Industry Stewardship

For over 30 years, North American composite panel manufacturers have been at the forefront of developing standards for formaldehyde emissions and have actively supported national regulations in the U.S. that are widely recognized as the most stringent in the world today.

  • Worked closely with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to support development and implementation of California’s formaldehyde emissions regulation.

  • Voluntarily applied the California emissions limits to all U.S. production.  

  • Led efforts along with the Sierra Club and other NGOs to secure bipartisan legislation calling for a national formaldehyde emissions regulation. 

  • Actively supported EPA’s development of implementing regulations – known as TSCA Title VI - based on the California standard.

CPA and its members continue today their commitment to controlling formaldehyde emissions by advocating to both EPA and CARB for strong enforcement to best protect consumers and ensure fair competition among manufacturers.  CPA is also providing technical support to Canadian and Mexican regulators seeking to develop regulations that mirror the EPA’s TSCA Title VI. 

Meeting emissions standards is something CPA members take great pride in, and it should provide consumers with the utmost confidence that North American producers take their regulatory obligations seriously.

Additional Resources

CPA Stewardship Fact Sheet


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