Metsä Wood products are manufactured according to relevant national and international regulations and standards, and the products have several product approvals. The continuous high quality of products is ensured by modern quality assurance procedures. Both the production process and product properties are systematically controlled. In addition to Metsä Wood’s own quality control, Eurofins Expert Services Oy oversees production operations and internal quality control at Metsä Wood’s plywood and Kerto LVL mills.
The majority of Metsä Wood products are CE-marked. The products have been assessed by Eurofins Expert Services Oy and are therefore deemed to meet the EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements for construction products.
All plywood and Kerto LVL products are bonded with weather-resistant adhesives. During hot pressing, the adhesives cure as thermoset plastic, and are therefore inert and non-hazardous to humans and animals.
The formaldehyde emitted by Metsä Wood products falls far below the Class E1 requirement of ≤ 0.100 ppm, and the majority also fulfils the most stringent formaldehyde emission requirements in the world.
Metsä Wood products do not contain more than 0.1% any of the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in the Candidate List of ECHA, because these substances have not been intentionally added to products. The Candidate List is monitored for updates.