Nanotechnology Leader Zyvex Introduces Carbon Nanotube-Based Epoxy Concentrates

Jan 05, 2005, 00:00 ET from Zyvex Corporation

    RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex Corporation today
 announced that it has expanded its NanoSolve(TM) product line with nine new
 product offerings.
     The new epoxy concentrates blend several industry-standard epoxies with
 multi-wall or single wall nanotubes, or carbon nanofibers, to deliver
 significant increases in electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as
 improved mechanical strength.
     "Our new line of epoxy concentrates can create composite materials which
 exploit the intrinsic properties of carbon nanotubes," said Zyvex President,
 Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA. "By offering a range of concentrations, we can
 provide customers with more flexibility to choose the amount of CNTs they want
 in their final product."
     Zyvex's patented Kentera(TM) technology (a non-covalent modification of
 carbon nanomaterials) exfoliates, disperses, and adheres to the host material
 when it is combined with carbon nanomaterials. This creates a NanoSolve
 additive or concentrate -- successfully incorporating the electrical, thermal,
 and mechanical properties into the host polymer.
     "Our new NanoSolve epoxy concentrates give composite manufacturers 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. "By leveraging our reliable quality supply chain, Zyvex is ready to
 offer these industrial materials in production quantities."
     The NanoSolve concentrates utilize industry-standard epoxies as a host
 material for enhanced polymer concentrates. This provides a range of
 formulation options that meet specific material design and price parameters.
     About the Companies
     Based in Richardson, Texas, Zyvex is providing nanotechnology solutions --
 today. Zyvex's vision is to be the leading worldwide supplier of tools,
 products, and services that enable adaptable, affordable, and molecularly
 precise manufacturing. Zyvex commercializes nanotechnology to address
 real-world applications with high growth potential. Zyvex carries its
 scientific breakthroughs into key commercial applications in the area of
 materials, tools, and structures.

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