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Composites One and Zyvex Performance Materials Announce Distribution Agreement to Sell Carbon Nanotube Strengthened Epoxies, Adhesives, and Prepregs

Published on 2010-05-20. Author : SpecialChem

Columbus, OH -- Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), a recognized worldwide leader in nanomaterials applications, announced a distribution agreement with Composites One, a premier distributor of composites and composite-related products with over 30 distribution centers across North America. Composites One will be distributing ZPM's Epovex, Epovex Adhesive and Arovex products. Both companies are making the announcement at the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) conference in Seattle, WA.

"Composites One is an excellent partner for Zyvex Performance Materials. The applications for nano-enhanced composites are growing and distribution is a key aspect of this developing market." comments Lance Criscuolo, President of Zyvex Performance Materials. "Composites One serves over 8,000 customers in the high performance composites markets. Our advanced composite products and solutions are a perfect fit for Composites One's channel strength and knowledgeable applications team. For those customers who are looking for the most advanced composite solutions available today, it's likely that they are already a Composites One customer."

"Zyvex Performance Materials offers a collection of nano-enhanced products that can enhance the performance of composite materials that our customers routinely use," commented Leon Garoufalis, President of Composites One. "After touring their facility, I was impressed that they have developed such technologically advanced materials, yet designed them to handle as easy and in the same way as traditional composites. Adding these products to our portfolio helps deliver the latest technology to our customers without asking them to adjust the way they do business."

Epovex is a line of liquid epoxy resins from ZPM. Epovex resins are high performance, carbon nanotube strengthened epoxies ideal for numerous composites and adhesives applications. ZPM's patented and proven nanotube dispersion technology gives Epovex superior structural performance. Epovex processes similarly to unfilled epoxy resins and can be cured with a wide range of curing agents. Epovex epoxy resins are recommended for use in composite manufacturing processes such as filament winding, pultrusion, and hand lay-up. Epovex epoxy resins can be used with most types of reinforcing fibers and fabrics such as carbon, glass, and aramid.

Epovex Adhesive is a new line of two-part epoxy adhesives from ZPM. Available in both liquid epoxy and paste form, Epovex Adhesives are high performance, carbon nanotube strengthened products ideal for bonding laminate materials, as well as metals, woods, masonry, plastics, and rubber. ZPM's patented and proven carbon nanotube dispersion technology gives Epovex Adhesive superior peel, shear, and bonding strength over conventional epoxy adhesives.

Arovex is a high performance prepreg using Epovex resin. The use of Epovex, optimized for use in a prepreg, offers dramatically superior mechanical properties over conventional prepregs without CNTs. Arovex is available in standard, intermediate, and high modulus carbon fibers, glass, and as a unidirectional, woven, or knitted material. Large custom material orders for Arovex are also available. Arovex is used to reduce the weight or increase the strength, stiffness, or toughness of any composite product.

Zyvex Performance Materials unlocks the power of nanomaterials. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, with partner facilities in Texas, South Dakota, and Washington, ZPM was the first company to bring nano-enhanced products to the marketplace. Their commercially proven technology makes composite products stronger, lighter, tougher, and stiffer. ZPM offers the world's highest performing prepregs, epoxy resins, and adhesives. ZPM also has an Advanced Composite Solutions team to develop innovative and disruptive solutions and help their customers create a new generation of advanced composite products.

Composites One is the nations' leading distributor of composite materials serving customers from over 30 locations in North America. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders thousands of products from the industry's top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. The company offers a variety of value-added services that include closed mold technologies, technical applications reviews and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance.

Source: Zyvex Performance Materials

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