NOTOX, a surfboard creator based in 2006, is dedicated to sustainability. Up to now, the NOTOX workforce labored with Sicomin and used its GreenPoxy bio-resins in surfboards strengthened with sustainable cork, bamboo, and flax.
The NOTOX workforce will not be resting on its sustainable laurels, and so they design with the adage the waste of some will be sources for others in thoughts. It is usually vital to the NOTOX workforce that they supply boards that match surfers’ values of respecting nature.
NOTOX is now partnering with Sicomin and Airbus to design and construct the brand new line of R-CARBON surfboards. The R-CARBON is constructed of carbon fiber that’s declared unusable for plane purposes by Airbus due to defects resembling an incapacity to be pre-formed or quick roll lengths. Utilizing a moist lamination course of with vacuum bag consolidation, the carbon fiber is mixed with Sicomin’s excessive bio-content resin, GreenPoxy 56, and Surf Clear hardener. The result’s a transparent and shiny laminate with excessive mechanical properties.
NOTOX performed a full life cycle evaluation and confirmed that utilizing waste carbon materials from Airbus is considerably extra vitality environment friendly than utilizing different recycled quick fiber carbon.
Not solely is the R-CARBON constructed of sustainable supplies, additionally it is mild, straightforward to deal with, and absorbs vibrations, providing surfers a quick, enjoyable, and secure experience.
“At NOTOX our mission is to supply probably the most moral and sustainable boards. Offering nice mechanical efficiency, a excessive plant-based carbon content material, and a low carbon footprint as a consequence of native manufacturing, GreenPoxy 56 is an effective answer for our new R-CARBON know-how,” stated Pierre Pomiers, president of NOTOX.