EN 717-1:2004 Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde release – Part 1: Formaldehyde emission by the chamber method

This European Standard specifies a chamber method with three options of test chambers for the determination of the formaldehyde emission from wood-based panels in terms of the steady-state concentration in a climate chamber under defined conditions, which relate to typical conditions in real-life. This chamber method can also be applied to the estimation of formaldehyde concentrations under various conditions in practice, by the use of mathematical models.

Types of wood based panels that can be tested: particleboard, Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Medium-density fibreboard (MDF), plywood, solid wood panel

Types of coating: coated and uncoated.

Types of furniture testing