World’s first nano-enhanced carbon fiber marine products

Nanocomposite-based door weighs 66% less than traditional doors and is more durable, says nanotech pioneer company Zyvex
June 26, 2012

(Credit: Zyvex Technologies/Pacific Coast Marine)

Zyvex Marine, a division of the world’s first molecular nanotechnology company, 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 nanocomposites.

They are unveiling a door that weighs 66% less than a traditional door – from 150 pounds to just 50 pounds each – and is more durable.

Zyvex Marine is the pioneer of the 54’ boat Piranha that weighs 8,000 pounds yet would have weighed 40,000 pounds with traditional materials. It 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.

Pacific Coast Marine used Zyvex Technologies’ nano-enhanced carbon fiber technology called Arovex®, which uses a carbon-nanotube- and graphene- engineered composite material.