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Sustainability

NSP | Nature Surfing Products

At NSP we respect the environment and the world we play in. We are constantly looking for new ideas and innovative technologies to reduce the negative impact on our planet as we build surf, foil and SUP boards. We try to adhere to the basic principle that every product produced must have some form of environmentally sustainable component; whether it’s our CocoFlax technology, EPS core, recycled traction pads, bio-friendly resins, and our packaging. Surfing has been around for hundreds of years and we want to see it for another couple thousand.

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NSP was the first to incorporate shape molded SecureCell EPS blanks in our surf- and SUP manufacturing process. The result is almost zero foam dust waste.

Sicomin was awarded repeatedly

NSP uses green epoxy resin from Sicomin epoxy systems. Sicomin invests considerable resources into innovation and supplying new, environmentally enhanced green epoxy systems based on natural ingredients. NSP CocoMat boards for instance are manufactured with high-performance bio-epoxy resin, based on no less than 28% of plant-based organics.

 AWARD-WINNING COCOFLAX CONSTRUCTION

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Paddle Expo Award Ceremony for Cocomat Construction
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NSP CocoMat technology, Paddle Expo Product of the Year, is the world’s first and only Patent Pending construction that uses natural fibers from coconut husks to create a light and strong micro sandwich.

Another industry leading innovation by NSP is the use of water based dye pigments in our CocoMat construction. These dyes use zero percent solvents or other toxic additives.

In keeping with our pledge to pursue sustainable materials and manufacturing, NSP introduced Flax Fiber Rail technology to the CocoMat series in 2019; resulting in the CocoFlax range. So an already eco-friendly product now benefits  from highly durable reinforced fiber, made from the flax seed plant, and helps NSP reducing the use of fiberglass and the overall carbon footprint of the production process.

Harmless Harvest supplies NSP with coconut husks, a by-product from Thailand certified organic farms, for use in our CocoMat and CocoFlax boards.

About Harmless Harvest:

Harmless Harvest envisions a world where nutritious, clean, organic and healthy food and beverages are the standard rather than the exception; where all people involved in creating the product are treated with fairness; and the planet is treated harmlessly.

Cocomat and CocoFlax technology in the NSP line-up

The current boards use Cocomat and/or Cocoflax technology in their construction, creating a product that is high-performance, durable and a friendly nod to mother nature and generations to come:

REPURPOSED EVA TRACTION PADS = SUSTAINABILITY

EVA cutoffs are repurposed from now on!

Whether you are foiling, surfing or paddling –  at a certain performance level traction pads become essential. The added grip inspires confidence and allows for more radical moves. And speaking of radical, we are proud to announce that these repurposed EVA pads have the lowest carbon footprint in the entire NSP product line-up.

Packaging:

With absolutely no plastic in the packaging, just flax fibres and recycled paper, the product itself is made from 95% repurposed EVA off-cut, straight from the factory floor.

Tail pad packaged in 100% biodegradable packaging
EVA piles ready to be reprocessed into high-performance tail pads

BIO-DEGRADABLE BOARD = SUSTAINABILITY

NSP has always wanted to create a greener product packaging, eliminating the plastic and other harmful side products that have little to do with watersports. We joined Cobra International to find a solution that not only protects your board from dust, debris and scratches during transport, but also degrades once you unpack your product and dispose of the packaging materials. Take that landfills!

We have a combination of unlaminated kraft paper wrap and tissue paper that we use to package boards. And although we are dedicated  to be 100% sustainable in our packaging, we are currently still trying to find the perfect solution for our PU boards:

Sustainability wanted

We have yet to find a material that keeps the boards protected without scratching or damaging the clear coat- if you have any suggestions, please contact our product team to discuss.

We are also closely working together with our Chinese suppliers to get them on board with our sustainability initiatives and they support us by packing each inflatable board with paper instead of more plastic.

And we are always open to hear how we can become better for the planet – let us know what you think.

BIO-DEGRADABLE - carton and paper tape for surfboard packaging
BIO-DEGRADABLE - carton and paper tape for inflatable packaging