La Termoplastic F.B.M. is a popular cookware handle designer and manufacturer forerunner in innovation. Why has the company decided to embrace sustainability at this point? What led F.B.M. to make the decision to develop a sustainable cookware product line?
Read on to learn about F.B.M.'s path toward green development.
Why F.B.M. Chose Sustainability
Our company chose to embrace sustainability as part of a long-term strategy, certain that this approach is vital and can benefit all the stakeholders involved in our activity.
For this reason, we are developing a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy to guarantee the strategical relevance of this route.
Within this project, we decided to challenge ourselves in developing a sustainable kitchen products, thinking of all the people who make conscious choices for sustainability in their daily lives and how to give a contribution in our industry.
Our main purpose is to innovate and evolve responsibly to increase the well-being of consumers who like to cook. Through the everyday activity of cooking, people are making choices willing to boost their happiness especially for what concern their wellbeing.
“We want to reach the heart of those who care about the environmental aspects of the products they buy, and that are excited by new ideas to cook with and by products that are planet-friendly for a new wellbeing in the kitchen” says the President of F.B.M.
HOW DOES F.B.M. GENERATE Sustainable DESIGN Solution
We gave the matter of developing our own sustainable cookware handles a lot of thought. We asked the question, “What are sustainable materials and trends?” and “How can we use them in a planet-friendly product line for cookware handles?”. Watch the video below to discover more.
F.B.M. aims to commit to the new SDG Sustainable Development Goals set by the 2030 Agenda. Our goal was to develop an innovative line of accessories for cookware and we wanted our product line to be planet-friendly and unique.
The product line would come from a controlled supply chain evaluation, taking effort in guarantee a standardized and verified production process.
F.B.M. SUSTAINABLE-THEMED PRODUCT LINES
We studied a new material that combines a thermoset composite in part made by natural and regenerated materials from the recovery of product wastes. This new line of cookware accessories, named ECOSYSTEM Black, reduces resources and emissions through the employment of regenerated material, and lowers the use and consumption of artificial chemicals, which are replaced by natural materials from sustainable sources.
As a company, we have implemented the following strategies to generate a planet-friendly line:
- We regenerate scraps: through refinements of our production systems, we have managed to recover the production waste. By processing this production waste, we are able to transform it into new raw material, lengthening the lifecycle of an element.
- We reduce the amount of waste products that our facility generates, which is used in new usable material: production of 10 regular handles allows you to create a new handle with the recovered/regenerated material.
- We intensified the application of natural elements into our material, that together with regenerated ones allow reducing the use of chemicals and therefore industrial emissions because we can use existing naturals.
- We use packaging that are certified FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) to ensure the supply chain of paper and wood used is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and sustains economic viability.
F.B.M. has enhanced its green range with more sustainable-themed product lines.
ECOSYSTEM Look at Me is a range unique in appearance from other cookware handles due to its distinctive green color. The greenish color comes from the base material used to make eco-friendly cookware handles. This material is dye-free and has no added artificial colors, while having all the benefits and features of ECOSYSTEM
The latest innovation in cookware handle is named ACTIVE SHIELD . It is born for consumers committed to a healthier and safer lifestyle, the perfect choice for those who want good health and hygiene. ACTIVE SHIELD combines a sustainable handle with clean technology to provide the public with a product they can feel good about. This product line features Clean technology Handles which avoid contamination and improve the user’s daily well-being. The perfect option for offering a sustainable content in your cookware not focusing just on the environment, but on the social wellbeing.
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.
Being “green” requires COMMITMENT AND transparency
Sustainability is a major theme across all sectors of the cookware industry; a powerful driver, pushing industry experts to look for sustainable materials and ideas to develop new products with planet friendly features.
The three major international trade fairs recently held in Europe and Americas confirmed this.
Our company made a point of conducting a detailed analysis of how to attract consumers who specifically wanted green products for their cookware accessories. We also decided that was important to offer consumers their cookware accessories to be heat resistant, highly durable, and affordable. Consumers are also concerned with the product’s overall quality and check to satisfy themselves that the cookware and its accessories comply with any applicable international regulations for quality and safety.
F.B.M. is the first one to introduce cookware handles that can strongly contribute in the creation of a planet friendly pot, thanks to the combination of natural and regenerated materials.
Our sustainable product lines has been validated by external committee SGS because being green requires transparency; this means having a clear understanding of regulations after due consideration and declaring what is right and correct, without run up against greenwash.
Ultimately, an ongoing green commitment that has been recognized to F.B.M. with a major award.
Being named “Ethical Style by Ambiente” at the Ambiente trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Ethical Style is a program for exhibitors offering ecologically produced and environmentally safe cookware. Enjoy our interview with Kees here!
F.B.M. is your Source for Sustainable Cookware PRODUCTS
F.B.M. operates on a firm foundation of ethics and love for our environment.
Our sustainable cooking solutions can benefit the following groups:
- Cookware manufacturers and large-scale distributors that want to offer product lines with sustainable content and a higher value proposition to their customers
- Consumers who want to make a conscious choice when it comes to tools that they use in daily activities such as cooking
When you want the best in design, innovation, and certified quality in sustainable cookware handles and pans, look to F.B.M.
We have been in business for 60 years working with customers from all over the world providing high-quality products without sacrificing one ounce of creativity.
Contact us today if you have more questions about the sustainability trend in cookware or if you are interested to check this new line of products.