Advanced Materials Research & Development

Our materials research and development departments combine R&D100 Award-winning nanochemistry with cutting-edge materials science. Zyvex uses the latest testing and analysis equipment to pre-certify developed materials with category-leading performance advancements.

In partnership with the CAPE Lab at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T), Zyvex R&D uses a 15,000 sq. ft research facility in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA. The CAPE Lab is focused on composites and polymer engineering and spans the following key areas: 

  1. Research
  2. Product & Process Development
  3. Analysis Support
  4. Prototyping
  5. Proof of Concepts

 Arovex® undergoing thermal testing

Arovex® undergoing thermal testing

Materials R&D capabilities and equipment include: 

  • Composite Material Development
  • Rapid Tool Fabrication
  • Composite Part Fabrication
  • Polymer Processing
  • Sample Preparation and Characterization
  • Numerous Additional Materials Characterization Capabilities (Including multiple types of SEM, X-Ray, Laser, Nuclear, UV, Gel/Gas, Nano/Micro, Thermal, Torque, and Infrared Analysis)

At Zyvex we are constantly developing new ways to utilize nanomaterials to allow our customers to deliver tougher, lighter, and standard-setting products.