NanoMaterial Leader Zyvex Introduces Carbon Nanotube-Based Additives for Polyurethanes

May 04, 2004, 01:00 ET from Zyvex Corporation

    RICHARDSON, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex Corporation today
 introduced the first two products in its NanoSolve(TM) line of composite
 additives at the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting and
 Supplier Showcase in Atlanta, Georgia.  One product is based on single walled
 carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), the other is based on multiwalled carbon nanotubes
 (MWNTs).  Both products are specially designed for dispersion in
 polyurethanes.  The additives also attach well to the polyurethane matrix,
 boosting the host material's thermal transport and mechanical properties.
     "We are now offering additives that can create composite materials which
 exploit the intrinsic properties of carbon nanotubes," said Zyvex President,
 Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA.  "We believe that these products are another
 example of how quickly Zyvex can move nanotechnology out of the lab and into
 the commercial world."
     An important aspect of these two products is the product development and
 manufacturing flexibility that they provide.  Both products provide
 demonstrable increases in thermal conductivity and mechanical strength, at
 various loadings.
     "This gives the composite manufacturer a range of formulation options to
 choose from that meet specific material design and price parameters," said
 Robert Folaron, Director of Product Development at Zyvex.  "Because of our
 recent work building a reliable, quality supply chain, Zyvex is ready to offer
 these additives as true industrial materials."
     Contact Information
     For more information regarding Zyvex's NanoSolve(TM) Product Line, contact
 Dr. Mark Banash, Senior Engineer, at or by phone at
 972.235.7881 (ext. 279).
     For media inquiries, contact Katharine Green, Director of Corporate
 Communications, at or by phone at 972.235.7881 (ext. 220).

SOURCE Zyvex Corporation