New regulations on the formaldehyde emission from wood-based panels

  • 1 Department of Wood Mechanics and Technology, Forestry Faculty, Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Bahcekoy, Sariyer, 34473, Istanbul, Turkey


Formaldehyde is considered a health hazard, hence the wood-based panels must be within the limits imposed by the strictest regulations regarding the formaldehyde release. New national and international international regulations of formaldehyde emission from wood-based panels widely used in furniture industry were investigated in this study. The results of the study can be useful for the woodbased panel factories to follow the standards and regulations in terms of formaldehyde emission.



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