HIGH POINT, NC — With the California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission standard for formaldehyde scheduled to take effect in January, the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) has slated its third dedicated educational program designed to help manufacturers understand the implications of the new regulation, according to Furniture Today.


“CARB and Its Effect on the IT Department” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Embassy Suites Airport in Greensboro, NC. It is designed to help information technology executives understand the new regulation and its effect on record-keeping.


The cost for non-AHFA member companies is $75 per person and includes lunch. Registration is available online at www.ahfa.us under EVENTS.


The California formaldehyde rule targets composite wood products, including medium-density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard and hardwood/plywood. The new CARB standard limits formaldehyde emissions from each type of composite wood product, or CWP. All composite wood used in a product must be tested and certified by a third- party laboratory. The rule applies to upholstery frames if they are hardwood plywood, and it applies to imported products.


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