Zyvex Technologies has announced a new epoxy-composite toughening system for carbon and glass fibre composites.
The new ZNT-boost product by Zyvex Technologies adds increased toughness without compromising on strength and stiffness and unlike most toughening systems Zyvex say this product doesn’t force you to compromise on one property to increase another. ZNT-boost often increases the toughness of the composite up to 100% while increasing the stiffness and strength up to 30%.
ZNT-boost is easy to use with standard composite processing systems and is likely the simplest way to leverage the benefits of carbon nanomaterials. No process changes need to be made and no changes are required in your catalysts or curing agents when using ZNT-boost.
In deploying the first commercial adoption of ZNT-boost, Zyvex Technologies worked closely with Composites Universal Group (CUG) located in Scappoose, Oregon. CUG fabricates components and assemblies for customers needing the high strength and low-weight properties of advanced composites materials.
ZNT-boost is available in two forms: liquid and dry flake (powder) for most epoxy-based composite applications that include prepreg, VARTM, infusions, and hand layup. ZNT-boost works with most forms of epoxy, vinyl esters and polyesters.