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EPP Certification for Engineered Wood


Certified products must also meet the standards set for emissions by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Standard A208.2-2002 limits formaldehyde emissions from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) to a resulting concentration, under specified test conditions, of 0.3 parts per million (ppm). Standard A208.1-1999 limits formaldehyde emissions from particleboard to 0.3 ppm when used in industrial applications and 0.2 ppm when used in flooring. The test conditions for MDF assume less material will be used, so allowable emissions are higher for MDF than for particleboard (based on the same resulting concentration).

Published July 1, 2003

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