COLUMBUS, OhioMay 5, 2015 |  PRNewswire

Zyvex Technologies announces a new product called ZNT-boost™. ZNT-boost is an epoxy-composite toughening system for carbon and glass fiber composites that brings the benefits of increased toughness without compromising the strength and stiffness of the composite. Unlike most toughening systems, ZNT-boost doesn't force you to compromise on one property to increase another. ZNT-boost often increases the toughness of the composite up to 100% while increasing the stiffness and strength up to 30%.

In addition to providing a unique combination of toughness and strength, ZNT-boost is easy to use with standard composite processing systems and is likely the simplest way to leverage the benefits of carbon nanomaterials. No process changes need to be made and no changes are required in your catalysts or curing agents when using ZNT-boost

In deploying the first commercial adoption of ZNT-boost, Zyvex Technologies worked closely with Composites Universal Group (CUG) located in Scappoose, OregonLance Criscuolo, president of Zyvex Technologies stated: "Our mutual customer in the marine industry needed exceptional toughness for their application, but didn't want to compromise on the strength and stiffness of the final product. We knew that CUG had a reputation for working with new technology and the right capabilities for a successful deployment of a new material. We are very pleased with their support, the level of professionalism, and expertise at CUG to deliver a quality solution."

Steve Ruege, CEO of CUG commented that "the ZNT-boost product was very easy to use and enabled our engineers to adapt to the needs of the customer without making a bunch of changes to our process. ZNT-boost delivered the right performance for one of our more challenging customers at an affordable price. We are happy to be one of the first companies to successfully use this new system in a commercial application and look forward to serving more customers with difficult applications.

ZNT-boost is available in two forms: liquid and dry flake (powder) for most epoxy-based composite applications that include prepreg, VARTM, infusions, and hand layup. ZNT-boost works with most forms of epoxy, vinyl esters and polyesters. 

Click here to learn more about ZNT-boost and order a sample today. For companies that want to use the technology but don't have the internal capabilities, contact CUG at for products that incorporate ZNT-boost

About Composites Universal Group 
From concept to finished product, CUG fabricates components and assemblies for customers needing the high strength and low-weight properties of advanced composites materials. Composites Universal Group production offers advantages in aerospace, aviation, transportation, energy generation and patient transportation markets.

Certified, AS9100 quality systems for Prototyping to volume production of Carbon Fiber, E-Glass, Fiberglass, Kevlar and other FRP composite components means that Composites Universal Group merits your consideration as a manufacturing partner.

About Zyvex Technologies  
Zyvex Technologies was founded in 1997 as the world's first molecular carbon nanotechnology company and is the first to commercialize products using carbon nanomaterials. Today, Zyvex has a wide assortment of chemistry and commercialized nano-engineered materials available for sale and license. 

Lance Criscuolo

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COLUMBUS, OhioJan. 20, 2015  |  PRNewswire

Zyvex Technologies today announces a new product family called ZNT (Zyvex Nanotube Technology). ZNT is a polymer modified carbon nanotube additive for a wide range of host matrices that include epoxies, elastomers, thermoplastics, and aqueous-based solutions.

ZNT opens up Zyvex's 16 years of nanomaterial product development to e-commerce customers who need higher performance materials for a variety of applications including sports equipment, transportation, consumer goods, and industrial components. ZNT brings performance benefits to a wide range of epoxies, rubber blends, and a variety of other materials systems.

Carbon nanotubes have long been touted as performance-enhancing additives, but the fact is that most other formulations do not improve performance, due to poor nanotube dispersion and lack of adhesion to the matrix material. The ZNT family of products enables easy and cost effective dispersion of carbon nanotubes for true performance increases at affordable prices.

Lance Criscuolo, president of Zyvex Technologies, explained the importance of the new product. "Most companies, including Zyvex, have been hesitant to provide their fundamental technology for other organizations to use without complex licensing models. We decided that a more open-source approach, much like the software industry, would lead to greater and faster advances in the adoption of this important technology. We want as many industries and researchers as possible creating new products and developing new applications that use our high performance nanomaterials. We believe making our product readily available - and at affordable prices - will empower our customers to achieve a new level of performance in their products."

The new products are currently available in 4 different customizations: ZNT-C for thermoset composites, epoxies, and vinyl/poly esters; ZNT-W for aqueous based applications; ZNT-Ep for peroxide cured elastomers; and ZNT-Es for sulfur cured elastomers. These new products are available now and can easily be purchased online here.

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AuthorZyvex Tech

Zyvex Technologies Materials Engineer, Rob Cook, co-authored two publications that have been accepted for presentation at the 226th ECS (Electrochemical Society) and SMEQ (Sociedad Mexicana de Electroquímica) Joint International Conference on October 5-10 in Cancun, Mexico. 

The first of the publications, Carbon Aerogels Synthesized via Ambient Drying as Supercapacitor Electrode Materials with High Specific Capacitance, has been accepted to be presented during the A3 symposium, Electrochemical Capacitors: Fundamentals to Applications, on Oct. 6 

This symposium is dedicated to addressing the challenges involving new technologies with power/energy requirements through innovative solutions showing research, development and real-world applications. 

The publication, Nano-Structured Silicon Derived from Silica Precursors as Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries, will be presented during the A5 symposium, Lithium-ion Batteries, on Oct. 8. 

This symposium is held as a forum for discussion on the fundamental and applied aspects of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. 

About ECS and SMEQ Joint International Conference 

The 2014 ECS and SMEQ Joint International Conference allows professionals from all over the world to get together and discuss results and issues on the latest science and technical developments in the fields of electrochemical and solid-state technology through a variety of formats, including oral presentations, poster presentations, exhibits and tutorial sessions. 

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AuthorKatie Rubadue

Zyvex Technologies congratulates and is excited to collaborate with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on receiving NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant for the development of high-performance and durable lithium-ion batteries for NASA space applications.

Increasing reliance on personal digital devices, from smartphones to smart cars, has created a global demand for portable power based on high energy density storage. Atomically precise battery systems established on recent advances in nanotechnology can provide solutions for this demand by building innovative high performance electrodes and electrolytes.

Zyvex Technologies will contribute to this project with research personnel, nanomaterial expertise, and hiring and training of a SDSM&T student. Zyvex personnel will assist in the development of an improved lithium-ion battery that incorporates silicon-based anodes, a high capacity cathode, and an advanced electrolyte.

Zyvex will dedicate part-time use of their Princeton Applied Research PARSTAT 2273 for electrochemical analysis and characterization as well as contribute expertise in accurately characterizing nanoscale materials and electrochemical cells.

Further, Zyvex will hire and train an intern from SDSM&T to help further build South Dakota’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics infrastructure.

About NASA's EPSCoR Award

The EPSCoR awards, each valued at $750,000 and totaling $11.25 million, was granted to 15 colleges and universities across the United States to conduct research and technology development in areas including climate change, nanotechnology, astrophysics, aviation and other areas relevant to the agency's missions.

EPSCoR is managed by NASA's Office of Education and the program helps develop partnerships among NASA research missions and programs, academic institutions and industry. It also helps the awardees establish long-term academic research enterprises that will be self-sustaining and competitive, and contribute to the institution’s economic viability and development.

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AuthorKatie Rubadue

Zyvex Technologies will join OCSiAl at NANO KOREA 2014 Symposium, the 12th international nanotechnology symposium and nano convergence expo, on July 2-4 in Coex, Seoul, Korea.  

OCSIAL will have a booth displayed at the event on Nano Materials and Devices where visitors will have the opportunity to obtain a free sample of TUBALL, a universal nanomodifier that contains 75+% of SWCNTs. Their booth number is A-K38. 

OCSIAL will also give a presentation on their technology and products to their valued partners in Asia Pacific on July 3 at 11 am in the Seminar Room, Expo Hall B.  

CTO and co-founder of OCSiAl, Mikhail Predtechensky, will give a speech about OCSiAl’s unique technology of mass graphene tubes production at NANO KOREA symposium on July 2 at 11:25 in room TS09.  

About NANO KOREA 2014  

NANO KOREA is the largest nanotechnology expo in Korea, attracting as many as 8,000 visitors and 230 exhibitors from 40 different countries. The event will focus on powder manufacturing, dispersion and mixture, precision array (optics, machinery and electronic parts) and electronic printing.   

This event, organized by Korea Nano Technology Research Society and Nano Technology Research Association of Korea, allows professionals in the nano field to come together and get the most up-to-date information and trends on topics related to nanoscale science and technology.  

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AuthorKatie Rubadue