Using carbon nanotubes, Arovex HT is a highly toughened prepreg that improves the durability of carbon fiber products

COLUMBUS, Ohio

Zyvex Technologies is introducing a second-generation nanocomposite highly toughened with carbon nanotubes called 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.

Arovex® Powers C-12's Carbon Fiber Lacrosse Sticks to Near Unbreakability

Arovex® Powers C-12's Carbon Fiber Lacrosse Sticks to Near Unbreakability

Delivering extreme fracture toughness with over a 200% improvement compared to traditional reinforced composite materials, Arovex HT is the next leader in composite durability.

Customers have already found success deploying the first generation of Arovex in the sporting goods, aerospace, automotive and marine industries, illustrating the commercialized scale and usefulness of nanocomposites.

"Zyvex delivers top-notch technology that helps give our products an advantage in the marketplace,” according to Jerry Prochko, Managing Director at C-12 Lacrosse. Incorporating Arovex into their lacrosse shafts allowed not only for stronger and lighter sticks, but also allowed for faster shots and better passes, ball control and temperature resistance. In a C-12 marketing campaign, their Arovex-based carbon fiber lacrosse shafts, which weigh only 1.5 lbs, showed off a 270lb deadlift without breaking.

The key to the enhanced performance of Arovex HT is patented Kentera™ technology, which acts as the bridge between carbon nanomaterials and the resin matrix. Typically, nanomaterials agglomerate, or group together, when they are put into a product. Kentera effectively disperses the nanomaterials, allowing their mechanical property advantages to transfer loads from the resin matrix to the fibers, resulting in tougher, stronger products.

Lance Criscuolo, President of Zyvex Technologies, points out that it takes time for science to make its way into commercially available products. “New materials technology is far from the rapid pace ‘app’ innovation in consumer electronics and other industries. Material developments from the early 2000’s, like carbon nanotubes, are only now seeing success after requiring years of testing, evaluation, supply chain certification, and business development. Zyvex is well positioned for a future of nanomaterials, but we’re only now beginning to see the impact of a decades old technology like the carbon nanotube.”

Current North American customers are evaluating Arovex HT for new infrastructure applications and Asian customers are considering Arovex HT for new generations of consumer electronic cases. North American customers can contact Zyvex directly and customers in Asia can contact our distributor, Evermore Trading, for more information.

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.

For more information, contact Zyvex Technologies or call toll free at (800) GO-ZYVEX.

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AuthorMario Campos
Categories2014

Zyvex Technologies president Lance Criscuolo spoke at CompositesWorld Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference on December 11 in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Criscuolo spoke about real world commercial applications and uses of nanocomposites from Zyvex, including a discussion about how technology needs to deliver results that customers find valuable, either in cost savings or significant performance improvements that can help drive customer sales. Criscuolo pointed out that many other academic nanomaterial projects fail because the science isn’t relevant to any specific customer need.

CompositesWorld Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference took place on December 9-12. The conference explored the expanding role and developments emerging in the industrial, marine, aerospace and sporting goods market on carbon fiber as well as the potential for growth. 

To learn more visit http://www.compositesworld.com/conferences/compositesworlds-2013-carbon-fiber-conference

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AuthorKatie Rubadue
Categories2013

Hi, my name is Katie Rubadue and I have been the Marketing Communications intern with Zyvex Technologies for a full year now. I would like to share my great experience with Zyvex that has paved the way for my future.  

As a junior going into my first internship, I was very nervous, especially working with something that I knew slim to nothing about: nanotechnology. On my first day though, I was welcomed as part of the team and a new member of Zyvex Technologies family. They looked past the fact that I was not skilled in chemistry or the nanotechnology field and they were patient as I learned all about composites and my role as an intern.  

I started out by doing research for different trade shows Zyvex could attend in different markets and learning about their competitors. I moved up in my role as I started to set up events for Zyvex, including COSI and the Ohio State Fair. I began writing press releases, blog posts and news stories for Zyvex. This experience improved my writing skills and communication skills. I even got to work with some style and design as I helped develop the new website and work on some interior decorating for the office.   

My advice for any new intern would be to keep an open mind. Learn something new everyday and don’t be afraid to ask for help and to take initiative over projects. Zyvex has shown me my love for writing and design and has expanded my interest into next generation materials and composites. I feel like I am actually making an impact on the world; these tiny carbon nanotubes are going to be a big part of this century. I get to take part in paving the way for the future of the world - Not many interns can say that.

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AuthorKatie Rubadue
Categories2013

Zyvex Technologies Senior Scientist Srinivas Gadthula will be attending SAMPE Tech 2013 on October 20 to the 24 in Wichita, Kansas.  

SAMPE Tech 2013 is a four day event featuring conference  programs and exhibitions. It attracts over 1,500 professionals and over 200 exhibiting companies from around the world. 

Society for the Advanced Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is an international and professional member society. SAMPE provides information on new materials and technologies through publications, books, forums or events, which professionals can share ideas and their views. 

For more information, visit: http://www.sampe.org/events/SAMPE%20Tech%202013%20Final%20Program%20Online.pdf

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AuthorKatie Rubadue
Categories2013

Zyvex Technologies President Lance Criscuolo will be attending the SAMPE Korea Symposium and Korea Composite Show on October 16 to the 19 in Seoul, Korea.

Lance will be providing the keynote lecture on next generation carbon materials and composites on October 17. SAMPE Korea is the first ever Korea composites show specializing in new and advanced composite technologies. 

For more information, go to:

http://www.compositekorea.com/english/overview.html

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AuthorKatie Rubadue
Categories2013