Creating bio-composites from plant based fibers and resins to replace exotic hard woods and carbon fiber

Lingrove is a new materials startup specializing in high-performance and eco-friendly natural fiber composites. Their mission is to provide materials and development solutions to bring lighter, stronger, and better products to market. Lingrove sees a world where high-performance, durable, beautiful, and carbon-negative products help reverse climate change. The company makes wood without trees and develops materials with plant fibers to meet the diminishing supply of high-quality wood. Their signature material, Ekoa®, is a composite made from flax linen combined with bio-based resin and produced locally in the Bay Area. It is lighter than carbon fiber, stiffer than fiberglass, and it features a beautiful natural grain finish evoking quality of the best timber, making it great for lighting, seating, surfaces, panels and large-scale structures. Ekoa® is an elegant and Earth-friendly solution for demanding applications. Good design is driven by quality materials. For Lingrove, that means products that are made with beautiful, high performing, and rapidly renewable materials that help make a difference. Ekoa® is not wood — it’s better.

FOUNDED
2014

AREAS OF IMPACT
Life on Land Infrastructure Responsible Production Climate Action Sustainable Cities

HEADQUARTERS
San Francisco, California, United States

COMPANY SIZE
1–5

Joe Luttwak

Joe Luttwak (Founder) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2018 after participating in Unreasonable Goals 2018.

Unreasonable Goals 2018
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