Sicomin (Marseille, France) will present a range of clear coating, laminating and foaming epoxy systems for the manufacture of automotive secondary structures, plus a selection of accredited fire retardant products for the rail and aerospace markets.
Developed for the production of challenging geometric laminates, Sicomin's foaming epoxy systems reportedly are suitable for the production of strong, high-quality, structural parts that are too expensive or complex to create using a rigid foam or honeycomb core. Sicomin says that its epoxy foaming range negates the time and expense of CNC machining rigid cores. Instead, a closed cell foaming system, that is tailored to suit the customer’s production environment, generates a low pressure controlled expansion within the mold to produce a high-quality finished part with no shrinkage.
TOP Clear is a next-generation, lightweight clear resin system designed for the manufacture of laminates with a translucent finish, reportedly making it ideal for the production of clear carbon parts.
SR1124 is a fire retardant that reportedly offers the fire resistance as required for automotive, rail, aerospace and construction applications. Designed for hand laminating and filament winding processes, SR1124 has been optimized to ensure halogen-free and flame retardant properties with low smoke opacity and toxicity levels.
Sicomin will also present a new fire retardant prepreg resin, SR 1526. It is a two-component epoxy system designed to suit in-house prepreg processes thanks to its viscosity and range of combination hardeners. SR1526 has been awarded a number of accreditations for aerospace cabin interiors and is also suitable for rail applications.