Industry associations which have been at the forefront of formaldehyde emissions regulations for years and having planned the workshop are The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA), the International Woods Products Association (IWPA) and the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA).

In July, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final rule to regulate formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products used as component parts in finished goods sold in the US. The rule, which added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), impacts both domestic and imported finished goods.

“All supplier of composite wood products need to move quickly to be ready for the roll-out of the new EPA regulations and the new TSCA import certification. Attending this event will help firms jumpstart that process, says IWPA executive director Cindy Squires.