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Zyvex has a rich history of developing world and class-leading products in the nanotechnology and materials fields. Starting with its founding in 1997 as the first molecular nanotechnology company, Zyvex has driven nanotech material adoption with an R&D100 award and an ever-growing track record of enabling class leading products.
What sets Zyvex apart is its relentless focus on commercializing nanotechnology materials developments. We have been bringing research out of the lab for over 15 years, working on projects for a range of industry-leading companies in fields as varied as sporting equipment, aerospace, automotive, marine, and healthcare. Our work with Willow Wood and the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs to create a next generation limb prosthetic resulted in a 3x improvement in patient comfort, highlighting the wide application of Zyvex's materials technology and development expertise.
- Zyvex Technology has delegated long term partner Evermore Applied Materials Corp. to fully manufacture Aorvex and related products.
Starting from Q2 2018, Zyvex technology has transferred all production to Evermore Applied Materials Corp. (Tainan, Taiwan).
- Zyvex announces new product Znt-Fuse
With a bonding strength stronger than welding, ZNT-fuse™ allows our customers to rapidly repair and maintain their products with the confidence that the latest in materials technology is hard at work.
- Zyvex announces second-generation nano-composite: Arovex® HT
Building on the broad mechanical property advantages of the first generation of nanocomposites developed by Zyvex, Arovex HT was designed for customers of any industry with products that can’t afford to fail. Delivering extreme fracture toughness with over a 200% improvement compared to traditional reinforced composite materials, Arovex HT is the next leader in composite durability.
- Lance Criscuolo, President of Zyvex Technologies, delivers Keynote Address at first SAMPE South Korea
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) invited Lance Criscuolo, President of Zyvex Technologies, to deliver the Keynote Address at the first SAMPE South Korea. Lance spoke on effectively utilizing next generation carbon materials and composites.
- Asian distribution and manufacturing partners established in Taiwan to meet global worldwide demand of product
Zyvex setup distribution and manufacturing partners in Taiwan to meet global worldwide demand for commercial products produced with Arovex® and other carbon nanotube-enhanced materials. These supply chain additions will allow higher production volumes and bring down costs, allowing more companies to use Zyvex's class-leading materials.
- Arovex® enables near unbreakable carbon fiber lacrosse shafts with C-12 Lacrosse
C-12 Lacrosse put Arovex® to use for near unbreakable lacrosse shafts with incredible strength and toughness, proving that carbon fiber could improve on titanium, the previous class-leading material in lacrosse.
- Zyvex joins a 5-year Aerospace Consortium led by Airbus to provide new composite breakthroughs
Airbus started a 5-year Aerospace Consortium in Columbus, Ohio to provide new composite technologies. As the premier molecular nanotechnology materials company, Zyvex joined the consortium to aid in nanotechnology-enhanced composite research and develop.
- Zyvex and Willow Wood create next generation limb prosthetics with a 3x improvement in patient comfort
Patient comfort is a continual issue for those with limb prosthetics, which is why Zyvex, Willow Wood, and the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs partnered to create next-generation comfort in limb prosthetics.
- Arovex® receives aerospace qualification
Arovex® underwent two years of rigorous testing to receive aerospace qualification, with its next-generation fracture toughness winning over one of the largest global engine manufacurers.
- Arovex® enables the world's first nano-enhanced carbon fiber downhill bike rim
ENVE-sponsored rider Greg Minaar claimed victory at the 2012 World Cup openener in South Africa riding Arovex® downhill bike rims. Typically rims fracture 75 times per season, but the Arovex-powered wheels reduced fractures to zero and ensuring a stable, consistent ride.
- Arovex® enables the marine industry's lightest doors and hatches
In the marine industry, swinging doors and hatches are a safety hazard. To combat this, Arovex® was used to create doors 60% lighter with the same strength as aluminum, providing greater safety for crew and passengers.
- Zyvex Molecularly Engineered Rubber introduced at the first commercially available rubber with carbon nanotubes, making elastomers and plastics stronger, stiffer and more conductive
As another industry first, Zyvex deveveloped a molecularly engineered rubber enhanced with carbon nanotubes. The first commercially available nanotube-enhanced rubber made elastomers and plastics stronger, stiffer and more conductive.
- Arovex® a 17-meter long range vessel with 3x the range
As a further development in the marine industry, a manned variant of the Piranha USV was developed, with Arovex® delivering a craft with 3x the travel range compared to similar sized vessels.
- Piranha USV used by Singapore Ministry of Defense for unmanned research
The Piranha USV developed in 2010 out of Arovex® attracted the attention of the Singapore Ministry of Defense, who began using it for unmanned vessel research and testing.
- Arovex® enables first carbon nanotube-enhanced carbon fiber masts for J-Boats
J-Boats, a premier provider of sailboats, selected Arovex® to provide a greater strength-to-weight ratio and toughness for their masts.
- Awarded over $7.2 million across 38 contracts from the US Navy, US Army, DARPA, and NASA
Additional grants poured in from agencies looking for the most advanced materials development available, tallying over $7.2 million across 38 contracts.
- Piranha Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) technology demonstrator created entirely out of Arovex® and Epovex®
The first 17-meter unamanned surface vessel (USV) was enabled by carbon fiber Arovex® to keep weight as minimal as possible, while finally providing a USV large enough for more sophisticated electronics.
- Genoa Racing uses Epovex® for repairs during the American Le Mans series
During the American Le Mans series, Genoa Racing's carbon fiber racecar needed a quick usage adhesive that would bond broken carbon fiber back together. They turned to Epovex® for the greatest bond possible and were back on the track on schedule.
- Arovex® and Epovex® class-leading composites developed
Both developed from improvements in Kentera™, our molecular nanotechnology that allows for effective use of carbon nanotubes, Arovex® and Epovex® immediately became class-leading technologies. Arovex® is prepreg enhanced with carbon nanotubes, wherein fibers (such as carbon or glass) are placed in a resin system (enhanced with nanotubes) and rolled, simlar to fabric. Prepreg is valued for performance products due to its uniform production and low resin content. Epovex® is an epoxy adhesive resin enhanced with carbon nanotubes, allowing for a much greater bond strength than other adhesives.
- Received $5 million in state grants to further commercialize nano-enhanced composites
Ohio state awarded Zyvex grants to continue commercialization research and development, which would pay off later in the year with the introduction of Arovex® and Epovex® class-leading composites.
- Received $4 million in strategic investment from Lockheed Martin and Arkema
Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace and technology company, and Arkema, the largest specialty chemicals and advanced materials compan, made strategic investments in Zyvex to further the work on nano-enhanced commercial products.
- Headquarters moved to Columbus, Ohio to leverage technology/IP investments
Columbus, Ohio made concerted efforts to become the home of nanotechnology development, and the move allowed Zyvex to be geographically located next to several key partners, accelerating future product commercialization efforts.
- Zyvex Inc. splits its three groups into seperate companies - Zyvex Technologies focuses on nano-enhanced materials development
Zyvex had been a single corporation with multiple nanotechnology passions, all with minimal overlap. Splitting into three seperate companies did not shutter any projects but instead allowed each group to focus their energies on delivering the next generation technology their field. The materials division was originally named Zyvex Performance Materials, but later changed to Zyvex Technologies to reflect the expansive vision for our company.
- Kentera™-enhanced shaft powers Aldila golf clubs to drive 4 PGA Tour wins
Famed golf club maker Aldila partnered with Zyvex to produce Kentera™-enhanced shafts, which went on to be used in over 4 PGA Tour first place finishes.
- Awarded R&D100 for carbon nanotube-enhanced composite technology
Zyvex was presented with the R&100 Award for innovating composite technology with carbon nanotube developments. The core molecular technology has been refined over the years to produce incredible improvements in the toughness, strength, and weight of countless commercial products.
- Kentera™ powers the first carbon nanotube-enhanced product: The Easton STEALTH Carbon Fiber Baseball Bat
The STEALTH Carbon Fiber Baseball Bat was the first carbon nanotube-enhanced product, and contributed by providing more 'kick' while maintaining or improving strength and weight.
- Zyvex awarded DARPA grant to research and develop carbon nanotube enhanced carbon fibers
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Zyvex a grant to produce Multifunctional Next-Generation Carbon Nanotube Super Fibers, effectively carbon fibers enhanced with carbon nanotubes.
- Awarded over $9.8 million across 6 grants from US DOE and DOC
As the premier molecular nanotechnology provider, Zyvex consistently performed lab studies and development, research that would later fuel improvements in commercial products.
- Zyvex wins NASA SBIR for nanotech enhanced composites
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded Zyvex a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop nano-enhanced composite technology. This research would eventually power commercial products with class-leading performance.
- Zyvex unlocks the power of carbon nanotubes with Kentera™
Kentera™ is the trade name of Zyvex's molecular technology that acts as a bridge between carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and resin systems. It allows nanotubes to more evenly disperse, which makes a key difference as CNTs tend to agglomerate naturally, rendering them ineffective without Kentera.
- Zyvex develops the first commercially successful nano-manipulator and assembly systems.
The manipulator is a positioning and testing tool for research, development, and production applications using Focused Ion Beam (FIB) instruments, while the assembler is a manipulation and assembly tool that can be used with either a scanning electron or optical microscope to assemble microscale components
- President George W. Bush signs agreement to start National Nanotechnology Initiative
Zyvex founder Jim Von Ehr is present at the signing of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. The Initiative is created to accelerate discovery, development, and deployment of nanotechnology. For more information visit www.nano.gov.
- Zyvex awarded $25 million NIST grant over 5 years to develop MEMS-releated nano devices
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) tasks Zyvex with developing micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) at nanoscale (also called nano-electro-mechanical systems, or NEMS).
- Zyvex is founded as the first molecular nanotechnology company
Zyvex Inc. is founded to focus on nano-manipulation, nanoscale MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), and nano-enhanced materials