Sicomin has achieved Deutsche Bahn (DB) accreditation for the supply of its SR1124 Fire Retardant Epoxy Resin for use in Rail applications.

SR1124 is a new generation, low viscosity formula designed for hand laminating and filament winding processes. Sicomin has successfully optimised this advanced epoxy to ensure it is Halogen free with low smoke opacity, toxicity levels and exceptionally fire retardant.

In order to achieve the DB accreditation; flammability, smoke and drip formulation tests were conducted on a sandwich panel constructed from a foam core that was laminated with SR1124. This sample part served to replicate a rail manufacturer producing FRP parts or conducting repairs on damaged carriages in case of an accident or stone impact.

In addition to this latest accreditation, SR1124 has also satisfied the stringent health and safety regulations as specified by REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), and ASTM E84 class A for Civil Engineering in combination with Sicomin‘s FW 16 coating.

For more information on this latest innovation or any element of Sicomin’s extensive portfolio of epoxies, please visit the team at Composites Europe 2014 in Dusseldorf, Stand 8a D01 where they will be exhibiting from 7th – 9th October.


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