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    U.S. CARB certification testing

        California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a regulation in April 2007 to reduce the formaldehyde emission from composite wood products. The regulation becomes the most stringent formaldehyde emission limits on wood products and applies for all furniture imported to California. The first phase of implementation would enter into force on January 1, 2009.
    Whats ATCM?
    ATCM act is a regulation passed and issued by California Air Resources Board (CARB) in April 2007. It focuses on amount of formaldehyde release. This act is the strictest for wooden furniture release of formaldehyde, and applies to all furniture those exports to state of California. The first stage went to effect on January 1 2009.

    Who needs CARB certification?
    Manufacturer, fabricator, distributor, importers and retailers who sell, presell and supply composite wood products in the state of California,.

    What product needs CARB certification?
    Composite wood products (plywood HWPW, particleboard PB, MDF), as well as finished products containing composite wood products.

    CARB states for Plywood and other wood products formaldehyde emission standards
    Effective date Stage Testing method
    Formaldehyde Emission limitation
    HWPW-VC
    ppm
    HWPW-CC
    ppm
    PB
    ppm
    MDF
    ppm
    Thin MDF
    ppm
    2009-1-1
    1
    ASTM E 1333 Or ASTM D 6007
    0.08
     
    0.18
    0.21
    0.21
    2009-7-1  
    0.08
     
     
     
    2010-1-1
    3
    0.05
     
     
     
     
    2011-1-1  
     
    0.09
    0.11
     
    2012-1-1  
     
     
     
    0.13
    2012-7-1  
    0.05
     
     
     

    All test samples must be raw board with unprocessed or uncoated surface
    HWPW-VC = Hardwood Plywood with a Veneer Core substrate
    HWPW-CC = Hardwood Plywood with a Composite [Panel] Core
    Thin MDF = MDF that has thickness 8mm


    Pony Testing provide CARB certification testing
    Based on advantages in environmental testing, Pony Testing provides professional testing service by using ASTM E1333, D6007, D5582 test methods, and assists companies to break from the U.S. "green barrier" to successfully enter the U.S. market. Pony Testing can provide you with CARB certification formaldehyde emission testing services.