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Formaldehyde Release Standard of Compound Wood

Formaldehyde release standard is issued according to hardwood plywood, medium density

fiberboard and broken material board supplied, sold or made in the United States. The senate environment and public project committee passed a similar law(S.1660) on April 19th and it’s estimated that the congress will examine and approve the relevant legislation this year.

Formaldehyde release standard is proposed by House of Representatives as follows.

Formaldehyde release from hardwood plywood with single core cannot exceed 0.000005%.

Formaldehyde release from hardwood plywood with compound core cannot exceed 0.000008%. The law is effective after 180 days and until June 30th, 2012. Formaldehyde release cannot exceed 0.000005% since July 1st, 2012.

Formaldehyde release from medium density fiberboard cannot exceed 0.000021%. The law is effective after 180 days and until June 30th, 2012. Its formaldehyde release cannot exceed 0.000011% since July 1st, 2012.

Formaldehyde release from thin medium density fiberboard cannot exceed 0.000021%. The law is effective after 180 days and until June 30th, 2012. Its formaldehyde release cannot exceed 0.000013% since July 1st, 2012.

Formaldehyde release from broken material board cannot exceed 0.000018%. The law is effective after 180 days and until June 30th, 2012. Its formaldehyde release cannot exceed 0.000009% since July 1st, 2012.

The authority will quarterly test products to confirm if they are compliant with the standard stated as above according to ASTMIE-1333-96(2002) or ASTM D-6007-02 in certain conditions. Quality control tests will be done according to ASTM D-6007-02, ASTM D-5582 or other legal testing methods.The standard stated as above does not apply to several types of wood, including hypertension board, structural plywood marked in standard PS 1-07, structural board in standard PS 2-04, structural compound wood in standard ASTM D5456-06, particle board and layer plywood in ANSI standard A190.1-2002, etc.

US Environmental Protection must publish regulations to ensure that products conform to the standard stated as above prior to January 1st, 2013, and coordinate with US Customs, Customs Border Protection and other appropriate federal departments to revise current import regulations prior to July 1st, 2013 in order to make sure that it’s compliant with the standard.

In addition, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard (CPSIA) controls for lead in finish material and other similar surface coatings.

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