The 540SE - civilian version.
The 540SE - civilian version.

ZPM’s carbon nanotube (CNT) enhanced prepreg, Arovex®, will be made using Tenax carbon fibre for this project. Arovex is a high performance prepreg using CNT enhanced resin

The 540SE (Super Efficient) is intended as a technology demonstrator to show what boats are capable of when built with new nano-enhanced materials like Arovex. Construction of the boat has begun at Pacific, Washington, USA-based Strategic Composites.

Zyvex Performance Materials, Columbus, Ohio, USA, is focused on developing nanotechnology to improve the properties of composite materials. The company’s patented technology enables even dispersion of carbon nanotubes in composites mixtures.

Toho Tenax America is a subsidiary of Japan-based chemical giant Teijin and supplies a range of carbon fibres.