26, 2007, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has passed an Air Toxic
Control Measure (ATCM) that regulates the amount of formaldehyde that a
Composite Wood Panel can off-gas. The
regulation has two phases depending upon the type of material but the first
effective date is January 1, 2009. This
regulation affects plywood – both veneer core and lumber or composite core –
Particle Board, MDF and HDF. To boil all
of the technical jargon down, essentially beginning January 1, 2009 there is a
sell through provision but manufacturers, imports, wholesalers, distributors,
manufacturers, and retails will need to begin buying a third party certified (TPC)
for a moment, take a deep breath, its not as bad as it seems….there is a light
at the end of the tunnel and its not the train coming toward you.
several manufacturers that are in the process of seeking their TPC and we are
offering panels for sale now – that will comply with these regulations.
If you need
assistance walking through these procedures and converting your materials……we
contact us as soon as possible so we can start working on a configuration that
will keep the “California Panel Police” off of your back….
much more detail in regard to this program but it’s too much information
overload for the web site...