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
Listen to the Ligate story so far - August 2018 [RNZ podcast]
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]
Warren Grigsby, Research Leader, Chemical Synthesis and Design
Rob Lei, Business Development Manager