An underappreciated benefit of CARB's stringent requirements is that it has spurred innovation among companies. For example, shortly after CARB requirements went into effect for composite wood products, manufacturers began to develop new adhesive solutions that provided lower, or no, formaldehyde
Huntsman's I-BOND and RUBINATE methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) provide cost-effective and easier-to-use alternative resins to hold wood particles together. The use of MDI improves indoor air quality and helps manufacturers meet more stringent regulations for the manufacturing of composite wood products.
Application for Composite Wood Product Manufacturers: Approval for Designation as a No Added Formaldehyde (NAF) or. Ultra-low-emitting Formaldehyde (ULEF) Product Manufacturer. Mail Completed. Applications to: California Air Resources Board. Transportation and Toxics Division. ATTN: NAF ULEF Program
requirements set by customers and regulatory bodies to minimize emissions from composite wood products. Industry efforts have led to the development of resin percent of the North American composite panel manufacturers make CARB compliant products sold in the U.S. and U.S. EPA is currently finalizing a national
this action if you manufacture. (including import), sell, supply, or offer for sale hardwood plywood, medium- density fiberboard, particleboard, and or products containing these composite wood materials in the United States. The following list of North American. Industrial Classification System. (NAICS) codes
This proposed rule would implement emissions standards established by TSCA Title VI for composite wood products sold, supplied, offered for sale, or manufactured in the United States. Pursuant to TSCA section 3(7), the definition of “manufacture” includes import. As required by Title VI, these regulations
But compliance with the ATCM will help substantially as companies work to meet their obligations under the Standards. The Standards affect entities throughout the composite wood product supply chain, including panel producers, importers, fabricators, distributors, and retailers. The Standards include
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The ATCM issues new standard to govern formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products including hardwood Formaldehyde can be emitted into the air from composite wood products. One of the The Challenge. The ATCM places different roles and obligations to panel manufacturers, distributors, importers,.
APA members are a diverse group of large and small manufacturers, all dedicated to producing the highest quality engineered wood products available. The Association's trademark appears only on products manufactured by members mills and is the manufacturer's assurance that the product conforms to the standard
Q: Is composite wood made from NAF or ULEF exempt? A: Testing is required for three months for no-added formaldehyde (NAF) and six months for ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) products from the start of manufacturing. Upon CARB approval, NAF and some ULEF products can be exempted from on-going testing.
Who is required to emission test their products? Manufacturers of HWPW-VC, HWPW-CC, PB, MDF, and thin MDF are required to conduct emission testing of their products. The objective of the emission testing is to verify that the composite wood products produced comply with the emission standards on an
Standards for Composite Wood Products rule. The rule establishes a national formaldehyde emission standard, product testing, and product tracking requirements for manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers of composite wood products. Formaldehyde is a strong-smelling chemical that can cause irritation
The issue of formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products has been a concern since the gas was deemed carcinogenic in 2004. Now, with new standards coming into force in the US and Europe, manufacturers need to ensure compliance.
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has finalized and approved an Airborne Toxics Control Measure (ATCM) to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products such as hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, and also from doors, windows, furniture and other finished products