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. 

For more information about the conference, visit http://www.electrochem.org/meetings/biannual/226/  

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.

For more information about NASA's EPSCoR award, visit http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/june/nasa-announces-education-research-program-award-recipients

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.  

For more information on the event, please visit http://sympoeng.nanokorea.or.kr/2014/   

AuthorKatie Rubadue

Today, on the 16th of June, Zyvex Technologies will be holding a press conference to announce joining forces with OCSiAl, creating the world's largest dedicated nanotechnology firm. 

The event will take place at 1:30pm at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 2nd Floor, Azalea Room 1 room, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745 (TechConnect 2014). 

To watch the press conference live online stay with us at YouTube.

AuthorKatie Rubadue

Acquisition will bring unprecedented scale and technology to the consumer products market 

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – June 16, 2014 – OCSiAl, the leading technology manufacturer for the mass industrial production of graphene tubes, announced today at a press conference at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference that it has acquired Zyvex Technologies, making the combined organization the largest nanotechnology company in the world.

The unprecedented partnership between OCSiAl and Zyvex Technologies will combine large scale manufacturing capabilities with commercialization expertise – unleashing limitless potential for enhanced consumer products across the globe.

OCSiAl is known for developing the world’s largest low cost and scalable production of graphene tubes under the brand name TUBALL®, while Zyvex Technologies is the acknowledged leader in the field of carbon nanomaterial applications. The latter’s nanotechnology-based products are already integrated into a diverse number of products, ranging from Easton sporting goods to Airbus next generation materials research. This acquisition will enable the mass availability of TUBALL® graphene tubes and provide endless advantages to customers across industries.

“From improved quality and durability of consumer goods to premier, high level projects, the combination of OCSiAl’s manufacturing capabilities and the scale and expertise of each company’s respective market, we are creating a vertically integrated organization that serves customers better with readily available nanotech products,” said Yuri Koropachinsky, President of OCSiAl. “Zyvex Technologies has built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the OCSiAl family – and together, we will usher in a new age of technology for businesses and consumers alike.”  

Graphene, a single atom thick sheet of carbon – proclaimed as the ‘wonder material of the 21st century’ by the American Chemical Society – makes batteries more powerful and long-lasting, construction materials lighter, polymers stronger, and improves the electrical and thermal conductivity of composites. In contrast with other technologies, many of its applications do not require changes in currently used equipment or processes. The integration of OCSiAl’s graphene tubes with Zyvex Technologies’ proven operations will allow for the creation of products with properties that significantly surpass what is currently available on the market.

“This is a landmark deal which will open the doors for further development and penetration of nanotechnology through a combination of technology and commercial excellence,” said Dr. Sanjay Mazumdar, CEO of the market research organization, Lucintel. “Businesses must consider the advantages that can be gained through the early adoption of new materials technology, otherwise they’ll watch on the sidelines as their competitors grow.”

Zyvex Technologies will continue to operate with its own distinct brand identity and product line while contributing to the growth of OCSiAl. The combined team will have a presence on six continents and will have 160 dedicated business and R&D staff who have the potential to dramatically change not only the market for carbon nanomaterials but a number of industries, creating new opportunities for carbon enhanced products. Founder and current chairman, Jim Von Ehr, will also join the OCSiAl Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to join OCSiAl,” said Lance Criscuolo, President of Zyvex Technologies. “Zyvex was the first recognized nanomaterials company in the United States. Now with support from OCSiAl, Zyvex will be in an even better position to bring the potential of nanotechnology into powerful commercial reality.”


About OCSiAl

OCSiAl is the creator of leading technology for the mass industrial production of graphene tubes, also known as single wall carbon nanotubes, redefining the market in terms of price and quality. OCSiAl enables commercial advances in industries from lithium-ion batteries to tires and rubber, transparent conductive films, and polymer composite materials. More information can be found at www.ocsial.com.


About Zyvex Technologies

Zyvex was founded in 1997 as the first company solely focused on nanotechnology. Zyvex successfully introduced products to a variety of industries, from semi-conductors to sporting goods, and received significant acclaim for its advances in commercializing molecular nanotechnology. Recognized as a leader within the nanotechnology industry, Zyvex Technologies’ founder Jim Von Ehr co-founded the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative and the Feynman Grand Prize in Nanotechnology. More information can be found at www.zyvextech.com


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