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What woodworkers need to know about the EPA Formaldehyde Regulation

EPA’s regulation addressing formaldehyde emissions in composite panels is very consistent with CARB. While the regulation includes a narrow group of veneered panels, it does not include other veneer types, papers or other decorative overlays commonly used with composite wood. Products made with these are considered to be finished goods and must use compliant composite wood substrates. EPA's requirements go into effect Dec. 12, 2017, with limited exceptions.


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