EPS 6'6" Envirofoam
ABOUT THE BLANK
From your cruiser fish to your groveling performance short board the 6'6" M can do it all. This simplified molded blank is perfect for almost all boards.
The flat wide deck and bottom, square rails, and relaxed rocker caters to a wide variety of boards making it a go to blank for the CNC machine and hand shapers alike. This blank is available stringerless or with Marko's stock stringer.
ABOUT THE FOAM
All of us at Marko Foam were interested in taking our already established recycling program and turn it up a notch by reformulating it so that it could be re-manufactured into a solid blank again. In 2006 that reformulation process was being developed and in its infancy with many stages of R&D, by 2009 the manufacturing process had been perfected.
The Enviro-blank innovative technology allows all types of EPS regrind, not just surfboard scraps, to be made into a high grade, moldable material and be put back into production again. The material is called Envirofoam, and is looking to be a solid choice for a sustainable blank material in the surfboard manufacturing process. Marko has tested this material for use in blanks and finished boards with some select customers. With positive results, Marko was granted an exclusive global contract securing the manufacturing and distribution of this revolutionary process for all water sport applications.
The interest in this product has steadily risen with many companies using only our Envirofoam blankecoboard copy along with other much more eco-friendly surfboard products than those that have been used in the past. Marko has also partnered up with Sustainable Surf to help their Ecoboard project which helps people find high performance surfboards with a reduced environmental and toxic impact. Marko is proud to be a part of this amazing process and introduce the first 25% recycled EPS blank.
Collected post-use EPS is put into a mulching machine that breaks down the material to smaller pieces called "re-grind". Loose re-grind pieces are conveyed into a holding bag and fed down into a machine that compresses the regrind into highly dense rectangular blocks (20pcf). The blocks of recycled EPS are then reprocessed into Envirofoam that is remanufactured into blanks on the same equipment that makes the Virgin EPS blanks. Envirofoam material can be recycled and reprocessed into a usable blank material over and over... and over... and over... again. Envirofoam is an outstanding blank choice for sustainability in the Surfboard Industry.
Since 1961 Marko has been churning out quality foam products in California. 2005 marked their debut in manufacturing foam blanks for water sports. Just a year later they initiated the "Surf Green" program. Rooted in surf, their goal was to create the world's first recycled EPS foam blanks. And in 2008 they did just that by introducing a 100% recycled EPS blank to the market place. Since then, they've signed an exclusive global deal to gather and reprocess EPS blank scraps into first quality blanks. Not only are their blanks eco-friendly, but their 100% recycled EPS material is more durable and available in the same weights as their current blank material.
Marko blanks have found their way into the hands of Bill Riedel, Matt Biolas, Eric Arakawa, and various other shapers worldwide.
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