Texas, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyvex today announced
that Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., and Pyrograf Products,
Inc. have successfully met the requirements of the
Zyvex Supply Chain Certification program for single-wall
carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube fibers (respectively).
Zyvex's comprehensive program verifies quality and
consistency using market-accepted analytical tests.
Thomas Swan is one of the UK's leading
performance chemical manufacturers. Their single wall
carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), marketed under the Elicarb®
trademark, can now be incorporated into Zyvex's NanoSolve(TM)
additives and concentrates for polymer composite applications.
Inc. (PPI), is one of the world's leading producers
of carbon nanofibers. PPI has the exclusive license
to produce and distribute the high-quality, multifunctional
Pyrograf®-III carbon nanofibers, developed by
PPI's research affiliate, Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI).
The Pyrograf-III carbon nanofibers, developed under
the Department of Commerce's Advanced Technology Program
(ATP), can now be incorporated into Zyvex's NanoSolve
demand quality and reliability. As such, we demand
quality raw materials for our NanoSolve products,"
said Zyvex President Thomas A. Cellucci, Ph.D., MBA.
"Pyrograf Products has demonstrated their ability
to manufacture high-quality carbon nanofibers and
Thomas Swan & Co. has demonstrated their ability
to manufacture high-purity single-wall carbon nanotubes.
We are satisfied that both companies can scale their
production technology to match the expected increase
in industrial demand."
"We are delighted
to have obtained Zyvex's seal of approval," said
Harry Swan, Nanomaterials Business Manager at Thomas
Swan. "Quality control and consistency of material
are vital to ensure the successful uptake of carbon
nanotubes in a wide range of commercial applications."
"There is increasing
interest in the defense and aerospace communities
to use our carbon nanofibers to impart enhanced thermal,
mechanical and electrical properties in high-performance
composite systems," said Thomas W. Hughes, General
Manager at Pyrograf Products. "Zyvex's NanoSolve
technology helps produce a highly dispersed network
of carbon nanofibers within various polymer systems.
This attractive feature enables our growing user base
to design and build customizable, multifunctional
composite materials and components. This is a win-win
for us, for Zyvex, and for our end users in the defense
and aerospace communities."
Thomas Swan &
Co. and Pyrograf Products are the second and third
companies to be certified under this program. Zyvex
is working with a number of other leading nanotube
providers and will continue to announce additional
vendors as they become certified.
The Supply Chain Certification
process is an integral part of Zyvex's ability to
provide high-quality nanomaterials solutions for customer
About the Companies
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. www.zyvex.com
Inc. (PPI) manufactures high-quality, affordable,
multi-functional carbon nanofibers. PPI's research
affiliate, Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI), develops
innovative carbon nanomaterials and their applications.
Materials currently under development include vapor-grown
carbon fibers, diamond thin films, and engineered
polymers and composites derived there from. In addition
to superior thermal, electrical and mechanical performance,
these materials possess various other desirable properties,
including low cost. www.apsci.com
Thomas Swan &
Co. Ltd. is one of the UK's leading independent performance
chemical manufacturers. Founded in 1926, the company
has developed a manufacturing process for high-purity
carbon nanotubes in collaboration with the University
of Cambridge (UK). The company is primarily interested
in providing purified carbon nanotubes as a raw material
to a wide range of industrial and academic applications
without IP constraints. www.thomas-swan.co.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 972.235.7881
For media information,
contact Katharine Green, Director of Corporate Communications,
at email@example.com or by phone at 972.235.7881 (ext.
For more information
on Pyrograf Products, Inc. or Applied Sciences, Inc.,
contact John Mackay, Director of Marketing and Communications
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 937.766.2020 (ext.
For more information
on Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., contact Harry Swan,
Nanomaterials Business Manager at email@example.com
or by phone at +44 (0) 1207 505 131. For inquiries
in the United States, contact Chuck Van Fleet at Swan
Chemical Inc. (New Jersey) at CVanFleet@thomas-swan.co.uk
or by phone at 201.729.1400.
Zyvex and the Zyvex
logo are registered trademarks and NanoSolve is a
trademark of Zyvex Corporation. Elicarb® is a
registered trademark of Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd.
Pyrograf is a registered trademark of Applied Sciences,