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What people in the wood industry call "CARB" is actually "Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) number 93120." This is the regulation that governs the allowed formaldehyde...
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This is Part II in a series of posts on formaldehyde. Let's start with a quick review of the two ways to evaluate the use of formaldehyde in a glued wood product: content or emission.
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Formaldehyde is back in the news recently with the passing of a brand new federal law setting limits on the amount of formaldehyde emitted by composite wood products. The levels established are...
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Now and then I'm going to take a break from the longer posts and offer up a short explanation of a common industry acronym. Today, let's look at "VOC."
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On the NWFA ListServ recently there was a discussion regarding the use of NOFMA standards. (NOFMA, the former Wood Flooring Manufacturers Association, was absorbed by the NWFA several years ago and...
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Currently LEED recognizes only FSC-certified material as being able to contribute credits to LEED certified projects. Many have advocated that they should open up the standard to other certifying...
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Part of my tour in South America was done as a GFTN Mission. The GFTN (Global Forest Trade Network) is a program developed by the World Wildlife Foundation (yes, the folks with the panda logo). The...
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I recently returned from a six-week, five-country tour of the South American flooring industry. I was delighted by how healthy many of the forests seemed and by the increasing awareness and efforts...
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Welcome to the HF Green Blog! I've been asked to blog now and then on the various "green" issues in the flooring industry. I'll try to make a post at least once a week and I'm going to try to offer...
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