An outstanding 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. The material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene.
Thanks to these qualities and the outstanding flexibility in fabrication and design, HI-MACS offers countless advantages over conventional materials.
SLO_GEN table / 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, Germany / Engineering Buro Happold: Garrett Jones, Gary Lau, Greg Otto, Liz Mahlow / Fabrication R.D. Wing Co., Inc. / Photo credit ©Gensler Los Angeles
HI-MACS and the Environment
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.
HI-MACS does not have Crystalline Silica as an ingredient nor is it used in any part of the manufacturing process.
Aluminium 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”).
Extensive studies – within LX Hausys’ own laboratories as well as tests carried out by other renowned independent institutions – have shown that the HIMACS 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Awards, Certificates, and Regular Testing
Numerous internationally recognised certificates show the strong focus of LX 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. LX Hausys also voluntarily submits to regular environmental audits and energy consumption analyses, publishing the results afterwards.