EPA to Host Laminated Products Webinar
The U.S. EPA recently announced that it will host a virtual workshop on September 8 from 9:30-5:30 pm EDT on the regulation of laminated products under TSCA Title VI. Laminated products are defined under TSCA Title VI as a composite or veneer core with attached wood or woody grass veneer (e.g., bamboo) made by a fabricator as a component part used in the construction or assembly of a finished good. Beginning March 22, 2024, laminated products made with no-added formaldehyde (NAF) or phenolic resins must use compliant composite wood substrates and keep records, but are exempt from other requirements, most notably testing and certification. Laminated products made with urea formaldehyde or other formaldehyde resins must meet the all the requirements for hardwood plywood by the same compliance date.