Fun Finds Friday: Virginia Manufacturer Makes Spun Nanofibers

[dot_recommends] July 29, 2022 Manufacturing Innovation, Celebrating Manufacturing Wins

Verdex Technologies secured $3.9M in financing to scale its unique nanofiber technology

Virginia Manufacturer Verdex Technologies mass produces spun nanofibers

Virginia manufacturer Verdex Technologies may be the only company in the world to truly mass produce nanofibers. What’s more, they have achieved mass production using a proprietary nanofiber technology.

It’s not surprising that the company’s unique process and game-changing technologies have gotten the attention of investors.

Verdex Technologies poised to scale manufacturing

Dr. Larry Marshall, developer of Tyvek® by DuPont, founded Verdex Technologies, Inc. in 2010. Since then, the company has focused on new product and technology development.

In 2021, Verdex worked with the manufacturing extension partnership in Virginia, GENEDGE Alliance  to strategically scale operations for their unique spin nanofiber production.

Then, in March 2022, Textile World reported that Verdex had “secured financing to scale its proprietary nanofiber technology.”

So far, international venture capital firm SOSV, has led investments in Verdex, investing $3.9 million to date.

What makes this Virginia manufacturer stand out?

Verdex developed distruptive technologies for working with nanofibers. Unlike most producers, Verdex materials do not feature woven nanofibers.

Instead, the fibers are spun. In fact, Verdex has the ability to spin any polymers with low melt viscosity. Examples of polymers that work with the Verdex process include PCL, PLA, PP, PET, PBT, and Nylon.

Also, Verdex developed a unique process that allows them to spin multiple polymers at once without using solvents.

Uses for spun nanofibers manufactured by Verdex

The nanofibers produced my Verdex find applications in many industries. Below are a few listed on their website:

  • Air and microfiltration media
  • High efficiency fuel filtration
  • Advanced filtration
  • Microporous breathable films
  • Micron rated venting films
  • Life sciences/pharmaceutical medias
  • Acoustics
  • Face masks
  • Performance apparel

As a marketing partner for Manufacturing Extension Partnership organization like GENEDGE Alliance, we enjoy hearing these success stories. I hope you do, too! See more of their story on the Verdex Technologies website.

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