California's New Formaldehyde Regulations

Impact on Wood Products Manufacturers

July 10th-11th, 2007
Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR

About the Workshop

The Willamette Valley Chapter of the Forest Products Society and Oregon Wood Innovation Center organized a workshop on the new California Air Resource Board's (CARB) Air Toxic Control Measure for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. Approximately 120 participants heard first-hand from CARB personnel about the development and current status of the measure. International regulations and wood products industry perspectives were presented and participants had the opportunity to tour testing chambers at Hexion and PSI in Springfield and Eugene, respectively.

Presentations given at the workshop are linked below.

Our thanks to the presenters, sponsors, and to all the participants for a great session.


July 10th

Formaldehyde: Background:

International Regulations:

California Air Resources Board regulations:

Industry Perspectives Panel Discussion

July 11th

Challenges & opportunities:

Open panel discussion

Presenters and Affiliations: