Qualified Materials

The ECOBOARD Project Verifies the use of Qualified Materials in boards against a set of qualifying sustainability criteria. This is the most practical and effective method to ensure that any board bearing the ECOBOARD Gold Label or Level One label: has a measurably reduced carbon footprint, uses renewable, recycled and/or up-cycled material inputs, and uses materials and processes that reduce toxicity during manufacturing.

Sustainable Surf will conduct random sampling of qualified materials. This will likely involve, cured resin/foam samples being requested from surfboard builders, comparative analysis of recycled materials, and requests for supply chain information. Sustainable Surf will discuss costs to cover this sampling process with each brand. These costs will ultimately vary dependent on the material in questions and the number of random audits undertaken.

Sustainable Surf currently qualifies board building materials from the following companies:

Qualified Resins

         
Company Product Bio-Carbon Content in the fully cured resin* Level One Qualifying Gold Level Qualifying
         
Entropy Resins Super Sap ONE

30%

level 1 gold
Entropy Resins Super Sap CLR

29%

level 1 gold
Entropy Resins Super Sap BRT

30%

level 1 gold
         
Sicomin

Greenpoxy33  + SD 4999 Hardener

26%

level 1 gold
Sicomin Surf Clear EVO + SD EVO Medium

29%

level 1 gold
Sicomin SR GreenPoxy56 + SD Surf Clear

35%

level 1 gold
Sicomin SR GreenPoxy56 + SD GP 505V2

52%

level 1 gold
Sicomin GreenPoxy Foaming Resin

37%

level 1 gold
         
Green Room Resin BCE Resin + any standard Green Room hardener

19%

level 1  
         
ATL Composites KINETIX┬« Eco-X R135

26%

level 1  
ATL Composites KINETIX® Eco-X R130

20%

level 1  
         
Pro Link Materials Bio-Link

20%

level 1  
         
Advanced Resin Systems

Ghost Epoxy

27%

level 1  
         
Resoltech

1070 ECO

 31%

level 1  
         
Resin Research

Bio Science 21

 21%

level 1  
         
QR Polymers

BLUE FIN 20

 23%

level 1  
QR Polymers

BLUE FIN A25

 29%

level 1 gold
         
Nanopoxy

N12 Resin + N085 Hardener, Biobased

 54%

level 1 gold

*the sum of all component parts

Qualified Cores

         
Company Product Bio-Carbon / Recycled / Wood Content Level One Qualifying Gold Level Qualifying
         
Polyola PU EcoBlank 100% recyclable polyurethane core made from recycled post-consumer polyol + MDI based isocyanate level 1
         
GoVan Projects PU Bioblank 48% bio-carbon content

100% biodegradable polyurethane type core with up to 70% of components derived from plants.
level 1
         
Grow Blanks Sisal Agave Blank 100% organic and biodegradable alternative to traditional surfboard foam. level 1 gold
         
Marko Foam Enviro-Foam 100% recyclable, tight bead fusion, high performance expanded polystyrene core with 25% recycled content level 1  
         
ECORE e.CORE 25R 100% recyclable, high performance expanded polystyrene core with 25% recycled content level 1  
         
Approved ECOBOARD builders Sustainably grown, reclaimed and/or recycled wood (timber)* Constituting min 50% of finished core by weight* level 1  
Approved ECOBOARD builders Sustainably grown, reclaimed and/or recycled wood (timber) as the entire/complete structure of a board, requiring little to no resin and/or fibreglass in its manufacture (Such as a traditional alaia made from FSC Certified paulownia)* Constituting approx. 100% of finished board by weight* level 1 gold