Emission standards are applied to artificial wood panels in Vietnam

According to QCVN 16:2023/BXD issued by the Ministry of Construction on June 30, 2023 together with Circular 04/2023/TT-BXD on "Promulgation of national technical regulations on construction materials products and goods" , effective from January 1, 2024. The regulation stipulates technical standards and requirements for construction materials such as cement, tiling materials, construction materials, etc., including regulations on formaldehyde emission levels in wooden boards. artificial (industrial wood planks).

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E standard is divided into specific levels such as: E0 standard, which is the friendliest level to the user's health. Formaldehyde gas concentration is almost 0. Currently, very few industrial wood lines can meet this standard. Usually only applies to untreated natural wood.

E1 standard, E1 plywood are industrial wood products that achieve emission concentration of 0.03ppm (parts per million - density measurement unit). At this threshold, Formol emissions at dilute concentrations do not directly affect the health of users. The E1 measure is widely used in industrial wood floors as a basis for choosing interior tiling materials that are safe for health. E1 achieves emission concentrations that meet safety standards recognized by the World Health Organization.

Formaldehyde is found in industrial wood

E2 standard, E2 Index is the threshold that begins to be harmful to health. The emission content of Formol in the air is high at 0.124mg/m3, which is a warning sign that the product may be harmful to the health of users. This is a standard that is widely sold in Vietnam.

Therefore, QCVN 16:2023/BXD clearly stipulates that the formaldehyde content in artificial wood boards for classification E1 is not greater than 0.124 mg/m3 or not greater than 9 mg/100g; Classified as E2, the formaldehyde content is greater than 0.124 mg/m3 or not greater than 30 mg/100g. Similarly, with industrial wood chipboard products, the released formaldehyde content is not greater than 0.124 mg/m3 or 0.7 mg/l, or 8 mg/100g.

In addition, E emission standards are a concern that needs to be paid close attention when participating in the industrial wood furniture export market. Surely no one wants us to have to come into contact with and live in an environment with potential health threats every day.

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