NU Green(TM) 2 launch extends Uniboard's NAUF particleboard offering

The most competitively priced eco-friendly panel on the market

LAVAL, QC, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Uniboard, a North American leader of manufactured engineered wood products, is pleased to announce the launch of its new NU Green(TM) 2 NAUF particleboard product line. The new panels are made with a cost-effective resin that makes them more economical, while still meeting the industry's most stringent environmental standards.

"At Uniboard, we believe environmental stewardship is not just about the future, it is also about the present," says Lise Plante, Product Manager, Uniboard. "In introducing NU Green 2 NAUF particleboard, the most competitively priced eco-friendly panel on the market, we are taking the sting out of being green and allowing manufacturers to implement change today instead of tomorrow."

Uniboard's new resin keeps manufacturing costs at a minimum while still maintaining formaldehyde emissions in accordance with CARB (California Air Resources Board) Phase 2 emissions standards. The Company expects NU Green 2 NAUF particleboard will be well received by the industry, as builders and manufacturers are under increasing economic strain due to the premium cost of using the environmentally friendly products required by changing regulations. The Company will immediately begin production of the new panels, which will be available in M-2 grade, at its Val-d'Or site in Northern Quebec, Canada.

Like all Uniboard products, NU Green 2 NAUF particleboard is made using 100% pre-consumer recycled or recovered wood fiber, which saves trees and avoids landfill. The panels are FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council), and EPP certified (Environmentally Preferable Product by the Composite Panel Association).

    
    NU Green 2 NAUF particleboard key features:
      - NAUF (No Added Urea Formaldehyde)
      - Meets CARB Phase 2 emission standards
      - FSC and EPP certified
      - Made from 100% recycled and recovered l wood fiber (pre-consumer)
      - Low-density ANSI M-2 Grade means a reduced transportation footprint
      - Can help you achieve up to 6 LEED points
      - Available in our extensive collection of melamine designs including
        all Elegantly Natural colours
    

About Uniboard

Uniboard Inc., a subsidiary of Pfleiderer AG, is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, with installed capacity of over 1.1 billion square feet of raw particleboard, high density and medium density fiberboard, of which over 50% is converted into value added melamine and laminated flooring products. Its products are sold to retailers, distributors and finished goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet industry, the furniture industry, the renovation and construction industries, as well as to the floor covering industry. Uniboard is the largest supplier of thermofused melamine panels in North America. More information at: www.uniboard.com

About Pfleiderer

MDAX-listed Pfleiderer AG (ISIN DE 0006764749) is one of the world's leading producers of engineered wood. The company employs approximately 5,600 people and operates 22 sites in North America, Western and Eastern Europe producing engineered wood, surface finished products and laminate flooring. Pfleiderer is a preferred partner of the furniture industry, specialist and home improvement stores, and interior design suppliers. In fiscal year 2009, the Group generated consolidated revenues of approximately (euro)1.4 billion and EBITDA after restructuring costs of approximately (euro)100 million. More information at: www.pfleiderer.com.

SOURCE Uniboard Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Lise Plante, Product Manager, Uniboard (450) 973-7270

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