composite panel assn. (cpa)

Gluing, Laminating & Veneering

Decorative overlays overview

Decorative surfaces can be broadly separated into two groups – overlays and coatings – and are applied by various techniques to panel products like particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and hardboard. Provided by the Composite Panel Assn., a brief overview of the different types of overlays is presented below.

Woodworking Industry News

Composite panel shipments up 2% YTD

LEESBURG, Va. - Despite a drop in November, year-to-date shipments of particleboard and MDF are up 2% to 5.267 BSF, compared to the same period in 2017, according to industry data reports from the Composite Panel Association. Composite panels are used in a variety of products, including cabinetry, furniture, retail fixtures, closet systems and flooring.

Woodworking Industry News

Final clarity for the EPA Formaldehyde Regulation

This month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a series of proposed technical amendments to the TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products rule.  These proposed amendments, when finalized, will ensure greater alignment with the existing California Air Resources Board formaldehyde regulation’s (CARB 2) certification and testing procedures and, in some instances, provide greater clarity on the application of requirements.  This is good news for composite wood panel manufacturers and companies that use the panels to make components and finished goo