Texas and PARIS, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex and
Arkema today announced that they will jointly develop
commercial nanomaterials applications. Arkema successfully
met the requirements of Zyvex's Supply Chain Level
I and II Certification Programs. Arkema's Multi Wall
Carbon Nanotubes (MWNTs) have already been incorporated
into some of Zyvex's NanoSolve(TM) products to improve
the mechanical and electrical properties of the materials.
A recognized industry leader, Arkema recently announced
their nanotechnology development efforts with a process
to produce and distribute high-quality, multifunctional
MWNTs. Their production capabilities currently enable
them to manufacture 5,000 kg per year of high-purity
nanotubes at their Lacq site (France).
Zyvex commercializes nanomaterials with their NanoSolve
product line, providing additives and concentrates
with exfoliated and dispersed nanomaterials, with
adhesion to various polymers. Zyvex NanoSolve can
deliver enhanced thermal, electrical, or mechanical
properties by selectively transferring the superior
intrinsic properties of carbon nanotubes into composite
materials for the Sporting Goods, Aerospace, and Automotive
"We are excited to partner with Arkema,"
said Robert Folaron, Zyvex Director of Product Development.
"They consistently produce extremely high quality
multi-wall nanotubes. We are confident that Arkema
can scale their production technology to match the
expected increase in industrial demand. This alliance
further enhances our position as a nanotechnology
leader and strengthens our globalization efforts in
Europe, North America and Asia."
"Zyvex's NanoSolve product line provides superior
dispersion capabilities, which are valuable to our
efforts in nanomaterials," said Christian Collette,
Arkema Vice President - R&D. "We look forward
to participating in joint development efforts with
Zyvex and continuing to supply MWNTs for their commercial
"The Supply Chain Certification process is an
integral part of Zyvex's ability to provide high-quality
nanomaterials solutions for customer applications.
Companies who maintain the consistent level of quality
necessary for their products to be used in Zyvex's
commercial applications can qualify for Level II Certification.
Arkema is the first company to meet these requirements.
About the companies
Zyvex Corporation, based in Richardson, Texas, is
the first molecular nanotechnology company. Zyvex's
vision is to be the leading worldwide supplier of
tools, products, and services that enable adaptable,
affordable, and molecularly precise manufacturing.
Zyvex commercializes nanotechnology to address real-world
applications with high growth potential. Zyvex carries
its scientific breakthroughs into key commercial applications
in the area of materials, tools, and structures. http://www.zyvex.com/
A global chemical player, Arkema consists of three
coherent and balanced business segments: Vinyl Products,
Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present
in over 40 countries with 18,600 employees, Arkema
achieves sales of 5 billion euros. With its six research
centers in France, the United States and Japan, and
internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership
positions in its principal markets. http://www.arkemagroup.com/
For more information regarding Zyvex's Supply Chain
Certification Program and NanoSolve(TM) Product Line,
contact Marni Rutkofsky, Chemist and Technical Sales
Representative for NanoSolve Materials, at email@example.com
or at 972.792.1634.
For Zyvex media information, contact Katharine Green,
Director of Corporate Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 972.792.1620.
For Arkema technical information, contact Dr. Daniel
Bernard, Senior Advisor Science and Technology at
Daniel.Bernard@arkemagroup.com or at +33.1.49.00.78.73.
For Arkema media information, contact Jacques Badaroux,
Senior Advisor of Science and Technology at email@example.com
or +33.1.49.00.71.34; or Stephanie Tahon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Zyvex Corporation; Arkema
Green, Director, Corporate Communications of Zyvex
Corporation, +1-972-792-1620, or email@example.com
Web site: http://www.zyvex.com/