Ventana Surfboards: Functional, Unique Works of Art

Artisanship meets Environmental Ethics Ventana Surfboards & Supplies is a surf shop that combines artisanship with environmental stewardship, resulting in gorgeous, fun-to-surf boards. Their master artisan (and co-founder), Martijn Stiphout, builds high-quality, lightweight, custom, hollow wooden surfboards. Each Ventana surfboard is a unique work of art, an heirloom built to last for generations. At least …

Upcycling Trash to Treasure

Enjoy Handplanes Bodysurfer Ed Lewis is a creator with a humble mission: Saving the planet by upcycling trash into treasure. His brainchild is Enjoy Handplanes. He founded the company in 2010 as a way to keep landfills free of broken surfboards, discarded wetsuits, and production waste while creating fun products that are environmentally responsible. It was …

Cigarette butts & epoxy are riding waves

Ciggy boards a puff of fresh air Sure, upcycling is hot. But who’d have thought you could upcycle old cigarette butts into functional, artistic surfboards? Leave it to industrial designer Taylor Lane to figure out that it can be done, and beautifully. Along with filmmaker Ben Judkins, their commitment to ocean stewardship resulted in an …

Bubble Trouble

Tipping, pouring, & Torching: 3 Great Ways to Prevent Bubbles The main reason for preventing bubbles in epoxy coatings and castings is that bubbles interfere with clarity. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to make sure your epoxy remains bubble-free. Whether your project is in the planning stage, or you’re already frustrated by …

Reusable Entropy Accessories

Many components in Entropy Resins Accessory Kits are made from smooth, sturdy plastics that epoxy won’t strongly adhere to. You should be able to easily pop cured epoxy off of these items by gently squeezing or bending them. Then you can continue using those mixing sticks, mixing pots, spreaders, etc. How long this reusability lasts …

Understanding our Life Cycle Assessment

A cheat sheet of acronyms It’s hard to talk about Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) without resorting to a lot of acronyms. Before we look at why we had this assessment done for Entropy Resins, here is a handy acronym cheat sheet to keep us on track. BPA—Bisphenol A: A chemical backbone of epoxy formulations ECH—Epichlorihydrin: …