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MycoBoard

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.

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Current Applications

  • Furniture (Structural and Non Structural)
    • Work surfaces
    • Molded furniture components
    • Seatbacks
  • Architectural panels
  • Door cores
  • Cabinetry

Key Benefits

MycoBoard is:

  • Environmentally Safe
    • Urea-Formaldehyde Free
    • VOC Free
    • Class B Fire Rated
  • Customizable
  • Made in USA & North America
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Current Capabilities and Scale

Our Green Island facilities and team are producing custom molded MycoBoard shapes as well as 3x6' panels on our own presses.

We have multiple presses designed to accept molded tooling for the production of chair backs, custom architectural elements, and complex geometries. Pressing the material right to its final form removes the need for milling or routing, reducing waste and energy.

In addition to our own 3x6’ press, Ecovative has partnered with multiple North American mills to produce industry standard 4x8’ and 5x10’ panels in greater volumes. These panels are available in limited release and can be purchased through our sales team.

Resin Technology

MycoBoard is powered by our mResin™ technology and is directly compatible with existing presses. Loose particles, from hemp to conventional wood fibers, are then combined with our proprietary mycelium strains. The growth of the mycelium converts some of the particles into a natural and safe biological glue.

Installing our bio-resin system can be a valuble upgrade to existing particle board plants, completely eliminating any harmful emissions, both during application and during end use, while maintaining compatability with both continious and multi-open discontinious lines. Further more, unlike conventional chemical resin systems, mResin™ adhesive is grown on site, reducing transport costs.

Our mResin™ adhesive system is currently being piloted in multiple mills in North America.

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Surface Finish

MycoBoard has a pleasing all-natural surface finish which can be coated using conventional finishing systems or laminated.

Stains, paints, and laminates work well on MycoBoard.

Substrate Variations

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:


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Case Studies

MycoBoard is customizable. We work directly with customers to develop ideal product solutions.

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Gunlocke

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.

Enjoy Handplanes

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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Recognition

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