Sicomin’s GreenPoxy Resins Chosen for the FLOKI 6.5

March 22 (2021

Sicomin confirms the use of its GreenPoxy resins in the build of a uniquely sustainable new Mini 6.5 class yacht, the FLOKI 6.5. Designed by Antoine Mainfray, Atelier Interface, a leading naval architect and bio-composite specialist who has built structures for the world’s fastest racing yachts in the IMOCA, VOR and ULTIM classes, the 6.5m FLOKI showcases the latest in bio-composite materials and a cost-effective flat panel build process. The FLOKI 6.5 build is well underway at Antoine’s workshop near La Rochelle with the launch and sea trials planned for April-May 2021, ready for the start of the Mini 6.5 racing season.

Building with a hull jig rather than a traditional plug or mold, allowed the build to start almost straight away. As soon as the jig was in place and the first bamboo fiber and Infugreen 810 panels infused, the next steps in the hull and deck build follow:

• Cutting of the hull panels using CNC cut templates
• Dry fitting and setting up of the panel structure on the jig
• Forming the hull's planks on the jig and bonding them in place
• Secondary lamination between the hull panels
• Lifting and flipping the hull
• Secondary lamination on the inner hull skin (planks and bulkheads, local reinforcements)
• Deck and cockpit panels fitted directly to the composite structure
• bonding of the roof (the roof is made on its own jig using the same process as the hull)

Smaller components such as the yacht’s rudders are built in their own molds using a mix of bamboo and carbon fibers along with GreenPoxy 33 resin.

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