Our core technology of growing mycelium to bind materials together can be applied to produce astonishing structural composites. Ecovative is currently developing replacements for engineered wood including particleboard and fiberboard.
This mycelium binding technology works with both natural and synthetic textiles. Materials like burlap, hemp, jute, wood veneers, fiberglass, and even carbon fiber can be adhered using mycelium instead of volatile chemical resins. In some cases, set times are less than 24 hours to reach full adhesion, which is comparable to polyurethane glues.
Structural composites grown using Ecovative’s technology could soon be used to produce surfboards, furniture, lightweight vehicle panels and more.