Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products in US

(CARBATCM Phase 2and EPA TSCA Title VI)


High-pressure laminate (HPL) manufactured in accordance with EN 438 has been used in the construction and furniture sector for decades. The European standard EN 438 defines the material, requirements and properties of HPL.
HPL is a resin and paper-based (cellulose) thermosetting composite material and features a unique, extremely robust, resistant, modern decorative surface. HPL is found in all aspects of our day-to-day lives and can be self-supporting or used bonded to a substrate. The application and usage areas of HPL are extremely diverse and are constantly evolving. This requires regularly updated information about different applications and processing techniques. ICDLI technical bulletins are a valuable source for this knowledge.
The technical leaflet “CARB ATCM Phase 2 and EPA TSCA Title VI for Composite Wood Products” gives information for the emission standards CARB ATCM Phase 2 and EPA TSCA Title VI.