The Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company (SNC) was established in November 2011 and is focused on the commercialisation and further development of various nanofiber technologies developed at Stellenbosch University. These technologies include two processes for high-throughput electrospinning of polymeric nanofibers, and a process for making continuous nanofiber yarns.
The nanofiber materials produced using these processes can be applied in a broad range of areas, including high-performance filtration of liquids and gasses, biomedical materials, (including wound dressings, drug delivery materials, cell culture and tissue engineering scaffolds) energy, (including high-surface area electrodes for next-generation batteries and fuel cells, battery separator membranes and supercapacitors) and lightweight structural composites (e.g. for automotive and aerospace applications).
Contact person: Eugene Smit
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