Sicomin has developed a range of bio-based epoxy resin systems available in industrial quantities for series production for the automotive, wind energy and civil engineering industries.
This includes SR GreenPoxy 28, a bio-resin formulated for high pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) processing. According to the company, the resin is a fast cycle, low toxicity formulation which can be used in the manufacture of automotive structural parts and aesthetic carbon fiber components. The new formulation is a more sustainable alternative to traditional resins, Sicomin says.
The company will also showcase a range of its biomaterials at JEC, include its GreenPoxy InfuGreen 810 which is produced with 38% plant-based carbon content; SGi 128 bio fire retardant epoxy gelcoat for wind energy and infrastructure; and SGi 128 halogen free gelcoat which is reportedly produced with 38% of its carbon content derived from non-oil sources.
Sicomin says that its InfuGreen 810 epoxy infusion system will be demonstrated in the display of the GREENBOATS Flax 27 daysailer. The vessel’s hull, deck and internal structure were infused with the company’s resin and flax fiber reinforcement fabrics.
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