Moss Research expands manufacturing facility, offers Eco-Flex technology lisencing agreement

Moss Research expands manufacturing facility, offers Eco-Flex technology lisencing agreement

Surfboard Manufacturer Moss Research expands offering of the Eco-Flex® process to include licensing of the technology to strategic partners and making sustainable board building materials available to all surfers and shapers. For Immediate Release, October 5th, 2015 San Diego, CA: In 2008, surfboard shaper Jake Moss was sick of feeling sick. A master craftsman with over 17 years of experience shaping boards and a devout following of surfers worldwide, Moss made the decision to only produce and manufacture high-performance eco-friendly surfboards in the healthiest, most sustainable and environmentally-conscious way possible. After 2-years of experimentation and feedback from his loyal customers, Jake developed a production process and combination of materials, which he called Eco-Flex®, that met his high standards of performance while minimizing negative health and environmental impacts. In 2010, Moss became the first surfboard manufacturer to pursue a professional 3rd party Sustainability Report for the Eco-Flex® manufacturing process and facility. When Eco-Flex® received a Gold Level Endorsement of Sustainability, it set a benchmark for the surfboard industry. Way ahead of the curve, with more than 6 years of making 100% eco-friendly surfboards under his belt, an eye on the future, and the support of a key group of advocates in the surfing world, (world renowned surfboard shapers, artists, activists, scientists, craftsmen and professional surfers), Moss wants to share his Eco-Flex® material process and boards with surfers and shapers everywhere. “I think surfers have really started to become aware of how ironic our current situation is,” Moss says. “I mean, here we are, a large and increasingly influential group that loves the oceans and earth because they provide something incredibly...
VIDEO: The Eco-Flex Process: A Better Way is in the Making…

VIDEO: The Eco-Flex Process: A Better Way is in the Making…

From the waste-bin to the waves, join master shaper and Moss-Research Founder Jake Moss as he explains his revolutionary Eco-Flex surfboard manufacturing process. Creating the next generation of eco-friendly surfboards for a shared planet. “When we started experimenting with alternative materials and non-conventional shapes in 2008 our mantra was anything goes,” Moss explains. “All we knew was that there had to be a better, healthier more environmentally conscious and creatively expressive way to design and produce surfboards.” The goal: To build high performance surfboards that are less toxic to the craftsmen who make them and more sustainable for the coastal environment that inspires every surfer. “We tested materials from Paulownia wood to Bamboo, hemp fabric, sugar cane and recycled foam while using bio-epoxy resin made with pinesap,” Moss says, “continually refining and tweaking the manufacturing process for over 4 years.” The result is the Eco-Flex Surfboard. A superior, customizable hand-shaped board that is 75% cleaner, 30% lighter and lasts twice as long as industry standard Polyurethane/Polyester construction. Since they were first released to the market in 2011, Eco-Flex surfboards have become the vanguard of a growing surfboard re-evolution focused on the development of an increasingly environmentally conscious, high performance surf-craft. “Beyond experimenting with different designs and materials, Eco-Flex is re-thinking the entire surfboard production process, we’re committed to producing the most eco-friendly surfboards possible” Moss says. Awarded a Gold-level endorsement from a leading third party sustainability and life cycle analyst -an industry first for surfboard manufacturers- Eco-Flex is constantly working to improve the process. Leading the way forward and putting pressure on an entire industry to change. The choice...
The SHAPESHIFTER

The SHAPESHIFTER

Jake Moss introduces his latest Aquatic Oddities creation – the Shapeshifter! Filmed and edited by Erik Derman. Check it, then hit the...