Ligate™ bioadhesives from 100% renewable resources
Ligate™ bioadhesives are free of petrochemicals and formaldehyde and made from 100% renewable plant resources including lignin, a by-product of papermaking. Our water-based, non-toxic bioadhesives are compatible with existing adhesive and panelboard manufacturing equipment.
A life cycle analysis has shown MDF made with Ligate has a 22% lower environmental impact over its entire lifecycle compared with conventional adhesives containing petrochemicals.
- how we developed Ligate: “Taking our bioadhesive technology to industry”
- “New glue: A New Zealand solution to a sticky problem”
- how bioadhesives can contribute to healthier home and work environments
Ligate low emission adhesive for indoor environments
Ligate Interior for use in plywood and other wood panel products for interior design applications and furniture will help ensure we live and work in healthy homes and offices. The bioadhesive’s composition scavenges formaldehyde from the air contributing to formaldehyde emissions lower than those of natural wood.
Find out more about Ligate Interior [160 Kb PDF]
Award winning technology
2016 NZBIO Biotechnology of the Year – Winner
Ligate™ technology was awarded 2016 Biotechnology of the Year at NZBIO’s annual conference in September. Dr Will Barker, Chief Executive of NZBIO, said “the technology is a game changer for wood panel manufacturers”.
2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards – Finalist, Renewable Innovations Category.
2016 NZ Innovators Awards – Finalist, Sustainability & Cleantech category.
Commercial opportunities and working with Scion