|Approved to build||Level One ECOBOARDS and Gold Level ECOBOARDS|
|Brand Description||Providing surfers with boards that truly match their values, while making them the most accessible possible, is the aim Notox has been pursuing since 2009. Inventor of eco-built surfboards (based on vacuum bagged flax, cork, recycled polystyrene, bio-epoxy), Notox has kept challenging their processes to produce ever-more responsible and sustainable boards.
In early 2009, they first built a safe, healthy and eco-friendly workshop meeting the highest standards on :
To us, performance is a goal considered equally important as environmental ethics.
Notox boards produce waste for less than the half their weight, 75% of which is recyclable.
Materials are sourced in France and Portugal, less than 700km away from the Notox factory, resulting in a substantially decrease carbon footprint. These materials come from an organic natural origin or from recycling and provide no toxicity for people and nature.
We seek to leverage costs as much as possible to remain within an affordable scope of price for the majority of surfers, while ensuring the best quality of materials.
|ECOBOARD Audit Results||A LCA audit showed that for building a flax board of 3kg, Notox generates 4kg of waste ( all included: sanding dust, fabrics, EPS, Cork, etc.). Then, 75% of these wastes are sorted and sent to recycling (through a network of partners). That means less than 1kg of wastes is needed for building a flax board.
Notox’s last range of cork boards has even less waste, with only 500g (mainly cork dust impregnated with resin) generated for building a 3.5kg board
For their sustainability efforts, NOTOX was awarded EuroSIMA ECORIDE GOLD in 2012 (https://www.eurosima.com/nos-actions/ecoride/).
Notox uses recycled EPS foam (either from MARKO ENVIROFOAM or local manufacturer), which is then CNC machined and hand finished.
Depending on the specific board technology, Notox laminates the blanks with raw flax fabrics (neither bleached nor treated) or combined with raw cork (produced from recycled cork waste).
The boards are glassed and assembled using bio-epoxy either from SICOMIN (GP56) or ENTROPY (CLR or SUPER SAP ONE). The boards are vacuum bagged in order to strongly press the fabrics or cork against the core (for better strength and performance).