It certifies that the formaldehyde emissions from wood-based laminated panels meet the requirements of IOS MAT 0003 specification. The base panel (particleboard, plywood, fiberboard) must be certified according to CARB or EPA requirements and covered with impregnated paper.

How it works. CATAS inspectors make quarterly visits to the company's warehouses in order to sample the certified panels for analysis in the CATAS laboratory. The company also has to conduct periodic testing in its own laboratory on each type of certified product and send the results regularly to our reference technicians for final approval. Compliance is verified considering IOS MAT 0003 specifications.