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SGS Publishes Summary of Health Canadas Formaldehyde Emissions in Composite Wood Products Guidance Document

Top Quote A glance at Health Canadas publishing of a guidance document associated with the countrys Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations. End Quote

  • (1888PressRelease) September 08, 2022 – SGS, the worlds leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that Health Canada has issued a guidance document to greatly help them meet up with the requirements of the Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations.

    Published on August 12, 2022, the rules contain, inter alia, important info associated with:

    Exemptions for woody veneers and laminate flooring

    Primary testing requirements

    A non-exhaustive set of options for quality control testing

    Criteria for reduced-frequency testing

    Focus on what form labeling may take

    Canadas Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations (SOR 2021-148) was issued in July 2021. It seeks to modify formaldehyde emissions from composite wood panels, laminated products, and finished products containing these materials. It aligns Canadian regulations with the TOXINS Control Act, Title VI Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products in the usa (U.S.) possesses provisions associated with:

    Hardwood plywood (HWPW)

    Medium-density fiberboards (MDF)


    Particleboards (PB)

    Laminated products

    In addition, it has requirements for product labeling, third-party certification programs, accredited bodies (AB), third-party certifiers (TPC) and incentives for products made of ultra-low emitting formaldehyde resins (ULEF) no added-formaldehyde-based resins (NAF). It’ll enter into force on January 7, 2023, but testing and third-party certification requirements for laminated products is only going to apply from January 7, 2028.

    SGS has published SafeGuardS 099.22 to provide stakeholders a synopsis of the provisions within the guidance document. It offers two tables to greatly help businesses understand the merchandise labeling components of the regulation and popular options for quality control testing.

    For more information, stakeholders should review SGSs original SafeGuardS 099.22.

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    SGS SafeGuardS keep you updated with the most recent news and developments in the buyer goods industry. Browse the full Canada Issues Guidance for Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products SafeGuardS. []

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    For more info contact:

    Dr. HingWo Tsang

    Global Information and Innovation Manager

    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

    Ms. Melanie Schubert

    Senior Technical Manager

    Tel: +1 312 414 9394

    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com


    LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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