A Common Product profile (CP) is a type of data record originally developed as part of a collaboration called the Quartz Project. The profiles are not specific to any manufacturer, but list the substances that are most commonly present in a product type. The CPs include a general description of the product type, a list of the most common substances serving each function in the product, and the health hazards associated with these substances. See the CP methodology here for more information.

This CP is based on research done for the Quartz Project. Some records may reflect updates made by HBN following the completion of the Quartz effort. In addition, health profile and process chemistry information here is linked to the Pharos Chemical and Material Library (CML). The CML is regularly updated as hazard lists and research evolves, so this hazard display may not match the snapshot shown in the Quartz database.

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Particleboard is a non-structural wood panel product constructed using wood residues from the production of primary wood products. Particleboard is produced by blending these wood residues with resin(s), resin catalyst, and wax followed by curing under pressure and heat. Urea formaldehyde (UF) resins continue to be the most cost effective and commonly used resins for composite wood products such as particleboard. However, due to formaldehyde emission regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), manufacturers have begun to use new technologies such as formaldehyde scavengers - such as urea, melamine, and melamine urea formaldehyde (MUF) resin - to reduce formaldehyde emissions from UF resin. This CP models a particleboard product bound with a UF/MUF resin system.

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2015.



TEDX - Potential Endocrine Disruptors - Potential Endocrine Disruptor from AMMONIUM SULFATE

AOEC - Asthmagens - Asthmagen (Rs) - sensitizer-induced from UREA FORMALDEHYDE

See the Pharos record HERE for more details and the sources used to create this Common Product profile.

Last updated: December 19, 2016