Zyvex Molecularly Engineered Rubber Revolutionizes Commercial Applications
Columbus, Ohio & Tokyo - February 15, 2012 – In its continued focus to utilize carbon nanomaterials to revolutionize advanced materials, Zyvex Technologies announced today, at Nanotech 2012 in Tokyo, the introduction of its advanced rubber technology, Zyvex Molecularly Engineered Rubber or ZyMER®.
ZyMER is a distinct nano-engineered rubber technology using chemistry that allows carbon nanotubes to be inserted inside a rubber compound for added strength and improved conductive properties of elastomers. After six years of researching, developing, and refining manufacturing processes with companies such as APV Engineered Coatings®, and also one of the largest providers of products and services to the energy industry, results demonstrate ZyMER to be highly effective in manufacturing environments for industrial applications, such as gaskets and belts. Other customer collaboration efforts are focused on additional rubber products, such as improved efficiency for tires in the automotive market.
Industry currently has a limited set of tools to enhance the mechanical or electrical properties of rubber compounds. Traditional additives, such as carbon black or silver, cannot provide improved mechanical or electrical...