Hardwood Panel Products With Formaldehyde-Free Resins
SoyStrong hardwood panel is your mark of assurance that hardwood plywood panels from States Industries meet the most stringent standards for indoor air quality.
Veneer cored hardwood panels are free from all formaldehyde resins and are designated NAF for No-Added-Formaldehyde. MDF and particleboard substrates carrying the SoyStrong label are No Added Urea-Formaldehyde. All SoyStrong panels exceed California Air Resource Board and USGBC LEED Criteria.
States has been committed to green principles and the environment for nearly 50 years. In 2008, States introduced the industry’s first soy-bonded, no-added-formaldehyde hardwood panels under the Elemental label. To align with the company’s 50th anniversary and recent improvements to the formulation, Elemental is being rebranded as SoyStrong. The new name reflects the company’s commitment to using high-quality, environmentally friendly, soy-based adhesives in all of its panel products.
SoyStrongTM is your mark of assurance that hardwood plywood from States Industries meets the most rigorous standards for indoor air quality.
States’ total commitment to soy-based adhesives means that all veneercore panels are free from formaldehyde resins and are designated NAF for No-Added-Formaldehyde.
All Soy, No Formalldehyde
States makes it easy for you to comply with current air quality standards and meet the growing demand for NAF and NAUF interior panel products.
All veneer-cored panels from States Industries carrying the SoyStrong mark are fabricated from the finest woods available without any formaldehyde resins (NAF).
SoyStrong technology comes standard with States non-veneer substrates like Particleboard and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), allowing these products to be labeled NAUF for NoAdded-Urea-Formaldehyde.
All SoyStrong panels exceed CARB Phase II and USGBC LEED criteria. Forest Stewardship Council® certification is also available as an option.
States’ commitment to the environment took hold nearly fifty years ago when we began converting wood waste as an energy source for use in our manufacturing process. In 2008 the company shipped its first soy-bonded NAF panels, and in 2012 it converted to using soybased, formaldehyde-free adhesives in 100% of its plywood products.