Numerous certificates award HIMACS top marks

Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea

designates HIMACS as environmentally-friendly thanks to the demonstration of its commitment to ecological awareness in its product management activities.

M1 Emissions Classification
The Finnish M1 classification presents emission requirements for building materials used in office and residential buildings with respect to good indoor air quality.
Leadership in Energy and Environnemental Design (LEED)

Is a standard voluntary system to certify high performance of buildings, from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certifies buildings using a credit system. The use of HIMACS contributes toward satisfying EQ Credit for Low-Emitting Materials with the category Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ).

ISO 14001

The ISO 14000 family concerns the management of environmental quality. The most popular certificate in this group is ISO 14001. It encourages the minimisation of damage caused by our own activity to the environment and the continuous improvement of environmental performance. The objective is to contribute to protecting and stabilising our planet’s environment. This test certifies that the environment management system of HIMACS conforms to ISO 14001 standards.


HI-MACS® has been approved by Greenguard in the USA, as a “low emitting product”. The organisation establishes acceptable indoor air standards for indoor products, environments and buildings. The organisation’s goal is to improve public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air.


Environmental Building Certificate – Grade “outstanding”

The Korean Air Cleaning Association certifies that HIMACS complies with the Korean regulations for environmental building materials.


The DGNB system, founded by the "German Sustainable Building Council”, evaluates buildings holistically on the basis of individual criteria within the categories Ecological Quality, Economic Quality, Sociocultural and Functional Quality, Technical Quality, Process Quality and Location Quality. Different profiles allow the certification of new buildings and existing buildings, as well as of quarters in Germany and Internationally. Buildings can achieve a certification in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

HIMACS has an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which can be used to calculate the building life cycle assessment (ENV1.1/2.1). Furthermore, HIMACS has achieved Quality Level 4 of 4 in DGNB 2018 criteria for local environmental impact for the entire product.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)

BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.

HIMACS can contribute to BREEAM International New Construction 2016 certification, as the entire product complies with Hea 02 Indoor air quality. Furthermore, HIMACS achieved RSCS summary score level in Mat 03, responsible sourcing of construction products for the entire product: RSCS level 1.

“BREEAM is a registered trade mark of the Building Research Establishment Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BRE Group Limited, and is used by permission. LX Hausys and its products are not affiliated, endorsed or certified by BRE Global Limited, which is the operator of BREEAM, or any other subsidiary of BRE Group Limited. All rights are reserved.”

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Shaping the future. In harmony with the environment.

Countless internationally recognized certificates attest to the fact that HIMACS has a strong focus on ecological aspects. Without exception, all HIMACS products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO 14001 environmental standard.


LX Hausys conducts and publishes regular environmental audits along with energy consumption analyses. Thanks to the use of non-polluting fuels, greenhouse gas emissions have been cut by 15,000 tons per year since 2008.

Material Safety
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. HIMACS 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, HIMACS plants in Cheongju (Korea) and Atlanta (USA) meet all environmental standards.
The material allows for virtually waste-free processing. In addition, HIMACS 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.
Within Europe, HIMACS observes the Euro-5 standards for reduced particulate emissions.The partner-network of LX Hausys Europe consists of carefully selected partners with the highest environmental standards: for example, the State-of-the-Art logistics centre in the Netherlands is one of the first buildings to have been constructed in accordance with the WELL Building Standards and awarded the BREEAM Certificate.
This means that it meets the highest requirements for environmentally friendly and healthy construction.