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Carb 2 and KCMA Compliance

CARB 2 Compliance.

 

In April 2007, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency, voted to implement new limits for formaldehyde emitted from composite wood panels. These new limits will be implemented in two phases starting January 1, 2009. When the final limits are fully in place by 2012, the regulation will establish the toughest production standard in the world for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood panels.  The California regulation governs the formaldehyde in both raw composite wood panels and finished products sold or used in California. Both imported and domestic products are regulated, and must be third-party certified and clearly labeled to indicate they meet California’s requirements


KCMA Certification. 


 

KCMA is a non-profit organization founded in 1955 to represent companies who manufacture kitchen, bath, or other residential cabinets, produce decorative laminates, as well their suppliers. With a membership now over 400 strong throughout the United States, KMCA works to advance the industry through advocacy, setting standards, sponsoring research, and providing management tools and educational programs. KCMA sponsors the nationally recognized voluntary testing and certification program for cabinets, ANSI/KCMA A161.1, Performance & Construction Standard for Kitchen and Vanity Cabinets. The program is referenced by U.S. government agencies, architects, builders, remodelers, and other specifiers. Cabinets that comply and bear the KCMA certification seal are recognized in the marketplace as a quality product able to perform after a rigorous battery of tests simulating years of typical household use. Tests are performed by approved third-party independent laboratories. Samples for testing are selected in an unannounced visit to the manufacturing plant.  For more information please visit www.KCMA.org


 

For more information on these laws, please visit:


www.KCMA.org

 

http://www.arauco.cl/_file/file_1585_abcs%20of%20carb.final2.pdf

 

 

We would love to answer any questions you may have on the laws and regulations that are implemented on the products that we sell.  Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be happy to help you. Jeff@Importantcabinets.com