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epoxy

come to Sicomin because of that and its
experience in composite technologies.
One of the latest examples is Ocean
Eagle 43, a trimaran commissioned by
the government of Mozambique for
maritime surveillance in the Indian
Ocean, where lightweight construction
is key to the boat's rapid acceleration and
long-range fuel efficiency. Sicomin has
applied this capital successfully to other
sectors like aerospace, defence, renewable energy, sports and civil engineering.
Spurred on by its President Philippe
Marcovich, the company has given itself
the means to develop internationally
as well. Sicomin epoxy systems cover a
number of processes: infusion, RTM,
pultrusion, hand lay-up, and on-site
prepregging.

Fig. 2: Nidecker snowboard in action

Cutting-edge products
Among Sicomin's latest products for
the many sectors where it operates are a
range of fire-resistant products, a transparent, UV-resistant topcoat, and a range
of biosourced resins. In the fire-resistant
range, its fire retardant infusion system
SR1125 is an halogen free formulation with no filtration of intumescent
agents in the fabrics. The sectors such
as construction, railway and marine are
currently testing it (figure 1).
Top Clear is a high-gloss translucent
brushable and sprayable system that
was developed for the surfing industry.
The system is highly UV resistant and
has very good capacity to fill carbon
pinholes. Top Clear has a high surface
tension, fast hardening with no sagging
effect. Only 1 or 2 coats are required unlike conventional PU varnishes, dramatically reducing process cycle.
GreenPoxy® is the brand for Sicomin

F

ranck Glowacz holds Master's Degrees in Fundamental
Physics, Composite Materials, and Business Management.
As a writer for JEC Composites Magazine since 2007, he
has been in a very good position to observe the composites
market over the years.
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Carbon fibres: history, players and forecast to 2020

First e
dit
2015 ion

epoxy system containing up to 51% biobased carbon (ASTM D6866 certified
by an independent laboratory). Sicomin
takes environmental concerns very seriously. Nidecker chose GreenPoxy® for
one of its snowboards (figure 2). In years
to come, a 100% bio-based epoxy resin
formulation is foreseeable.

From retail to wholesale
Sicomin's management remembers how
difficult it is for connoisseurs to find
quality products. For that reason, the
company continues to sell retail, from its
online store and directly at the production site near Marseille or the warehouse
in Brittany. This approach is part of its
corporate DNA, and it is paying off as
the website's sales have increased 30%
each year since it was created. The invoices Sicomin processes range anywhere
from € 20 to € 2 million, for standard

Available on
JEC World's
Publication store

Carbon fibres:
history, players and forecast to
2020, by Franck Glowacz, JEC
Group, 138p. 330,75€ VAT excl.

or customized formulations. Customer
technical support is a corporate value.

Aiming for strong growth
Sicomin now employs 55 people (45 at
a 7,000-sq-metre production site near
Marseille which includes a team of 7 in a
state of the art laboratory and 10 in Brittany for warehousing and distribution).
Sicomin is recruiting more sales-force to
keep offering the best service to its growing demands with the now reached production capacity of 20,000 metric tons.
Its global distribution network should be
of help (70% of the epoxy production is
exported), as should its R&D activities,
to which more than 5% of turnover per
year is devoted. n
More information:
www.sicomin.com
Sicomin will exhibit at JEC World 2016
on March 8-10, Hall 6 Stand F47.

Carbon fibres: history, players

and forecast to 2020 by Franck Glowacz, JEC Group
The study includes:
- Extensive description of the major players
- Data on main markets for a deep understanding
- Carbon fibre manufacturing explanation with
equipment manufacturers
- Listing of nearly all commercially available fibers

jec composites magazine / No103 March 2016

- Global demand forecast until 2020
- New development trends
- Demand on carbon fibres by sector:
Aerospace, Sport & Leisure, Wind
Energy, Automotive...

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016

Cover
Edito
Point of view : Lamborghini
Contents
COMPANY & BUSINESS
In brief
Acquisition
Agenda of Events
APPLICATIONS
Sports & leisure
Sustainable construction
MARKET
Global
Europe
SPECIAL JEC WORLD 2016
Conferences
End-users
Automotive
Awards
Basalt
Engineering
Performing
Strategy
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Joining
Testing
Impact resistance
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
Wind
Software
Epoxy
Repair
Thermoplastic
Sandwich
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Contents
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - 12
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Acquisition
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Agenda of Events
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Sports & leisure
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Sustainable construction
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - 20
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Global
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Europe
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - SPECIAL JEC WORLD 2016
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Conferences
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - 31
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - End-users
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Automotive
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Awards
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Basalt
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Engineering
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Performing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Strategy
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Joining
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Testing
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Impact resistance
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Wind
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Software
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - 90
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Epoxy
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Repair
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - 95
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Thermoplastic
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - 97
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - Sandwich
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #103 - March 2016 - In the world
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