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  • April 18, 2018
    Allergy Standards Ltd. (ASL), the international scientific standards body for Asthma & Allergy Friendly® Certified Products, just announced its partnership with Berkeley Analytical (BkA). BkA is now one of only a few laboratories worldwide that are authorized to test consumer products for this prestigious program. BkA was selected for its extensive experience and expertise in testing of...
  • March 15, 2018
    As just announced by BIFMA and several other organizations, the U.S. EPA has agreed to a June 1, 2018 deadline for the enforcement of the national formaldehyde rule, Formaldehyde Act of Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act. The rule sets limits for formaldehyde emissions from most interior use composite wood products sold in the U.S. The agreement was approved by a U.S. District Court on...
  • February 25, 2018
    Berkeley Analytical is honored to announce that it has been approved by The Building Information Foundation (RTS sr) of Finland as a testing laboratory for their M1-Certification program for low-emitting building materials. The Building Information Foundation is Finland's leading information service for the building and construction sector. Their M1-Certification program is well established and...
  • February 07, 2018
    On the heels of Berkeley Analytical’s ClearChem™ program being approved for inclusion in the mindful MATERIALS Program, GIGA and Berkeley Analytical have partnered to integrate ClearChem™ declarations with the Origin Material Hub. Thru this partnership, users of the Origin Material Data Hub and mindful MATERIALS Library will have access to search and use ClearChem™ declaration data. ClearChem™...
  • December 28, 2017
    Berkeley Analytical is pleased to announce that it has entered into a data sharing agreement with GIGABASE, Inc. (GIGA). Under this Agreement, we will work cooperatively with GIGA to make our ClearChem™ Self-Declared Certificate of Product Conformity data available on Origin, GIGA’s online material data hub. Data exchange with Origin will begin in early second quarter 2018. Origin facilitates the...
  • October 04, 2017
    Berkeley Analytical was invited to attend the 2017 World Business Summit of The Flooring Industry (WBSFI 2017) at HengLin China.  During the meeting, the latest environmental policy for the building industry was announced. The Chinese Government will promote energy conservation, green building material standards and sustainable production during the next five years. The goal is to increase...
  • August 15, 2017
    The State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has launched its new Proposition 65 Warnings Website https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/. This database driven site is aimed at consumers and allows users to choose Prop 65 chemicals, product categories and places with potential for Prop 65 related exposures. The website is only partially populated with data at this time...
  • August 01, 2017
    Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) issued a press release on July 18, 2017 acknowledging an odor problem associated with a formaldehyde-based resin used in a coating on its Flak Jacket® I-joist products manufactured after December 1, 2016. According to the company, these I-joists have been installed in about 2,200 newly constructed homes, some of which have been completed and are occupied. The...