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Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Solution to Particleboard Problem?
Check out the news portion of this website on the lower right for a link to an excellent article by Katherine Salant published recently in the Washington Post, "Solution to the Particleboard Problem?" The take home message is that far safer particleboard resin doesn’t cost much more. It just requires more time to cure. And when you consider that particleboard is such a small portion of the total cost of cabinets, it is shameful that it isn’t the industry standard to use the safer particleboard. Becky