Zyvex Corporation announced the world’s first sailboat mast using carbon nanotubes. The mast, unveiled last week at the nanoTX ’06 tradeshow in Dallas, incorporates Zyvex’s NanoSolve® materials to improve yacht performance by significantly increasing the strength and stiffness of the mast without adding weight. The mast was built for the new Synergy 350 RL.
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Governor Mike Rounds announced a cooperative agreement with Zyvex Corporation of Richardson, Texas, to establish a Nanomaterials Prototyping, Testing and Characterization Facility at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s Polymer Processing Center (SDSM&T-PPC). Under this agreement, Zyvex will immediately open its first satellite facility in Rapid City, South Dakota. Zyvex-South Dakota will initially manufacture pilot-scale quantities of Zyvex’s NanoSolve® material.
Zyvex and Arkema announced their intention to strengthen their strategic partnership by jointly developing commercial nanomaterials applications. Through a new licensing arrangement, Arkema will use Zyvex’s patented Kentera™ dispersion technology, in conjunction with its own Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWNTs). Arkema will also be the exclusive distributor in Europe of Zyvex’s NanoSolve® product line.