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04.03.14
By David Saltman Hobie Alter, competitive surfer, master shaper and boat designer, passed away recently at the age of 80.  He did not know it, but Hobie was one of the inspirations behind the formation of Malama Composites.  We honor his...
08.28.13
Brian welcomes David Saltman, CEO & Chairman of Malama Composites, Inc., a start-up company that develops rigid urethane foams made from natural bio-based, renewable resources. David explains what his motivation was for starting Malama and how...
05.24.13
Today there are three ways to ship wine in the mail: cardboard, molded pulp or expanded polystyrene (EPS). Pfeiffer Lab, a Bay Area design firm, has been working on a design strategy project to re-envision wine packaging using new bio-based...
09.23.12
MALAMA COMPOSITES ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF STUDIO BIOFOAM™ YouTube® Video Demonstrates Hollywood Set Builders Using New Green Material San Diego CA:  Today, Malama Composites, Inc. announced the launch the first bio-based rigid...
09.22.12
Find out more about Studio Biofoam by watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arnewVgVv_I
09.22.12
New Product Announcement - Clean Foam Composites Málama’s foams are made with polyols that are derived from domestically grown plant oils like soy and castor. One of the features of Málama’s bio-based foam  is its...
09.22.12
Presidential Memorandum -- Driving Innovation and Creating Jobs in Rural America through Biobased and Sustainable Product Procurement The BioPreferred program -- established by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-171)(...
09.22.12
What happens when La Jolla's high-minded surfboard shapers switch mediums? The Sleekest furniture yet ... If high-end furniture inspired by surf culture seems far-fetched, consider the source. David Saltman called on pals like Carl Ekstrom and...
09.22.12
Malama Composites joins Spanish team for America's Cup Malama Composites (San Diego, Calif., USA), manufacturers of high-performance polyurethane foams made from bio-based renewable resources, announced that it has joined Spain’s ...
09.22.12
Malama and Green Comm Racing promote environmental innovation at America’s Cup 15 November 2011 Malama Composites, a manufacturer of polyurethane foam made from bio-based renewable resources, has joined Spain’s Green Comm Racing Team at...
09.22.12
Green Comm Racing Team America's Cup November 14, 2011  San Diego, CA:  Malama Composites, manufacturers of high performance polyurethane foams made from bio-based renewable resources, announced today that it has joined Spain’s...
09.22.12
More than anything, Sacred Craft is a celebration of the surfboard – the philosophical icon of enduring youth. No other object stirs as much passion, as much stoke, and as much power. Experience the expo on October 8 & 9, 2011 at the Del...
09.22.12
Málama Composites has successfully completed the CONNECT Springboard program. Springboard, CONNECT’s flagship program, assists innovators and entrepreneurs with the definition of a compelling commercialization strategy through mentoring...
09.22.12
MANUFACTURING: Company’s Ideas Borne Out of Surfboard Industry Experience By Andrea Siedsma Ned McMahon is not only passionate about the environment, he also plans to nab a piece of the multibillion-dollar, global clean technology market at...
09.22.12
The Rob Machado Surf Experience and Cardiff Green Expo will take place during the weekend of September 26 and 27 at Seaside Reef in Cardiff. Betty Steele, co-creator of the Cardiff Green Expo, and a member of the Cardiff 101 Chamber of Commerce....
09.22.12
What do wake surfboards, wind blades, construction materials and military target drones all have in common? They are all products from Malama Composites that help make composites greener through the use of soy...
09.22.12
In December 2005, the biggest maker of polyurethane foam blanks used to make the core of surfboards (and other products) abruptly shut down—creating a huge void among Southern California surfboard makers and the composites industry. I have...