Marlinfins project (MF) is the result of a partnership between J. Caiado Moulds, Unipessoal Lda and Peniche Surf Shop engaging on the development and production of fins and other materials for surfing.
J. Caiado Moulds has a wide 40 years experience in injection moulding of polymers and Peniche Suf Shop with its eight years of existence, is well established in the heart of the most consistent group of surfable waves across Europe.
These two synergies, in addition to family ties, give the project a solid basis and MF is not depending on external support, either in the development or in the production of its products.
Last year, MF project has succeeded to settle a reliable Portuguese brand, versatile and economic and is distributing its products to some of the most important Portuguese surf shops and expanding the exports to other European countries.
It was also very grateful to acknowledge the recognition from many practitioners of the modality concerning the evolution of quality and performance of our products.
This summer we have started the process of trademark registration and patent registration of the production process, which, in addition to the recycled, allows us to make every marlinfins Kit, an unique and unrepeatable kit.
...IT MAKES NO SENSE TO PRODUCE FINS WITH OTHER MATERIALS...
In our opinion, nowadays, it makes no sense to produce fins with other materials, as the recyclable option is perfectly available, ensuring already very high performance levels.
Since the beginning, MF project is based on two main ideas which somehow distinguish it from other brands and competing products:
In almost absolute opposition to what theorize competitors, we defend that polymers (currently known as plastics) are the best raw material for the production of fins, due to the fact that this raw material rejects the word IMPOSSIBLE. Sometimes soft, sometimes hard, sometimes elastic, sometimes tenacious, this extraordinary product, resulting from pure molecular alchemy, has been gradually replacing, with advantages, other materials hitherto considered irreplaceable on its various applications, such as iron, wood, rubber, ceramics, fibers etc. Besides, it is cheap, light, abundant, moldable at
low temperatures, easily recyclable and reusable and, increasingly biodegradable. The future, whatever it may be in terms of new materials, will inevitably run into composite materials.
In our opinion, nowadays, it makes no sense to produce fins with other materials, as the recyclable option is perfectly available, ensuring already very high performance levels. Thus, our intention in manufacturing fins only with materials of this kind, watching out for the discovery of new polymers, that almost every day come to market, testing those whose properties are adapted to the requirements of modern surfing.