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TFL Stakeholder Survey Seeks Industry Feedback

The Composite Panel Association (CPA) recently formed a joint task group of the Production-Technical Committee and Decorative Surfaces Council to discuss the possible development of a voluntary ANSI product standard for North American thermally fused laminate (TFL). The task group, consisting of 18 companies, is in the process of collecting North American TFL performance data and reviewing international TFL standards to inform the standards development process. The final voluntary ANSI consensus standard would provide objective performance criteria for end-use applications to assist with the specification and use of TFL.

CPA is asking all interested parties to participate in a short survey designed to help prioritize product properties and end use applications to assist with development of the TFL standard. The deadline to complete the survey is August 31.

Click here to download and complete the survey.  Any questions may be directed to Gary Heroux at CPA gheroux@cpamail.org.

The Composite Panel Association (CPA), founded in 1960, represents the North American composite panel industry on technical, regulatory, quality assurance and product acceptance issues.  CPA General Members include 30 of the leading manufacturers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and hardboard.  Together they represent more than 92% of the total manufacturing capacity in US, Canada and Mexico.  [Return to top]