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May 23rd, 2018
EPA Formaldehyde Labeling Effective Date Has Been Changed

On March 2018, in response to a court order and joint stipulation document issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an update to the compliance dates for products and groups subject to TSCA Title VI.  The new compliance date amendment (gathered from… read more

September 8th, 2017
EPA Extends Compliance Dates for the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule

 The dates for compliance to the EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products rule have been extended. EPA has made a prepublication of this rule available here. The final rule extends: The December 12, 2017 date for emission standards, recordkeeping, and labeling provisions until December 12, 2018; The December 12, 2018 date for import… read more

August 14th, 2017
August Update to EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

On August 8th, EPA announced a direct final rule allowing manufacturers of TSCA Title VI compliant composite wood products to begin labeling products as compliant starting on August 25, 2017.  The rule provides flexibility to manufacturers of composite wood panels, and products utilizing these panels, to begin following the labeling guidelines of TSCA Title VI… read more

May 25th, 2017
New Proposed Effective Dates for TSCA Title VI Implementation

  Composite wood products, including hardwood plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard are used in a variety of products such as flooring, furniture, cabinetry and building materials. A national standard for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, designed to closely mirror the existing standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), has been… read more

December 15th, 2016
EPA Formaldehyde Rule Published in the Federal Register

  The long awaited EPA regulation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, TSCA Title VI, was published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2016. This will set in motion requirements that will help reduce formaldehyde exposure from particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and hardwood plywood which are some of the most prevalent indoor… read more

November 7th, 2016
MOIT Lifts Formaldehyde Testing Requirement for Textile Products

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has issued Circular No.23/2016/TT-BCT abolishing the regulation on testing the formaldehyde content in textile products. This circular specifically repeals Circular No. 37/2015/TT-BCT which regulates content limits and inspection of formaldehyde and aromatic amines derived from azo colorants in textile product. It will take effect on November 26, 2016…. read more

September 13th, 2016
How Will Manufacturers Meet the Demand for Low-Emitting Furnishings?

The age of sustainability is here and consumers are now actively engaged, demanding products that support health and safety for people and the planet. Consumers care about a breadth of issues, from water conservation, to waste reduction, to product safety and social responsibility. In fact, according to a Shelton Group Pulse study, 70% of consumers… read more

August 11th, 2016
EPA Issues Final National Rule to Reduce Formaldehyde Vapors from Wood Products

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is alerting members who manufacture, import or sell toys comprised of or containing composite wood of a final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States. Source UL Blog

August 10th, 2016
EPA Releases Finalized Formaldehyde Rule for Composite Wood Products

Formaldehyde is used in adhesives used to make composite wood products including hardwood plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard. These materials are used in a wide range of indoor products, thus, formaldehyde is emitted from products such as furniture, flooring, cabinets and building materials. Exposure to formaldehyde can cause adverse health effects including eye, nose and throat… read more

July 19th, 2016
Vietnam Enforces Azo Dyes and Formaldehyde Regulations for Textiles

SUBSTANCE REQUIREMENTS Azo Dyes ≤ 30 mg/kg [22 items listed in Appendix 3 of the Circular (same items as listed under REACH)] Formaldehyde Textile products for children under 36 months of age: ≤ 30mg/kg Textile products in direct contact with skin: ≤ 75 mg/kg Textile products without direct contact with skin: ≤ 300 mg/kg Source