Smith & Fong Co, San Francisco-based manufacturer of Plyboo bamboo architectural plywood and flooring, has announced that its bamboo plywood products have passed emissions testing under the criteria of California Section 01350, the most
stringent volatile organic compound (VOC)
emissions standards in North America.
Smith & Fong says its entire product line already meets the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Phase I and Phase II regulations for formaldehyde emissions, which were passed in 2007. The company says many of its products are 100% urea formaldehyde-free.
Smith & Fong was the first US company to manufacture bamboo flooring in China for sale in North America, offering its initial Plyboo product in 1993.