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Formaldehyde Emissions Standards Proposed

June 11th, 2013 Comments off

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) informs MHProNews the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued two proposed rules regarding formaldehyde emissions from specific composite wood products, some of which are used in the production of  manufactured housing. The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of July 2010 directed the EPA to establish federal formaldehyde standards for hardwood plywood, particleboard, and medium-density fibreboard as well as methods of enforcing the rules. The standards are the same as those already adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Enforcement of the new federal standards at the component supplier level would begin one year following publication of the final rule in the Federal Register.

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MH Component Maker Expanding

January 28th, 2013 Comments off

WoodworkingNetwork reports Okaply Industries, a producer of plywood, vinyl laminated panels, MDF, particleboard and mouldings for the manufactured housing and commercial modular industries, is opening a fully-equipped moulding dept. at its facility in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Based in Opa, Quebec, just north of Montreal, Okaply opened the plant in Calgary in April, 2012 to better service its western Canada customers. MHProNews has learned Okaply is celebrating its 46th year in business.

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