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Sicomin Gains Deutsche Bahn Accreditation 

23 September 2014

Sicomin Gains Deutsche Bahn Accreditation 

Sicomin has achieved Deutsche Bahn (DB) accreditation for the supply of its SR1124 Fire Retardant Epoxy Resin for use in Rail applications.

According to Sicomin, SR1124 is a new generation, low viscosityformula designed for hand laminating and filament winding processes. Sicomin has successfully optimised this advanced epoxy to ensure it is Halogen free with low smoke opacity, toxicity levels and exceptionally fire retardant. 

In order to achieve the DB accreditation; flammability, smoke and drip formulation tests were conducted on a sandwich panel constructed from a foam core that was laminated with SR1124. This sample part served to replicate a rail manufacturer producing FRP parts or conducting repairs on damaged carriages in case of an accident or stone impact.

The company states that in addition to this latest accreditation, SR1124 has also satisfied the stringent health and safety regulations as specified by REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), and ASTM E84 class A for Civil Engineering in combination with Sicomin‘s FW 16 coating.

Photo provided by Sicomin.

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