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Located in the heart of the Spanish Basque Country, Atlantic Blanks produces high quality EPS Surfboard Blanks for the European market. Made using state-of-the-art CNC precision milling technology and high quality EPS foam, our blanks provide the perfect foundation for modern, epoxy-glassed surfboard construction.

⇊ WHY EPS?

As the surfboard industry continues to evolve in terms of construction, oesign and materials, epoxy is rapidly becoming a viable alternative to polyurethane in the shaping bay. And while polyurethane will always have its place, the simple fact is that epoxy/EPS outperforms polyurethane in every way: it’s lighter, longer lasting, more buoyant, less toxic and provides the shaper with more freedom in terms of creating new designs and different types of construction. So while many shapers stick with PU because they’re used to working with it and believe it’s easier to shape, here at Atlantic Blanks we guarantee you’ll love working with our highly consistent EPS foam.

MOLDED VS CNC CUT BLANKS: THE FACTS ⇊

While some manufacturers create their blanks using injection molding, here at Atlantic Blanks we use 3D CNC milling. Both processes have their advantages – molds are more cost efficient for large scale production, while CNC suits smaller runs, allowing us to produce a greater variety of sizes and shapes. Is there a difference in strength? No. Despite what some manufacturers claim, there is no structural difference between molded and CNC milled foam.

⇊ STRINGER-FREE

Atlantic Blanks do not have a central wood stringer: with our blanks you are free to use a variety of options – stringer(s), stringerless, parabolic – to control the board’s torsion and flex response.

GREENER & CLEANER ⇊

Surfboard manufacturing is a notoriously dirty industry and here at Atlantic Blanks we are committed to playing our part in cleaning it up. EPS foam production is significantly less toxic and lower impact than PU, and that’s just the start. EPS foam is 100% recyclable, meaning both factory offcuts and old boards can potentially be recycled or repurposed. Our Atlantic Green Line EPS foam is made with 10% recycled materials, allowing us to re-use leftovers from the production process.

⇊ THE BEST FOAM

EPS foam has been used in surfboard manufacturing for a long time, and the quality keeps improving. At Atlantic Blanks we have worked closely with several different suppliers to offer a new benchmark in surf-specific EPS – our foam is highly consistent and very white in comparison to other EPS products on the market.

FOAM / BLANK TYPES

At Atlantic we produce blanks at two different density ratings: 30 kg/m3 and 25 kg/m3.

25 kg/m3

our lighter, lower density foam is recommended for longboards and SUPs, where it’s possible to glass them stronger and keep them light at the same time.

30 kg/m3

this is our higher density foam, suited to standard surfboards and high performance shortboards.

Green Line

our Atlantic Green Line EPS foam is made with 10% recycled materials, allowing us to re-use leftovers from the production process.

Catalog / CNC Service

Time spent mowing excessive quantities of foam means wasted time, money and resources – that’s why we produce a super wide range of blank templates. From 5’8 shortboards to XL SUP’s, we’ve got a blank to match your project, so you’ll get to spend more time shaping and less time sweeping. If you can’t find the right blank from our extensive selection, no worries – just let us know what you need and we’ll happily quote you for a custom one.

Shortboards / Regular boards 5’0 – 7’5
Minimal / Longboard 7’8 – 9’3
SUP 8’3 – 10’

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ABOUT

Atlantic Blanks is a joint venture between shapers and Omega Composites.

 

Please contact us at info@atlanticblanks.com for more information.

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