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Solid surfaces from Laminex’s new HI-MACS range, pictured here in ‘Alpine White,’ were specified for the Leonardo Glass Cube in Bad Driburg, Germany. Photography: Emanuel Raab. Design: 3deluxe.

‘Alpine White’ also features at the Guanzhou Opera House in Guangdong, China. Design: Zaha Hadid Architects, London.

The Organic Slo Gen table demonstrates the design flexibility offered by Laminex’s HI-MACS range. Photography: © Gensler Los Angeles. Design: Cal Poly.

Solid surfaces by HI-MACS® and Laminex®

Laminex Australia is now the exclusive Australian distributor of HI-MACS’ acrylic solid surfaces and is launching the partnership with an expansive new range of 66 solid surface colours. For architects and designers, this represents a dramatic increase in the breadth of options when specifying solid surfaces, with 36 colours that are brand-new to the Australian market and eight different shades of white in the entry-level pricing bracket.

The palette was specifically curated to meet contemporary Australian design requirements. Highlights include nine beautiful marble-look colours from HI-MACS’ Marmo Collection, eight textural concrete-look colours from the Concrete Collection, an extended whites and neutrals palette, and the Ultra Intense Series, which delivers excellent thermoforming performance and enables tight radiuses in dark surfaces with minimal whitening. 

The HI-MACS range is suitable for both residential and commercial applications, with a nonporous surface that’s hygenic, waterproof, stain repellent, highly durable and easy to clean. It can be specified in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, and being thermoformable, it can be used to bring to life the most creative designs, shapes and three-dimensional forms with a smooth and visually seamless appearance. Global landmark projects where it’s been featured include Zaha Hadid Architects’ sleek Hotel Puerta America in Madrid and Cox Architecture’s futuristic Red Zone visitor centres at Griffith University campuses in Queensland. 

Global company LG Hausys has been producing HI-MACS for almost a quarter of a century. The material is made from a combination of acrylic, minerals and natural pigments, including post-industrial recycled content, and it is free from silica. It’s Greenguard certified as a low-level VOC emitter, so it contributes to improved indoor air quality, has NSF certification for use as a food preparation surface and has recyclable properties.

These environmental credentials, alongside HI-MACS’ emphasis on contemporary colour, authentic texture and exceptional durability, make the brand a natural fit with Laminex. “Adding HI-MACS to the Laminex Australia portfolio makes perfect sense,” says Laminex Product Design Manager Neil Sookee. “Combined with the newly updated Laminex Colour Collection and the stunning Essastone range, we’re giving architects and interior designers a comprehensive toolbox to create the most beautiful interior spaces.”

The new HI-MACS range is now available with a competitive and transparent pricing structure that includes volume-based discounts. In addition, a complementary adhesive and accessories range and increased sheet-size offer makes for easy and economical fabrication.