GREENSBORO, NCColumbia Forest Products said its no-formaldehyde-added PureBond veneer core hardwood plywood received CARB Phase 2 certification from the Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Assn.

The HPVA informed Columbia that its seven North American plywood mills are recognized as certified to produce panels that are compliant with the California Air Resources Board Airborne Toxic Control Measure’s standards. This necessitates meeting the 0.08 ppm Phase 2 formaldehyde emission limits.

Todd Vogelsinger, director of marketing for Columbia, said, “Not only does this make Columbia Forest Products’ PureBond veneer core the first hardwood plywood to achieve CARB certification, but it was done at the more challenging Phase 2 level, over a year ahead of the regulation’s deadline.” Read more.

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