Conventional wood-based materials and other building materials often contain binders containing formaldehyde. The EU classified formaldehyde as “may cause cancer”. Products may only be marketed in EU member states if their formaldehyde emission is tested according to specified methods and complies with the national limit value. There are also legal requirements in many non-European countries. We offer testing for the following products:
- Europe | European Standards (EN): wood-based materials
- USA | ASTM Standards: wood-based materials
- Japan | Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS), Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS): wood-based materials, solid wood products, wallpaper, varnishes
We also use our many years of experience for the new and further development of formaldehyde test methods.