At EGGER, we take our responsibility for protecting the environment and future generations seriously.
As evidence of that commitment, we are pleased to share that our Lexington manufacturing plant, which produces our thermally fused laminate (TFL) panels and particleboard for the North American market, meets the Composite Panel Association’s
Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Standard.
By their very nature, composite wood panels are among the greenest products available for architectural, construction and consumer products, according to the Composite Panel Association (CPA). Composite wood panels use what might otherwise be considered waste wood and is converted into high-value products, avoiding the landfill and acting as a carbon store.
Eco-Certified Composite products may help achieve the following industry standards:
ECC-certified plants must be 100% compliant 100% of the time, and are not permitted to sell products that exceed CARB and TSCA Title VI emission requirements in any market, regardless of local regulations. Qualified third-party assessors audit eligible plants every year, evaluating each plant's quality control, personnel, wood yard and all relevant records on production and formaldehyde emissions testing.
The CPA has administered the ECC certification program since 2011, with audits conducted according to international standards. The CPA is accredited as a certification body to ISO/IEC 17065 by ANSI, and as an inspection body to ISO/IEC 17020 by ANAB. They also operate the International Testing and Certification Center (ITCC), an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited test lab that serves as North America's leading composite panel formaldehyde emissions laboratory.