e2e Materials' Transform Worksurface is made from a proprietary biocomposite comprised of soy flour and flax fibres and is used in a wide range of furniture applications.

“Being acknowledged as a key innovator by the American Composites Manufacturers Association is the ultimate validation of our highly differentiated approach to developing sustainable biocomposites that are the ultimate in sustainability, American-made and cost-effective,” says Patrick Govang, CEO of e2e Materials.

“We’re fortunate to be at a key intersection in our industry where market demand for sustainable composite-based materials is exploding globally.”

The ACMA ACE awards are presented to companies whose composite-based products demonstrate significant innovation and commercial application. The awards were presented at the ACMA's Composites 2012 trade show in Las Vegas on 21-23 February.

Biocomposites

e2e Materials, based in Ithaca, New York, is a clean technology spinoff from Cornell University that develops product made from biocomposite materials for the furniture industry.

The company’s proprietary biocomposites are made from plentiful feedstocks such as soy flour and natural fibres such as jute, flax and kenaf, which eliminates the off-gassing of formaldehyde or any toxic chemicals.

e2e claims products made from its biocomposites are stronger, lighter, safer and cheaper than those made from wood composites such as particleboard and medium density fibreboard.

In addition, e2e uses only 19% of the energy to produce its products compared to particleboard and the products biodegrade at the end of their life cycle.