13 September 2016
13 September 2016
Sicomin has collaborated with French ski manufacturer ZAG to provide customers with products that are less harmful to the environment.
Sicomin explains that it has been integral to ZAG’s eco-friendly approach with the supply of advanced bio resin GreenPoxy33 for the manufacture of their extra light touring ski range. These versatile skis are designed to maintain exceptional performance in deep snow so must be lightweight and supremely strong. Historically, ZAG selected SR8500 advanced, multi-purpose epoxy to produce the touring range with good results. However, to increase their sustainable production practices, ZAG switched to GreenPoxy33.
Part of Sicomin’s range of bio based chemistries, it says that its GreenPoxy 33 is a clear system formulated especially for compression moulding techniques, adding that all the GreenPoxy products are certified by the American BETA laboratory and French CNRS and tested in accordance with Carbon 14 measurements (ASTM D6866 or XP CEN/TS 16640).
According to Sicomin, the ZAG team has enjoyed trialling the new touring GreenPoxy skis in a variety of glacier, powder, hard pack and melting snow conditions. All reports have indicated the skis responded extremely well delivering the same exceptional performance and strength as previous SR8500 versions.
“Our motivating factors have always been and indeed remain the same - to produce powerful and exceptional products that are as light, strong and robust as possible. Many of our customers are seeking the most eco-friendly products available and Sicomin’s GreenPoxy technology delivers supreme mechanical performance whilst enabling sustainable manufacturing practices,” Bastien Saillard, R&D Director at ZAG, concludes.
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