The term “MDF” stands for medium density fiberboard. This is a composite wood product, made from wood pieces, particles or fibers bonded together with a resin. This is a strong and stable product, used to make furniture, cabinets, shelving as well as moulding. Some of the wood used in MDF comes from wood dust when wood products are made, or small trees that need to be thinned from forests grown for large tree logging, and so does not require virgin wood for its production.
All of the MDF from our suppliers meet Phase II emission standards set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CCR 93120.2(a)). As of January 2011, these requirements mandate that MDF have a concentration no greater than .11 parts per million of formaldehyde. As of January 2012, the requirements mandate that formaldehyde be eliminated from all MDF.