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HI-MACS Introduces New Collections & Colors

Posted on 06 May 2020 by cradmin3

LG Hausys has introduced ten new colors in two new HI-MACS collections: Aurora Collection and Terrazzo Collection. Inspired by the natural wonder and nostalgic patterns respectively, these two collections can add a fresh visual texture into space, offering modern and interesting design concepts.

The Aurora Collection includes: Aurora Blanc, Aurora Cream, Aurora Gray, Aurora Pavia and Aurora Sanremo.

The Terrazzo Collection consists of: Terrazzo Classico, Terrazzo Grigio, Terrazzo Luna, Terrazzo Moderna and Terrazzo Venato.

You may also be interested in this article: Durasein Introduces New Collection

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LG Hausys Introduces Concrete Collection

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LG Hausys Introduces Concrete Collection

Posted on 17 April 2019 by cradmin

Chic Concrete

LG Hausys has introduced its latest collection of HI-MACS colors, Concrete. These sophisticated colors provide the rugged and rustic, yet trendy and appealing aesthetic of concrete with the sleek, smooth finish that make solid surfaces so desirable.

Ideal for both residential and commercial applications, these new colors add a touch of uptown allure and an industrial flavor to any space. HI-MACS surfaces are reportedly non-porous, hygienic and low-maintenance. These versatile surfaces are resistant to the cracks, stains and scratches that can often occur with traditional concrete surfaces.

The new colors in the collection are: Chic Concrete, Shadow Concrete, Ebony Concrete,  Urban Concrete and Steel Concrete.

You may also be interested in this article about the new Dekton collection.


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Dye Sublimation - Bringing Your Corian® & Solid Surface to Life With Imagery

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Dye Sublimation – Bringing Your Corian® & Solid Surface to Life With Imagery

Posted on 29 May 2018 by cradmin

Presented by SolidSurface.com

If you want to give your customers another option for adding more artistry and pizzazz to their business, home office, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, family room or bedroom, look no further than using a great selection of solid surface Corian®, HI-MACS, Avonite or any other brand for that matter.

Using a process called dye sublimation, you can transfer any design, logo, photograph or image (no matter how simple or complex) onto the solid surface material.

Dye Sublimation in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s offices at Inverdee House in Aberdeen, Scotland. Reception desk project by Keppie Design Architects; photo Simon Price. Photograph courtesy of DuPont.


How It’s Done

Although it may look complicated, dye sublimation is really quite simple and the results are impressive! And, as it turns out, solid surface is the perfect medium for the dye sublimation process. This is because successful dye sublimation is dependant upon an acrylic or polyester base for application due to its ability to bond with the gassed ink dyes that are used.

To start, have your customer provide you with their desired image or text–a photograph, digital or vector image. It’s important to confirm that the image meets the minimum digital or printed requirements to enable creation of a viable digital image file for sublimation.

After going through your quality check process, you can then print the desired image to an ink transfer plate and heat up both the plate and the solid surface material. Once the materials reach the proper temperature, a vacuum process is used to transfer the ink on the transfer plate (now in gaseous form) into the Corian® or other solid surface material. (Note: this process may vary slightly between dye sublimation specialists.)

Presto! The desired image or text is now permanently embedded into the surface, creating a very artistic and unique piece. This printed solid surface piece can now be fabricated, shaped and thermoformed, in the same manner as any other piece of solid surface material.

Think of the Solid Surface as a Blank Canvas…

Just like Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso or Warhol, envision the solid surface material as a blank canvas just waiting to spring to life with whatever imagery your customer desires. Through the dye sublimation process, virtually anything imaginable can be masterfully transferred into the solid surface. Possibilities range from larger endeavors like business signs, paneled installations, wall décor and artistic flourishes added to countertops, to smaller projects like promotional goods, coasters, hot plates, trivets or customized trophies or gifts.

Dye sublimation in various design concepts developed by R.D.Wing Co., Inc., for the AIA 2006 Convention, DuPont Corian Booth. Photo courtesy of R.D. Wing Co., Inc.

Dye sublimation is unique in that the process permanently embeds and preserves a selected image or text in the actual solid surface substrate. As a result, your customer can also have the creative flexibility to choose between a matte or high gloss finish for the final touch.

Quite literally, dye sublimation allows the imagination to be the limit on what is created. So bring out the inner artist in your customer and offer them dye sublimation on their next solid surface project.

Dye Sublimation in the Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Reception Area of the Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Spain, Decoration by FernandezCoca.com; Photo courtesy of curArte and DuPont.

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HI-MACS Introduces New Collection of Solid Surface Sinks & Basins

Posted on 16 October 2017 by cradmin

HI-MACS has introduced the Shape Collection, a new line of solid surface sinks and basins. The new sinks and basins are manufactured using a high-tech casting process which ensures the product quality and design flexibility. The collection includes 18 models, providing designers with numerous options for washrooms, kitchens, hospitals and more. Most sinks are available in four colors: Almond, Arctic White, Cream and Ivory White. According to the company, designers can achieve seamless and hygienic installations because of the flush undermount design. These basins and sinks are guaranteed for 15 years, if installed by a Quality Club member.

You may also be interested in this article about Kohler’s sink made with Neoroc composite material.

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LG Hausys Launches the Velvet Colors

Posted on 26 June 2017 by cradmin

hi-macsr_velvet_colours_2017_rgb_300dpiLG Hausys launched the Velvet Colours, four new solid shades of HI-MACS. These colors take inspiration from the natural world, including rich organic pigments and tactile materials such as leather and raw clay. The new colors are: Evergreen, Cosmic Blue, Mink and Suede.

Evergreen presents as a classic tone inspired by our need to revert back to nature and to connect with our surroundings. This color rests between warm and cool within an environment bringing the outside in and creating an atmosphere of calm. This crafted and organic green can work alongside natural wood furniture and textiles within cosmopolitan spaces.

Cosmic Blue includes a dark undertone. Taking influence from textiles of the fashion industry and in particular denim, Cosmic Blue is an alternative to a monotone color scheme. Couple with deep wood or metal-framed furniture, or alongside copper or bronze accents for the ultimate finish to any space.

Mink is a warm and comforting subtle grey tone. This solid surface works with other neutrals bringing positive warmth to otherwise all white interiors. The chic finish of Mink offers a softness and has a wholesome appeal that is perfect for sophisticated spaces, especially where mixed with organic wood or ceramic.

Suede aims to channel minimalism and offers a new neutral that strips back a space revealing only what is essential. Inspired by raw ceramics and natural untreated finishes this color offers an alternative to stark white. Use alongside hints of gold in commercial spaces with high levels of activity.

You may also be interested in this article about New Colors Available For Caesarstone Classico Collection.

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A Look Into Thermoforming Solid Surface

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A Look Into Thermoforming Solid Surface

Posted on 12 May 2017 by cradmin

In this video released by Sterling Surfaces in Massachusetts (a company well-known for its thermoforming capabilities) the process of thermoforming a desk out of LG HI-MACS solid surface is revealed.

For those interested in solid surface thermoforming, this video reveals some interesting insights into the process.

You may also be interested in this video on solid surface thermoforming.

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LG Hausys Launches Three New HI-MACS Solid Surface Basin Designs

Posted on 17 July 2015 by cradmin

LG HI-MACS new sinksLG Hausys  added three new HI-MACS solid surface basins to its bathroom sink line-up. The slender top-mounted basins – circular, rectangular and square-shaped – are designed to sit on top of vanities or customized top surfaces. The sinks are suitable for renovation projects that seek to combine styles and materials for an eclectic space design. The acrylic solid surface basins work well with other materials and surfaces and are nonporous, stain-resistant and resistant to scratches and wear. The collection is available in Alpine White and Nougat Cream.

You may also be interested in this article on the new sinks from Houzer.

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More About Embedding Wireless Charging into Countertops

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More About Embedding Wireless Charging into Countertops

Posted on 19 February 2015 by cradmin

This video by Reviewed.com, is an interview of a representative of LG Hausys, makers of HI-MACS solid surface and Viatera quartz, who demonstrate how wireless charging technology can be embedded into “smart” countertops. The speaker basically walks you right through how it is done, including which technology they prefer (although do not endorse) and even talk about the cost of it.

Although previous information released elsewhere claims that granite or quartz are not candidates for this technology, this speaker directly opposes that viewpoint and asserts that only countertop materials containing metal will prevent the wireless transmission.

If you are interested in this emerging upsell for countertops, then you should probably give this video a watch.

You may also be interested in this video about embedded wireless charging in countertops.

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LG Hausys Posts 2 Job Openings

Posted on 19 July 2014 by cradmin

LG Hausys, maker of HI-MACS solid surface and Viatera quartz surfacing, is looking to fill two job openings. The positions are for Specification Manager in the Dallas, Texas, region and Territory Manager in Northern California. Candidates for both positions should be familiar with solid surface and quartz surfacing and would work with both of these countertop materials.

More information about the positions at LG can be found here, and interested candidates can submit cover letters and resumes by emailing them to [email protected].

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LG Introduces New HI-MACS Sparkle Collection Designed by Karim Rashid

Posted on 17 January 2014 by cradmin

 New Sparkle Collection of HI-MACS solid surface by Karim Rashid

The New Sparkle Collection of HI-MACS solid surface by Karim Rashid

LG Hausys has launched its new line of HI-MACS solid surface – the  Sparkle Collection designed by Karim Rashid. The collection includes five vibrant colors with strong tones and a distinctive glittering effect. The colors are: Key Lime, Kandy Pink, Kreemy Grey, Kold Silver and Kanada Violet. Like all solid surface products, the materials are nonporous, stain- and scratch-resistant, and virtually seamless when fabricated. The new colors are available now and come in the standard 1/2-in. thickness.

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