DHA eNews - Easy Rider 2019: Newron Builds High-Performance Wooden Electric Motorcycle

Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XII, Issue XVI: Easy Rider 2019: Newron Builds High-Performance Wooden Electric Motorcycle | U.S. Cabinetmakers Applaud Action On Chinese Imports | China Imports More Logs From NZ, AU, CZ | U.S. Exports Of Hardwood Fall | Open For Comment: American National Standard For Engineered Wood Flooring

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EPA Publishes Final Formaldehyde Rule

The EPA TSCA Title VI final rule for formaldehyde emissions for composite wood products has been published in the Federal Register and is now official. The rule was changed to address technical issues raised by stakeholders - including those raised by HPVA Laboratories® (soon to be Capital Testing). The changes mean that EPA TSCA Title VI now aligns better with CARB requirements and will help streamline compliance programs.
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Open For Comment: American National Standard For Engineered Wood Flooring

The public comment period is open for 2019 revisions to ANSI/HPVA EF 2012 – American National Standard For Engineered Wood Flooring. BSR/HPVA EF XXXX is being considered for approval. The publication of this notice begins the public comment period for HPVA and ANSI, which will close on October 14. To request a copy of the proposal for review and comment, email standards@decorativehardwoods.org.

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U.S. Exports Of Hardwood Fall

AHEC reports that exports of U.S. hardwood lumber, logs, and veneer were lower in the first six months of 2019 vs. last year.

 

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AHEC Market Report 

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China Imports More Logs From NZ, AU, CZ

From January to April, China imported 21.8% more logs from New Zealand and 33.8% more from Australia as log imports from Russia and the U.S. fell. Total Chinese log imports rose by 3.95%. Logs imported from the Czech Republic from January through May increased to over 350,000 tons, nearly three times more than last year.

 

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