nCATfiber technology is based on the use of ceramic nanofibers as a catalyst support media. Our nanofibers are created using a process called electrospinning, and various ceramic materials can be formed into nanofibers, including single and mixed metal oxides.
The technology has been developed over the past two decades at the leading nanofiber research center in the world. The University of Akron, known for its polymer expertise, began working on nanofiber production techniques in 1993. Since then it has led global understanding of nanofiber science and educated many scientists in the field.
Professors Darrell Reneker, George Chase and several colleagues used their advanced understanding of electrospinning of polymers to introduce the concept of making ceramic nanofibers. Research supported this idea and later led to the inclusion of catalysts in the polymer solution. In 2005 MemPro Ceramics Corporation entered into an exclusive agreement with the university to further develop and market ceramic nanofibers. With financial support from the National Science Foundation, MemPro discovered the fundamental advantages of catalyzed ceramic nanofibers and created the nCATfiber brand of materials.