Wood Flooring Legislative Updates—Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring volatile organic compound. In the wood flooring industry, formaldehyde is commonly used in adhesives and topcoats. It is not harmful at low exposure levels, but it can be harmful at high exposure levels. Therefore, the United States has regulated emissions. At present, the emission limit of formaldehyde is set to be: 0.05 parts per million for hardwood plywood, 0.11 parts per million for medium density fiberboard of 8 parts per million, and medium density fiberboard for 8 millimeters or less. 0.13 per thousand. Less. The limit value of particleboard is 0.09 parts per million. Current regulations require third parties to demonstrate that all products meet these limits. Document and label specifications are also required. As a purchaser, seller or installer of wood flooring products, it is your responsibility to know the source of the products and whether they comply with these regulations. It is important to make purchases from reputable sources, which will help ensure that the products you process meet these emission limits. This law must be observed nationwide. If you don’t understand the formaldehyde regulations or how formaldehyde affects you, you may be fined. It may damage your company financially.

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