OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Workshop to Address Formaldehyde Regulations

06/28/2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A workshop on formaldehyde regulation will be held July 10-11 in Eugene, Ore., to provide wood product manufacturers information on California’s new regulations in this area.

The event is sponsored by the Oregon Wood Innovation Center at Oregon State University and the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Forest Products Society.

More information on the agenda, speakers, fees, registration and other details can be obtained on the web at http://owic.oregonstate.edu/formaldehyde. Areas of discussion will include the new California Air Resources Board formaldehyde regulations, international regulations, and the perspectives of various professionals in the wood products industry, including people who work with composite panels, hardwood plywood and furniture.

Tours of large testing chambers will help participants see how labs are assessing formaldehyde emissions from wood products.