Sicomin’s InfuGreen 810 was selected for the flat table infusion of the hull, deck, roof, and structural panels.
Sicomin’s InfuGreen 810 was selected for the flat table infusion of the hull, deck, roof, and structural panels.

Sicomin reports that its GreenPoxy resins have been used to help build a sustainable new one-person yacht.

The mini 6.5m FLOKI is constructed using pre-made infused panels shaped over frames or in a jig and is entirely built from bio-based or recyclable raw materials, the company said. Sicomin’s InfuGreen 810 was selected for the flat table infusion of the hull, deck, roof, and structural panels, whilst GreenPoxy 33 was chosen for secondary lamination of the assembled parts.

The materials were combined with 350 gm 2x2 twill weave bamboo fabric for the hull, deck and roof panels and a 300 gsm stitched +/-45° flax fiber fabric was also used for the secondary bonding and taping in the structure. Sicomin says that the bamboo strips act as tiny sandwich structures that absorb very little resin, enabling high reinforcement ratios in the finished laminate. They also have a density half that of carbon fiber and improved sound and vibration damping qualities.

The sandwich panel sections of the FLOKI 6.5 were made using AIREX’s T92 PET foam made from from post-consumer recycled PET drinks bottles, while smaller components such as the yacht’s rudders were built in their own molds using a mix of bamboo and carbon fibers along with GreenPoxy 33 resin.

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.