NORM has noted that the current norm of panel furniture-making is mainly constructed with PVC/HPL laminated plywood (Non-indoor grade). On top of that, a large amount of solvent-based adhesives were used on the furniture both on and off-site. Such plywood may be a durable and sturdy panel but they are not meant for indoor use. The amount of formaldehyde emitted by the plywood, together with the solvent-based adhesive can easily reach an intolerable level for human dwellings.
In recent years; you may have heard of companies providing indoor air cleaning services. However, short-termed based air filtration equipment and perfume-based sprays will not be an effective solution to remove the formaldehyde in the room completely.
In regards to enclosed areas such as homes and offices; indoor air quality is of major importance to the occupants. To deal with this issue, NORM has adopted a simple “High-Low approach” to reset the norm in panel furniture-making in Singapore.
NORM’s EGGER wood-based panel products are high in CO2 sequestration and low in formaldehyde emission. The team strongly encourages using more timber from sustainable sources for construction, flooring and furniture-making. All EGGER wood-based panels products are FSC and PEFC compliant. EGGER’s wood-based panel products also meet the Japanese Standard F**** requirements in formaldehyde emission; one of the most stringent tests in the world.
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