Corrected MDF Environmental Product Declaration Issued
On January 30, 2019, CPA announced the publication of updated North American industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for particleboard and MDF. After releasing the EPDs, it was discovered that one MDF plant’s life cycle inventory survey data had not been included in the life cycle analysis (LCA) and was not subsequently incorporated into the EPD and accompanying transparency document. The author of the EPD, the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials, has since incorporated the missing data into both the LCA and EPD and obtained new verification from Underwriters Laboratories Environment (ULe). The inclusion of the additional plant resulted in very minor changes to the reported life cycle indices.
CPA has posted the corrected MDF EPD and transparency documents online. Please replace all versions currently in use with the corrected documents. See Environmental Product Declarations. More Info: Gary Heroux