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PureBond Hardwood Plywood

The original cost-competitive decorate hardwood plywood, PureBond is our formaldehyde-free, North American-made plywood that’s high-quality and easy to use—all while promoting healthy indoor air quality in your home.

Soy-Based Technology.
North American Made.
And only from Columbia Forest Products.

The original cost-competitive decorative hardwood plywood without the formaldehyde. PureBond® is Columbia Forest Products’ exclusive formaldehyde-free innovation for hardwood plywood assembly.

Replacing traditional urea formaldehyde (UF) hardwood plywood construction with soy-based PureBond enables Columbia to eliminate added formaldehyde from assembly of domestic veneer-core and pMDI composite core hardwood plywood core panels. Soybeans on PureBond wood


When we say PureBond technology is “formaldehyde-free,” we’re describing the way our hardwood plywood panels are assembled without added formaldehyde adhesives.

Columbia’s formaldehyde-free decorative panels are also conform to U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards by meeting exempt emissions classification within the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Air Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) referenced by LEED V4.

Less cost, more benefit

What really makes PureBond special is that it’s cost-competitive with the standard Urea Formaldehyde (UF) construction of most domestic decorative veneer-core hardwood plywood made today.

This United States EPA synthetic pathways award-winning innovation can be yours for what you’d pay for traditional, UF-Bonded, veneer core hardwood plywood options.

PureBond® Facts

  • PureBond® technology utilizes formaldehyde-free, soy-based assembly technology
  • PureBond veneer-core panels are cost-competitive with traditional, domestic panels made using UF construction
  • PureBond panels contribute towards the LEED V4 and can be specified as FSC® certified upon request
  • PureBond with pMDI bonded MDF or pMDI bonded particleboard centers may be available upon request
  • PureBond is manufactured exclusively in North America by Columbia Forest Products.

The Columbia Difference

Columbia Forest Products has long been a leader in responsible forestry practices and innovative manufacturing. We’re now reaching out to homeowners and letting them know how easy it is to get top-quality cabinets, furniture and built-ins without the added formaldehyde.

Since 2006 we’ve been manufacturing our hardwood plywood using a formaldehyde-free technology derived from soy flour and a wet strength resin used in printed currency and milk cartons. This proprietary assembly system, known as PureBond, is cost-competitive with urea formaldehyde based plywood products. There is absolutely no added formaldehyde to the assembly processes.

100 million panels have been made and shipped with PureBond assembly technology – it’s a proven solution.

Your kitchen dealer, cabinet shop, remodeler or builder can help you make sure your new cabinets or furniture are made with PureBond products, if you ask for it by name.