About Composite Panel Association (CPA)
Composite Panel Association (CPA)
The Composite Panel Association (CPA), founded in 1960, represents the North American composite panel industry on technical, regulatory, quality assurance and product acceptance issues.
CPA General Members include 40 of the leading manufacturers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and hardboard. Together they represent nearly 95% of the total manufacturing capacity in US, Canada and Mexico.
CPA also brings together the complete value chain affiliated with the composite panel industry. CPA’s 200 members worldwide are committed to product advancement and industry competitiveness. Associate Members include manufacturers of decorative surfaces, furniture, cabinets, and doors and mouldings, as well as laminators, distributors and equipment suppliers.
CPA is a vital resource for both producers and users of industry products. As an accredited standards developer, CPA writes and publishes industry product standards. It also participates in the standards development work of ANSI, ASTM and others, sponsors product acceptance activities and works with government agencies and model building code bodies.
CPA also conducts product testing and third-party certification programs, offering the first ANSI accredited Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) certification program. The EPP Program certifies composite panel products that are 100 percent recycled and low emitting. Downstream manufacturers who use EPP certified substrates can also market their products as environmentally preferable through this program.
Outreach and education are also focal points of the CPA. The Association publishes industry performance data, produces a series of technical bulletins and develops publications to inform key audiences about the attributes of industry products.
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