EPA Issues Formaldehyde Rule

All composite wood products sold in the U.S. must meet federal formaldehyde emission levels. The new EPA rule requires fabricators who laminate wood veneer to meet the hardwood plywood requirement of 0.05 ppm or lower, unless exempt, using PF (phenol formaldehyde) or NAF (no added formaldehyde) resins. The requirement applies to both U.S. and imported composite wood products. The rule takes effect one year after it is published in the Federal Register.

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