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Sicomin partners with Fairmat

Recycled carbon composite stiffener for next-generation body scale developed.

2nd July 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  France


Sicomin, the formulator of high-performance epoxy resin systems, including the GreenPoxy bio-resin range, is collaborating with fellow French company Fairmat on an optimised internal stiffener for a new body scan scale.

Sicomin will supply production volumes of FireGreen 37 fire-retardant bio-epoxy that Fairmat will use to press mould the 100% recycled carbon composite structural reinforcement plate.

Fairmat uses advanced mechanical processes, robotics and AI to repurpose high-value, carbon fibre waste streams from leading composite industry OEMs and Tier 1s. For this product, Sicomin FireGreen epoxy resins are combined with the recycled carbon composite materials in an automated moulding process to create a lighter and more structurally efficient internal stiffener for the digital body scan scale.

The composite part. © Sicomin

Fairmat selected FireGreen 37 after validating its performance in the new production process. Sicomin resins have demonstrated good compatibility with the recycled carbon composites produced by Fairmat, enabling fast wet-out of the pre-cured chips that are robotically positioned into the component mould before press curing.

Sicomin also provides quality control documentation that integrates with Fairmat’s Fairtrack manufacturing execution system (MES), allowing the rapid, energy efficient conversion of prepreg carbon waste into traceable, lightweight, second-generation carbon fibre materials with validated mechanical performance.

FireGreen 37 is a halogen free, fire-retardant bio-epoxy that combines fire performance with a sustainable formulation, featuring 25% plant-based carbon content. It is an intumescent epoxy resin system optimised for laminating and press moulding processes and is available with a range of hardeners permitting fast production cure cycles.

“Sicomin is proud to support leading innovator Fairmat with a locally sourced, next generation, epoxy solution,” says Marc Denjean, global sales manager at Sicomin.  “We have supported Fairmat with a range of specialist epoxy materials and are delighted to work with them on production volumes of FireGreen 37. Together we are committed to providing a second life for recycled carbon fibre materials by repurposing these products and delivering performance driven, market solutions.”

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