ECC Certification Updated to Include 100% TSCA Compliance
CPA has updated and strengthened its Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Certification program, now requiring 100% compliance with EPA TSCA Title VI. Effective March 22, 2019, all composite panel mills certified to the standard must meet the updated requirements in ECC 4-19, including a plant’s commitment to meeting the CARB and EPA TSCA Title VI formaldehyde emissions requirements for 100% of its panels 100% of the time, even if panels are sold in countries where those regulations do not apply. The standard also specifies carbon footprint, life-cycle inventory and other verifiable environmental practices and emphasizes the responsible use of wood fiber.
Certified mills must use the new ECC 4-19 logo on all new production starting on March 22 but may sell-through existing stock of product already labeled with the ECC 4-11 mark. To learn more about the updated standard and to view a list of ECC 4-19 certified mills, visit the website. See ECC. More Info: Ed Deomano