FIMA CARLO FRATTINI for many years has been constantly developing its production processes in order to reduce the use of resources, materials and energy. In 2011 a modern photovoltaic system was installed that allows FIMA Carlo Frattini to have an almost complete independent and self –produced source of energy, and from 2016 the Company has started using an innovative galvanic system with trivalent chromium in order to reduce pollution and to eliminate any possible risk to its customers health.
Furthermore all FIMA Carlo Frattini projects are developed considering all the steps of a product's life, from its manufacturing to the shipment till its dismantlement.
NEW PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT
At FIMA, a strong focus on production technologies goes hand in hand with important investments for the installation of a first 500 kW photovoltaic plant and a subsequent one, which will allow the Company to convert solar energy into electricity, thus producing its own power in full compliance with the applicable laws - a project which provides tangible evidence of the Company's respect for the environment.
The new FIMA factory, that is also powered by the photovoltaic system installed in FIMA since 2011, has been designed for a more efficient management of the different production stages with a consequent improvement of production capacity and quality control. In the new production building new innovative machineries have been installed and that are able to work on the same time
different machining parts at with a very high precision
In the new production building in 2016 a
new electroplating system with zero emission
will be activated. It will use trivalent chrome, a non-carcinogenic material that does not produce pollution and reduces the quantity of rejects, instead of hexavalent chrome (used today by 90% of the companies that will be outlawed in the next years by European regulations). The new galvanic system will be powered by a new and very efficient co-generation system that uses natural gas and that will be able to give all the energy and heat required by the electroplating system.
Rispetto al Cromo Esavalente dichiarato dell'Unione Europea materiale tossico e altamente cancerogeno – a oggi impiegato dal settore nel 90% dei casi – il Cromo Trivalente utilizza una soluzione di Sali base sensibilmente meno impattanti in termini di:
- utilizzo da parte degli operatori delle soluzioni in quanto non è cancerogeno e/o mutageno;
- emissioni in atmosfera, perché non forma areosol di cromo;
- trattamenti particolari delle acque di risulta dai lavaggi post deposizione;
- rifiuti prodotti che sono notevolmente ridotti con un conseguente minor impatto sull'ambiente in termini di fanghi che altrimenti dovrebbero essere o termo distrutti o stoccati in discariche.
MATERIALS USED CAN BE RECYCLED
The packaging containers are specifically engineered to optimise production, through reduced material wastage and container dimensions. Besides being made of recycled material, they are also recyclable up to 95%. In essence, the company operates in full compliance with the applicable regulations, for both the Italian and international market.