NCCF ORGANIZED A WEBINAR ON INDEGENOUS SOLUTIONS FOR CAPPING FORMALDEHYDE EMISSIONS FROM THE COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS THROUGH ITS SAFEBOARDS CERTIFICATION STANDARD

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12th December| Indigenous solutions to capping formaldehyde emissions from the composite wood products

NCCF organized a webinar on 12th December 2020 on “Indigenous solutions to capping formaldehyde emissions from the composite wood products” as a part of its initiative to develop Safeboards Standards and sensitize key stakeholders about the need and importance of voluntary standards on capping emission of formaldehyde from wood composites like plywood, blackboards, particle boards, MDF, to improve indoor air quality and address health aspects, and also to promote exports of wooden furniture, handicraft items, wooden toys etc.

A panel of experts including Mr. A.K Goyal, Chairman NCCF-Safeboards SDG | Mr. B.H Patel, President, CAPAXIL | Mr. Rajesh Rawat, EPCH | Mr. J K Bihani, Chairman Haryana Plywood Manufacturers Association| Mr. A.K. Bansal, Chairperson, NCCF PCA Group | Mr. Avani Varma, Co-Chairman, NCCF | Mr. Anil Jauhri, Ex CEO NABCB and Chairperson CAG-NCCF | Dr Avani Varma, Co-chairman, NCCF |

Dr. Jagadish Kishwan, Chief Advisor, NCCF | Ms. Neeti Verma | Mr. B.S. Sreenivasan, Vice-President, Laghu Udyog Bharati, Karnataka and Dr C.N Pandey representing Century Ply offered their suggestions on various aspects of the issues in formaldehyde emissions and potential of NCCF’s Safeboards Standard to address the same. Mr. A.K Srivastava, DG, NCCF presented the closing remarks in the webinar.

The panelist broadly discussed the effects of formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, need of capping the emission, methods to reduce its harmful effects and India’s take on handling the concern. NCCF’s Safeboards Standards, which is at advance stage of development, is designed at par with the global requirements. The Standards will help in process driving and product development of concerned industries and cutting down of formaldehyde emissions for betterment of human health and overall environment and provide assurance to meet the regulatory requirements of importing countries and facilitate exports.

The participants appreciated the quality of presentations and the professional inputs on certification received by them and expressed keen interest in attending more such NCCF events in the future.

Proceedings of the meeting & Presentation made in the workshop are as below:

Presentation: 
Live Webinar: Indigenous Solutions to Formaldehyde Emissions from the Composite Wood Products
Proceedings:
Proceedings of the Webinar 

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