Elmarco S.r.o., a nanofiber technologies manufacturer based in the Czech Republic, has signed an
agreement to work on emerging nanofiber technologies with the Japan-based Kyoto Institute of
Technology (KIT). It is hoped the relationship will result in successful research that will be
relevant to health-, energy- and environment-related applications.
Elmarco will furnish KIT with one of its Nanospider™ Lab Machines, which are modular pilot
nanofiber production machines designed to be flexible and easy to operate. Because Nanospider’s
technology also is scalable, research results can be ramped up quickly and easily into full-scale
Left to right: Elmarco Ltd. President and CEO Kaz Nomoto, Elmarco S.r.o. Executive Director
Ladislav Mares, and Kyoto Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Dr. Masaya Kotaki
“We are very pleased to announce the commencement of the joint research with Kyoto Institute
of technology,” said Kaz Nomoto, president and CEO, Elmarco Ltd. “We believe that this relationship
can create knowledge contributing to both industrial and academic fields.”
Dr. Masaya Kotaki is an assistant professor who will be involved in the nanofiber research.
He previously has contributed to the research and development of nanofibers, and has written many
articles and acquired patents on the subject. “The new agreement represents an important and
exciting partnership,” Kotaki said.
January 20, 2010