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HCHOlessWOOD -Development of low Formaldelhyde Wood-Based Products

Researchers (1)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  15410  PhD Sergej Medved  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Head  2009 - 2012  381 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  67,277 
2.  6007  Chamber of Commerce and Industry od Slovenia  Ljubljana  5021979  342 
Abstract
The formaldehyde emission of WBP in Europe is limited by European regulations and voluntary commitments. At production of formaldehyde based adhesives as well as wood-based panels (WBP) in the past decades, many changes occurred, that led to significantly lower emissions. In the last years the proposed limits for the formaldehyde emission of WBP changed (e.g. Japanese standard F****, IKEA regulation IOS-MAT-0003, CARB and EPF). It will become mandatory that producers of WBP and furniture will have to identify and implement solutions to reduce formaldehyde emissions in boards drastically in order to fulfil the new market requirements. The main goal of the research project “HCHOlessWood” is to find the most optimal solution for lowering the formaldehyde emission from WBP. The problem, that are going to address is how to lower the emission of formaldehyde at board production and at the end products, what would improve the living and working conditions. With successfully implementation of appropriate solutions, companies will preserve or even strengthen their competitiveness.
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