Lime weaves success story with next-generation nanofibre
2018 South Korea Business Report - The South China Morning Post, February 23, 2018
When something miniscule makes a gargantuan impact, the world sits up and takes notice. South Korean company Lime took centre stage when it mastered the electrospinning technology allowing it to adapt the revolutionary nanofibre for cutting-edge applications across many industries.
Aiming to improve quality of life with its nanofibres, Lime tackles the crucial global environmental issue of pollution. With its ultrafine fibre technology that can be used in air and liquid filtration, Lime helps combat growing pollution problems brought about by industrialisation.
“In a study conducted comparing Lime solutions with what currently exists in the market, our products make a bigger difference in reducing dust emission levels with lower operating costs. Conventional filters in a dust-emitting plant emit 158.9kg of particulate matter per year as compared with Lime’s nanofibre filters, which emit the equivalent of 65.6 kg per year,” says Dr Park Jong-chul, CEO. “Based on these results, Lime is attracting attention, particularly of the Chinese government. For this reason, we focus on helping the nanofibre market in China.”
Lime sees immense potential in nanofibres. With existing factories in South Korea, Canada, and the Philippines and the addition of new factories in China and in Europe, Lime has more than enough mass production capability to serve many markets.
Moving beyond industrial filtration applications, Lime nanofibre and nanofibre membrane are also used for technical textiles, medical textiles, military gear, and consumable products such as face masks and cosmetics. With the Nexture brand, nanofibre membranes are lightweight, air permeable, four-way stretchable, flexible and waterproof. It has been used by leading global brands.
Lime continues to improve its nanofibre and nanofibre membrane products and is also exploring new applications for them, among which is a specialised coating for foldable organic light-emitting diode displays in electronic devices.
“As we grow our business, we aim to continue to protect human beings by making air and water clean and safer,”