Are Mushrooms the Solution to the Industry’s Petroleum & Chemical-based Resin Challenge?

9. June 2016 06:53

n     Growing Interest in the Industries New, Natural Resin

Could mushroom materials be the solution to the industry challenge of formaldehyde and other toxic resins used in the production of engineered wood? 

That was the question posed by furniture industry executives to our co-founders at Ecovative a few years ago.  It may sound like an odd question to some, but as the pioneer and world leader in mycelium-based biomaterials and, given that we use biology to grow materials with exceptional properties unattainable through conventional chemistry, the question made perfect sense for us to explore.

Flash forward two years, and the answer is “yes,” and the solution is MycoBoard™ a premium, customizable, certified sustainable engineered wood product. It is bound together using mycelium—“nature’s glue”—which is formaldehyde-free, safe, and healthy. This versatile, non-toxic engineered wood, which offers natural fire-resistant properties, can be molded into custom shapes or pressed into boards, making it an ideal solution for the architectural and design community.

You will find MycoBoard™ in an award winning chair, in commercial wall panels, and in other products being produced by leading furniture manufacturers and designers.

MycoBoard™ provides a solution to the rising cost of resins, the growing customer concerns about product health and safety, and looming possibility of expanded government regulations.


Interested in talking about how to integrate this new bio-resin into your product planning and production?  Join us at the “Wood Composites Symposium,” on Tuesday, August 23rd.  In session one (8:30 a.m.) we will be talking about “Resins and Coatings for Wood Composites” – including Ecovative’s bio-based resins—for composite panels and structural members.


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