US formaldehyde act for composite wood
US formaldehyde regulation
US congress released a regulation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, for:
- Hardwood Plywood (Veneer or Composite core)
- Medium Density Fiberboard
Both composite wood panels and down-stream products containing such panels are involved, such as wooden flooring, furniture and more.
The regulation is not yet in force. The draft regulation is complex, therefore here is a number of valuable links to more information:
- Text of the regulation: "Search for 40 CFR Part 770".
The related testing shall be performed in large-scale test chambers (ASTM E1333), or in mid-scale test chambers (ASTM D6007) that are calibrated against an approved large-scale test chamber. Testing is performed at 25 °C which is in contrast to emissions testing in most other parts of the world (where 23 °C is the temperature at test). That is the reason why Eurofins does not offer these tests, at present our test chambers are running at 23 °C only. Eurofins recommends using the CARB approved Third-Party Certifier Scientific Certification Systems SCS, California.
Contact VOC Testing Laboratories
Please see here contact information of Eurofins VOC testing laboratories in Europe, USA and China: