Award-winning collated wooden nail needs no pre-drilling or heads
July 11, 2018 | 4:41 pm UTC
From Beck Fastener Group and Fasco America, LignoLoc is the first collated nail made of wood. It's also a 2018 IWF Challengers Award recipient.
Made from European beechwood, LignoLoc nails can be driven into wood quickly without requiring pre-drilling. When the nails are driven in, they fuse perfectly with the surrounding wood, forming an inseparable bond known as lignin welding.
And thanks to the fusing with surrounding wood, they have no need for heads.
The nails form no thermal bridges and leave no trace of corrosion. They're also resistant to fungal infestation and decay due to resin infusion, which the companies say make them optimal for outdoor applications and areas often susceptible to corrosion.
The nails are obviously a more environmentally-friendly choice over metal nails. Beechwood is a renewable, indigenous raw material and LignoLoc's manufacturing process is also beneficial: more carbon is bound than emitted, creating a negative CO2 balance, unlike conventional metal nails.
The nails have already been introduced successfully into industrial production and ecological timber construction in over 20 countries.
LignoLoc nails have a diameter of .145” and are currently supplied in lengths of 2”, 2-1/4” and 2-1/2”.
On top of being a Challengers finalist, the nails won third place for special innovations at the Ligna woodworking trade show in Germany last year.
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