MycoBoard™ products are a biofabricated, certified sustainable, form of engineered wood. They are grown using mycelium – “nature’s glue” – which is formaldehyde-free, safe, and healthy and produces panels that are strong, machinable and fire-resistant. This makes MycoBoard™ panels an ideal solution for the home, office, or school.
MycoBoard has an open loop supply chain. We are able to incorporate a variety of lignin/cellulose based materials to create end products. Here are some examples:
MycoBoard is customizable. We work directly with customers to develop ideal product solutions.
Gunlocke®, the leading provider of private office furniture, collaborated with Ecovative to create a sustainable alternative for the outside seat back of their newest product introduction Savor™ Guest Seating. Setting high standards and striving for sustainability, Gunlocke is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the business throughout the entire product life cycle, from research and development to disposal. Gunlocke and Ecovative worked together throughout the design and development process until an ideal solution was reached. Today, Ecovative is manufacturing the outside seat backs for Gunlocke using its revolutionary MycoBoard technology. Savor is the first product in the furniture industry to use this Cradle-to-Cradle™ Gold Certified Material.
Ed Lewis of Enjoy Handplanes has a serious interest in sustainability, and typically makes his handplanes (used to help bodysurfers glide through the water) from upcycled surfboard foam and old neoprene wetsuits for the handles. After spending years making his product from polyurethane foam, which produces production waste that was not biodegradable, he approached us with the idea of growing handplanes out of our MycoBoard technology for a more sustainable solution to production.
“After seeing for myself the production methods of Ecovative I was hooked. At the start of their production line is agricultural waste that comes into the building. At the other end earth friendly products are produced and the waste from that is sent off to a composting facility to make more soil. It was the most sustainable production facility I have ever seen. This is how I want to make our products.” says Ed “The idea that our product was grown and any waste could be composted was just what I had envisioned as the perfect solution to sustainable production in the surf industry.”
Ecovative worked closely with Ed to develop the right shape and density for the product. Today, Ed is selling Funguy Handplanes that perform great, look awesome, and best yet are Earth compatible.
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