In an effort to provide KCMA members an overview of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products (“Final Rule”), KCMA worked with their legal counsel to compile a brief bullet point memorandum exclusive to KCMA Members (if you are a member, please log-into the members-only section of the website to obtain a copy).

In summary, the Final Rule contains several provisions that are favorable to producers of laminated products.  These include the following points:

  • Extending the compliance date for testing and certifying laminated products to seven years from the publication date of the Final Rule.
  • Limiting testing and certifying requirements to only those laminated products that use wood or woody grass veneers and certain glue lines.
  • Exempting laminated products from testing and certification requirements where no- added formaldehyde and phenol-formaldehyde resins are used to attach a veneer.
  • Allowing reduced testing and certification requirements for manufacturers of composite wood products that use no-added formaldehyde-based resins or ultra low- emitting formaldehyde resins.


at the KCMA October Conference for an Exclusive Presentation & Q&A Session on the EPA Formaldehyde Rule

WHEN: Sunday, October 9th, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:The KCMA Annual Management Conference, 

Sheraton Hotel, Guildford Ballroom,

Greensboro, N.C.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:What the Formaldehyde/Composite Wood Rule means, the key requirements, timeline, details on the testing and recordkeeping process and ultimately how it could affect your business.