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SNC Nanofiber Electrospinning Company

Creating a better world with nanofibers.

Founded in 2011, The Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company develops products at the cutting-edge of nanoscience and technology. Our ability to innovate and adjust in a rapidly changing environment are key in helping us create a better world with nanofibers.

Proving the power of innovation and good design

Our patented technology, in conjunction with ISO 9001, ISO 22716 and ISO 13485 compliant certified development and manufacturing systems allows us to prove that innovation and good design has the power to change the world.

Turning great nanofiber concepts into commercial realities

At SNC we strive to apply the creative spirit of our team and the power of the SNC BEST™ high-throughput electrospinning technology platform to turn great nanofiber concepts into commercial realities for our customers.

Providing value across industries

We have patents granted in 16 countries and continue to push the boundaries of science and technology in providing the best new solutions in various industries - filtration, biomedical & healthcare, energy, electronics, cosmetics, textiles and many more.

Unlocking nanofiber potential for customers across the globe

Through our every day actions we are creating a better world by unlocking the potential of electrospun fibers for every one of our customers globally.

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Our Mission

At SNC we turn our customers' great nanofiber concepts into commercial realities.

Every year, thousands of scientific studies are published and hundreds of new invention patents are filed that demonstrate the incredible potential of electrospun fiber materials in solving global problems

The potential of these innovations is immense, but most stay confined to the pages of research papers and patents because they lack the means for large-scale manufacturing and regulatory alignment. This is where we excel...

With a relentless focus on commercial-scale manufacturing and unwavering dedication to regulatory compliance, we make these transformative technologies not just a possibility, but a commercial reality.

Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company - Our Mission - Electrospinning Fibers

Our Core Values


Innovation is SNC's driving force. We embrace a forward-thinking mindset and constantly strive to push boundaries, challenge the status quo, and explore new possibilities.


We encourage our team members to think creatively, experiment with new ideas, and seek innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers and industry.


We believe that innovation is the key to staying ahead in a rapidly changing world and driving meaningful progress.


We believe that by working together, we can leverage the diverse skills, knowledge, and perspectives of our talented team members to tackle challenges and seize opportunities.


Collaboration extends to our partners as well - we actively seek to cultivate strong and mutually beneficial relationships.


Through open and transparent communication, joint problem-solving, and shared resources, we aim to create synergy and drive innovation, achieving outcomes that are greater than the sum of their parts.


We have managed to collect some accolades along the way!

Among various other awards we have been featured in: 

Stellenbosch University
Spin-Out Excellence Award 2020

TIME magazine's 100 Best Inventions of 2019

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SNC Nanofiber Cosmetics Innovation - Time Magazine Best Inventions 2019

National Science & Technology Forum
Finalist - Innovation Award (SMME)

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Our Team

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At SNC, we have assembled a dynamic and highly skilled team of material scientists, product developers, engineers, project managers and quality assurance experts who are at the forefront of innovation.


Our team brings together a diverse range of expertise and experiences, allowing us to take your products to market fast and cost effectively without compromising quality.

Founder & CEO

Eugene Smit

Eugene is an inventor-entrepreneur with a PhD in Polymer Science and a passion for technology development. He is co-inventor on 29 granted patents, with 5 more patents pending. He was a co-founder of three previous technology based start-ups.


He has been an invited speaker at several international conferences and his work on nanofibers and nanofiber yarns have been published and widely cited in the scientific literature.

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Eugene Smit - CEO - Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company

Product Development

SNC's team of materials scientists is an exceptional force of problem solvers and innovators. With a combined experience of 100+ years in developing nanofiber based products, they consistently deliver groundbreaking solutions to meet the most complex product requirements and industry standards

Supported by our talented project managers, who excel in coordinating and overseeing projects from conception to completion, we guarantee efficient project execution and timely delivery

With their combined expertise, our team is dedicated to transforming your ideas into a commercial realities, exceeding your expectations at every stage of the product development process.

Product Industrialization

SNC's technical department of Mechatronics engineers and technicians, who have an in depth understanding of SNC's technology and production equipment, identify opportunities for automation, streamline workflows, and implement cutting-edge technologies to pursue efficiency gains, thereby reducing manufacturing costs

SNC's team of Industrial Engineers bridge the gap between product development and manufacturing, ensuring that your newly developed products are seamlessly transitioned into efficient and cost-effective production processes that deliver high quality products with full traceability.


With 50 years of nanofiber manufacturing experience and a keen eye for detail, our production team orchestrates the manufacturing process flawlessly. They understand the intricacies of our patented technology, enabling them to navigate its complexities and harness its full potential. Their expertise allows them to fine-tune each stage, from raw material sourcing to final assembly, ensuring optimal quality and productivity.

Supported by SNC's team of Industrial engineers, bottlenecks are identified early, and the production process is continuously optimized by driving efficiencies and minimizing waste.


Quality Assurance: Complying with international standards is a top priority for SNCs QA team. They possess a comprehensive understanding of global regulations and certifications, working diligently to ensure that your products meet the requirements of different markets around the world. Through rigorous testing, audits, and documentation, they ensure that SNC remains compliant and maintains a strong reputation for quality and reliability globally.

Quality Control: SNC's team of Quality Engineers and Controllers collaborate closely with the Industrialization team to design and execute robust quality control strategies that align with industry standards and meet customer expectations, leaving no room for compromise.

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Let’s Work Together!

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