Remember Chinese drywall? It has been years since the contaminated building material began to make headlines in the United States, but the court battles over who should pay for the consequences continues to drag on.
Source: University of Leicester
A new biodegradable and recyclable form of medium density fibreboard (MDF) has been created that could dramatically reduce the problem of future waste. Today (31 October), Professor Andrew Abbott is awarded the Royal Society Brian Mercer Award for Innovation 2013 that will help him make the critical step from prototype to product.
Source: Woodworking Network
The Composite Panel Association (CPA) submitted extensive public comments last week criticizing EPA’s proposed formaldehyde emissions regulations for ignoring specific Congressional directives and the established model in use by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The proposed rules, released for public comment in May, are intended to implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, signed by President Obama in 2010.