May 7, 2007

Uniboard introduces environmentally sound particleboard product

MONTREAL, QUE-Uniboard, a Quebec producer of reconstituted wood products, has introduced its first-ever green product, Nu Green, a raw particleboard containing no urea formaldehyde. Manufactured at Uniboard's facility in Sayabec, Quebec, Nu Green particleboard contains 100% post-industrial wood fibres consisting mostly of spruce, pine and fir, all recognized for their yield and light weight. Its composition conserves trees and eliminates waste disposal problems, says the company. Because the manufacturing process for Nu Green raw particleboard requires no urea formaldehyde, its emissions do not exceed normal outdoor levels. Moreover, advances in resin technology allow Nu Green to meet ANSI standards governing moisture-resistant glue. Uniboard says its Nu Green can help builders obtain LEED credits and points in either of two categories: Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ 4.4) and Materials and Resources (MR 4.1, 4.2, 5.1 and 5.2). Founded in 1982, Uniboard has eight manufacturing facilities producing reconstituted wood products such as particleboard, medium- and high-density fiberboard (MDF and HDF), decorative panels and laminate flooring for the Canadian, U.S. and export markets. More information is available from Lise Plante, product manager for Uniboard Canada, 450/682-5240, ext 2270.

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