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.
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.
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