ATFA PRODUCT ENDORSEMENT

The following product compliance tables outline aspects relating to the suitability of a product to comply with specified industry and consumer requirements. As such it enables producers in the timber flooring sector to demonstrate that their products will satisfy both industry and consumer expectations.

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TIMBER FLOORING INDUSTRY PRODUCT COMPLIANCE REGISTER

Products considered to be timber flooring products or related (such as strip flooring, timber flooring moisture vapour barriers and all expansion trims) in the timber flooring industry should meet certain quality measures to ensure they are suitable for use and meet both industry and consumer expectations.

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REVIEW OF MOISTURE TESTING STANDARD FOR COMMENT

Australian standard AS 1810.1 Timber – Methods of Test: Part 1 – Moisture content has now been revised and the draft is open for public comment. The revised standard places an emphasis on the oven dry method as being the means of determining timber moisture content. It does however include provision for use of both resistance and capacitance moisture meters as methods of estimating moisture content.

Note that capacitance meters are not covered in the current standard. You will also note that the standard includes wording to indicate that oven dry test procedures can be applied some other flooring products such as engineered flooring and bamboo flooring but note that this is a standard relating to test methods and does not relate specifically to interpretation of results.

Public comment is required in a specific manner and for comments to be accepted they must be lodged via this link on the second page of the draft standard and we suggest that this be no later than July 25, 2012.

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WORKER EXPOSURE TO WOOD DUST AND COATINGS EMISSIONS

Qld Health / ATFA study on worker exposure to wood dust and coatings emissions.

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