European Journal of Wood and Wood Products

, Volume 69, Issue 2, pp 311–316 | Cite as

Empirical correlations between test methods of measuring formaldehyde emission of plywood, particleboard and medium density fiberboard

  • Byung-Dae ParkEmail author
  • Eun-Chang Kang
  • Sang-Bum Park
  • Jong Young Park
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Since different test methods of measuring the formaldehyde emission (FE) from wood-based composite panels have been used for different countries and regions, this study attempted to establish empirical correlations between three test methods (i.e., 24-hour desiccator, 1 m3 chamber, and perforator) for plywood (PLW), particleboard (PB), and medium density fiberboard (MDF), particularly emphasizing on correlations between the 24-hour desiccator and the 1 m3 chamber method. The desiccator method found statistically high correlations with other two methods, resulting in regression coefficient values ranging from 0.96 to 0.88 for PLW, PB, and MDF samples. In particular, the desiccator method had an empirically high correlation with the 1 m3 chamber method that had been adopted as the reference method of comparing regionally different test methods of measuring the FE of wood-based composite panels by the ISO/TC89.


Formaldehyde Emission Formaldehyde Concentration Empirical Correlation International Standardization Organization Medium Density Fiberboard 
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Empirische Korrelationen zwischen Prüfmethoden zur Messung der Formaldehydabgabe von Sperrholz, Spanplatten und mitteldichten Faserplatten


Da in verschiedenen Ländern und Regionen unterschiedliche Prüfmethoden zur Messung der Formaldehydabgabe (FE) von Holzwerkstoffplatten verwendet werden, wurde in dieser Studie der Versuch unternommen, empirische Korrelationen zwischen den drei Prüfmethoden, 24-Stunden Desiccator, 1 m3 Prüfkammer und Perforator, für Sperrholz (PLW), Spanplatten (PB) und mitteldichte Faserplatten (MDF) zu bestimmen. Dabei wurde besonderes Gewicht auf die Korrelation zwischen dem 24-Stunden Desiccator-Verfahren und dem 1 m3 Prüfkammer-Verfahren gelegt. Das Desiccator-Verfahren war statistisch hoch mit den beiden anderen Verfahren korreliert. Die Regressionskoeffizienten der PLW-, PB- und MDF-Proben lagen zwischen 0,96 und 0,88. Insbesondere das Desiccator-Verfahren wies eine hohe Korrelation mit dem 1 m3 Prüfkammer-Verfahren auf, das von ISO/TC89 als Referenzverfahren zum Vergleich regional unterschiedlicher Prüfverfahren zur Messung der Formaldehydabgabe von Holzwerkstoffen übernommen worden war.



The authors appreciate partial financial support from the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea for a part of this work (plywood experiment).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Byung-Dae Park
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eun-Chang Kang
    • 2
  • Sang-Bum Park
    • 3
  • Jong Young Park
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Wood Sci. & Tech.Kyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.R&D TeamSunchang EnterpriseIncheonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Division of Environmental Wooden Material EngineeringKorea Forest Research InstituteSeoulRepublic of Korea

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