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Uniboard's New Moncure MDF Mill is Certified to California Product Emissions Standards
Laval, Quebec, Canada, 29 April 2010 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Uniboard, a North American manufacturer ofd engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that its new Moncure MDF facility, located in North Carolina, has been certified to meet CARB Phase 1 emission standards. The Composite Panel Association (CPA) certified the plant, which is now in start-up process, after determining that it had completed and fulfilled the requirements of CPA 3-08 specification for Environmentally Preferable Products California (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure 93120.

"The certification of our new Moncure MDF mill brings it in line with the rest of our facilities and is an important step in the pre-production start-up process," said Lise Plante, product manager, Uniboard. "We are committed to our customers and are pleased to be able to provide them with a wide range of CARB Phase 1 certified medium and high-density fiberboard products from the largest manufacturing production line of its type in North America." 

In 2008, California adopted a resolution to address formaldehyde exposure from composite wood products through the establishment of emissions controls. The new rule set upper limits on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products sold in the state or used to make finished goods offered for sale in the state. The first phase of the regulation, known as CARB Phase 1, took effect on 01 January 2009. All Uniboard products are 100% compliant with CARB Phase 1.

Uniboard Inc., a subsidiary of Pfleiderer AG, is a leading North American manufacturer of engineered wood products, with installed capacity of more than 1.1 billion square feet of raw particleboard and high density and medium density fiberboard, of which more than 50% is converted into melamine and laminated flooring products. Its products are sold to retailers, distributors, and finished goods manufacturers, which cater to the kitchen cabinet industry, the furniture industry, the renovation and construction industries, and the floor covering industry. Uniboard is the largest supplier of thermofused melamine panels in North America. More information is available at www.uniboard.com.

MDAX-listed Pfleiderer AG (ISIN DE 0006764749) is one of the world's leading producers of engineered wood. The company employs approximately 5600 people and operates 22 sites in North America, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe producing engineered wood, surface finished products, and laminate flooring. Pfleiderer is a preferred partner of the furniture industry, specialist and home improvement stores, and interior design suppliers. In fiscal year 2009, the Group generated consolidated revenues of approximately EUR 1.4 billion and EBITDA after restructuring costs of approximately EUR 100 million. More information is available at www.pfleiderer.com.


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