Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Are Re-Used Foam and Fiberglass Handplanes Really more Envioronmentally Friendly?

Yes they are stripping surfboards and making blanks out of old foam, but they are still impregnating fiberglass to seal them.  Doesn't matter if it's biodegradable epoxy, it will still take many more years to break down in a landfill then wood with a oil finish or water-based clear coat.  Paulownia wood is extremely fast growing and considered a weed in some parts. It can grow up to 20 feet in one year when young, and can be harvested for saw timber in as little as five years. Meaning it is highly regenerative as a building material.  Taking all of that into consideration, we think we have a more Environmentally Friendly product!  Don't buy into the RE-USE hype.  It's a marketing scam.

All Brownfish Handplanes are made of Paulownia Wood, Waterborne environmentally conscious finishes, and Custom, adjustable handstraps. They are made from the best materials we have found in our obsession of handplanes.


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