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Posted: Jun 25, 2012
Zyvex Marine And Pacific Coast Marine Introduce The World's First Nano-Enhanced Carbon Fiber Marine Products
(Nanowerk News) Zyvex Marine, a division of Zyvex Technologies, and Pacific Coast Marine announced a partnership to make the industry's lightest and most durable doors, hatches, and other marine closures using nano-composites. Components and samples will debut at the HiPer Craft 2012 Expo in Norfolk, Virginia from June 26-27, booth 117/119.
The partnership brings a significant competitive advantage to the marine market by allowing Pacific Coast Marine to offer products that feature the latest advanced materials comprised of nano-enhanced carbon fiber.
Zyvex Marine, the pioneer of the 54' boat Piranha that weighs 8,000 pounds yet would have weighed 40,000 pounds with traditional materials, is a leader in watercraft and component manufacturing using carbon nanotube-enhanced carbon fiber materials.
Pacific Coast Marine, a leader in marine closures for nearly 30 years, worked with Zyvex during the last year to develop doors, hatches and closures for current watercraft produced by Zyvex Marine. Now recognizing greater commercial opportunities for lightweight doors and hatches on its boats, Pacific Coast Marine and Zyvex are unveiling a door that weighs 66% less than a traditional door - from 150 pounds to just 50 pounds each - and is more durable.
"This partnership lets us provide our customers with the lightest, most durable marine doors available today. Our products now have a clear advantage when it comes to safety, fuel efficiency and longevity," said Brian Lamma, Sales/Project Manager, Pacific Coast Marine.
Byron Nutley, general manager of Zyvex Marine stated, "Beyond the obvious materials advantage of this partnership, the development of unprecedented manufacturing capabilities for high-performance carbon nano-composites means a cost-effective price. We went from manufacturing a traditional boat door made of aluminum to a scaled manufacturing process using nano-enhanced carbon fiber."
Pacific Coast Marine used Zyvex Technologies' nano-enhanced carbon fiber technology called Arovex®, which is a carbon nanotube and graphene engineered composite material that uses the proprietary Kentera® technology to create chemical bonds on the carbon nanotubes.
About Zyvex Technologies
Zyvex Technologies is the first company to globally commercialize nano-enhanced products from carbon nanotubes. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, with facilities in Texas, South Dakota, and Washington, Zyvex Technologies' commercially proven technology makes products stronger, lighter, tougher, more fuel efficient and more electrically conductive. Zyvex Marine, a division of Zyvex Technologies, focuses on delivering the highest performing watercraft and components that leverage the materials technology developed at Zyvex. Visit www.zyvexmarine.com or follow @ZyvexMarine on twitter.
About Pacific Coast Marine
Located in Everett, Washington, Pacific Coast Marine was founded 30 years ago. Built on its reputation of supplying rugged and very high quality marine closures for the North Pacific and worldwide work boat fleets, the company has grown. PCM now is the largest supplier of high quality marine doors, windows and hatches in the world. Applications include the superyacht industry, production yachts, cruise ships, ocean tugs, ocean crew boats, offshore oil platforms, military vessels, fast ferries and merchant ships. Visit www.PacificCoastMarine.com .