Electrospinning is the future of nanofiber production. As the technology becomes more popular, stakeholders try to address typical challenges of the process to scale up production and improve commercialization. This is done keeping in mind the need to fulfill requirements of industrial production in terms of throughput, accuracy, and functionality of the realized nanofibers. In the next few years, nanofibers with smaller diameters will be developed for use in specialized filtration and tissue engineering applications. Integrating biobased components with nanofibers are additionally gaining momentum in the markets catered by electrospinning.
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