The company has supplied a range of its products to build the Ocean X kayak range.
The company has supplied a range of its products to build the Ocean X kayak range.

Sicomin says that it has sponsored extreme paddler Richard Kohler on his 6700 km solo kayak crossing of the South Atlantic.

The company has supplied a range of its products to build the Ocean X kayak range, one of which will be paddled by Kohler. This includes its GreenPoxy 33 laminating system that has been used for a lightweight full carbon and PVC foam sandwich construction, with SR7200 epoxy adhesive used for all structural bonding of the kayak’s components.     

‘For the South Atlantic crossing, Ocean X needs to be strong, light and efficient,’ Kohler said. ‘We’ve got fantastic materials for the build that are more sustainable than traditional epoxies and we’ve had brilliant technical support from the Aerontec team too.  I can’t wait to get started now and show everyone what this new design can do.’ 

This story uses material from Sicomin, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.