Accolades all around for ‘green’ glue
The Scion bioadhesives team, led by Warren Grigsby, have developed a 100 percent biobased adhesive and resin technology for engineered wood products.
It was awarded Biotechnology of the Year by NZBIO, won a judges commendation for renewable innovation at the NZ Sustainable Business Network awards and was a finalist for the Innovation in Sustainability and Clean-Tech category at the NZ Innovation Awards.
Dr Warren Grigsby and the NZBIO Award.
On winning the NZBIO Biotechnology of the Year award, Warren said “We are thrilled to receive this award. It’s a great acknowledgement for our team. We have spent several years developing these adhesives and resins and it’s great to get this recognition as we move toward commercialising Ligate™ technology”.
Made from natural sources, such as forestry and agricultural side streams, the adhesives and resins technology is petrochemical-free, has very low formaldehyde emissions and can be made and used in existing manufacturing operations.
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