07 March 2017
07 March 2017
Following the launch of Sicomin’s bio resin range, the company says it has firmly established itself as the leading formulator and supplier of bio epoxy systems in industrial quantities.
Sicomin explains that its GreenPoxy products are widely used in a variety of markets such as marine structures, leisure and winter board sports and electric vehicles. The latest addition to the range, the InfuGreen 810 infusion system, has recently been awarded DNV GL certification and will be officially launched at JEC World, 14-16 March 2017.
According to Sicomin, it has secured a significant bio resin supply arrangement with Cobra International. Both companies have worked in partnership very successfully for over 25 years and Cobra is the principal OEM for windsurf, surfboard and stand up paddle boards for leading brands including; Starboard, Fanatic, JP Australia, Surftech and NSP.
Sicomin adds that this substantial investment at its facility in the south of France supports the industrial supply of bio resins and has allowed Cobra to make an easy transition from traditional petrochemical based epoxies to GreenPoxy for the production of many water sports products.
Danu Chotikapanich, Cobra’s CEO, comments, “We are proud of our decision to move towards bio based products. The composites industry must promote sustainability to support a greener future for everyone. Sicomin has been integral in our shift to bio products and there have been no compromises in mechanical performance and minimal difference in cost.”
Sicomin says it continues to develop the GreenPoxy range with the introduction of InfuGreen 810, explaing that the product has been formulated to support manufacturers producing parts using injection or infusion techniques and is also available in high volume, industrial quantities.
InfuGreen 810 has recently received the respected DNV GL certification. This rigorous testing standard provides Sicomin’s customers with the added assurance of the products quality, efficiency and safety standards.
According to Sicomin, InfuGreen 810 is an advanced resin system with very low viscosity at room temperature and approximately 38% carbon content derived from plant based origins. It is available with a variety of hardeners and is suitable for small to very large components including extremely thick laminates.
Visit Sicomin in Hall 6, Stand G39 at JEC World 2017.
Photo provided by SICOMIN
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