HI-MACS® by LG Hausys

Posted in Products on 15 July, 2019

The brand newStrato Collectionenhances the HI-MACS® colour range with brand new design possibilities: the marked linear patterns create geometry through its soft structure and subtle look. The skilfuluse of thenewcolour striations,vertically or horizontally,allow for great variation in each and every project.

LG Hausys has taken inspiration from the linear patterns found in nature to create a collection composed ofneutral hues and natural designs,combined with the latest generation solid surface material features.HI-MACS® is completely non-porous, can be thermoformed into curved shapes, allows for seamless surfaces and is easy to repair and tomaintain.

The Strato Collectionis available in three colours: Strato Cloud,with its nebulous surface is the perfect canvas for a striking array of stripes, while Strato Windand Strato Slatewill display a curvier linear pattern evoking a more calming space. The new collection reflectsthe latest trends in interior design and come in hues that complement any scheme. They can be used in manysurface applications, such as wall covering,furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, adding a special touchto the space.

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 Wandersand 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 Structura®,a 3D textured panel material that takes solid surface opportunities to a new level. And also
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.

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 certificationand CSTB ATec “Avis Technique”for facade applications.

HI-MACS®offers a 15-year warranty for products fabricated by a Quality Club Member.

The Strato Collection is available in Europe from 15thJuly 2019.

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