PERFORMANCE FIBERS FOR
ADVANCED FILTRATION MEDIA
AND TECHNICAL TEXTILES
THE DEMAND FOR PERFORMANCE
Today’s textiles do not meet the advanced price-performance requirements of rapidly growing markets, including those for healthcare protection, industrial filtration and technical textiles. There is room for significant improvement when it comes to re-use, long-lasting performance, breathability and cost.
Ionic Materials has developed materials and processes that allow for the production of low-cost, sub-micron, non-woven textiles, all with a high degree of flexibility and functionalization to address substantial market needs described below.
We develop advanced polymers and manufacturing processes to create sub-micron, non-woven textiles with innovative and market-leading price-performance
Applying our technology to industrial air filtration can dramatically improve indoor air quality. We can meet higher particle filtration requirements (MERV 13-16, HEPA) while delivering lower levels of pressure. This improves overall efficiency and reduces energy costs, potentially enabling an upgrade to higher levels of filtration without the costs associated with motor replacement.
The outdoor performance industry requires weather-resistant, breathable, lightweight fabrics for a wide variety of technical uses. Suppliers are continually innovating to stay ahead in this highly competitive market. At Ionic Materials, it is no different. Our polymer technology can be customized for use as a barrier layer for high-performance fabrics, delivering high levels of moisture protection with enhanced levels of breathability – so it works harder, for longer periods, more comfortably.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Most professional masks utilize a melt blown, nonwoven filter layer and are dependent on an electrostatic charge to provide effective filtration. That charge dissipates over time, meaning most masks are not delivering advertised performance beyond just a few hours. We’ve created a pure mechanical fiber filtration technology, achieving improved breathability with ultra-fine fibers in a tighter weave, and re-use without a reduction in performance.
HOW OUR ADVANCED FILTRATION WORKS
Using a broad set of input materials, we produce exceptionally fine sub-micron fibers as small as 50nm in diameter. The highly flexible platform varies coat weights, substrates and protective layers for novel solutions that exceed customer requirements. There is substantial opportunity for functionalization. This includes hydrophobic/philic materials, flame retardants, UV inhibitors, antimicrobials, etc. Additionally, biodegradable base materials can be used to create products that meet the increasing demands of the circular economy.
2,000nm fibers allow for
larger particles to pass through
Ionic Materials Filters
200nm fibers that are
10x smaller for a tighter weave