Structural Fiberboard and Laminated Paperboard
Structural fiberboard is a panel made from wood, cane, or paper fibers matted together which is used for sheathing, structural, and insulating purposes. Laminated paperboard is made from one or more plies of kraft paper bonded together and is used for decorative, structural, or insulating purposes. Examples of these products include building board, insulating formboard, sheathing, and acoustical and non-acoustical ceiling tile.
- Recommended Recovered Materials Content Ranges
- Product Specifications
- Product Information
- Additional Links
EPA's Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) recommends recycled-content levels for purchasing structural fiberboard and laminated paperboard as shown in the table below.
|Product||Material||Postconsumer Content||Total Recovered Materials Content (%)|
|Laminated Paperboard||Postconsumer Paper||100||100|
EPA recommends that procuring agencies use American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Specification C 208 and ANSI/AHA specification A194.1. EPA further recommends that, when purchasing structural fiberboard products containing recovered paper, procuring agencies should do the following:
- Reference the technical requirements of ASTM C 208, "Insulating Board (Cellulosic Fiber), Structural and Decorative."
- Permit structural fiberboard products made from recovered paper where appropriate.
- Permit products, such as floor underlayment and roof overlay, containing recovered paper.
In addition, EPA recommends that procuring agencies review their specifications for insulating products and revise them as necessary to obtain the appropriate "R"-value without unnecessarily precluding the purchase of products containing recovered materials.Database of Manufacturers and Suppliers
Structural fiberboard can be ordered through the General Service Administration's (GSA's) online ordering system. In addition, GSA publishes various supply catalogues, guides, and schedules for recycled-content products available through the Federal Supply Service.
Buy-Recycled Series: Construction Products (PDF) (11 pp, 104K, About PDF)
This fact sheet highlights the construction products designated in the CPG, including structural fiberboard and laminated paperboard, and includes recommended recovered-content levels and a list of resources.
Technical Background Documents
These background documents include EPA's product research on recovered-content structural fiberboard and laminated paperboard containing recovered materials as well as a more detailed overview of the history and regulatory requirements of the CPG process.