With their own strategies and choices, companies can also make a contribution to protecting and respecting the environment. If we consider our future and a better world to live in, we must act today, beginning with design, choosing raw materials, production process stages, packaging and transport.

Recyclability begins with office furniture design, taking into account its environmental impact. A new approach to developing eco-friendly products must be based on an extensive perspective: a product must be designed taking into consideration all stages, in accordance with the life cycle concept.

LCA — Life Cycle Assessment

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) is a tool used to assess the potential environmental impact of a product, a process or an activity during its entire life cycle by examining the use of resources (“immissions” such as energy, raw materials and water) and emissions into the environment (“emissions” into the air, water and the ground) associated with the system being examined.

Creating an eco-friendly product entails examining the life cycle of a product including:

  • Pre-production
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Use
  • Disposal

Pre-production
We look for and prefer third-party suppliers within 0 km radius.
85% of our suppliers are within a 100 km radius.
Extreme and Inattesa, 100% of suppliers within a 20 km radius.

Production
We use eco-friendly materials for components and processing:

  • Powder lacquering The powder lacquering we use involves the complete absence of solvents.
    Using electrostatic application technology enables us to eliminate the over
    spray that is typical of solvent-based lacquers. In this way, dust dispersion in the air is prevented enabling 100% efficiency during transfer.
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Class E0 panels On request, Martex uses FSC panels, which contain wood from forest management that is sustainable in ecological, social and economic terms.

Distribution
Packaging
All the packaging we use allows waste products to be 100% recycled.

Use
Durability.
Using longlasting materials that are not subject to wear and tear: aluminium, metal, abrasion-resistant lacquers, glass etc.
Reconfigurability
Martex products are easily reconfigurable so that most component parts can be re-used.

Disposal
At the end of the life cycle, the various product components can be easily dismantled and recycled.