Environmentally door hardware FAQ – FORMANI’s Sustainable solutions.

Welcome to our environmentally friendly door hardware FAQ! As more and more interior designers, architects, building companies and home owners become aware of the importance of sustainable living, businesses and individuals alike are seeking out ways to reduce their environmental impact. When it comes to building and construction, sustainable door hardware plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of a building. At the same time, however, traditional door hardware can have a negative impact on the environment. That's where environmentally friendly door hardware comes in. In this FAQ, we will explore what environmental friendly door hardware is, its benefits, about eco-friendly door hardware of FORMANI and sustainability and how to choose the right hardware for your project. 

Environmentally door hardware FAQ – FORMANI’s Sustainable solutions.


Q: What is environmentally friendly or eco-friendly door hardware?

A: Environmentally friendly or eco-friendly door hardware refers to door hardware that is designed, manufactured, and used in ways that minimize its impact on the environment. This can include using materials that are sustainable, reducing energy consumption during manufacturing and use, and reducing waste.

Q: Are FORMANI door handles environmental friendly?

A: Yes, we always strive to deliver the best environmental friendly door hardware as possible. During our sustainable manufacturing process we use recycled materials whenever possible. We have a ‘smart use of material’ policy which means that we prioritize materials that are renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic. 

Q: What are the benefits of using environmentally friendly door hardware?

A: There are many benefits to using environmentally friendly or green door hardware, including:

  • Reduced impact on the environment;
  • Reduced energy consumption and costs;
  • Longer lifespan of door hardware;
  • Increased durability and performance.

Q: What types of materials are used in eco-friendly door hardware?

A: Eco-friendly door hardware can be made from a variety of materials, including recycled metal, wood from sustainably managed forests, and bio-based materials. These materials are selected for their minimal impact on the environment and their ability to be recycled or reused.

Q: what types of materials does FORMANI use for their eco-friendly and sustainable door handles and other products?

A: All products, door-, window- and furniture hardware, have stainless steel as base material. 70% of is high quality recycled stainless steel (industrial scrap). The other 30% is high-quality virgin material.  

Q: Is FORMANI hardware recyclable?

A: Yes, 98% of our products is recyclable at the end of their lifespan. this applies to our full range, including door handles, window hardware, furniture hardware, hinges and other accessories.

Q: What is the lifespan of FORMANI’s products?

A: It depends on the installation and conditions, but FORMANI products are high quality and provide decades of use convenience. A durable choice as opposed to the budget on-door solution.

Q: How can I dispose of environmentally friendly door hardware?

A: Contact your local recycling facility or metal scrap yard to see if they accept door hardware for recycling. If the hardware is still in good condition, consider donating it to a building materials reuse centre or a non-profit organization that builds affordable housing.

Q: Does environmentally friendly door hardware cost more than traditional door hardware?

A: Initially, environmentally friendly door hardware may cost slightly more than traditional door hardware. However, the long-term savings in energy costs, reduced need for replacement, and improved durability can offset the initial cost difference. Additionally, environmentally friendly door hardware is often eligible for rebates and incentives, further reducing the overall cost.


More questions? Let us know by. Send an e-mail to communications@formani.com

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