Niche developed 100% fully recyclable snowboard, manufactured with the use of basalt fiber

A manufacturer of eco-friendly snowboards, young innovative company Niche has announced the first 100% fully recyclable snowboard. All manufacturing waste, resins and the product itself can be recycled after its lifespan is over, by means of Recyclamine® technology.

Necessary rock studies of the gabbro and andesite basalt groups for the suitability as the raw material base for the production of continuous basalt fiber (CBF). A unique technique including laboratory melting and pilot-industrial melting at the high-tech equipment.

A recycled material is suitable for re-use, that is, it can be turned into a new fully recyclable snowboard.

Since the day of its foundation, Niche’s manufacturing process is based only on eco-friendly technologies and materials, for example, they use bio-rubber substance instead of an epoxy resin made from the fossil oil, or basalt fiber instead of fiberglass, which makes the snowboards absorb impacts better and is suitable for reuse.


“We’re beyond excited to be able to tell the snowboard community about something we know has the ability to revolutionize the entire snowboard manufacturing industry by creating a TRUE zero-landfill manufacturing solution. We are honored to be the first, and look forward to the day when the rest of the industry takes notice and hopefully welcomes these kinds of solutions into their own manufacturing,” said Ana Van Pelt, Co-founder, and Chief Brand Officer.

The new model of fully recyclable snowboard uses basalt fiber for stringers; they are an additional reinforcement of the design.

Companies: Niche, Recyclamine

Industries: Ecology

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