|How Stainless TONER Flatware Is Produced
The firm TONER has a longer than 120 year tradition of manufacturing flatware and other kitchen utensils. The technology employed by the firm has evolved gradually from the original hand manufacturing to contemporary high-tech mechanized and automated production means.
The success of TONER brand utensils is a result of the high level of professional expertise of the firm’s employees, who continually work to develop new utensil designs and production technology. The high quality and consumer utility of the final products is guaranteed.
A: Production Material
The firm TONER buys corrosion-proof material for the production of its utensils exclusively from world renowned manufacturers with the guarantee of the consistent quality and special material qualities upon which the production of TONER utensils is unconditionally dependent.
The raw material is a roll or sheet of steel, 1 x 2 meters.
Two basic types of corrosion-proof material are used for individual categories of TONER utensils. These corrosion-proof materials are differentiated by their composition and their characteristics:
- high quality food industry chrome-nickel steel with an 18% chrome content and a 10% nickel content. They are labeled according to German Industrial Norm, DIN 1.4301, and according to Czech State Norm, CSN 17241. This material is non-magnetic. This material can be polished to a high level. The material is relatively soft and therefore utensils manufactured from this material require more careful handling. This material is used for utensils of the highest quality.
- high quality chrome steel with a 18% chrome content. It is labeled according to German Industrial Norm, DIN 1.4016, and according to Czech State Norm, CSN 17041. The material is harder and can be polished to the darker, so-called “metallic luster”. The material is used for utensils of standard utilitarian purposes.
TONER utensils are marked to indicate the type of material used in their production.
Knives are labeled exclusively with the producer’s logo.
B: TONER Flatware and Kitchen Utensil Production Technology
Production material of the required strength is cut on specially designed machines to the basic preliminary production shape of the future utensil. Further production operations, with some differences among specific individual models, are rolling, shaping, grinding, brushing, polishing, and cleaning. The firm TONER is equipped with the latest high-tech production machines. These machines are designed and manufactured by TONER’s own tool shop.
The combination of professional skill and modern technology transform the raw material into a finished product.
Dining knives are produced in a process different than that used to produce all other utensils. TONER currently uses several knife production technologies with the basic components:
- mono-block stamped/rolled
- mono-bock forged/rolled
- knife with non-metallic handle
- knife with hollow handle
- mono-block welded
The technology employed for a specific model depends on a number of production, technological, and quality factors.
C: Production, Quality, and Packaging Control
All TONER products are subjected to 100% quality control. Special workforce training is intended to ensure that customers always receive TONER products of the highest quality. A wide selection of packaging options is intended to meet the wishes of the broadest range of customers.
Transport packaging protects products against damage during shipment.