Sicomin, one of the lead suppliers to the Haramain Hi- Speed Railway Stations, has developed a new range of fire retardant resins.
Sicomin, one of the lead suppliers to the Haramain Hi- Speed Railway Stations, has developed a new range of fire retardant resins.

Sicomin, one of the lead suppliers to the Haramain Hi-Speed Railway Stations in Saudi Arabia, has developed a new range of fire retardant resins for the Middle East market.

The resins include:

  • SR1125 Infusion, a fire retardant system formulated specifically for infusion. SR1125 is a halogen free system and exhibits no filtration of active fillers by the reinforcement. It can be easily infused at room temperature and gives exceptional fire retardant properties.
  • SGi 128 Gel Coat, a new generation epoxy gel coat (certified as ASTM E 84 Class A). SGi 128 can be applied as an in mould coating or post applied to a finished part. The epoxy gel coat has none of the disadvantages of existing moisture sensitive intumescent coatings and also offers low smoke opacity and toxicity properties.
  • SR1124 Laminating, a high performance system with improved wetting-out properties. SR1124 has been developed for projects where infusion is not possible. The halogen free system delivers improved mechanical properties with a range of hardener speeds and reportedly delivers lower resin consumption than standard fire retardant epoxy systems.
  • SC FW Fire Wall Paint, a one-component emulsion paint that prevents heat propagation and fire progression by releasing extinguishing gases. Tested in accordance with the ASTM E 84 Civil Engineering classification (Class A), this coating is best suited to sheltered or interior use.

According to Sicomin, advanced composite materials including epoxy resins are becoming increasingly common in the construction industry due to the improved mechanical properties, a lower structural weight for easier handling and faster installation, a high fatigue life and the freedom of design due to their moldable properties.

Sicomin will introduce the resins at CompIC Middle East taking place from 9–10 February 2016 in Dubai, UAE. 

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