27 August 2013
27 August 2013
SICOMIN will be participating at Composites Europe, Stuttgart from the 17 -19 September where it will showcase a new range of fire retardant systems and liquid expanding epoxy foams.
The two-component epoxy foaming systems are perfectly suited for Aerospace, Rail, Marine and Sports applications. With excellent bonding properties on composites, metal, and plastic, they are also compatible with fresh polyester gel coat surfaces. Formulated and available in 4 standard densities (from 170kg/m3) the specialist epoxies feature very low expansion pressure, no shrinkage during and after hardening and a closed cell characteristic. This inhibits water uptake and allows the finished parts to be used underwater without adverse effect. Customised solutions such as fire retardant, higher Tg, sprayable versions are also available.
Its new range of fire-retardant epoxy systems were recently accredited with the ASTM E-84 Class-A standard for the Civil Engineering industryand the FAR25-853 Standard and Heat Release Rate for the Aerospace industry. The products are suitable for laminating, infusion, prepregging, epoxy foaming and coating production methods.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
BÜFA Composite Systems is developing conductive gelcoats incorporating TUBALL single wall carbon nanotubes.
Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced the development of nanodiamond-enhanced filaments for 3D printing.