Uniboard's Sayabec facility manufactures Forpan particleboard and Panval thermally fused melamine panels (left). An initiative Uniboard calls The Integra Program allows exact matching of Panval TFM to leading manufacturers' HPL, edgebanding and moulding collections.
The Composite Panel Association certified Uniboard's Sayabec, Quebec, manufacturing facility as meeting California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 2 emissions standards. The announcement precedes the enforcement of the new standards, which take effect on January 1, 2011.
“The certification of our Sayabec mill is another step towards bringing all of our facilities into compliance with CARB Phase 2 emissions standards,” said Lise Plante, Uniboard product manager. With this certification, the Sayabec mill joins the Val-d’Or mill and Moncure, N.C. particleboard production facility in compliance with CARB Phase 2 standards. “We now have three mills which are CARB Phase 2-compliant, and our remaining mills are set to be certified before the end of the summer.”
The Sayabec mill is also FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) and EPP certified (CPA's Environmentally Preferable Product). Like all Uniboard products, panels produced at the Sayabec mill are made using 100-percent pre-consumer recycled or recovered wood fiber.
Visit the CPA’s dedicated CARB Rule website to learn more about formaldehyde emissions regulation.
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