Uniboard's new Moncure MDF mill CARB Phase 1 certified

LAVAL, QC, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Uniboard, a North American leader of manufactured engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that its new Moncure MDF facility, located in North Carolina, has been certified to meet CARB Phase 1 emission standards. The Composite Panel Association (CPA) certified the plant, which is now in start-up process, after determining that it had completed and fulfilled the requirements of CPA 3-08 specification for Environmentally Preferable Products California (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure 93120.

"The certification of our new Moncure MDF mill brings it in line with the rest of our facilities and is an important step in the pre-production start-up process," says Lise Plante, Product Manager, Uniboard. "We are committed to our customers and are pleased to be able to provide them with a wide range of CARB Phase 1 certified medium and high-density fiberboard products from the largest manufacturing production line of its type in North America."

In 2008, the State of California adopted a resolution to address formaldehyde exposure from composite wood products through the establishment of emissions controls. The new rule set upper limits on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products sold in the state or used to make finished goods offered for sale in the state. The first phase of the regulation, known as CARB Phase 1, took effect on January 1, 2009. All Uniboard products are 100% compliant with CARB Phase 1.

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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