Electrospinning is a technique used for the fabrication of non-woven textiles, it is a technique that is becoming high demand for applications in a number of sectors.  Traditionally, a common limitation of electrospinning, is the difficulties of scaling its use from laboratory to industrial scale. However, at Hybrisan we do just that, and specialise in the scale-up and optimisation of electrospinning techniques.

 

We have developed a novel antifouling nanofibrous textile, that can work with a number of potential applications, which are developed using a scalable fabrication process, capable of industrial scale.  

  

Using our expertise, we are able to scale-up and optimise laboratory scale electrospinning processes, to a scaleable free surface electrospinning technique.  This allows for a seamless transition from laboratory research to an in-line industrial process.

 

A representative Scanning Electron Microscopy image of electrospun polymeric nanofibres

 

Hybrisan Antimicrobial Technology

Hybrisan antimicrobial technology is a platform which offers an alternative to existing technologies such as silver, compatible with a range of materials and manufacturing processes.  Hybrisan antimicrobial technology is the result of extensive collaboration between industry and research experts.

 

The technology offers several advantageous properties over existing technologies, including its non-hazardous nature, low cytotoxicity, its resistance to organic foulants, and its non-corrosive properties. Having conducted extensive research in collaboration with academia, we have tested and proven that the technology can not only control planktonic bacterial loads, but also prevent the colonisation of surface infrastructure. A unique attribute of Hybrisan technology is its disruption of biofilm, which enables the product to give ongoing protection between applications, where traditional biocides do not.

  

Working closely with academia, we have proven Hybrisan technology’s efficacy in a variety of demanding environments.  The outstanding results achieved are helping us to solve an ever-growing range of bacterial contamination issues for our customers.

 

See how Hybrisan Technology can be used in Industrial and Medical applications by clicking here.

 

Quality Control

At Hybrisan we pride ourselves on not only our expertise, but also our in-house research facilities. This allows us to not only develop our processes to the highest possible standard, but we can also rigorously test and perform extensive quality control for our products in-house.

 

We have microbiology facilities, and have extensive experience in the testing of antimicrobial efficacy of materials.  We also specialise in the testing of nanomaterials.

 

All of the materials we produce undergo strict quality control, with both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the material and its functional properties.