FLEXIRAMICS®

FLEXIRAMICS®

Flexiramics® is a ceramic fiber based technology. In fact, our core competency is on ceramic technology,
making fibers and how to make the ceramic fibers flexible.

The process of making Flexiramics® consists of 3 main steps:

1. CHEMISTRY

We start with a wet chemical solution. This step is crucial as it defines most of the properties of the final material.

2. SPINNING

Where we shape the wet chemical solution into fibers. These fibers are not yet ceramic.

3. CALCINING

We apply a high temperature treatment to the green fibers. During this treatment we turn the fibers into a ceramic material.

FLEXIRAMICS®

Flexiramics® is a ceramic fiber based technology. In fact, our core competency is on ceramic technology,
making fibers and how to make the ceramic fibers flexible.

The process of making Flexiramics® consists of 3 main steps:

1. CHEMISTRY

We start with a wet chemical solution. This step is crucial as it defines most of the properties of the final material.

2. SPINNING

Where we shape the wet chemical solution into fibers. These fibers are not yet ceramic.

3. CALCINING

We apply a high temperature treatment to the green fibers. During this treatment we turn the fibers into a ceramic material.

Opportunities of Flexiramics®

This 3-step process allows for flexibility, which opens up a very large range of possibilities.

Different compositions:

Different Flexiramics® compositions have been produced.

Diameter:

The fiber diameter can be tuned between approximately 250 nm and 3000 nm (outside this range might be possible with further tuning).

Porosity:

Both porosity within the fiber as well as porosity between fiber (packing density) can be tuned.

Coating:

The ceramic fibers can be treated to have a polymeric coating (sizing) or another inorganic coating in order to obtain a core-shell structure.

Shape:

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.

BREAKTHROUGH FOR SCALE UP

We can produce at relatively large rates for a lab scale technology. We have recently had a breakthrough in spinning productivity, where we can produce at much higher rates than other traditional fibers spinning techniques such as electrospinning.

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Our aim is to deliver customized Flexiramics® that will enable your new products. Combining expertise and efforts in co-development will allow us to achieve the best results.