CARB Formaldehyde Compliance Solutions


UL’s CARB Formaldehyde Compliance Solutions empower companies that sell, use or supply composite wood products to ensure that they take every reasonable measure to comply with the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM).


In 2007, CARB enacted the ATCM, which established formaldehyde emissions limits for newly manufactured, unfinished composite wood products. Failure to comply can result in fines, litigation and damage to the brand for retailers, suppliers and product manufacturers.

UL’s CARB Formaldehyde Compliance Solutions provide companies with testing, tracking, monitoring and other services to support their efforts to ensure CARB compliance. Our CARB Formaldehyde Compliance Services are designed to meet companies’ unique needs and may include the following:

  • Chamber testing to ASTM E 1333 and ASTM D 6007
  • Supplier declaration and risk assessment and rating
  • Development of product protocols and requirements
  • Development of custom advanced supplier monitoring and tracking systems
  • Desktop review and chain-of-custody audits
  • Factory and warehouse inspections
  • Advanced chemical emissions testing and certification to ensure compliance
  • CARB Certification

UL helps companies navigate the complexities of understanding and meeting these requirements through testing, audits, documentation and validation.


Proactively addressing CARB compliance not only reduces risk of fines, penalties and litigation, but also delivers valuable information about the safety and acceptability of products and supply chain materials. CARB Formaldehyde Compliance Solutions from UL create an audit trail in case of complaints and also helps companies deliver products to market that support human health. Companies can leverage CARB testing and evaluation as a starting point to complying with other international standards.


For more information on CARB Formaldehyde Compliance Solutions, please call us at:
US/Canada 1.888.485.4733
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