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You see E0 on a lot of labels, don’t you? It’s also in a lot of marketing material. And I think it has zero meaning for our industry. For the majority of the industry, when you see an “E,”
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You will often see advertising promising “Zero VOC content” and “E0 formaldehyde” or similar language. That “zero” looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately it’s not really...
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As noted a few weeks ago, NAUF is No Added Urea Formaldehyde. And no, the industry is not stopping production of NAUF flooring, there’s still plenty out there, but its specified demand may well be...
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Last week I talked about Testing Specifications vs. Brands, and before that I talked about how I thought it shouldn’t always be necessary to get third party certification of a green attribute. As I...
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There is a public specification developed by the State of California to quantify emissions of VOCs that is officially and currently known under the long title of: "California Specification 01350...
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Last week I walked the Hill with colleagues from the flooring, lumber, panel, and other wood industries for the Hardwood Federation Fly-In. We had several items on the agenda, but the key one was the...
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I am in Washington again for the annual Federation Fly-In. We’ve had a great turnout, and beyond hoping to do some good for the industry and get educated on the issues, it’s great to just catch...
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The ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, and, as the name implies, the group develops and publishes International Standards.
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California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (commonly known as Proposition 65, or Prop 65), has been in the industry news recently. In this blog, I am not going to look at the...
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This week, we’ll do a quick look at the use of “NA” in our industry. The two most familiar terms are probably NAUF and NAF. NAUF is No Added Urea Formaldehyde and NAF is No Added Formaldehyde.
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