SPRINGFIELD, OR —Timber Products Co. (timberproducts.com) announced that its hardwood plywood and particleboard mills in Medford, OR, and Grants Pass, OR, have been certified to CARB Phase 2 levels. The Medford facility is 100% certified and is producing veneer core and MDF hardwood plywood, as well as raw particleboard, which comply with the Phase 2 requirements. Grants Pass’ veneer core panels meet the new standards and the facility is expected to be 100% certified in the next two months.
CARB Phase 2 requirements for veneer core hardwood plywood take hold Jan. 1, 2010, with lower formaldehyde emission levels required. Raw particleboard and MDF have an additional year, until Jan. 1, 2011, to comply with Phase 2 emission levels. Hardwood plywood with a composite core has a deadline of July 1, 2012. The company added that its Corinth, MS, mill will also begin manufacturing CARB Phase 2-certified hardwood plywood by the end of May 2009.
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