Continuous yarns from electrospun nanofibers - recent developments

Eugene Smit*, Ulrich Büttner, Ron D. Sanderson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Electrospinning is a versatile, simple and cost-effective technique for making continuous nanofibers of various synthetic and natural polymers with many potential applications in fields such as high-performance filters, tissue engineering scaffolds, wound dressings, composite reinforcement and other smart and functional textiles. Until recently, electrospun fibers were typically obtained as non-woven webs. A break-through development in our laboratorys allowed the production of continuous yarns of electrospun nanofibers by electrospinning onto a liquid reservoir collector. In this paper, this technique for making continuous yarns from electrospun nanofibers and recent developments in nanofiber yarn research will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextiles For Sustainable Development
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1600215599, 9781600215599
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrospinning
  • Nanofiber
  • Yarn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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