Ligate™ bioadhesives from 100% renewable resources

Scion researchers have developed a truly sustainable adhesive technology for wood panels.

Most wood panels in the world today depend on petrochemical, formaldehyde-based adhesives.

Consumers and regulators are increasingly seeking more environmentally friendly options for a healthier home and work environment.

Ligate™ bioadhesives are based entirely on renewable ingredients, free of petrochemicals and formaldehyde. They are water-based, non-toxic and compatible with existing adhesive and wood panel manufacturing equipment.

Ligate™ is currently being evaluated through manufacturing trials with commercial partners.

Publications and media

The family of sustainable products using Ligate adhesives is growing - Feb 2019

Listen to the Ligate story so far - August 2018 [RNZ podcast]

Huge opportunity for plant-based bioadhesives - Oct 2017

Accolades all around for ‘green’ glue - May 2017

How bioadhesives can contribute to healthier home and work environments - Oct 2016 [Build Magazine]

New glue: A New Zealand solution to a sticky problem - July 2016 [Pure Advantage]

How we developed Ligate: Taking our bioadhesive technology to industry - March 2016


Amanda Davies, Innovation Manager