WHAT IS HI-MACS®? HI-MACS® is a solid surface material that can be moulded into any shape. It is widely used for architectural and interior applications, such as sculptural and high performance wall-cladding or kitchen, bathroom and furniture surfaces, in commercial, residential and public space projects. It is composed of minerals, acrylic and natural pigments that come together to provide a smooth, non-porous and visually seamless surface which meets the highest standards for aesthetics, fabrication, functionality and hygiene – offering manifold advantages over conventional materials. HI-MACS® provides limitless possibilities for surfacing solutions and inspires creative minds from all over the world. Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Moneo, Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders and David Chipperfield, among others, have completed fabulous projects using HI-MACS®. At the forefront of innovation as always, LG Hausys recently introduced two new products. First HI-MACS® Ultra-Thermoforming, an innovative formula that pushes the boundaries of solid surface shaping to a whole new level, with 30% more thermoplastic capabilities - the biggest innovation for the Solid Surface history since its inception in 1967. Now, HI-MACS® Intense Ultra, combining the characteristics from two disparate worlds: Intense Colour Technology and Ultra-Thermoforming. LG Hausys’ HI-MACS® uses a simple heating process to give three-dimensional thermoplastic forming capabilities, allows visually seamless designs, offers a virtually limitless range of colours and – for some shades - exhibits a special translucency when exposed to light. Although HI-MACS® is almost as robust as stone, it can be worked in a similar way as wood: it can be sawn, routed, drilled or sanded. HI-MACS® is manufactured using a new generation technology, the thermal cure. The temperature reached during the manufacturing process sets HI-MACS® apart from other solid surfaces and creates a denser, even more homogeneous, sturdy, durable surface – with a better resistance and superior thermoforming performance. HI-MACS® does not absorb humidity, is highly resistant to stains, and is easy to clean, maintain and repair. Countless internationally recognized certificates attest to the quality of HI-MACS® in terms of ecological commitment, hygiene and fire resistance – being the first Solid Surface in the market to receive the official European Technical Approval (ETA) for façades – for Alpine White S728 colour. Furthermore, HI-MACS® has obtained the French QB certification and CSTB ATec “Avis Technique” for facade applications. HI-MACS® offers a 15-year warranty for products fabricated by a Quality Club Member. LG Group Founded in Seoul, Korea in 1947, LG Group has grown to be a global leader in the chemical, electronics, telecom and service industries with annual sales of 104 billion $. LG produces a variety of products that are indispensable to people’s lives and have been developed with the utmost concern for the environment. LG Hausys is born from LG Chem’s spin-off on April 1, 2009. Employing more than 3’500 employees in the world, LG Hausys is split in 3 sections: Windows, Highly Functional Materials/Components and Interior Materials, to which HI-MACS® belongs. LG Hausys Europe is the regional headquarters of LG Hausys. It's based in Frankfurt, Germany, and integrates European sales & marketing operations of HI-MACS®. The Solid Surface material is fabricated in Cheongju plant in Korea and in Atlanta’s plant in the USA.