NSP Steps Toward Sustainability
Through new technologies, we are able to build boards with reduced impact on the environment. As all surfers should, we take the journey toward sustainability seriously.
Here is a list of sustainability steps NSP is taking to produce better boards that are easier on the planet.
SecureCell EPS cores eliminate waste
NSP was the first to incorporate shape molded SecureCell EPS blanks in our Surf and SUP manufacturing process. Compared to conventional surfboard shaping, the result is almost zero waste of foam dust.
Bio-friendly green epoxy by Sicomin
NSP uses green epoxy resin by Sicomin Systems. Sicomin is a company investing considerable resources into innovation and the distribution of green epoxy systems which are based on natural ingredients and more environment friendly. NSP CocoMat boards for instance, are manufactured with high-performance bio epoxy resin, based on no less than 28% of plant-based organics.
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.
In keeping with our pledge to pursue sustainable materials and manufacturing, NSP introduced Flax Fiber Rail technology to the CocoMat series in 2019; creating CocoFlax technology. 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.
Water-based dye pigments with 0% solvents
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.
Harmless Harvest supplies NSP
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.
Harmless Harvest supplies NSP with coconut husks from Organic for Life - Social & Fair Trade Certificated Organic Farms, which are used in all CocoMat and CocoFlax boards.
Deckpads from recycled EVA
To minimize the ecological impact of our production processes, NSP collects the EVA scraps from our cutting floors and recycles them into after-market deckpads. Extremely durable, these thermoformed deckpads will outlast conventional EVA, while reducing waste in our landfills. Packaged in recycled paper, bound with flax fibres, we wanted to reduce our carbon footprint and create a greener product that would do us proud. If you see one of these hanging in your local shop and you’re looking for a tail pad – go green!