Published On: Tue, Mar 10th, 2015

OMFI launches the first BioBased TPE suspension for bed slats

OMFI srl, run by Pietro Frigerio, is a company of excellence in high technology plastic injection molding. The company has recently designed and created an innovative “green” alternative in bed slat suspensions.

Founded over 40 years ago by IsaiaFrigerio and still run by the Frigerio family, OMFI srlhas distinguished itself within the Italian context with its great expertise both in designing molds and producing technical articles of quality particularly for the home furnishing industry.

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OMFI launches the first BioBased TPE suspension for bed slats

Always attentive to quality and innovation, with the strength of decades-long experience in molding technical articles, OMFI srl has developed and produced the first suspension for bed slats produced in Bioplastics using the new TPE Bio-based MEGOL BIO which was developed by API Spa.

Not only is this innovative suspension 100% recyclable thanks to its being made of thermoplastic resin of the TPE-SEBS family, but it also maintains a series of technical and functional advantages such as resistance to aging and good and constant elastic qualities.

In addition, the MEGOLBIO used contains up to 25% of renewable resources which is of clear benefit to the environment.

This factor results in a benefit that can be measured by the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) according to the ISO 14040-14044 standards, a method that analyzes the environmental impact of a product throughout its entire life cycle, right from the selection of raw materials used in production until its full and final disposal.

TheMEGOL BIO family of compounds is based on raw materials from renewable sources and vegetable crops thus contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases, the saving of fossil resources and the efficient use of agricultural resources.

This project confirmsOMFI srl’s historical orientation towards innovation that since 1963 has designed and manufactured technologically advanced solutions and this further strengthens the partnership between OMFI srl and API Spa in finding solutions with a low environmental impact.

Website:  www.omfi.it