Sicomin partners with Candela on foiling ferry
Epoxy resin specialist Sicomin has partnered with Swedish electric foiling boat manufacturer Candela. Sicomin will supply a complete epoxy resins and adhesives package for Candela’s latest project, the P-12 foiling passenger shuttle.
Candela, which has made headlines for innovative electric vessels including the C-8, is moving into the commercial market with the Candela P-12 ‘flying ferry’. The new, zero-emission, 12-metre passenger shuttle has been conceived to enable higher journey frequencies and increase utilisation across urban water transit networks.
The P-12 has been developed using the same lightweight, infused composite, foiling DNA for Candela’s earlier C-7 and C-8 leisure craft and is built using the same DNV-GL type approved Sicomin resins and adhesives as the previous models.
Sicomin says its SR1710 epoxy infusion resin produces extremely high laminate mechanical properties and ‘delivers excellent performance’ in hot and wet conditions.
Sicomin’s epoxy adhesive, Isobond SR7200HTG, is also used extensively in the P12 construction to bond the carbon fibre hull’s internal structure and final assembly of the vessel’s composite components.
“Sicomin epoxies have helped us create the lightweight structures that give Candela vessels their game-changing performance,” said Karl Fägersten, chief procurement officer at Candela. “Thanks to this, we can provide fast and cost-effective, more comfortable, zero-emission journeys on our waterways.”