Nanofibers have exceptionally high surface area-to-volume ratio and high porosity, which makes them attractive materials for a range of applications. Their use is growing in drug delivery systems, medical implants, water and air filtration, face masks and protective clothing. The new BMW electric M-series automobile incorporates nanofiber air filtration.
They have wide-ranging morphologies, and are produced using a variety of materials such as:
- Natural polymers
- Synthetic polymers
- Carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbon nanofibers)
- Semiconducting materials
- Composite materials
- Wood and other pulp (cellulose nanofibers)
Techniques such as centrifugal spinning, electrospinning, meltblowing and bicomponent spinning have been studied extensively for the production of nanofibers with varying degrees of commercial success. There have also been several new synthesis methods developed. The market for nanofibers generally encompasses polymer nanofibers, alumina nanofibers and to a lesser extent carbon nanofiber and cellulose nanofibers. This report mainly focused on electrospun nanofibers.
The main applications of nanofibers are:
- Air/water filtration (membranes)
- Bio medical (bone/skin regeneration, tissue scaffolds, hydrogel bandages for woundcare, antimicrobial wound dressings)
- Protective textiles
- Flexible sensors for wearable electronics
- Energy Storage (battery separators, conductive additives for batteries)
Report Contents Include:
- Global revenues for nanofibers, historical and forecast to 2031.
- Current products.
- Market drivers, trends and challenges, by end user markets.
- End user market assessment for nanofibers in textiles, medical and healthcare, electronics, filtration, batteries, sensors, composites, etc.
- In-depth profiles of 86 nanofiber companies, including products, capacities, production processes and commercial activities. Nanofiber companies profiled include Respilon, BIG-nano Corp, Inc., DiPole Materials, Bioinicia, Nanovia s.r.o., Inovenso Ltd., Finetex Ene, Inc., NE, NXTNano, Nanolayr, Verdex Technologies, 4C Air, N2Cell, Avalon Nanofiber and many more.
1.2 Polymer, alumina and carbon nanofibers
1.4 Commercial electrospun nanofiber products
1.5 Market opportunity
1.6 Market drivers
1.7 Market and technical challenges
1.8 Global nanofibers market size
1.8.1 Regional markets
2.2 Research methodology
3.1.1 Polymer nanofibers
22.214.171.124 Elecrospun nanofiber facemasks
3.1.2 Alumina nanofibers
3.1.3 Carbon nanofibers
3.1.4 Other types of nanofibers
3.2 Synthesis of nanofibers
3.2.2 Electro-hydrodynamic direct writing
3.2.3 Electrostatic spinning
3.2.4 Electrospray Deposition
3.2.5 Centrifugal jet spinning
3.2.6 Centrifugal multispinning
3.2.7 Plasma-induced synthesis
3.2.8 CO2 laser supersonic drawing
3.2.9 Solution blow spinning
3.2.10 Other methods
3.2.11 Industrial scaling
6.1.1 Market drivers
126.96.36.199 Types of filtration
188.8.131.52 Water filtration
184.108.40.206 Air filtration
220.127.116.11 Virus filtration
18.104.22.168 Filter media for face masks
6.1.3 Global market revenues
6.1.4 Market challenges
6.2.1 Market drivers
22.214.171.124 Protective textiles
126.96.36.199 Waterproof and breathable textiles
188.8.131.52 Antibacterial fibers
6.2.3 Global market revenues
6.2.4 Market challenges
6.3 MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE
6.3.1 Market drivers
184.108.40.206 Drug therapeutics and delivery
220.127.116.11 Medical implants
18.104.22.168 Tissue engineering scaffolds
22.214.171.124 Wound dressings
6.3.3 Global market revenues
6.3.4 Market challenges
6.4 OTHER MARKETS
126.96.36.199 Market drivers
188.8.131.52 Market drivers
184.108.40.206 Market drivers
220.127.116.11 Market drivers
18.104.22.168 Market drivers
Table 2: Market summary for nanofibers.
Table 3: Applications of nanofibers.
Table 4. Commercial electrospun nanofiber products
Table 5: Market opportunity assessment for nanofibers, by application.
Table 6: Market drivers for nanofibers.
Table 7: Market and technical challenges for nanofibers.
Table 8: Global revenues for nanofibers, by market 2018-2031, million USD.
Table 9: Global revenues for nanofibers by region 2018-2031 (million USD).
Table 10: Nanofibers types, properties and applications.
Table 11: Global nanofiber market supply chain analysis.
Table 12. Market drivers for nanofibers in filter media.
Table 13: Types of filtration.
Table 14: Global revenues for nanofibers in the filtration market, by type, 2018-2031 (million USD).
Table 15: Market challenges for nanofibers in the filtration market.
Table 16. Market drivers for use of nanofibers in textiles.
Table 17: Global revenues for nanofibers in the textiles market, 2018-2031 (millions USD).
Table 18: Market drivers for nanofibers in medical and healthcare.
Table 19: Nanofiber applications timeline in the medical and healthcare markets.
Table 20: Global revenues for nanofibers in the medical and healthcare market, 2018-2031 (million USD).
Table 21. Market drivers for use of nanofibers in composites.
Table 22: Comparative properties of polymer composites reinforcing materials.
Table 23: Market drivers for nanofibers in skincare.
Table 24: Market drivers for nanofibers in sensors.
Table 25: Market drivers for nanofibers in sensors.
Table 26: Market drivers for nanofibers in packaging.
Figure 2: Global revenues for nanofibers by region 2018-2031 (million USD).
Figure 3: Electrospinning technique.
Figure 4: Scanning electron microscope images of electrospun nanofibers collected on different geometries and styles.
Figure 5: Schematic of electrospinning nanofibers.
Figure 6: Electrohydrodynamic writing of nanofibers.
Figure 7: Electrospray Deposition Method.
Figure 8: Centrifugal jet spinning of nanofibers.
Figure 9: Solution blow spinning of nanofibers.
Figure 10: Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for nanofibers.
Figure 11: Ultra-web ® filter media by the Donaldson company.
Figure 12: Nanocellulose virus filter paper.
Figure 13: Global revenues for nanofibers in the filtration market, by type, 2018-2031 (million USD).
Figure 14: nanofiber conductive shirt.
Figure 15: Global revenues for nanofibers in the textiles market, 2018-2031 (millions USD).
Figure 16: Global revenues for nanofibers in the medical and healthcare market, 2018-2031 (million USD).
Figure 17: Cellulose nanofiber films.
Figure 18: Nanocellulose photoluminescent paper.
Figure 19: LEDs shining on circuitry imprinted on a 5x5cm sheet of CNF.
Figure 20: ReSpimask® mask.
Figure 21: Schematic of nanofiber filter.