Now, as a mom, I already have the mindset of settling not on what is cheap and just affordable in the market when it comes to safety of my child and family. Plastic
chairs, tables and drawers are often used in Filipino households, workplaces,
and various establishments. Regardless of size, layout, and design preference,
these must-have essentials have proven their importance to furnish and
transform a space into a functional, conducive place that can be easily
redesigned whenever needed.
Due to the
high demand, various brands produce plastic home furnishing items, specifically
monobloc chairs, to make them more accessible and available to consumers.
However, not all are made the same. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Bureau of
Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has implemented guidelines and standards to
ensure quality and safety – requiring all manufacturers,
distributors, and importers of monobloc chairs and stools to apply for the
mandatory Philippine Standard (PS) mark – a proof that the product passed the
standards set by the DTI-BPS.
In line with its mission to provide the
best quality products and address the desire of the consumers for durable and
value for money items, Uratex Monoblock
is one of the plastic furniture brands that adhered and passed the mandatory
tests and requirements set by the DTI-BPS for monobloc chairs and stool; the
first brand in the Philippines to passed
the Level 5 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
– ISO 7173, the highest
plastic furniture standard in the country.
its 30th anniversary this year, the brand launched the Bawal ang Marupok campaign with the goal to educate and equip the
market on how to be keen and discerning when it comes to investing in plastic
chairs and avoid marupok or brittle
ones that can potentially harm them. One of the ways that the brand emphasized
is to check the warning label to see if the chair has PS certification and
recommended seat load capacity for safety and assurance.
campaign aims to highlight the brand’s ongoing thrust and purpose to nurture
and protect its consumers by providing top-notch quality products that are not
just ergonomic in design, but are also durable and will stand the test of time.
recently held campaign media launch at Eton Centris, on January 17, 2023,
Uratex Monoblock conducted a forum led by Uratex Monoblock Business Unit
Director Dindo Medina, Department of Trade & Industry-Bureau of Philippine
Standards (DTI-BPS) Assistant Director Ferdinand L.
Manfoste and Department of Science & Technology - Forest Products
Research & Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) Deputy Director Rico Cabangon
as part of the panel. During the panel discussion, Mr. Medina explained the
objective, rationale, and inspiration behind the Bawal Ang Marupok campaign
while Mr. Ferdinand Manfoste and Mr. Rico
Cabangon explained why Uratex Monoblock chairs easily pass, if not exceed
industry standards. Both industry experts shared their insights on the safety
and durability of Uratex Monoblock chairs.
Monoblock’s passion has always been to provide our consumers with quality
items,” Mr. Medina shared. “With the Bawal ang Marupok campaign, we aim to
further communicate Uratex Monoblock’s standard for excellent craftsmanship, as
well as to educate consumers to be more discerning of the quality and
durability of plastic chairs as they value the safety of their family.”
industry experts, Mommy celebrities, Rica
Peralejo-Bonifacio and Camille Prats Yambao graced the event to share their
thoughts and actual experiences – highlighting their role as a mom to be alert
and well-informed with regards to buying quality household items for the home.
“For me, my
family’s safety always comes first,” Rica shared. “Whenever I purchase items
for our home, I always consider how the item can serve our family. Is it safe?
Is it durable? Can it last for a long time?”
chairs have been a Filipino household staple, but I agree that not all are made
the same,” Camille said. “I really agree with Uratex Monoblock’s campaign, bawal talaga ang marupok. It’s really an
invitation for every Filipino home to give importance to products that are safe
and durable,” she added.
invitees were also given a short walk-through of how Uratex Monoblock chairs
are being tested before they go out to the market. They also got to participate
in various strength tests that ensure the durability of Uratex Monoblock
Monoblock chairs come in various designs and styles and are both BPS and ISO
Level 5 certified. They are guaranteed safe and durable, can withstand time,
and can hold up to 200 kilos. With its recent campaign launch, Uratex Monoblock
is a living proof that quality and durability matters – Bawal ang Marupok!
learn more about Uratex Monoblock and its products, visit
uratex.com.ph/collections/monoblocks. You may also follow/uratexmonoblockchairs
on Facebook, and @uratexmonoblock on Instagram for updates and upcoming promos.
About Uratex Monoblock
in 1993, Uratex Monoblock is a brand of high quality, stylish and durable
– made from strong solid plastic –
plastic furniture that is widely used in homes, offices, restaurants, and other
establishments and institutions. For three decades, Uratex Monoblock has
assured its customers of the durability and quality of its products through
accreditations and recognitions by both the national government and other local
and international organizations.