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."
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.
one technology, many benefits
LIGNOLOC® wooden nails are shot in pneumatically. Pre-drilling and gluing as with wooden dowels is therefore eliminated.
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.
LIGNOLOC® wooden nails protect tools and saw blades during the finishing of wooden elements in prefabricated house construction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
one System - many options
The innovative wooden nails are available in different diameters and lengths. Discover the right product for your project now.
New in the product family: the LIGNOLOC® wood nail with head. The ideal fastener for façade construction.
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.
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.
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.
The LIGNOLOC® system from BECK opens up countless application options for you – whether it be indoors, outdoors or in areas susceptible to corrosion.
- Timber frame construction
- Massive timber constructions: LCLT, CLT, NLT
- Wooden façades
- Pallets & crates
- Interior wood cladding
- Floors: OSB- and real wood flooring
- 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.
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selected LIGNOLOC® references
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."
AIT Innovation Award Architecture + Construction 2019, Munich, Germany
2nd Place, Innovation Award Biocomposite of the Year 2017, Cologne
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