Uniboard's NU Green particleboard recognized as ULEF by CARB

LAVAL, QC, Feb. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Uniboard, a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a manufacturer of Ultra Low Emission Formaldehyde (ULEF) particleboard by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Uniboard's use of ULEF resin in the production of NU Green has earned the company an exemption from the requirements of section 93120.3(b) of the Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products.

"The approval of our application to use the ULEF designation solidifies NU Green's position as the greenest solution available on the market today," says Lise Plante, Product Manager, Panel Business Unit. "Not only is NU Green manufactured using 100% pre-consumer recycled wood fibre, but now, through this exemption, is also recognized as complying with CARB Phase 2, the world's most stringent emission standards.

"The CARB reserves ULEF categorization for products whose formaldehyde emissions are consistently below 0.04 ppm (CARB Phase 2) and NU Green is consistently below 0.01 ppm. NU Green particleboard is also certified under the Environmentally Preferred Product (EPP) program with the Composite Panel Association (CPA) and is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified by the Rainforest Alliance. NU Green particleboard is produced exclusively at Uniboard's Sayabec mill in Québec, Canada.

About Uniboard (a subsidiary of Pfleiderer AG)

Uniboard is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, with installed capacity of over 900 million square feet of raw particleboard, high density and medium density fiber board, of which over 50% is converted into value added melamine and laminated flooring products. Uniboard reports annual sales at over $550 million CDN and Uniboard employs over 900 people. 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.

SOURCE Uniboard Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Lise Plante, Product Manager, Panel Business Unit, (450) 973-7270

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