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Composite Panels

Last Updated: 06/19/24 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirementsopens in new window
Composite Panels

Engineered products designed for use in structural walls, curtain walls, floors and flat roofs in commercial buildings.

Product Details
Product Type

Procurement Info

Where to Buy

Acoustical
Interior Panels
Plastic Lumber
Structural Interior Panels
Structural Wall Panels
Countertops
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
Additional Guidance
Federal Programs

According to BioPreferred, composite panels have the following product types and can be described as:

  • Acoustical - Engineered products designed for use as structural and sound deadening material suitable for office partitions and doors.
  • Countertops-A solid work surface found in residential, commercial or industrial setting. Products may be used in but not limited to kitchens or other food preparation areas, bathrooms or lavatories, and workrooms in general
  • Interior Panels - Engineered products designed specifically for interior applications and providing a surface that is impact-, scratch-, and wear-resistant and that does not absorb or retain moisture.
  • Plastic Lumber - Engineered products suitable for non-structural outdoor needs such as exterior signs, trash can holders, and dimensional letters.
  • Structural Interior Panels - Engineered products designed for use in structural construction applications, including cabinetry, casework, paneling, and decorative panels.
  • Structural Wall Panels - Engineered products designed for use in structural walls, curtain walls, floors and flat roofs in commercial buildings.

BioPreferred maintains an electronic product catalogopens in new window listing products that either (1) are eligible for preferred federal procurement, or (2) have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels

For additional information, please go to EPA’s Recommendationsopens in new window website and Learn How EPA’s Recommended Standards and Ecolabels Address Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).

Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

For products such as composite panels, the applicable Guiding Principle for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings depends on what characteristics are included in the product.  If it has biobased content it would be GP 5, if it is low-emitting it would be GP 4, if it's both, it would be included in both. "Low emitting" would be any product that has a low emissions or low VOC standard.