CATAS Answers

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Do impregnated papers and their derivatives (laminates) emit formaldehyde? Are there any limits?

The impregnated papers are normally made with formaldehyde-based resins (urea and melamine resins) and then they can emit formaldehyde. There is no official classification, but some studies carried out also by CATAS may suggest unofficial limits to be used for the control of these materials.

CATAS Referrals:

Daniele Bergamasco Tel: (+39) 0432 747249 E-mail:
Sandro Ciroi Tel: (+39) 0432 747235 E-mail:

Tags: Indoor emissions, Formaldehyde, Building products, Products safety

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