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Surftech and BLOOM collaborate on stand-up paddleboards

July 23, 2017
AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com

Surftech boards featuring Bloom deck pads will debut on July 26th.

Carlsbad-based Surftech, a stand-up paddle (SUP) and Surfboard manufacturing company has announced its collaboration with BLOOM, a materials development company, to develop deck pad traction on select 2018 models of paddleboards.

“Surftech is very conscious about making products with environmentally-friendly materials when we can, and we are proud to partner with BLOOM,” said Surftech’s product director, Dan Watts. “Our waterways are our playgrounds, so we will do everything we can to keep them clean.”

Founded in 2015, BLOOM is an American performance-based materials manufacturer based in Meridian, Miss. with operations in San Diego, California. BLOOM uses algae biomass harvested from freshwater sources around the world, (lakes, rivers, and ponds) at high risk of algal bloom. Using algae biomass helps improve technical performance and offsets the use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional foams.

While not yet biodegradable, BLOOM foams offer a significant step forward in the manufacture of flexible foams. A single Surftech paddleboard using BLOOM foam returns 176 gallons of clean, filtered water to habitat and keeps approximately 123 balloons of CO2 (12” birthday balloon equivalent) from entering the atmosphere. “We’re excited about our collaboration with Surftech as they are an established market leader within the paddleboard industry. We hope they will be a beacon for others in the industry to consider their environmental impact in all that they do,” said Rob Falken, BLOOM’s managing director.

The Surftech boards featuring Bloom deck pads will debut on July 26th to retailers and attendees of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, and September’s Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida. The boards are expected to hit retail globally early 2018.

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