lignoloc®

Building sustainably – nail by nail

LIGNOLOC® is the first collated nail system made of the renewable raw material beech wood that combines performance and sustainability perfectly. Perfect for all timber construction companies who want to implement their projects metal-free but also highly efficient.

The future of timber construction - our mission

"Like natural food ingredients make us rediscover nutritious healthiness, LIGNOLOC® wooden nails have the potential to help us to substantially reconnect to a healthy and happy planet and people friendly dwelling."

Dipl. ing. martin despang
Prof. Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu Hawaii, Despang Architects (Dresden, Munich, Hannover)

LIGNOLOC® - THE SPEARHEAD OF SUSTAINABLE FASTENING TECHNOLOGY

With LIGNOLOC®, we have completely rethought fastening technology and brought back a sustainable, traditional fastener, developing it to meet today's requirements and sustainably change the future of construction. 

LIGNOLOC® is the world's first shootable wooden nail and is perfect for use in industrial manufacturing and ecological timber construction. LIGNOLOC® wooden nails are made from Central European beech from sustainable FSC forestry. Due to their mechanical properties, the nails can be shot into wood and wood-based materials without pre-drilling using the specially developed FASCO® pneumatic nailer in the LIGNOLOC EDITION, and bond to them permanently.

LIGNOLOC® is the most sustainable professional fastening system on the market with more than 70% lower CO₂ emissions vs. conventional systems. Together with our SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners, it is also the only fastening system that fully supports the requirements of the circular economy in terms of recyclability.

Lignoloc 360 degree

360° ecologization of timber construction

We are convinced that we can make a difference for the future with fastening technology. Our clear mission: the 360° ecologization of timber construction. How do we achieve this? By making it possible for builders to realize their construction projects entirely with sustainable or recyclable fastening systems.

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LIGNOLOC® - now with technical approval

The innovative fastening system LIGNOLOC® not only excites us. The first collated nail made of wood also convinced the expert committee and received the general building authority approval for “load-bearing wooden connections using LIGNOLOC® wooden nails” on August 28, 2020.

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What does the approval mean for you?

The approval enables the planning, design and execution of load-bearing connections in timber frame construction. Planks and panels made of solid timber, wood-based materials or gypsum fiber can be attached to wood building materials using LIGNOLOC® wooden nails. In addition, connections can be made with LIGNOLOC® to produce bracing and load-bearing wall diaphragms. LIGNOLOC® opens up entirely new possibilities in ecological timber construction. More sustainable. Nail by nail.

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highlights

one technology, many benefits

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Efficient and time-saving

LIGNOLOC® wooden nails are shot in pneumatically. Pre-drilling and gluing as with wooden dowels is therefore eliminated.

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No thermal bridges

LIGNOLOC® also convinces with thermal benefits. The extremely low thermal conductivity (0.64W/mK) of the wooden nails prevents the formation of thermal and cold bridges.

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Reworking without tool wear

LIGNOLOC® wooden nails protect tools and saw blades during the finishing of wooden elements in prefabricated house construction.

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Corrosion and chemical resistant

LIGNOLOC® wood nails can be used both outdoors and in corrosive environments, as they do not rust and are resistant to swelling and fungal attack.

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Long term beautiful appearance

LIGNOLOC® wooden nails stand out for their natural look and feel. The nails do not react with the ingredients in the wood, so these properties remain for years.

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Improved fire behavior

When using LIGNOLOC® wood nails, there is no abrupt failure in case of fire as with steel nails. The nails behave like solid wood in case of fire.

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Patented technology

The LIGNOLOC® wood nail technology is patented and thus offers our partners a high differentiation potential.

High holding force due to wood welding effect

Did you know? LIGNOLOC® wooden nails impress with their high holding power. Thanks to Lignin Welding. Due to the special design of the LIGNOLOC® nail tip and the large amount of heat generated by friction when the nail is driven in, cause the lignin of the wooden nail to weld with the surrounding wood to form a substance-to-substance joint.

Wooden nails behave differently to nails made of metal. Apart from the mechanical differences of the materials, wooden nails have a significantly rougher surface. This natural surface roughness is required to facilitate the lignin welding process. The LIGNOLOC® pneumatic nailers from our FASCO® tool range supply the necessary power for this process because, theoretically, the higher the insertion velocity, the better the nail welds. The phenomenon of lignin welding was established in 1998.

Lignoloc® wooden nail systems

The LIGNOLOC® system opens up many possibilities for you. The nails are available in various diameters and lengths. Since January, also with head. For the portfolio of nails, there are two handheld tools and two nailing heads for robots or portal CNC machines for stationary applications. Thus, it adapts exactly to your requirements.

product range

one System - many options

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LIGNOLOC® wooden nails

The innovative wooden nails are available in different diameters and lengths. Discover the right product for your project now.

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LIGNOLOC®wooden nails with head

New in the product family: the LIGNOLOC® wood nail with head. The ideal fastener for façade construction.

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LIGNOLOC® tools

The two specially developed LIGNOLOC® F44 and F60 pneumatic nailers provide the necessary power to shoot the wood nails directly into wood or wood materials.

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LIGNOLOC® nailing heads

In addition to the two handheld tools, BECK also offers two LIGNOLOC® nailing heads. Optimal for mounting on multifunctional bridges and individually adaptable to commercially available industrial solutions.

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LIGNOLOC® systems

With LIGNOLOC® you have the choice. Whether the F44 system for processing wooden nails with a diameter of 3.7 mm, the F60 system for processing LIGNOLOC® nails up to 90 mm in length and LIGNOLOC® with head or the LIGNOLOC® nailing heads, we offer several systems to suit your requirements. 

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lignoloc® applications

The LIGNOLOC® system from BECK opens up countless application options for you – whether it be indoors, outdoors or in areas susceptible to corrosion.

overview applications

  • Timber frame construction
  • Massive timber constructions: LCLT, CLT, NLT
  • Wooden façades
  • Fences
  • Furniture
  • Pallets & crates
  • Sauna
  • Interior wood cladding
  • Floors: OSB- and real wood flooring
  • Boats
  • Working with reclaimed wood
  • CNC applications (prototypes)
  • Wooden coffins
  • and many more

Lignoloc® in massive timber construction

LIGNOLOC® wooden nails can be used in various ways in the production of multilayer solid wooden boards. Depending on the manufacturing process, they are used for fixing the layers temporarily or as a replacement for aluminum nails and wooden dowels, or else they give a rise to entirely new processing methods. This means time-related advantages and ecological benefits for the industry.

Lignoloc NCLT mass timer

lignoloc® cross laminated timber panels (LCLT)

  • LOAD-BEARING WALL PANELS with system code approval.
  • NON-LOAD-BEARING-WALL PANELS (partition walls) - no approval necessary.
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NCLT wall building

lclt wall elements

  • METAL AND GLUE FREE WALL ELEMENTS thanks to LIGNOLOC®. 
  • The benefit of this wall design (in addition to the lack of glue) is the more elastic behavior compared to a glued CLT wall. This enables a better distribution of the load in the floor connectors, in contrast to the rather punctual load transmission of a (glued) CLT wall.
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NLT diagonal cladding

nail laminated timber (NLT) panels with lignoloc®

  • LOAD-BEARING WALL PANELS: No approval necessary, as the load is transferred via the timber boards used.
  • CEILING PANELS: No approval necessary, as the load is transferred via the timber boards used.
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With LIGNOLOC® we have developed a new, groundbreaking product whose idea and unique properties are inspiring. LIGNOLOC® has already won many awards, such as the German Design Award for innovative product design. We celebrate every award, but we are even more enthusiastic about the implemented projects and the success of our customers with LIGNOLOC® - because that's what it's all about.

"As an innovative craftsman's business, we are always open to new things. We installed the wooden facade of our new factory hall with LIGNOLOC® and are thrilled. We will also recommend the LIGNOLOC® system to our customers."

Christoph Frei
CEO FREI Holzbau + Zimmerer, Bad Feilnbach (D)
awards

Excellent connections

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German Innovation Award 2022

Winner German Innovation Award 2022

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materialPREIS Award 2022

1st place in the "Process" category, materialPREIS 2022

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German Design Award 2020

Winner German Design Award 2020

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Houses of the Year Award

Award for the best product 2019 within the Houses of the Year Award

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Green Product Award 2019

Green Product Special Prize 2019, Munich, Germany

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 AIT Innovation Award Architecture + Construction 

 AIT Innovation Award Architecture + Construction 2019, Munich, Germany

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PTIA Tool Innovation Award 2018

PTIA Award 2018, Atlanta USA 

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Green Product Award 2018

Green Product Award 2018, Berlin, Germany

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Challengers Award 2018

IWF Challengers Award 2018, Atlanta, USA 

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materialPREIS 2018

1st Place Innovation, materialPREIS 2018, Stuttgart, Germany 

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Trophée Eurobois 2018

Trophée Eurobois 2018, Lyon , France

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Biocomposite of the Year Award 2017

2nd Place, Innovation Award Biocomposite of the Year 2017, Cologne

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Innovation Award Batimat 2017

Bronze,
Batimat Innovation Award 2017, Paris, France

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LIGNA Innovation Award 2017

3rd Place, LIGNA Novelty Symposium 2017, Hannover, Germany

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