Subject: [harryproa] Sailboat mast using carbon nanotubes
From: John Foster
Date: 10/31/2006, 2:12 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

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Zyvex Corporation today announced the world’s first sailboat mast using carbon nanotubes. The mast, unveiled last week at the nanoTX '06 tradeshow in Dallas, incorporates Zyvex’s NanoSolve® materials to improve yacht performance by significantly increasing the strength and stiffness of the mast without adding weight. The mast was built for the new Synergy 350 RL (

Previous state-of-the-art masts were made of layers of carbon fiber fabric, bonded together with epoxy. The new mast upgrades that basic epoxy with Zyvex’s NanoSolve Enhanced Epoxy to deliver a new level of performance.

Based on Zyvex’s work for NASA in developing composite-in-composite materials, NanoSolve disperses carbon nanotubes into the epoxy matrix to provide stiffer and tougher composite structures. With a tensile strength 5-10 times higher than carbon fibers, nanotubes reinforce the epoxy and make the entire structure significantly stronger........SNIP


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