SLO_GEN table: Location Gensler Los Angeles, Los Angeles (California, USA) - Design Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design Faculty: Jim Doerfler, Mark Cabrinha Students: Ben Hait-Campbell, Cory Walker, Kegan Charles Flanderka Gensler LA - Buro Happold: Garrett Jones, Gary Lau, Greg Otto, Liz Mahlow - Photo credit ©Gensler Los Angeles
Outstanding Features Abound.
A Compelling Material.
HI-MACS® is a delicate composition of acrylic, minerals and natural pigments that combine to create a smooth, non porous, thermoformable and visually seamless surface.
HI-MACS® is now exclusively distributed by Laminex. An expanded palette of 66 colours is available, curated for contemporary Australian design trends. This includes 36 brand new colours, never before launched in Australia.
HI-MACS® allows for visually seamless fabrication. Smooth integration creates large areas without visible joints or edges.
Huge Colour Spectrum
Colour selection is a crucial factor when it comes to high-quality design. HI-MACS® is now available in an expanded range of 66 on-trend colours, including 36 new colours never before launched in Australia. No matter what colour you choose, HI-MACS® remains 100% homogeneous. (Photographed by ©Tiziana Arici)
HI-MACS® boasts a simple heating process and three dimensional thermoforming capabilities. This enables greater forming flexibility compared with other conventional materials so that spectacular ideas can quickly take on a concrete shape. The new HI-MACS® Ultra-Thermoforming formula allows the material to be better shaped; the minimal internal radius of as low as 6mm opens a whole new design dimension. (Photographed by Dominik Obertreis)
Certain colours and thicknesses of HI-MACS® exhibit a subtle translucency when exposed to light. The translucent properties of HI-MACS® make it the perfect choice for lamps and illuminated furnishings. (Photographed by Dominik Obertreis)
Although HI-MACS® is almost as robust as stone, it can be worked in the same way as wood. Using conventional carpenters’ tools, this solid surface material can be sawn, routed or drilled. Thanks to the new Thermalcure-technology the surface of HI-MACS® performs better than the standard in Solid Surface. You save precious time because it is easier to work with. (Photographed by Dominik Obertreis)
HI-MACS® meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects; material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene. Due to the outstanding flexibility in design, HI-MACS® offers countless advantages in commercial and residential applications.
Register your details to find out more about HI-MACS® products, availability or to register your interest in becoming an accredited fabricator.
Cleanliness and sterility are paramount in hospitals and laboratories and any materials used should meet the strictest quality-standards. Its internationally certified resistance to dirt, viruses, bacteria and numerous chemicals makes HI-MACS® the first material of choice in the healthcare sector.
Liv Hospital: Location Istanbul, Turkey -Design Zoom Mimarlik - Fabricator Gulsan Mobilya
Public Buildings and Offices
The requirements for public spaces are very demanding. It’s therefore good to know that HI-MACS® regularly undergoes all of the relevant product tests and holds all the required certificates to prove its superior quality.
SLO_GEN table: Location Gensler Los Angeles, Los Angeles (California, USA) - Design Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design Faculty: Jim Doerfler, Mark Cabrinha Students: Ben Hait-Campbell, Cory Walker, Kegan Charles Flanderka Gensler LA - Buro Happold: Garrett Jones, Gary Lau, Greg Otto, Liz Mahlow - Photo ©Gensler Los Angeles | OSRAM Headquarter: Location Munich, Germany - Design Brune Architekten BDA - Fabrication Hommel Manufaktur GmbH | Material HI-MACS® Opal S302 12mm | Photo ©Daniela Hommel | Swimming Pool Atlas: Location Paris, France - Design: Yoonseux Architectes - Fabrication Aska Interior - Material HI-MACS®, Alpine White - Photo Alexandra Mocanu
HI-MACS® creates visual, statement features in the trendiest of bars, the most upmarket of restaurants and the most happening clubs. Especially for internationally operating hospitality chains it is good to know that LG Hausys offers a global after sales service with their network-partners.
Evolution Club: Location Bucharest, Romania - Design Sebastian Barlica - Fabrication Atvangarde Surfaces - Material HI-MACS® Light Green - Photo Ciprian Stoian, Serban Bonciocat
It is an accepted fact in retail, that no compromises can be made in terms of quality. And HI-MACS® does just what the high-tech brand LG promises. With its limitless possibilities, the material meets the demanding requirements to perfection.
Oberpollinger - The KaDeWe Group: Location Munich, Germany - General Contractor Ganter Interior GmbH (Waldkirch) - Planning Office BEING BORN BUILDING BRANDS (Hamburg) - Fabricator Moser GmbH (Haslach) - Material HI-MACS® Ispani (Marmo) - Photo ©Dirk Wilhelmy
The ingredients, as well as the material on which they are prepared, have a key role to play in creating a thoroughly high-quality meal. HI-MACS® is a non-porous, dirt-repellent and hygienic surface, and combined with its Thermalcure-technology, results in the best surface-quality for working with food and everyday household chemicals.
Air Kitchen (left image): Location DeVOL showroom, Cotes Mill, Leicestershire, UK - Design Air designed by DeVOL kitchens - Material HI-MACS®, Alpine White, Grey, Midnight Grey, Sky Blue, Mazarin Blue, Light Green, Ruby and Orange - Photo Tim Cooper | Kitchen Le Baou (right images): Design Charlotte Raynaud - Fabrication Felix Hegenbart SARL - Material HI-MACS® Crystal Beige - Photo © Denis Dalmasso - Others, Distributor Mobistrat
Thanks to its non-porous waterproof surface, HI-MACS® is becoming increasingly popular in the bathroom. The warm, pleasing feel of the material, coupled with its ease of care means HI-MACS® is simply perfect.
Photo ©Studio Podrini
Leonardo Glass Cube: Location Gensler Los Angeles, Los Angeles (California, USA) - Design Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design Faculty: Jim Doerfler, Mark Cabrinha Students: Ben Hait-Campbell, Cory Walker, Kegan Charles Flanderka Gensler LA - Buro Happold: Garrett Jones, Gary Lau, Greg Otto, Liz Mahlow - Photo credit ©Gensler Los Angeles | OSRAM Headquarter: Location Munich, Germany - Design Brune Architekten BDA - Fabrication Hommel Manufaktur GmbH | Material HI-MACS® Opal S302 12mm | Photo credit ©Daniela Hommel | A sculptural staircase: Location Inox Fondi Srl offices, Italy - Design Ilaria Mosso - Fabrication Simone Piva - Material HI-MACS® Alpine White - Photo credit ©Francesca Bottazzin | SLO_GEN table: Location Gensler Los Angeles, Los Angeles (California, USA) - Design Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design Faculty: Jim Doerfler, Mark Cabrinha Students: Ben Hait-Campbell, Cory Walker, Kegan Charles Flanderka Gensler LA - Buro Happold: Garrett Jones, Gary Lau, Greg Otto, Liz Mahlow - Photo credit ©Gensler Los Angeles
- HI-MACS Standard Greenguard Certificate
- HI-MACS Adhesive Greenguard Certificate
- HI-MACS Adhesive Greenguard Gold Certificate
How to Specify HI-MACS®
- Quick spec – copy paste,
Benchtop surface shall be LG HI-MACS® benchtop as supplied by Laminex Australia. The
benchtop shall be a 12mm/20mm thickness. Colour shall be ……………….….. in Satin / Matt / Gloss finish.”
Note: HI-MACS® solid surface is supplied unfinished. Please ensure you specify your desired finish prior to fabrication. Matte and Satin finishes are more suited to high wear applications, as high gloss finishes tend to show more signs of wear.
Range and Sheet Size
All 66 colours are available in Standard 3680 x 760mm sheet sizes, as well as quarter, half and three quarter sheets.
Alpine White (our most popular colour) is available in additional sheet formats. Refer to availability of the HI-MACS® stocked range below:
3680 x 760
3680 x 910
S028 Alpine White
3680 x 1350
S028 Alpine White
3680 x 1520
S028 Alpine White
2760 x 760
1835 x 760
915 x 760
2490 x 760
S028 Alpine White
2490 x 910
S028 Alpine White
3680 x 760
S028 Alpine White
LG Hausys leads the way in terms of environmentally responsible action on a global scale, always staying true to this promise. We take environmental responsibilities very seriously. (Image Credits: iStock.com/4maksym)
The Facts Speak For Themselves
1. Silica FreeHI-MACS® does not have Crystalline Silica as an ingredient nor is it used in any part of the manufacturing process.
2. Material compositionAluminium trihydroxide, the main component of HI-MACS®, is a resource-efficient bi-product of Bauxite (aluminium production). This allows a valuable raw material, that would otherwise be discarded without being used, to be utilised in a meaningful way (“Second life concept”).
3. Material safetyExtensive studies – within LG Hausys’ own laboratories as well as tests carried out by other renowned independent institutions – have shown that the HI-MACS® material itself, as well as the cured adhesive, are completely free from formaldehyde and emissions. HI-MACS® has been awarded the Greenguard Gold Indoor Air Quality Certificate.
4. Manufacturing processThe production of this solid surface material is marked by an excellent energy balance. In recent years, the company was very successful in achieving ambitious goals in terms of waste reduction and water conservation. In addition, HI-MACS® plants in Cheongju (Korea) and Atlanta (USA) meet all environmental standards.
5. ProcessingThe material allows for virtually waste-free processing. In addition, HI-MACS® installations are extremely strong and durable. They can easily be renewed to their original appearance, meaning they don’t have to be replaced, thus giving a positive long-term environmental footprint.
6. Awards, certificates and regular testingNumerous internationally recognised certificates show the strong focus of LG Hausys on environmental issues. Without exception, all HI-MACS® products are manufactured in accordance with environmental standard ISO:14001 and are NSF and Greenguard Certified. LG Hausys also voluntarily submits to regular environmental audits and energy consumption analyses, publishing the results afterwards.