Elmarco is the industry’s first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment. The product range goes from laboratory equipment to industrial scale high volume production equipment, that delivers millions of square meters of cost effective, uniform nanofiber webs. Elmarco‘s Nanospider™ technology is designed for the production of all sorts of organic nanofibers. It is based on proprietary needle-free electrospinning process and uses simply shaped electrodes, thus has no parts easily clogged and is generally mechanically simple. Core competencies: Nanospider™ electrospinning technologyNanospider™ electrospinning equipmentCustom developmentsProduct portfolio:Laboratory equipment for research and development Equipment for low and medium volume productionIndustrial scale high volume production equipmentPeripherals for nanofiber production equipmentPrecision air conditioning units The Nanospider™ technology provides an easy scale up from laboratory to industrial scale and its high volume production capability accelerates nanofiber products introduction into the market. High quality nanofibers, produced by Nanospider™ technology, brings opportunities to create new unique materials in numerous applications including air and liquid filtration, regenerative medicine, battery separators, drug delivery, breathable waterproof membranes and many others. Elmarco’s Head Office is located in Liberec (Czech Republic), in 3 000 m² large research and development center. Interview with Miloslav Masopust, CEO Elmarco. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Miloslav Masopust: According to the defined task from our customers, we develop a polymer solution suitable for the production of nanofibers, which will be used in customer´s final product. We first produce the polymer solution in a smaller volume on laboratory equipment and test the properties of this sample according to the specified specifications. Each line is a tailor-made solution. According to the set parameters of the final product, we design and manufacture the ideal construction of the industrial line, including all the necessary equipment and accessories. Subsequently, we test the parameters of the developed polymer solution on an industrial scale. Our team of professional technicians after that install the line on site. This also includes professional training for machine operators at the installation site. E.E: What’s the news about new products? M.M: We are constantly innovating our products. Since we are pioneers in industrial scale nanofibers production, we do work every day on improvements, continuous improvement is reality in our labs, design centre and production. However, yes there is one big News: we have officially announced to the World we are about to start production of the new generation of Nanospider technology which will allow us to enter the market of further nanofiber applications. I believe this is very exciting news not only for Elmarco team. E.E: What are the ranges of products? M.M: The product range goes from laboratory equipment to industrial scale high volume production equipment, that delivers millions of square meters of cost effective, uniform nanofiber webs. All devices from Elmarco’s product range are based on NanoSpider technology. This allows customers to easily expand the volume of production from laboratory to industrial. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? M.M: Market of industrial nanofibers’ production equipment develops. It is in relatively early stage of its development in comparison with the market of laboratory equipment. That one has become recently relatively wide market with many options, suppliers, customers. Market of industrial nanofibers’ production equipment and complete solution we are still pioneering with our customer value proposition approach. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? M.M: With growth of demand for final products with nanofibers content the market is and will be growing also for producers of the solution “how to”. I believe there is and will be a lot of space for new methods of material treatment such as lamination, calendaring, coating, etc. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? M.M: Elmarco is active in the electrospinning market since 2004, when we entered into an exclusive license agreement with the Technical University of Liberec and marketed the ground-breaking Nanospider technology, which enabled the production of nanofibrous materials on an industrial scale. We are thus the first and leading supplier of equipment for the production of nanofibers on an industrial scale, and continuous innovation and further development of our technology is the basic strategy of our company. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022? M.M: Sustainable growth of the company itself. Supporting our customers with standard deliveries and using reasonable part of our resources to start production of new generation successfully.