RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex today announced that
Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., and Pyrograf Products, Inc. have successfully met the
requirements of the Zyvex Supply Chain Certification program for single-wall
carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube fibers (respectively). Zyvex's
comprehensive program verifies quality and consistency using market-accepted
Thomas Swan is one of the UK's leading performance chemical manufacturers.
Their single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), marketed under the Elicarb(R)
trademark, can now be incorporated into Zyvex's NanoSolve(TM) additives and
concentrates for polymer composite applications.
Pyrograf Products, Inc. (PPI), is one of the world's leading producers of
carbon nanofibers. PPI has the exclusive license to produce and distribute
the high-quality, multifunctional Pyrograf(R)-III carbon nanofibers, developed
by PPI's research affiliate, Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI). The Pyrograf-III
carbon nanofibers, developed under the Department of Commerce's Advanced
Technology Program (ATP), can now be incorporated into Zyvex's NanoSolve
"Our customers demand quality and reliability. As such, we demand quality
raw materials for our NanoSolve products," said Zyvex President Thomas A.
Cellucci, Ph.D., MBA. "Pyrograf Products has demonstrated their ability to
manufacture high-quality carbon nanofibers and Thomas Swan & Co. has
demonstrated their ability to manufacture high-purity single-wall carbon
nanotubes. We are satisfied that both companies can scale their production
technology to match the expected increase in industrial demand."
"We are delighted to have obtained Zyvex's seal of approval," said Harry
Swan, Nanomaterials Business Manager at Thomas Swan. "Quality control and
consistency of material are vital to ensure the successful uptake of carbon
nanotubes in a wide range of commercial applications."
"There is increasing interest in the defense and aerospace communities to
use our carbon nanofibers to impart enhanced thermal, mechanical and
electrical properties in high-performance composite systems," said Thomas W.
Hughes, General Manager at Pyrograf Products. "Zyvex's NanoSolve technology
helps produce a highly dispersed network of carbon nanofibers within various
polymer systems. This attractive feature enables our growing user base to
design and build customizable, multifunctional composite materials and
components. This is a win-win for us, for Zyvex, and for our end users in the
defense and aerospace communities."
Thomas Swan & Co. and Pyrograf Products are the second and third companies
to be certified under this program. Zyvex is working with a number of other
leading nanotube providers and will continue to announce additional vendors as
they become certified.
The Supply Chain Certification process is an integral part of Zyvex's
ability to provide high-quality nanomaterials solutions for customer
About the Companies
Zyvex Corporation, based in Richardson, Texas, is the first molecular
nanotechnology company. 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. www.zyvex.com
Pyrograf Products, Inc. (PPI) manufactures high-quality, affordable,
multi-functional carbon nanofibers. PPI's research affiliate, Applied
Sciences, Inc. (ASI), develops innovative carbon nanomaterials and their
applications. Materials currently under development include vapor-grown
carbon fibers, diamond thin films, and engineered polymers and composites
derived there from. In addition to superior thermal, electrical and
mechanical performance, these materials possess various other desirable
properties, including low cost. www.apsci.com
Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. is one of the UK's leading independent performance
chemical manufacturers. Founded in 1926, the company has developed a
manufacturing process for high-purity carbon nanotubes in collaboration with
the University of Cambridge (UK). The company is primarily interested in
providing purified carbon nanotubes as a raw material to a wide range of
industrial and academic applications without IP constraints.
For more information regarding Zyvex's Supply Chain Certification Program
and NanoSolve(TM) Product Line, contact Marni Rutkofsky, Chemist and Technical
Sales Representative for NanoSolve Materials, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone at 972.235.7881 (ext. 234).
For media information, contact Katharine Green, Director of Corporate
Communications, at email@example.com or by phone at 972.235.7881 (ext. 220).
For more information on Pyrograf Products, Inc. or Applied Sciences, Inc.,
contact John Mackay, Director of Marketing and Communications at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 937.766.2020 (ext. 112).
For more information on Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., contact Harry Swan,
Nanomaterials Business Manager at email@example.com or by phone at
+44 (0) 1207 505 131. For inquiries in the United States, contact Chuck Van
Fleet at Swan Chemical Inc. (New Jersey) at CVanFleet@thomas-swan.co.uk or by
phone at 201.729.1400.
Zyvex and the Zyvex logo are registered trademarks and NanoSolve is a
trademark of Zyvex Corporation. Elicarb(R) is a registered trademark of
Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. Pyrograf is a registered trademark of Applied
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