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Buyers' Guide - Material Part Two

Buyers’ Guide – Material Part Two


In Buyers’ Guide – Material Part One, we know how the wood board comes out. It is easy to distinguish them by checking their cross-sections. Different wood boards have different structures. And it also determines their performance.


In this part, we will give the information so that you could choose the material to build your furniture.


FAQ 1: What do you want when getting the furniture?

A1: Quality, safe, environmental-friendly, durable, cheap price...


It is obvious we need the high performance of the furniture. And the material takes an important part.

FAQ 2: What’s the standard to choose the material?

A2: There is three parts we should check about the material.

1.     Deformation resistance

2.     ECO-friendly performance

3.     Moisture resistance


Let’s explain so that you could get a clear idea.

1. Deformation resistance

An important prerequisite for the durability of the furniture is the stability of the basic material. More stable, more durable.
After years of R&D experience, our wood boards use advanced edge banding technology, which is more difficult to peel off. It brings more stable and deformation resistance to the final products.

2. ECO-friendly performance

Health is the most important for all of us. The un-environmental friendly furniture gets harmful to the health of the family.

The main part is the release of harmful gas from the wood board, like formaldehyde, VOC... It depends on the quality of glue and the manufacturing process.

Formaldehyde exposure may potentially cause a number of symptoms and adverse health effects such as eye, nose, throat and skin irritation, respiratory problems – coughing and wheezing as well as allergic reactions. Long term exposure at high level has been associated with cancer and in 2006 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published its recommendations on formaldehyde stating that, there is sufficient evidence in humans and in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of formaldehyde” and that, “formaldehyde is carcinogenic to humans.

Formaldehyde exposure impacts people differently.

Some people are very sensitive to formaldehyde at certain levels while others may not have any noticeable reactions at the same level of exposure. Sensitivity to formaldehyde may change over time. Children, older adults, and people with asthma or other breathing problems are most at risk.

Here are the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for wood-based panel and finishing products in USA, EU, Japan and China.

Description Standard Code Grade Formaldehyde Limited Value
EU Standard EN13986:2005 E1 ≤8 mg/100 g
E2 ≤30 mg/100 g
Chinese Standard GB/T 39600-2021 ENF ≤0.025mg/m3
E0 ≤0.050mg/m3
E1 ≤0.124mg/m3
Japanese Standard JIS A 1460-2001 F☆☆☆☆ ≤0.3mg/L
F☆☆☆ ≤0.5mg/L
F☆☆ ≤1.5mg/L
F☆ ≤5.0mg/L
USA Standard CARB-NAF NAF No-added Formaldehyde Based Resin
Ultra Low Emitting Formaldehyde Resins
Phase 1(P1) ≤0.08ppm
Phase 2(P2) ≤0.05ppm

**** Testing Method: Desiccator, Perforation, Gas analysis ***

In order to cut down the manufacturing cost, many people use Urea-formaldehyde (UF) glue to make the wood boards in the market. Some of the manufacturers use Phenol Urea-formaldehyde (PUF), Melamine Urea-formaldehyde(MUF), Soybean Glue, etc. However, VOUGUER uses MDI glue which is free of formaldehyde and has very low volatility.

After testing, VOUGUER's products meet CARB-NAF which means n
o-added formaldehyde based resin and ENF standard. If you like to get some, please feel free to contact us.

What's more, based on the No-added Formaldehyde Board, VOUGUER develops a new board that could help to decrease the harmful gas in the room. We called it Purify Formaldehyde Board. Using nanotechnology to inject tourmaline particles into the melamine surface of the board, the tourmaline ionizes with the indoor air to continuously release negative oxygen, and these negative oxygen will quickly react with them when they encounter harmful gas and formaldehyde in the air. And finally decompose formaldehyde and some harmful gases into carbon dioxide and water vapor, which greatly reduces the concentration of indoor formaldehyde and harmful gases.


3. Moisture resistance

People in the south or residents of the lower floor are worried about the moisture resistance performance of the furniture. If it is not good enough, the furniture will get deformation, swell or fester.
No matter what kind of wood board, it will get expend after getting moisture. However, with different additives of the substrate and edge banding process, comes different situation.

For example, VOUGUER uses particle boards that contain wheat straw pellets. It is known to all that the straw has a waxy surface that is naturally waterproof. After testing, the water swelling rate of the board is under 2.0%. What's more, with the advanced edge banding process, water couldn't get inside easily.

In conclusion, you get what you pay for. It's better to check the material before making the furniture.

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