LIGNOLOC® in the NCLT fire test. Is it possible to achieve an even higher level of fire protection on walls made of cross-laminated timber by using the collated wooden nails? Stefan Siemers, head of the research and development department at BECK, reports on the experiment that was carried out together with the ETH in Zurich and what the experts' conclusions were.
On August 28, 2020, the German Institute for Construction Engineering (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik – DIBt) issued the “National technical approval / general construction technique permit” for “Load-bearing timber connections using LIGNOLOC® wooden nails”. After extensive tests and complex calculation models, all expectations of the expert committee were met. The project team headed by General Manager Christian Beck explains the time consuming process.
Ecological timber construction is important to master carpenter Johannes Reisecker. He used LIGNOLOC® wooden nails from BECK to fasten the solid wood elements in his private home. In this interview he explains the advantages of a house made entirely from wood.
Ecological timber construction is an important and sustainable contribution to environmental protection. Because wood is a natural and renewable building material. With a very special ability: wood binds carbon. Now even: nail by nail. Thanks to LIGNOLOC® - the first collated nail made of wood. With which ecological timber construction can be realized down to the smallest detail. Now with technical approval: On August 28, 2020, the German Institute for Construction Engineering (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik – DIBt) issued the “National technical approval / general construction technique permit” for “Load-bearing timber connections using LignoLoc® wooden nails”.
A crane, a few wooden nails - and already a car is lifted up in the air. With LIGNOLOC®, the first collated nail made of wood. Now even with German technical approval.
Christian Beck, CEO & General Manager, and Thomas Hochtritt, R&D Engineer at BECK, are demonstrating the lignin welding effect when working with LIGNOLOC® wooden nails.
Compared with wood dowels, LignoLoc wooden nails are installed much more quickly.
LignoLoc® wooden nails are also perfectly
suitable for driving into materials such
as OSB, chipboard, MDF, plywood
and gypsum fiberboard.
This video shows how LignoLoc® are
placed correctly in the magazine.
When LignoLoc® wooden nails are driven into solid construction timber
with the FASCO LignoLoc® pneumatic nailer, they form
an inseparable bond with the timber.
Driven nails can be processed with all kind of woodworking machinery without damaging the blades.
At the BAU 2017 exhibition BECK
presented the pioneering LignoLoc® System
for the first time. This premiere offered the ideal
location for a new BECK information film which
shows the BECK product highlights for 2017 in summary.