Nanofibers have been prepared from a range of materials, such as synthetic polymers, natural polymers, carbon-based nanomaterials, semiconducting nanomaterials, and composite nanomaterials. Nanofibers are steadily gaining popularity in drug delivery systems, medical implants, water and air filtration, cell-cultured meat and protective clothing. The BMW electric M-series automobile incorporates nanofiber air filtration.
Demand has increased due to growing needs for materials offering high functionality, such as absorbency and grip, and excellent comfort including soft texture and low skin irritation. This has been further boosted by the explosion in demand for medical grade face coverings and air and microfiltration media, high efficiency fuel filtration, advanced filtration, life sciences/pharmaceutical medias, acoustics and performance apparel over the past 18 months. These trends will continue over the next decade.
Nanofibers have wide-ranging morphologies, and are produced using a variety of materials such as:
Report contents include:
Global revenues for nanofibers, historical and forecast to 2031, by market and by region.
Production technologies and equipment analysis and supplier profiles.
Market drivers, trends and challenges, by end user markets.
Roadmap for nanofibers.
End user market assessment for nanofibers in textiles, medical and healthcare, filtration, and other markets.
In-depth profiles of 65 polymer nanofiber companies, include products commercial activities. Nanofiber companies profiled include Bioinicia SL, Donaldson, 4C Air Inc, Gelatex Technologies, Lime Co., Ltd., Matregenix, M-TEchX, Vivolta and many more.
In-depth profiles of 10 carbon nanofiber companies, include products commercial activities. Nanofiber companies profiled include Bergen Carbon Solutions, Carbonova, Grupo Antolin etc.
1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 11
1.1 Market landscape 11
1.2 Polymer, alumina and carbon nanofibers 13
1.3 Applications 13
1.4 Commercial electrospun nanofiber products 14
1.5 Market drivers 16
1.6 Market and technical challenges 18
1.7 Global nanofibers market revenues 19
1.7.1 Global revenues for nanofibers, by market 2018-2031 19
1.7.2 Global revenues for nanofibers, by regions 2018-2031 20
2 RESEARCH SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY 22
2.1 Report scope 22
2.2 Research methodology 22
3 INTRODUCTION 23
3.1 Types of nanofibers 23
3.1.1 Classification of nanofibers 23
3.1.2 Synthetic polymer nanofibers 25
3.1.3 Natural polymers 26
22.214.171.124 Collagen 27
126.96.36.199 Cellulose 27
188.8.131.52 Silk fibroins 27
184.108.40.206 Keratin 27
220.127.116.11 Gelatin 27
18.104.22.168 Polysaccharides 28
3.1.4 Carbon nanofibers 28
3.1.5 Other types of nanofibers 28
22.214.171.124 Alumina nanofibers 28
126.96.36.199 Silicon nanofibers 28
3.2 Upscaling nanofibers 29
3.3 Synthesis of nanofibers 29
3.3.1 Electrospinning 30
188.8.131.52 Advantages 32
184.108.40.206 Drawbacks 32
220.127.116.11 Multi-nozzle/needle electrospinning 33
18.104.22.168 Needle/nozzle-less electrospinning 33
22.214.171.124 Co-electrospinning or co-axial electrospinning 34