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Eco-Sustainable Production for Pan Handles: F.B.M. ECOSYSTEM is UL Validated.

by La Termoplastic F.B.M. on 12 Jun 2023


Today, many companies talk about how they produce a sustainable product and prioritize eco-friendly manufacturing practices. F.B.M., as world leader in sustainable pots and pans components, has been at the forefront of the cookware industry’s eco-sustainable movement.

FBM is absolutely committed to sustainability in all its operations. The company’s sustainability commitment starts in its design studio and runs through its production facility, packaging, and waste disposal decisions. We are fully committed to a greener cookware industry making sustainable cooking pans with F.B.M. accessories.

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ECOSYSTEM and LOOK AT ME: Bio Based and Recycled Material Product Lines

F.B.M.'s dedication to sustainability is reflected in its two flagship product lines, ECOSYSTEM Black and ECOSYSTEM LOOK AT ME. These innovative collections are crafted using natural and regenerated materials, minimizing the reliance on non-renewable resources. By utilizing sustainable materials without compromising on quality or performance, F.B.M. provides consumers with a fresh and innovative cooking experience. Whether it's the ECOSYSTEM Black series with its eco-friendly attributes or the eye-catching dye free ECOSYSTEM LOOK AT ME range, F.B.M. ensures that style and sustainability go hand in hand.

ECOSYSTEM is a planet-friendly collection of cookware components made with Bio Based raw materials. The materials used to make ECOSYSTEM are obtained from sustainable and verified sources and have been tested according to UL Environmental Claim Validation Procedure for Biobased Content (37%).

Moreover, the collection uses regenerated wastes from our internal production and 36% of Recycled verified content.

The collection is available with several handles, side handles, and knobs. ECOSYSTEM is eco-friendly by reducing the level of emissions and resources required for manufacturing new products. It is heat resistant, and compliant with key international regulations. ECOSYSTEM will appeal to consumers looking for a product with mechanical strength, design, and reliability.

Furthermore, the ECOSYSTEM LOOK AT ME handles, knobs, and side handles are made from natural and restored materials using a dye-free compound without any added dyes. This collection stands out due to their unusual greenish tone. Each piece in the collection is truly unique, since there is no way to duplicate the dye tones from one to another. Natural variations in the product are normal and natural. The LOOK AT ME has all the features of the ECOSYSTEM collection for truly sustainable value.

We are pleased to share that all these sustainable cookware solutions are available to our valued customers in a wide range of knobs, handles, and side-handles from F.B.M. international production units. And now with a great new feature: the UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark.

FBM Receives UL Environmental Claim Validation

FBM's commitment to eco-sustainable production has received recognition through the prestigious UL Environmental Claim Validation.

The UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark is an indication that a company’s products and formulas have met UL’s rigorous review and validation process. Because many environmental claims can be vague, UL’s Environmental Claim Validations are designed to provide clear and precise claim language for maximum relevance and clarity.

As an example, if a product claims it “contains recycled material,” the statement would be true whether the product contains 1% or more recycled content. 
On the opposite, UL’s Environmental Claim Validation for ECOSYSTEM instead, states clearly that it contains an average of 36% recycled content, allowing purchasers to clearly understand the precise environmental accomplishment. This approach also lets F.B.M. demonstrate commitment to share performances to its stakeholders.

FBM ECOSYSTEM is now eligible to use a UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark on the entire Ecosystem line. The Mark is a tool to promote FBM’s sustainability achievements. It indicates that FBM’s products have been validated.

The UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark is an indication that the product has undergone testing and assessment to prove the validity of the environmental claim. When consumers see the UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark, they can trust in its authenticity and the commitment of FBM to sustainable practices.

You can now further promote your Ecosystem accessories in your cookware range in ways that will spark interest, initiate conversations, and earn the attention of important stakeholders.

Retailers, suppliers, and resellers of the validated product can utilize the UL Environmental Claim Validation mark with permission from FBM, as long as they adhere to communication guidelines.

Two new Environmental Product Validations

As result of the UL Auditing, ECOSYSTEM gained two environmental product validations for Ecosystem Black and Ecosystem Lookatme in Europe, South America and China.

Ecosystem have been validated with the following Environmental Product Claims:
- Environmental Claim Validation Procedure for Recycled Content, UL 2809
- UL ECVP 9798 – Environmental Claim Validation Procedure for Biobased Content

This certification underscores FBM's dedication to transparency and environmental stewardship. With the Recycled Content certification, FBM's ECOSYSTEM line is verified to contain recycled materials, contributing to the reduction of waste and the promotion of a circular economy. Additionally, the Bio-Based Content certification showcases FBM's use of materials derived from renewable resources, further minimizing their ecological impact.

By obtaining these certifications, FBM demonstrates their unwavering commitment to producing cookware accessories and handles that meet rigorous environmental standards. Consumers can trust that when they choose FBM's ECOSYSTEM line, they are making a conscious choice towards a more sustainable future.

These certifications give us two new UL ECOSYSTEM marks can be proudly displayed on cookware ranges packaging and in promotional materials to communicate that your product(s) are using UL Validated Ecosystem accessories using a bio-based and recycled product.

FBM has invested in this additional product certification to increase the added and differential value of the brand and the ECOSYSTEM line. A product line that not only wants to be sustainable in composition but also in the way of communicating transparency towards what is claimed. So safety for users and the whole supply chain. 

F.B.M Your Trusted Provider of Sustainable Cookware Products

FBM's unwavering commitment to eco-sustainable production sets them apart as a leader in the cookware industry. Its' holistic approach to sustainability, exemplified through the ECOSYSTEM and LOOK AT ME product lines, showcases their dedication to using natural and regenerated materials. With the recognition of UL Environmental Claim Validation, FBM solidifies its position as a brand that prioritizes transparency, environmental stewardship, and a greener future. By choosing FBM's eco-friendly cookware accessories and handles, consumers can actively contribute to a more sustainable world, one pan handle at a time.

For cookware manufacturers and distributors seeking to offer product lines that prioritize sustainability and provide a higher value proposition to their customers, F.B.M. is your ideal partner.

Our extensive range of sustainable cookware handles and pans combines innovative design, certified quality, and eco-friendly materials. By incorporating our products into your offerings, you can meet the rising demand for sustainable cookware while delighting your customers with superior craftsmanship.

If you have any questions about the sustainability trend in the cookware industry or if you are interested in exploring our new line of sustainable products, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team is ready to provide you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions and embrace a greener lifestyle.

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