15 May, 2023

FORMANI’s Sustainable Door Hardware

An eco-friendly solution for modern interiors. There are many ways to incorporate sustainable elements into your projects. FORMANI's always been passionate about creating high-quality door handles that are not only functional and aesthetically pleasing, but also sustainable

As architects and interior designers become more eco-conscious about the impact of their designs on the environment, sustainable door hardware has emerged as a popular choice for modern interiors and sustainable buildings. From energy-efficient doors to recycled door handles, there are many ways to incorporate sustainable elements into your projects.

What is sustainable door hardware?

Sustainable door hardware refers to the use of eco-friendly materials and technologies in the manufacture of door components. This can include everything from door handles and locks to hinges and door closers. The goal is to create products that are environmentally friendly, eco-conscious  energy-efficient, and durable.


How FORMANI creates the best eco-friendly door hardware

FORMANI’s  journey towards sustainability began with a simple question: “How can we make our products more eco-friendly?” FORMANI  knew that traditional door handle manufacturing methods were not the most eco-conscious, and  wanted to find a way to change that. After conducting extensive research and working closely with industry experts, FORMANI developed their working and green manufacturing methods that not only reduces environmental impact, but also produced better products.

Sustainable manufacturing process involves using recycled materials whenever possible, and utilizing energy-efficient production methods that minimize waste and reduce our carbon footprint. FORMANI takes great care in selecting the materials they use in their products. In production they follow a ‘smart use of materials’ policy. It means that FORMANI prioritizes materials that are eco-friendly, renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic. At least 70% of the stainless steel material they use for their products is high-quality recycled stainless steel (industrial scrap). Only 30% is virgin material, but with high-quality to guarantee durability. 98% of our products is recyclable at the end of their lifespan. The materials FORMANI use are more durable than traditional hardware, which reduces the need for replacements and waste.


Sustainable finishes for door, furniture and window hardware

In addition to using sustainable materials in the manufacturing process, the finish of sustainable door hardware is also an important aspect of sustainable architectural hardware. Our sustainable finish process involves using non-toxic and low-impact finishing methods (Low-VOC), such as powder coating and PVD coating, to minimize the use of harmful chemicals and reduce waste. Powder coating, for example, uses an electrostatic process to apply a dry powder coating that is cured with heat, resulting in a durable and eco-friendly finish. Physical Vapor Deposition is a thin film coating process which improves the surface of the stainless steel base material (PVD). This coating is sustainable because they are applied using a vacuum deposition process that does not release harmful chemicals or create hazardous waste. Additionally, PVD coatings can improve the durability and lifespan of materials, reducing the need for frequent replacements and ultimately minimizing waste.

With this in mind, our commitment to sustainability doesn’t just affect to our production process. It refers to our entire working process. FORMANI also thinks carefully about composition of their collections. For example, in putting together the right finish or colour palette which ensure durability and longevity for all circumstances. When a door handle is frequently exposed to severe weather conditions, it is better to choose a finish with PVD coating.


Why Choose Sustainable Door Hardware?

There are several reasons why you should consider using sustainable eco-conscious door hardware for your building or interior project. Most important are the environmental Benefits: by choosing eco-friendly materials and technologies, you can reduce the environmental impact or your designs. Also aesthetics is a good reason to choose sustainable door hardware. There is a wide range of styles and finishes available, so you can find a design that matches your projects aesthetic while still being eco-friendly.


Sustainability and our people

At FORMANI door handle manufacturing company,  sustainability is not only about environmental impact, but also about the well-being and satisfaction of our employees. FORMANI  believes that a happy and healthy workforce is key to achieving sustainable business practices. They prioritize creating a positive work culture that promotes open communication, collaboration, and inclusivity. They help people who are distanced to the labour market. For that, FORMANI have won the Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. By investing in employees, FORMANI is  not only improving their lives but also contributing to a more sustainable future for our company and society as a whole.

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