Zyvex Performance Materials, based in Columbus, designs and builds molecules for improved mechanical and electrical properties in composites. These molecules are designed to take advantage of carbon nanotubes, the strongest materials known. Spun out of its parent company, Zyvex Corporation, Zyvex Performance Materials was launched in April 2007. The technology has been optimized and incorporated into a line of prepregs and epoxies that are readily and commercially available. ZPM is a privately held company with multiple investors including Lockheed Martin and Arkema. ZPM has received worldwide acclaim for its cutting-edge technology. Zyvex is the first molecular nanotechnology company and the leading company providing tools and instrumentation to the semiconductor, research, and education markets.