At NSP we respect the environment and the world we play in. We are constantly looking for new ideas and technologies to reduce the impact on our planet as we build surf- and SUP boards.
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.
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.
NSP CocoMat technology 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 has introduced Flax Fiber Rail technology to the CocoMat series in 2019; the CocoFlax. This already eco-friendly product will benefit from this highly durable reinforced fiber made from the flax seed plant, and help NSP in reducing the use of fiberglass and overall carbon footprint.
Repurposed EVA traction pads
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:
With absolutely no plastic in the packaging, just flax fibres and recycled paper. And the product itself is made from 95% repurposed EVA off-cut, straight from the factory floor:
Made from 95% repurposed EVA off-cut, and packaged in recycled paper, bound with flax fibres, we wanted to create a greener product that would do us proud. If you see one of these hanging in your local shop and you are looking for a tail pad – go green!
Harmless Harvest supplies NSP with coconut husks, a by-product from 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.
In acknowledgement of NSP’s sustainable efforts and years of implementing new technologies and techniques that help reduce the environmental impact, NSP has partnered with Sustainable Surf’s Ecoboard project. Today, 90% of the NSP line up meets their strict requirements, justifying the use of the highly respected Sustainable Surf ECOBAORD logo. CocoFlax surf and sup technology was awarded the ECOBOARD Gold Level Certificate in 2019.
About Sustainable Surf:
Sustainable Surf is a California-based non-profit charity organization focused on transforming surf culture into a powerful force for protecting the ocean playground.