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Sicomin at JEC'14: Exhibited TOPCLEAR, GREEN POXY & Fire Retardant Epoxy Resin Systems

Published on 2014-03-25. Author : SpecialChem

Sicomin showcased a range of Clear, Green, Fire Retardant and Foaming epoxy resin systems, targeted at manufacturers who are seeking high performance solutions for all composite applications.

New Look Sicomin with ambitious plans for 2014

Marking its 30th year as one of the leading epoxy resins formulators, Sicomin's new brand identity reflects the company's ambitious and international growth plans for 2014 and beyond. This encompasses considerable investment at their Headquarters in Marseilles including a 2,000m² site expansion to accommodate an optimized laboratory and manufacturing resource area. New personnel have also been recruited to further support the R&D and Customer Service teams.

This investment reinforces Sicomin's commitment to providing customers with fully optimized, bespoke epoxy resins, whatever their application or location in the world.

Sicomin CLEAR Systems

TOPCLEAR is a new thermosetting formulation that offers an enhanced, translucent and glossy finish on a wide range of components. It is a highly versatile, UV resistant and ultra-fast hardening product that can be processed in as little as 10 minutes. TOPCLEAR can be applied by brush or spray to multiple surfaces including composites, wood, glass and carbon fabrics, metals and a selection of foams. It is ideal for clear carbon parts.

Green Systems

GREEN POXY 56 is the latest innovation in environmentally enhanced epoxy formulations with over half of the product's molecular structure derived from plant matter. Independent laboratory tests using the Carbon 14 measurement were recently conducted and declared the products green carbon content amounts to an impressive 56%. It can be used for lamination purposes, injection molding, filament winding, hot or cold press processes and casting.

Fire Retardant Systems

Sicomin has produced one of the market leading ranges of epoxy systems developed specifically for Rail, Aerospace and Civil Engineering applications. These products are suitable for Laminating, Infusion, Prepregging, Epoxy Foaming and Coating production methods. Sicomin's Fire Retardant systems were recently accredited with the ASTM E-84 Class A for Civil Engineering as well as FAR25-853 for Aerospace and EN 45 545 for Rail. The range has achieved numerous leading OEM's Fire, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) standards.

Foaming Epoxy Systems

Sicomin, the original innovator of epoxy foaming systems, possess over 20 years of formulation experience in this product sector. At JEC 2014, they will showcase a range of multiple density structural epoxy foaming systems. Well suited to industrial, marine and aerospace applications, Sicomin's foaming products are specifically designed for the manufacture of strong, high quality and versatile cores and for the superior bonding of laminate skins.

About Sicomin

Sicomin is one of the leading formulators and manufacturers of advanced epoxy systems. Their dedicated team possess over 30 years of experience in the production of high quality resins. From Sicomin's state of the art facility in Southern France they formulate highly specialized, custom made epoxies and off the shelf solutions. Thanks to their efficient distribution network, they can deliver products anywhere in the world and have supply links with the Aerospace, Defence, Marine, Renewable Energy, Sports and Civil Engineering markets throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.

Source: Sicomin

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