Ecovative’s Sustainable MycoBoard™ Engineered Wood Panels Featured in This Old House Magazine’s “Top 100 Best New Home Products of the Year”
Green Island, NY, October 28, 2016 – Ecovative Design’s sustainable, formaldehyde-free MycoBoard™ engineered wood panels have been selected as one of the “Top 100 Best New Home Products of the Year,” by the editors of This Old HouseMagazine. The top products are featured in the November/December 2016 issue.
“We are thrilled to get this coveted stamp of approval from This Old House; an organization dedicated to quality, durability, and customer care,” said Ecovative co-founder and CEO Eben Bayer. “And we are grateful for their shared commitment to sustainability.”
Ecovative’s mushroom-based MycoBoard™ engineered wood panels are premium, customizable, and certified sustainable. Rather than being bound together using formaldehyde and other toxic resins, the panels are actually grown together using Ecovative’s mResin™ adhesive system. Derived from the mycelium in mushrooms, this “nature’s glue” is formaldehyde-free, safe, and healthy.
As This Old House noted, “Most particleboard adhesives off-gas eye- and lung-irritating formaldehyde. These panels are held together with benign mushroom mycelium.”
“To fully realize the potential of our MycoBoard™ technology, we must rethink and convert existing mills. For that reason we are partnering with mills across North America and Europe to test and pilot our mResin™ adhesive system,” said Gavin McIntyre, Ecovative’s co-founder and Chief Scientist. “This is being driven by consumer demand and by regulatory changes; both demanding safer more sustainable engineered wood products.
Industry and consumer use of Ecovative’s formaldehyde-free products and processes may be accelerated as a result of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Federal regulations (announced July 2016) to reduce public exposure to toxic formaldehyde emissions from engineered wood. The new EPA rule specifically cited Ecovative’s formula for biofabricating MycoBoard™ panels as an innovative alternative to the traditional manufacturing of particleboard and other composite wood products.
Ecovative, the pioneer and world leader in the biofabrication of mycelium-based products, recently launched a new line of first-of-its-kind, fully grown, furniture made with MycoBoard panels, along with its MycoFoam materials (also used in packaging), and its MycoFlex™ cushions, a 100% mycelium foam. The Ecovative Interiors line, including the Imperial Stool and other innovative mycelium-based products for the home and office, is available via everythinghomegrown.com. MycoBoard™ panels also are available from Ecovative and via Trinity Innovations on the west coast.