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CAMX 2014 preview: Sicomin

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Sicomin (Marseille, France), a formulator and supplier of high-performance epoxy systems and advanced composite materials, will emphasize its accredited range of materials being used by several aerospace OEMs, including Airbus and Dassault.

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Sicomin (Marseille, France), a formulator and supplier of high-performance epoxy systems and advanced composite materials, will emphasize its accredited range of materials being used by several aerospace OEMs, including Airbus and Dassault. Sicomin SR1526 is a fire-retardant prepreg epoxy system designed for in-house prepreg processes. It's accredited for several aerospace cabin interiors applications. Sicomin SR 1126 is a self-extinguishing low-viscosity epoxy that has achieved Airbus' and Boeing’s FST (fire, smoke and toxicity) standards. SR 1126’s laminate classification approval has been identified as UL94/V0 and FAR25-853 (a). Sicomin SR1720 is an epoxy for resin transfer molding (RTM) in high-performance, structural applications. It demonstrates a low viscosity, can be used in combination with a slow-reactivity hardener for large part manufacturing and is suitable for carbon fiber mold production. Sicomin TOP CLEAR is new generation ultrafast coating formulation for clear carbon and other varnished components. It is UV stable with fast hardening and self-levelling characteristics, provides a high gloss with translucent finish and can be applied by brush or sprayed on a range of substrates including glass, aramids, wood and carbon. It also can be used as a gelcoat. 


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