The future of panel processing is bright. The industry is only now hitting its stride. It has been a long time coming, but look for explosive growth in the years ahead.
The confluence of three factors is contributing to the use of panel processing as the key “system” across a wide range of products, including kitchen cabinets, store fixtures, household furniture, closet and organization and office furniture. The factors driving this phenomenon are material, technology and design.
In late 2016, the EPA published a final regulation governing formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. Manufacturers, distributors, retailers and importers of products containing composite wood — such as kitchen cabinets, furniture, architectural moulding, flooring and many others — will need to review the regulation closely to understand their potential requirements. In the following Q&A, which is the second part of a two-part series, Jackson Morrill, president of the Composite Panel Association (CPA), addresses some of the requirements and highlights sources of additional information to help affected stakeholders comply with the regulation.
As you browse through this edition of Surface & Panel, which is our fourth and final issue of 2016, I hope you take note of the depth and breadth of subjects, materials, companies and more that are included in its pages.
It seemed like an appropriate question as summer heated up and the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta approached. We posed the question to the some of the world’s top hardware companies, and here’s what a handful had to offer.