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EN 1084

EN 1084 : 1995

Plywood – Formaldehyde release classes determined by the gas analysis method

This defines the formaldehyde release classes for plywood as determined by the gas analysis method given in EN 717-2; Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde release – Formaldehyde release by the gas analysis method.  It was withdrawn in June 2012, however, it will still be referenced in existing standards until they are revised

Formaldehyde release classes for plywood

Release Class mg Formaldehyde/m2h




≤ 3.5



1 APA plywood comes under Release Class A as tested by the Danish Technological Institute.