning technology.
Major Features ◆ High Flexible Design ◆
Major
Features
High Flexible Design

The equipment can be customized up to customer’s requirements. You can select various types of optional units based on your targets / objective.

Equivalent to Advanced Technology

Core-sheath fibers, hollow fibers, core-shell particles, hollow particles can be created by applying co-axial spinning unit. Spinning of heated solution is available by applying heating unit.

◆ Equivalent to Various Nanofibers ・A number of polymers and polymer/ceramic composite nanofibers can be
◆ Equivalent to Various Nanofibers
・A number of polymers and polymer/ceramic composite nanofibers can be created.
・Smooth and pored surface fibers, beaded fibers, and ultra-fine fibers can be created based on the
user’s targeting application. (It is noted that a choice of fiber morphology is dependent on
raw material.)
・Non-woven meshes, aligned nanofiber sheets and multi-layer nanofiber sheets can be created.
◆ The Design That Considered A Safe Aspect
・As well as NANON series, NF series possess a safety lock system to avoid electrical shock and an
exhausting system to evacuate evaporated solvents and flying nanofibers.
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S1S1
S1S1

Spinneret Option

CLIPCLIPCLIP SPINNERETSPINNERETSPINNERET

Option CLIP CLIP CLIP SPINNERET SPINNERET SPINNERET This This Standard Standard Spinneret Spinneret is is

ThisThis StandardStandard SpinneretSpinneret isis EasyEasy toto Handle.Handle.

(Applicable Equipment) NF Series, NANON Series, SD Series TubingTubing MetalMetal ConnectorConnector nozzlenozzle
(Applicable Equipment) NF Series, NANON Series, SD Series
TubingTubing
MetalMetal
ConnectorConnector
nozzlenozzle
ClipClip SpinneretSpinneret
((ex.ex. settingsetting))
Spinning solution Spinning solution in syringe in syringe Syringe Pump Syringe Pump Charge point Charge
Spinning solution
Spinning solution
in syringe
in syringe
Syringe Pump
Syringe Pump
Charge point
Charge point
SPINNERET
SPINNERET
Nanofiber
Nanofiber
jet
jet
High Voltage
High Voltage
Power Supplier
Power Supplier
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
Ground point
Ground point
Major Features

Easy Handling

point Ground point Major Features ◆ Easy Handling - Easily washed Only metal connector should be

- Easily washed Only metal connector should be washed. It can be easily washed by putting in the bottle with solvents.

- Easy setting For each spinning, a set of nozzle, metal connector, tubing and syringe is required to attach or detach to the clip spinneret. You do not need to detach or setting the clip spinneret so that you can make samples effectively.

The clip spinneret is useful tool to make nanofibers samples from various types of solutions in a shot time.

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S2S2 Spinneret Option TUBE TUBE TUBE-LESS - - LESS LESS SPINNERET SPINNERET SPINNERET The The
S2S2
S2S2

Spinneret Option

TUBETUBETUBE-LESS--LESSLESS SPINNERETSPINNERETSPINNERET

TheThe SpinneretSpinneret forfor SpinningSpinning SmallSmall AmountsAmounts ofof Solution.Solution.

(Applicable Equipment) NF Series, NANON Series, SD Series

(Applicable Equipment) NF Seri es, NANON Series, SD Series TubeTube--lessless SpinneretSpinneret Major Features ◆
TubeTube--lessless SpinneretSpinneret
TubeTube--lessless SpinneretSpinneret
Major Features
Major Features

Minimize waste of solution

The syringe can be directly attached to the spinneret.

No changes on hardware of equipments are required to used this spinneret.

Various types of solutions can be electrospun in a short time.

This spinneret enhance efficiency of experimental works.

e e f f i c i e n c y of experimental works. Spinning solution
Spinning solution Spinning solution in syringe in syringe Syringe Pump Syringe Pump Charge point Charge
Spinning solution
Spinning solution
in syringe
in syringe
Syringe Pump
Syringe Pump
Charge point
Charge point
SPINNERET
SPINNERET
Nanofiber
Nanofiber
jet
jet
High Voltage
High Voltage
Power Supplier
Power Supplier
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
Ground point
Ground point
Voltage High Voltage Power Supplier Power Supplier COLLECTOR COLLECTOR Ground point Ground point M E MECC
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S3S3
S3S3

Spinneret Option

NEW
NEW

COCOCO-AXIAL--AXIALAXIAL SPINNERETSPINNERETSPINNERET

CO CO-AXIAL - - AXIAL AXIAL SPINNERET SPINNERET SPINNERET The The Spinneret Spinneret for for Creating

TheThe SpinneretSpinneret forfor CreatingCreating Core/SheCore/Sheath,ath, HollowHollow Fibers,Fibers, Core/ShelCore/Shell,l, HollowHollow Particles.Particles.

(Applicable Equipment) NF Series Hollow fiber Core-sheath fiber MECCMECC CO.,CO., LTDLTD MECCMECC CO.,CO., LTDLTD
(Applicable Equipment) NF Series
Hollow fiber
Core-sheath fiber
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Samples obtained by Kent (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kotaki’s Laboratory)
CoCo--axialaxial SpinneretSpinneret
(Sample(Sample))
Spinning solution Spinning solution in syringe in syringe Syringe Pump Syringe Pump Charge point Charge
Spinning solution
Spinning solution
in syringe
in syringe
Syringe Pump
Syringe Pump
Charge point
Charge point
SPINNERET
SPINNERET
Nanofiber
Nanofiber
jet
jet
High Voltage
High Voltage
Power Supplier
Power Supplier
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
Ground point
Ground point
Major Features

Creation of Functional Fibers

point Major Features ◆ Creation of Functional Fibers ・ Hollow fibers / particles can be created.

Hollow fibers / particles can be created. Core/Sheath fibers and Core/Shell particles can be created. The material which shows low spinnability could be spun using this spinneret. The one with good spinnability and the another should be applied to core and sheath, respectively. Then, the fibers covered with the material which shows low spinnability could be obtained. The fibers mixed with functional agents could be electrospun.

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NEW S4S4 Spinneret Option HEATINGHEATINGHEATING SPINNERETSPINNERETSPINNERET TheThe spinneretspinneret forfor
NEW
S4S4
Spinneret Option
HEATINGHEATINGHEATING SPINNERETSPINNERETSPINNERET
TheThe spinneretspinneret forfor spinningspinning fromfrom heatedheated solutions.solutions.
(Applicable Equipment) NF Series
FIBER SAMPLE
FIBER SAMPLE
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HeatingHeating SpinneretSpinneret
(Sample(Sample))
Spinning solution
Spinning solution
in syringe
in syringe
Syringe Pump
Syringe Pump
Charge point
Charge point
SPINNERET
SPINNERET
Nanofiber
Nanofiber
jet
jet
High Voltage
High Voltage
Power Supplier
Power Supplier
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
Ground point
Ground point
Major Features
◆ Electrospinning of Heated Solution is Available.
・Spinning of solution heated up to 200℃ is available.
・You can spin materials which dissolve in solvents at high temperature.
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C1C1 Collector Option PlatePlatePlate CollectorCollectorCollector UsefulUseful forfor Useful for
C1C1
Collector Option
PlatePlatePlate CollectorCollectorCollector
UsefulUseful forfor
Useful for
optimizationoptimization ofof spinningspinning conditionsconditions
optimization of spinning conditions
creationcreation creation ofof of aa a smallsmall small amountamount amount ofof of samplesample sample
(Applicable Equipment) NF Series, NANON Series, SD Series
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15kV
×1,000
10μm
PlatePlate CollectorCollector
(Sample)(Sample)
Spinning solution
Spinning solution
in syringe
in syringe
Syringe Pump
Syringe Pump
Charge point
Charge point
SPINNERET
SPINNERET
Nanofiber
Nanofiber
jet
jet
High Voltage
High Voltage
Power Supplier
Power Supplier
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
Ground point
Ground point
Major Features
◆ Useful collector for optimization
- suitable for making random mesh
Collection Area: less than 370cm 2 (corresponding to a piece of A5)
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C2C2 Collector Option DiscDiscDisc CollectorCollectorCollector SuitableSuitable forfor Suitable for creationcreation
C2C2
Collector Option
DiscDiscDisc CollectorCollectorCollector
SuitableSuitable forfor
Suitable for
creationcreation ofof highlyhighly alignedaligned fiberfiber sheetsheet
creation of highly aligned fiber sheet
fiberfiber fiber bundlebundle bundle
(Applicable Equipment) NF Series, NANON Series, SD Series
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NanofiberNanofiber SampleSample
DiscDisc CollectorCollector
(Sample)(Sample)
Spinning solution
Spinning solution
in syringe
in syringe
Syringe Pump
Syringe Pump
Charge point
Charge point
SPINNERET
SPINNERET
Nanofiber
Nanofiber
jet
jet
High Voltage
High Voltage
Power Supplier
Power Supplier
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
Ground point
Ground point
Major Features
◆ Creation of highly aligned fiber sheet
-
highly aligned fiber sheet can be obtained by the disc collector compared to
the drum collector.
◆ Creation of fiber bundle
-
fiber bundle can be made by this collector.
Disc circumference: about 600mm
Rotation Speed
: about 63 to 1,890 m/min. (100 to 3,000 rpm)
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C3C3

Collector Option

DrumDrumDrum CollectorCollectorCollector

Option Drum Drum Drum Collector Collector Collector Useful Useful Useful for for for creation creation

UsefulUseful Useful forfor for creationcreation creation ofof of alignedaligned aligned fiberfiber fiber sheetsheet sheet

(Applicable Equipment) NF Series, NANON Series, SD Series MECC CO.,LTD. MECC CO.,LTD. NanofiberNanofiber
(Applicable Equipment) NF Series, NANON Series, SD Series
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NanofiberNanofiber
NanofiberNanofiber
SampleSample
SampleSample
DrumDrum CollectorCollector
(Sample)(Sample)
Spinning solution Spinning solution in syringe in syringe Syringe Pump Syringe Pump Charge point Charge
Spinning solution
Spinning solution
in syringe
in syringe
Syringe Pump
Syringe Pump
Charge point
Charge point
SPINNERET
SPINNERET
Nanofiber
Nanofiber
jet
jet
High Voltage
High Voltage
Power Supplier
Power Supplier
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
Ground point
Ground point
Major Features
COLLECTOR Ground point Ground point Major Features ◆ Creation of random mesh and aligned fiber sheet

Creation of random mesh and aligned fiber sheet

- The drum collector can make not only random mesh but also aligned fiber sheet.

- Random mesh and aligned fiber sheet can be created at low and high rotation speed, respectively.

Collection Area Rotation Speed

: about 1,300cm2 (corresponding to 2 sheets of A4 papers) : about 63 to 1,890 m/min. (100 to 3,000 rpm)

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C4C4

Collector Option

MandrelMandrelMandrel CollectorCollectorCollector

Mandrel Mandrel Mandrel Collector Collector Collector Useful Useful Useful for for for creation creation

UsefulUseful Useful forfor for creationcreation creation ofof of tubulartubular tubular nanofibrousnanofibrous nanofibrous assemblyassembly assembly

(Applicable Equipment) NF Series, NANON Series, SD Series MECC MECC CO.,LTD. CO.,LTD. NanofiberNanofiber SampleSample
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MandrelMandrel CollectorCollector
(Sample)(Sample)
Spinning solution Spinning solution in syringe in syringe Syringe Pump Syringe Pump Charge point Charge
Spinning solution
Spinning solution
in syringe
in syringe
Syringe Pump
Syringe Pump
Charge point
Charge point
SPINNERET
SPINNERET
Nanofiber
Nanofiber
jet
jet
High Voltage
High Voltage
Power Supplier
Power Supplier
COLLECTOR
COLLECTOR
Ground point
Ground point
Major Features
COLLECTOR Ground point Ground point Major Features ◆ Creation of tubular nanofibrous assembly - rod with

Creation of tubular nanofibrous assembly

- rod with different diameter can be used as a mandrel.

- possible to create tubular nanofibrous assembly with different inner diameter.

Attachable Mandrel Diameter

Length of nanofibrous assembly: 150 mm

: 0.5 to 10 mm

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ELECTROSPINNING SETUP OthersOthersOthers High Voltage Power Supply HVU-30P100 (maximum +30kV output) and HVU-30N100
ELECTROSPINNING SETUP
OthersOthersOthers
High
Voltage
Power
Supply
HVU-30P100 (maximum +30kV output) and HVU-30N100 (maximum -30kV output) is
a low-priced high voltage power supply.
The voltage value and the current value can be displayed. Compacy size and
Rackmounting type of JIS standard. (490mm(H) X 350mm (D)X 480mm(W)
The descending time of the voltage is early ( less than 0.5 seconds) when Power supply
is OFF.

HVUHVUHVU-30P100/30N100--30P10030P100/30N100/30N100

HIGHHIGH VOLTAGEVOLTAGE POWERPOWER SUPPLYSUPPLY MODELMODEL:: HVUHVU--30P10030P100 M E MECC CO., LTD. MECC Co., Ltd.
HIGHHIGH VOLTAGEVOLTAGE POWERPOWER SUPPLYSUPPLY
MODELMODEL:: HVUHVU--30P10030P100
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838-0137
TEL: +81-942-41-2200 Email:
naitoh@mecc.co.jp
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Introduction

Recently electrospinning has attracted a great deal of attention from many researchers as a superior method for producing nanofibers. The number of journal papers about electrospinning has been dramatically increased since 2000 and it is already over 400 per year. It is expected that R&D works on electrospinning would be more active in the world. In such new and growing field,

manufacturers of electrospinning equipments have important roles to facilitate R&D works. MECC started nanofiber projects in 2006

and have developed electrospinning setups based on the below concepts.

<< MECC concepts for development of electrospinning equipments >>

possible to control various morphologies high reproducibility

possible to spin a wide range of materials into nanofibers high flexible & safety design

No. of journal papers about electrospinning.
No. of journal papers about electrospinning.
Development Development of of Electrospinning Electrospinning Setup Setup
Development Development of of Electrospinning Electrospinning Setup Setup

These NF, NANON and SD series have various functions to satisfy a broad range of user’s requirements.

NFNF seriesseries
NFNF seriesseries
HOT SELLER !
HOT SELLER !

NANONNANON seriesseries

Convenient Operation

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! NANON NANON series series Convenient Operation M E SD SD series series Simple Simple &

SDSD seriesseries

Simple Simple & &

High High Cost Cost PerformancePerformance

High Flexible Design & Equivalent to Advanced Technology

is

standard

responsible to advanced

requirements

spinning,

melt-

electrospinning. NANON

is a basic model and hot

seller. SD

designed

for beginner and simple

suitable

simply

as

co-axial

heating

and

high

NF

a

model

such

/

is

and

experiments.

-- ContorlContorl ofof VariousVarious MorphologiesMorphologies --

As for controlling of morphologies, design of spinnerets and collectors are very important. All electrospinning equipments accept 5 types of collectors such as plate, rotating disc, drum, mandrel, and variable polar collectors. Each collector can be replaced with other one. Users can select the suitable collector up to their requirements.

can select the suitable collector up to their requirements. Plate collector Random fibers - useful to

Plate collector

Random fibers
Random fibers

- useful to finalize spinning conditions

- suitable for creation of nanofiber sample with small dimension.

Bundle Aligned fibers
Bundle
Aligned fibers

- useful for fabrication of fiber bundles

- possible to make highly aligned fibers

of fiber bundles - possible to make highly aligned fibers Disc collector Single nanofiber Drum collector

Disc collector

Single nanofiber- possible to make highly aligned fibers Disc collector Drum collector Mandrel collector Variable polar collector

make highly aligned fibers Disc collector Single nanofiber Drum collector Mandrel collector Variable polar collector

Drum collector

fibers Disc collector Single nanofiber Drum collector Mandrel collector Variable polar collector Random fibers

Mandrel collector

collector Single nanofiber Drum collector Mandrel collector Variable polar collector Random fibers Nanofiber Tubes

Variable polar collector

Random fibers Nanofiber Tubes
Random fibers
Nanofiber Tubes
Single nanofiber
Single nanofiber

- possible to prepare single nanofibers

Aligned fibers
Aligned fibers

- useful to get large nanofiber samples (corresponding to 2 pieces of A4 papers)

- possible to fabricate random fiber mesh at low take-up velocity

aligned fiber sheet at high take-up velocity

- useful to make tube-like nanofiber assemblies

- useful to prepare the required number of single nanofibers

Fabrication of laminated aligned nanofiber sheets is also available by the drum collector.- useful to prepare the required number of single nanofibers Laminated aligned nanofiber sheet (orientation angle:

Laminated aligned nanofiber sheet (orientation angle: - 45°/0°/+45°) .

In the case that morphologies of fibers and their assembly are well controlled, electrospun fiber sheets show silk-like aspect

Electrospun fiber sheet with silk-like aspect.

aspect Electrospun fiber sheet with silk-like aspect. It is introduced that nanofiber assemblies with various

It is introduced that nanofiber assemblies with various morphologies can be fabricated by using different types of collectors. On the contrary, fiber morphologies are dependent on the design of spinnerets.

Edging of core component Edging of sheath component
Edging of
core component
Edging of
sheath component

Core:Core: PEO PEO / / Sheath: Sheath: Collagen Collagen Core: PEOPEO // Sheath:Sheath: CollagenCollagen

Core: PEO PEO / / Sheath: Sheath: Collagen Collagen PMMAPMMA Ultra Ultra - - fine fine
PMMAPMMA
PMMAPMMA

UltraUltra--finefine fibersfibers

Collagen PMMAPMMA Ultra Ultra - - fine fine fibers fibers Core: Core: Gelatin Gelatin / /

Core:Core: GelatinGelatin // Sheath:Sheath: PCLPCL

Core: Core: Gelatin Gelatin / / Sheath: Sheath: PCL PCL Co Co - - axial axial

CoCo--axialaxial SpinneretSpinneret

Core-sheath and hollow fibers are spinnable by co-axial spinneret.

There are some polymers which can not be electrospun into core-sheath and hollow fibers are spinnable by co-axial spinneret.and hollow fibers are spinnable by co-axial spinneret. The polymer which is spinnable is applied to

The polymer which is spinnable is applied to core component, while the polymer which is not spinnable is applied to sheath component. Then the mixture of two components is electrospin into fiber shape. It should be noted that the core-sheath fiber show the same performance as the sheath component. Ultra-fine nanofiber can be obtained by edging sheath component. This is useful technique for spinning of conductive polymer since it is difficult to make fiber with small diameter from the conductive polymer .

-- ImprovementImprovement ofof ReproducibilityReproducibility --

Flat Beaded Fibers Relativ e Humidity Range for Fabrication uniform circular Fiber Fibers 85% 48%
Flat
Beaded
Fibers
Relativ e Humidity Range
for
Fabrication uniform
circular Fiber
Fibers
85%
48%
Fiber Diameter
(nm)

Humidity

The reproducibility is highly dependent on not

only solution conditions but also temperature and humidity in the spinning

chamber. The morphologies of nanofiber samples are

variable at different

temperature and humidity.

Temperature and humidity

are often changed even during electrospinning. The environmental condition should be

maintained to get uniform fiber morphologies. In our equipment, the variation of

temperature and humidity level is minimized by supplying air / gas with optimized conditions into the spinning chamber.

1500 1000 Rapid 500 Solvent Charge Evaporation Loss 0 20 30 40 50 60 70
1500
1000
Rapid
500
Solvent
Charge
Evaporation
Loss
0
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90

Humidity (%)

-- CreationCreation ofof NanofibersNanofibers fromfrom aa BroadBroad RangeRange ofof MaterialsMaterials --

a Broad Broad Range Range of of Materials Materials - - The unit of high frequency
a Broad Broad Range Range of of Materials Materials - - The unit of high frequency

The unit of high frequency induction heating.

Materials - - The unit of high frequency induction heating. Electrospun PP fibers. - - Recent

Electrospun PP fibers.

-- RecentRecent ActivitiesActivities --

Heating / Melt-Electrospinning

Although most of polymers are dissolved into solvent at room temperature, some of them are not dissolved without heating. As a target of spinning of such polymers, there have been attempts to electrospinning of heated solution or melted polymers. In MECC, high frequency induction heating is used to heat solution up. It is possible to heat syringe and solution without contacts between heater and syringe / solution so that no electrical current go through heater from solution. Therefore, the safety design can be provided. A unit of high frequency induction heating is able to fit on NF series. The heating unit can be exchanged with other type of spinneret by users. Cellulose, polypropylene and polyethylene were already electrospun by using the heating unit.

Mass Production of Nanofibers

There are some attempts for mass production of nanofibers. As for the way of mass production of nanofibers, application of multi nozzles is one of major ways, while the way by nozzles have been also reported. In MECC, mass production of nanofibers is managed without using nozzles.

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easy to make the shift from the spinning by nozzle to ours

applicable to our lab-scale equipment

possible to spin both water- and organic solvent based-solutions

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