Uniboard’s Moncure MDF Mill Earns Carb Phase 2 Certification

by bkrigbaum@solagroup.com


LAVAL, QC — Oct 6, 2010
/PRNewswire/ – Uniboard, a North American manufacturer of engineered
wood products, announced that its Moncure, N.C.,
MDF manufacturing facility has been certified by the Composite Panel Association
(CPA) to meet California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 2 emissions standards
for the production of MDF panels.


“With the certification of our
Moncure MDF mill, all of Uniboard’s North American operations are now in
compliance with CARB Phase 2 standards,” said Lise Plante, Product Manager,


The announcement that CARB Phase
2 compliant MDF panels can now be produced at Uniboard’s Moncure MDF mill comes
prior to the official industry enforcement of the new standards, which take
effect on January 1, 2011.  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 law 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 have been in 100%
compliance with CARB Phase 1 since November 1, 2008.


Like all Uniboard products,
panels produced at the Moncure MDF mill are made using 100% pre-consumer
recycled and recovered wood fiber, which saves trees and avoids landfill. The
Moncure MDF mill is EPP certified (Environmentally Preferred Product) by the
Composite Panel Association.


About Uniboard

Uniboard Canada 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:


About Pfleiderer

SDAX-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 €1.4 billion and EBITDA after
restructuring costs of approximately €100 million. More information at:



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