NetComposites
Southern Manufacturing

Sicomin Awarded Bureau Veritas Footprint Progress Certification

05 December 2018

Sicomin Awarded Bureau Veritas Footprint Progress Certification

Sicomin have been awarded the Bureau Veritas Footprint Progress Certification for their GreenPoxy products range.


The Footprint Progress is a result driven certification that enables Sicomin to inform contractors and customers about their products' environmental impact throughout the product life cycle. The certification proves that Sicomin’s bio-based epoxy systems are eco-designed and have limited environmental impact compared to standard epoxy formulation.


The Footprint Progress logo


The Footprint Progress process consists of two levels: commitment to eco-design and product certification. After an intense three-year audit program in accordance with international standards such as ISO 14062, ISO 14006 and EN ISO 14040/44, Sicomin’s GreenPoxy products have been certified which allows the company to display the official, widely recognised Footprint Progress logo on their Greenpoxy range. This logo is issued by Bureau Veritas, a leader in certification of Environmental Management Systems accredited by over 60 bodies internationally.


The certification applies to the following GreenPoxy products:

  • GreenPoxy 56, a clear and waterproof epoxy system which contains over 52% plant and vegetable content, for tough and hard-wearing gloss laminates. It is suitable for laminating, injection moulding, filament winding, press processes and casting.
  • GreenPoxy 33, a clear laminate with high mechanical properties which has over 35% plant content. As a result of the latest innovations in bio-based chemistry, GreenPoxy 33 is able to achieve excellent wetting out properties, resulting in very low resin consumption.
  • GreenPoxy 28, a clear laminate with mechanical properties which has 28 % of its molecular structure deriving from plant origin. As a result of the latest innovations in bio-chemistry, this epoxy resin system is developed for tools and parts resistant to temperatures.


Bio-based epoxies on today’s industrialists’ agenda


“The Bureau Veritas certification shows that Sicomin’s eco-design strategy is successful and that bio-based epoxy chemistry can be on today’s industrialists’ agenda. We will continue to apply our certified eco-design approach on all new products and, when possible, will redesign existing products to further reduce our impact on the environment compared to conventional epoxy production,” comments Philippe Marcovich, President, Sicomin.


Photo provided by Sicomin




Share this story


Related / You might like...

CGTech to Debut VERICUT Composites Applications V8.1.2 Software at JEC

At the 2019 JEC Composites show, 12-14  March 2019 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, CGTech will demonstrate how advanced programming strategies and simulation can lead to better composite parts.

AMRC Works With Prodrive to Accelerate Composites Recycling Challenge

One of the most respected and successful names in motorsport is working with lightweighting and materials researchers at the AMRC to advance its processes for manufacturing recyclable composite components that extend useful lifetimes and reduce tooling costs.

JEC World 2019 for Wabash and Carver

Wabash MPI and Carver will highlight their full line of hydraulic and pneumatic presses for the composites industry in the USA pavilion at JEC World, the leading international composites show.