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Furniture such as monoblock tables and chairs are ubiquitous for a good reason. They are everywhere, and the pandemic made sure this plastic polypropylene furniture is in high demand, with many households redoing their homes over the past three years when mobility restrictions were at their strictest.

However, not all monoblocks are the same, and prices do not indicate high quality. On its 30th anniversary, Uratex Monoblock launched the “Bawal ang Marupok” campaign that aims to educate the public to be discerning when investing in plastic chairs and avoid marupok or brittle ones.

“Uratex Monoblock’s passion has always been to provide our consumers with quality items,” Uratex Monoblock Business Unit Director Dino Medina said. “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.”

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The plastic furniture brand emphasized that consumers should always check a chair’s warning label to see if there’s PS certification and recommended seat load capacity for safety and assurance.

“We aim to further communicate the brand’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,” Medina said.

In addition, the Department of Trade and Industry, through the Bureau of Philippine Standards, that these monobloc chairs and stools should have adhered to and passed its mandatory tests and requirements as needed for all manufacturers, distributors, and importers of monobloc and stools.

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Mommy celebrities Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio and Camille Prats Yambao are endorsing the Uratex monoblocks and shared 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?”

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“Monobloc 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 safe and durable products,” she added.

Uratex Monoblock chairs are proven to pass these assessments if within industry standards. They come in various designs and styles and are durable enough to hold up to 200 kilos. The brand is the first to pass Level 5 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) — ISO 7173, the highest plastic furniture standard in the country.


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