Uniboard accepted to ECC certification

8 November 2012

Uniboard has recently been accepted to the ECC (Eco-Certified Composite) certification programme for value-added products. Last April, the Val-d'Or, Sayabec and Mont-Laurier mills satisfied the requirements of this new programme introduced last spring by the Composite Panel Association (CPA) for particleboard and MDF panels.

Each plant must first meet the strict emissions requirements of CARB Phase 2 for composite wood products, to be ECC certified. They must then comply with at least three of the five CPA requirements.

The five criteria are: Carbon Footprint, Local Resources, Recycled Content, Sustainability and Responsible Wood Sourcing. Uniboard has met all five.