Wood-based materials (plywood)

Basic legal sources

Wood-based materials (e.g. chipboard and fibreboard) may only be place don the market if the levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury, benzo[a]pyrene and pentachlorophenol that they contain do not exceed the prescribed limits. The aim is to prevent pollutants finding their way into new products via wood residues.

Further informations


Schadstoffgehalte in Holzwerkstoffen und Altholz (PDF, 477 kB, 16.07.2010)Schlussbericht der schweizweiten Marktkontrollen. 2010

Last modification 07.09.2023

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