After receiving the German general construction technique permit in 2020 for its collated LIGNOLOC® wooden nail, BECK has now launched the LIGNOLOC® wooden nail with head – especially for façade applications.
With its latest product innovation, Raimund BECK KG has completed months of work and fine tuning to ensure the LIGNOLOC® wooden nail with head reaches market maturity. The main target application for these LIGNOLOC nails is horizontal and vertical wood cladding.
The nail with head allows exterior cladding panels to be held securely in position. It has a blunt anti-splitting point and is suitable for most common softwood façades, as well as a wide range of other applications, both indoors and outdoors, such as privacy screens, garden sheds, gazebos and room dividers.
To go alongside this launch, the most recent version of the LIGNOLOC F60 pneumatic nailer has also been adapted to accept the new nails. LIGNOLOC is the first collated wooden nail for future oriented use in industrial production and ecological wood processing. The wooden nails are made from central European beech wood. The special design of the nail point, and the large amount of heat generated by friction when the nail is driven in at a high-speed, cause the lignin of the wooden nail to weld with the surrounding wood to form a substance-to-substance bond.
From production to recycling, the nails also have remarkable eco-friendly properties. European beech wood is a renewable raw material with short transport routes. The wooden nails also convince with many more key benefits. They do not act as thermal bridges and avoid unsightly wood discoloration or traces of corrosion. The nails also cause less tool wear when processing nailed wooden components subsequently.
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