24 October 2017
24 October 2017
Spolchemie reports that EnviPOXY, a drop-in bioplastic material, is an epoxy resin whose input is waste glycerine from biodiesel production, containing 28% of biocarbon (ASTM D6866).
For industries such as construction, transportation and wind energy, by using EnviPOXY with conventional or bio-based reinforcement fibres companies can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of their products.
EnviPOXY is also interesting for consumers who are sensitive to their own carbon footprint. Due to the low water absorption of epoxies, EnviPOXY is an ideal material for water, winter and outdoor sports equipment such as boats, kayaks, skis, snowboards, bikes and golf clubs, Spolchemie reports. Combined with wood and natural fibres, the resin offers a long service life and aesthetic appearance.
The EnviPOXY line (previously named CHS-EPOXY G) now includes three types of epoxies suitable not only for composite systems but for all applications where reducing the carbon footprint is important, such as vehicle coatings, surface treatment of bridges and constructions, flooring, etc. The Spolchemie research team offers product development in cooperation with customers, tailored to their needs. Environmentally friendly hardeners and reactive solvents are further options.
Spolchemie will exhibit on Stand K40 at Advanced Engineering 2017 on 1-2 November in Birmingham, UK.
Photo provided by Spolchemie
The MIA is delighted to support ‘Composites in Motorsport’, a 2-day conference organised by NetComposites, which will look at the innovative use of composites within our industry and future applications of composite solutions within motorsport.
JEC Forum Chicago 2019, with its new format combining business meetings and conference sessions was a great success. In fact, with 201 delegates and 490 business meetings organised on site, it reveals that North American composites industrials value this new format.
Shape provides accurate CNC machined patterns and Rohacell foams to support the manufacture of the carbon composite structures used on their 2019 car that is due to compete at Silverstone on 19 July 2019.