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Wood product manufacturer meets California standards


April 22, 2010
by PLANT staff

LAVAL, Que.: Uniboard Inc’s manufacturing facility in Val-d’Or, Que. has been certified by the Composite Panel Association (CPA) for meeting the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Phase 2 emissions standards.

The manufacturer of engineered wood products made with particleboard says the certification gives its plant an advantage over competitors.

Enforcement of the new standards, which address formaldehyde exposure from composite wood products, take effect on Jan. 1, 2011.

The new law sets upper limits on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products sold in the state or used to make finished goods offered for sale in the state. The first phase of the regulation, known as CARB Phase 1, took effect on Jan. 1, 2009.

The company’s products are made using 100% pre-consumer recycled or recovered wood fibre.
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