This 3-step process allows for flexibility, which opens up a very large range of possibilities.
Different Flexiramics® compositions have been produced.
The fiber diameter can be tuned between approximately 250 nm and 3000 nm (outside this range might be possible with further tuning).
Both porosity within the fiber as well as porosity between fiber (packing density) can be tuned.
The ceramic fibers can be treated to have a polymeric coating (sizing) or another inorganic coating in order to obtain a core-shell structure.
Flexiramics® can be delivered in different shapes:
- Non-woven mat: A mat of randomly distributed ceramic fibers.
- Aligned-mat: A mat of uniaxially aligned ceramic fibers.
- Fibrous powder: The fibers can be delivered in the shape of loose powder.