How about the environment standard of Chinese Kitchen cabinet?

vccucineApril 16, 2013

With the development of society ,the consumer awareness of environmental protection, strengthen the kitchen cabinet enterprise production products put forward higher request, promote the enterprise to change, more toward the direction of the green environmental protection efforts.
Kitchen cabinet environmental protection standard is usually according to E0 and E1 class to distinguish; environmental indicators with E said that formaldehyde to release a quantity standard. E0 level: the formaldehyde to release a quantity to mean value is less than 0.5 mg/L is also the European environmental standards. E1 class: namely formaldehyde to release a quantity to mean value is less than 1.5 mg/L, is the national compulsory environmental protection standards, the E1 class is a country on the introduction of the mandatory inspection standard, namely must achieve environmental indicators, reach E1 level to be used for the interior decoration.

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Angie_DIY

E1 class: namely formaldehyde to release a quantity to mean value is less than 1.5 mg/L, is the national compulsory environmental protection standards

Uhh, which nation?

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 8:29AM
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nosoccermom

How about it? This looks like spam, but nevertheless a very interesting question. Based on the poster's profile, this is from a kitchen company in China. For comparison, here are the European standards:
"The wood panel industry has standards and guidance on the permitted levels of formaldehyde that can be emitted by wood based panels. The European standard EN13986 sets formaldehyde emissions in which Class E1 boards are limited to emissions of 0.13 mg / m3 of air (or 0.1ppm, as measured according to the "emission chamber test", EN 717-1). The E1 class of boards includes particleboards, OSB, and MDF. All European manufacturers can meet this standard and some are developing products with emissions that are 50% of the E1 level i.e. 0.05ppm."

Didn't know this, and certainly doesn't sound like I want a Chinese "green" kitchen.
What are US standards?
And where are IKEA's US kitchens manufactured? On the IKEA fans web site (2010), people report stickers "Made in [a European country]."

Here is a link that might be useful: European formaldehyde standards

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 8:50AM
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