A new gas analyzer to measure formaldehyde emissions at the plywood mill in Bratsk
In June 2018, a new gas analyzer to measure formaldehyde emissions was installed in the quality control lab of the Ilim Timber plywood mill in Bratsk. This will increase the efficiency of the plywood control tests and help to reduce the costs incurred by using third party services.
The hardware and software were delivered by TsSL Lessertika, a certification center. Lessertika was also in charge of Ilim Timber employee trainings on site. The new gas analysis is based ont the EN 717–2 measurement standard. Besides, analysis results are audited twice a year by MPA, an independent materials testing institute in Bremen.
The Ilim Timber mill in Bratsk is CE certified for the European market, the EN 717–2 standard being an integral part of the CE requirements. Softwood plywood produced in Bratsk is distributed throughout EU markets. It is widely recognized as a product that meets the highest environmental standards.