Sicomin says that bio-based epoxy infusion resin has been used to make the largest yacht hull to be infused with bio-resins.
The 26m, 52 tonne Couach Fly 86/2600 motor yacht was infused with the company’s InfuGreen 810 resin, the company said, making it lighter, faster, more durable yacht, and reducing overall fuel consumption significantly.
Sicomin has reportedly worked with the Couach R&D team for the past four years on a test program to explore the benefits of epoxy resin systems. InfuGreen 810 has 38% of its carbon content from plant-based sources and is formulated to provide a more sustainable vacuum infusion resin, according to the company. Sicomin also supplied release agents compatible with its epoxies and vacuum consumables and InfuGreen 810 has also been used in deck and superstructure components with GreenPoxy 33 bio-based hand laminating resins used for secondary bonding in the yacht’s final assembly.
This story uses material from Sicomin, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.