100 million tons of fibers are produced globally each year. This includes natural fibers like cotton and wool, a wide variety of synthetic fibers, and even high-tech nanofibers created by electrospinning. Fibers can be woven into textiles or deposited as nonwoven sheets to make filters, insulation, envelopes, or disposable wipes.
Sophisticated analysis techniques are required to design advanced fiber products and to ensure their quality during manufacturing:
Examples of fiber diameter and distribution with SEM and 3D image analysis with optical profilometry for large fibers
How SEM imaging and EDS analysis can characterize filtration fiber media
As dimensions shrink, SEM is needed to visually characterize nanofibers
Measure surface structures and roughness for large to nano-sized fibers
High-throughput Fiber Size and Orientation Analysis
Real world examples of how customers use the products Nanoscience Instruments provides to solve their problems or advance their fiber research.