Ideas and solutions for building and design from North America's leading manufacturer
of decorative hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer.
Columbia Forest Products has worked for many years to educate and engage architects,
designers and specifiers about the benefits of our innovative hardwood plywood and veneer
With the growth of green building, that effort has been intensified. Columbia's
PureBond® hardwood plywood manufactured with our award-winning soy-based formaldehyde-free
technology is at the center of that effort, because sometimes, it's what you can't see that makes the biggest difference
Now you can specify with confidence materials made with Columbia's PureBond technology,
awarded the Greener Synthetic Pathways Award by The United States EPA
(Environmental Protection Agency).
PureBond veneer-core plywood panels can contribute points to the US Green Building
Council's LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building
ratings standard for low emitting materials. Need MDF or Particleboard panels for
your project with no-added formaldehyde, we can make those, too. Concerned about
the new California Air Resources Board (CARB)
formaldehyde regulations? Don't be. Our veneer core is Phase 2 compliant today,
and our composite panels meet Phase 1 emissions limits.
Columbia has been a leader in sustainable forestry for decades, and we were the
first decorative hardwood plywood company certified to FSC® chain-of-custody
standards in April 1998 by the Rainforest Alliance SmartWood Program. We
retained the COC number SW-COC-000065 for our US-based operations. By specifying
products with the FSC ecolabel you are supporting the growth of responsible forestry
And while we know sustainable practices and indoor air quality are important to
architects and designers, so is style. So be assured that almost any design you
can imagine can be built with our plywood products. Everything we produce is customized
to your specs. We can make panels with any core type, almost any wood species can
be sourced for the face and backs of each panel and we make thicknesses between
1/8" to 1-1/4". Need standard sap maple on domestic 3/4" veneer core? No problem,
we make it everyday. Need a sequence of architectural panels with high-end exotic
faces on an imported no-added formaldehyde core in a custom size? We can make it
Because Columbia manufactures our products in our seven
plywood mills around the US and Canada, your project can benefit from regionalized
shipping, reducing your lead-times and our carbon footprint.
Columbia has a long-standing relationship with architects, designer and specifiers,
conducting "Lunch and Learn" classes and making technical and design information
readily available for the design process. Our online CEU course "Making the Most of Real Woods" is approved for AIA and IDCEC
continuing education. If you have questions about LEED-compliant products, you can
contact one of our LEED
AP representatives for one-on-one help.
You can specify materials made with PureBond formaldehyde-free technology with confidence.
The United States EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) gave Columbia Forest Products
their vote of confidence when they awarded us the Greener Synthetic Pathways Award!
You may order free samples and literature by clicking on the link to the right.
If you'd like a Spec Binder and Architectural samples for your resource library,