Hertco Kitchens is pleased to announce that all of our melamine and birch plywood cabinets are California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant products.
The CARB regulation has established one of the most stringent production standards in the world for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood panels. Hertco Kitchens is defined under the CARB regulation as a fabricator (a company that manufactures domestic or imported finished goods made with regulated composite wood panels).
As a fabricator we are required to label our products and retain records showing date of purchase for composite materials for two years. Hertco Kitchens meets the requirements, and we have third party certification on our approved board materials.
As of January 1, 2011 our case goods made with Particleboard comply with Phase II of the regulation:
- Formaldehyde emissions ≤ 0.09 ppm* for particleboard (PB).
As of January 1, 2010 our case goods made with Birch plywood comply with Phase I of the regulation:
- Formaldehyde emissions ≤ 0.05 ppm for plywood (HWPW-VC).
In addition to using the CARB high standard composite boards, Hertco cabinets are assembled with water based formaldehyde free construction adhesives.
*ppm= parts per million and is used to denote low quantity levels. 1ppm is equal to one part per 1,000,000 or 10,000 times smaller than 1%.