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Surfing with Sicomin at the Olympics

Low viscosity epoxy resin system is optimised for the rapid wet-out of reinforcement fibres.

5th June 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  France


Windsurfers at the Paris 2024 Olympics will compete on boards manufactured by Cobra International using Sicomin SR1280 resins.

The official 2024 Olympic windsurfing class board has a PVC, carbon and glass fibre sandwich construction that is vacuum moulded with Sicomin SR1280 resins over an EPS foam core. Cobra is the only manufacturer allowed to produce these one-design boards and demands absolute consistency in the performance and handling characteristics of the epoxy resins supplied.

Sicomin SR1280 is a low viscosity, CMR-free, epoxy resin system optimised for the rapid wet-out of reinforcement fibres. Its range of hardener speeds has enabled Cobra to fine tune the production and maintain the conformity of each board made.

“We are immensely proud to see our SR1280 resins powering the boards at the Olympics this year, and it will be amazing to see them race in Marseilles, so close to our HQ and factory,” comments Marc Denjean, global sales manager at Sicomin. “In selecting our SR1280 materials for its Olympic level equipment, Cobra has confirmed our ongoing commitment to deliver the highest quality and technical consistency that enables them to build these high performance one-design race boards.”

The Olympic windsurfing events will begin on the 28th July 2024.

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