HI-MACS Exteria®: Outdoor Products

Architects: Dipl.-Ing. Volker Wiese - Kaden Klingbeil Architekten,fabricator: Kiebitzberg GmbH & Co.KG supplied by Kloepfer Surfaces ,Photographer: Dirk Wilhelmy

Outdoor products: durable and weatherproof solid surface material for architectural challenges

For many years now, spectacular architectural façades and exterior wall-claddings have been made from HI-MACS® all over the world. Iconic architecture has come to life and in doing so, the advantages are often skilfully crafted: Durable surfaces for public building, commercial spaces and private homes, relief milling with writing, surfaces with company logos, combined with spectacular light effects and curvy designs. And every good design inspires even greater projects.
LG Hausys is expanding exterior possibilities with a new and outdoor dedicated product family: HI-MACS Exteria®.

The product category includes HI-MACS®-FR; which has offered increased fire resistance for many years – the first solid surface formulation to receive the ETA certification for public building facades.
Also, a new advanced formulation is available for façades, HI-MACS® S828, offering better UV resistance, which is particularly important when the façade is exposed to high levels of sunlight.

Thanks to this new formulation, HI-MACS® has obtained the French QB certification and CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment) ATec “Avis Technique” for facade applications, earning recognition for its outstanding quality.

Colours, collections and dimensions

Forms that have withstood the test of time
 
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Alpine White - HI-MACS Exteria® UV-Resistant
S828 [12 mm], Δ E2
 
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Alpine White - HI-MACS® Ultra-Thermoforming
S928 [12 mm]
 
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Allspice Quartz
G063 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Almond
S02 [12 mm], Δ E5
 
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Almond Pearl
G008 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Alpine White
S028 [12mm], Δ E5
 
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Alpine White FR - HI-MACS Exteria®
S728 [12mm], Δ E5
 
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Arctic Granite
G034 [12 mm], Δ E5
 
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Arctic White
S006 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Babylon Beige
S102 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Banana
S026 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Beach Sand
G048 [12 mm], Δ E5
 
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Black
S022 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Black Pearl
G010 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Black Sand
G009 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Bologna
M103 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Brown Pearl
G105 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Coffee Brown
S100 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Concrete Grey
S103 [12 mm], Δ15
 
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Cream
S009 [12 mm], Δ E5

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HI-MACS® Sheets

The perfect basis for your ideas: our comprehensive range of sheets.

HI-MACS® is available in different thicknesses, formats and sizes. Perfect for maximum cutting and minimal costs.

HI-MACS® dimensions, thicknesses and special formulations available.

Size matters – to increase efficiency and reduce offcuts
HI-MACS® can be supplied in different sheet thicknesses, formats and sizes. Ideal for maximum cutting, minimum wastage and minimal costs. However, not all colours are available in any thickness, please see the colour charts here opposite for exact availability.
 
HI-MACS® FR - Low flammability
The fireresistant FR version is available in S728 Alpine White and complies with the requirements of the IMO standard modules B + D and M1. This quality is particularly suitable for use in public buildings, façades and shipbuilding.
 
HI-MACS® Ultra-Thermoforming:
This special formulation can be formed into very small radii (up to 6 mm radius).

STANDARD FORMATS

SHEET THICKNESS IN MM SHEET WIDTH IN MM SHEET LENGTH IN MM
4.5 930 3000*
6 760 2490
910 2490*
1350 3680*
9 760 3680
910 3680*
1350 3680*
12 760 3680
910 3680*
1350 3680*
1520 3680*
20 760 3000

* Only S028 Alpine White.

ULTRA-THERMOFORMING FORMAT

SHEET THICKNESS IN MM SHEET WIDTH IN MM SHEET LENGTH IN MM
12 760 3680**
930
1520

** Only S928 Alpine White.

SPECIAL FORMATS

Special format available on special request, minimum quantities apply. For further special formats, please contact your sales representative.

SHEET THICKNESS IN MM SHEET WIDTH IN MM SHEET LENGTH IN MM COLOURS AVAILABLE
4.5 930 3000 Solid.
6
9
12
910 2200 ~ 3680
Flexible length
Solid, Granite, Lucent,
and Ultra-Thermoforming.
1220 2200 ~ 3680
Flexible length
Solid, Granite.
Lucent 6 and 12mm.
1350 2200 ~ 3680
Flexible length
Solid, Granite.
1520 2200 ~ 3680
Flexible length
Solid, Granite, Lucent.
20 760 2200 ~ 3680
Flexible length
Solid, Granite, Lucia.

 

Properties and sealing

A living material for shimmering facades

A living material

HI-MACS® has natural contraction and expansion properties related to temperature changes. When HI-MACS® is applied outdoors, thermal expansion is 30 x10-6 m/°C. A suitable fixing system must therefore be selected.

To build the HI-MACS® façades, LG Hausys suggests using a structure made from aluminium sheeting and a ventilated façade system using BWM fixings.

What about seals?

HI-MACS® does not recommend using glue on the outer facade because of expansion. We suggest leaving gaps of 8 to 10 mm between each panel.

Our guarantees

HI-MACS® offers a 10 years warranty on colours' UV resistance and loss of gloss over 40%, 10 years on colour leaching and 20 years on colour peeling, swelling or delaminating. The warranty is applicable after the first installation and is only valid for the sheet material; adhesives are excluded. The conditions for this warranty are based on pratical experience and on-going tests.

Technical Factsheet

Specification   Result Unit Test methods
Flexural E-modulus Ef 8900 Mpa DIN EN ISO 178
Flexural strength α fm 76.9 Mpa DIN EN ISO 178
Breaking elongation € fm 1.01 % DIN EN ISO 178
Resistance   > 1 x 10¹² Ω EN61340-5-1
        DIN IEC 61340-4-1
Diffustion resistance coefficient µ 1807   DIN EN ISO 12572
Density   1.71 g/cm³ ISO 1183
Heat conduction λ10tr 0.636 W/mK DIN EN 12664
Resistance to thermal expansion R 0.048 m²K/W DIN EN 12664
Thermal expansion α 0.048 mm/mK prEN 14581
Linear expansion coefficient   max. 30 x 10 m/°C  
Tensile resistance σ fm 32.7 MPa DIN EN 527
Water absorption   < 0.1 % DIN EN 438 - part 12

SBI fire performance*

*applicable to HI-MACS® FR S728 Alpine White,
tested with subconstruction and insulation

 

  B - d0 - s1   DIN 13501