On July 7th, 2021, “Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations” was published in the Canadian Official Gazette. The final regulation prohibits the import and sale of wood-based products with formaldehyde emission levels above the established limits. In addition to aligning the requirements for formaldehyde emission limits with those already laid down in the United
The technical issues are constantly evolving and that’s why we thought of a new format for direct updating and sharing of the most important news for the furniture sector. We took one of the most pleasant moments of the day, such as the coffee break and we made it a moment dedicated to technical training
From 1 January 2020, new limits regarding the emission of formaldehyde from raw and coated wood-based panels placed on the German market will come into effect. The news was published in the German Official Journal (BAnz AT 11/26/2018 B2) and it should be emphasized that for the assessment of the formaldehyde emissions a new method
On August 21, 2019, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, published a final rule that provides technical amendments to the December 12, 2016 formaldehyde rule. The amendments will further align EPA’s TSCA Title VI regulation with the California Air Resource Board’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood and provide clarity on certain
We are back on formaldehyde; this time we are in Denmark where we participated in the annual meeting of European certification bodies (TPC) which took place during the days of 22-23 May, at the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) based in Aahrus.  The main European certification bodies of all Europe were present at the CETPC working table
Formaldehyde is a highly volatile colorless gas which is taken by inhalation from the body and therefore carcinogenic to humans (as declared by the “International Agency for Research on Cancer”) and it is present in the glues used for the production of furniture. In order to protect the health of the consumer, the use of formaldehyde


  New EPA regulation on formaldehyde emissions   TARGET The EPA – Environment Protection Agency anticipated the entry into force in the United States of America of the regulation on the issue of formaldehyde from the composite wood products “Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule” by adopting the formaldehyde emission limits set by
On October 25th the COSMOB Laboratory Test was officially recognized as Third-Party Certifier (TPC) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Italian reference laboratory for testing and certification services required by the regulation TSCA Title VI (effective from October 2th5, 2017) for the verification of formaldehyde emissions from panels and furniture sold, manufactured and imported