A new generation acrylic stone, HI-MACS® is a material that is designed and produced by LG HAUSYS, a world leader in the technology sector, and distributed by LG HAUSYS EUROPE, based in Geneva (Switzerland).
Due to its thermoformable properties, its wide range of colours, its translucency and the invisible joins, HI-MACS® is able to provide an infinite number of designs and exclusive finishings. Moreover, this material can be worked as easily as wood as it is easy to handle and to cut.
As regards hygiene, HI-MACS® does not absorb humidity and is highly resistant to stains. Its smooth and non-porous surface means that it is not penetrated by liquids. Completely sterile, this material is easy to clean and to repair.
Unlike other similar materials on the market, HI-MACS® is the only Solid Surface to enjoy official European Technical Approval (ETA) for façades – for Alpine White S728 colour – which was awarded by the European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA).
During the manufacturing process, HI-MACS® is heated to very high temperatures by means of an advanced firing heat treatment. This procedure makes HI-MACS® different from other types of acrylic stone, giving it better uniformity and making it more resistant to shocks and UV rays.
Acrylic stone provides infinite possibilities for personalised designs and inspires professionals from all over the world. Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Rafael Moneo, Karim Rashid and David Chipperfield, among others, have completed fabulous projects using HI-MACS®, from kitchens to bathrooms, including decorative items, in hotels as well as in museums, shopping centres and on external façades.
HI-MACS® is available in around 100 different colours in various ranges; Solids, Granite, Sand, Pearl & Quartz, Volcanics, Lucent, Eden, Galaxy and Marmo, in different thicknesses of 3, 6, 9 and 12 mm, depending on the shade. HI-MACS® holds a number of international certifications with regard to the environment, hygiene and fire resistance, such as ISO 9001 and 14001, Greenguard, NSF, LGA and IMO MED certification (Modules B and D), among others.
HI-MACS® stands out for its excellent quality service, guaranteed by its Quality Club programme, consisting of a network of expert manufacturers and approved distributors across Europe. HI-MACS® offers the longest guarantee service on the market: 15 years.
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. The office was established 2002 in Geneva, Switzerland, 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.