The European Standard EN438 is recognized by all CEN members, who are bound to comply with CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations. The EN438 is also recognized worldwide and is used by Maica as the most basic compliance for all products.
UL Environment's GREENGUARD specializes in the task of helping manufacturers create, and for buyers to identify, interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions to improve air quality. They are professional experts for the subject of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). These include dangerous substances such as Formaldehyde and Phthalates.
Maica products had received the Singapore Green Label by the Singapore Environment Council for maiProducts since 2010. The Ecolabel from Singapore for Maica carries a certificate number of 035-034. 035 is for the category of "Made from Renewable / Sustainable Materials", while 034 means Maica is the 34th company to get this certification under this 035 category.
Maica is able to get the certificate under this category because of the following:
Maica received the FSC CoC certificate in year 2015, as we let our customers know that our responsible use of raw materials is based on the requirements of the highly reputable and accredited international body.
Maica's FSC Licence Code is C126725. Please ask about the FSC certified products and to understand on Maica's products which are FSC certified. For more information on FSC, please visit the FSC's official website.
Maica maiProducts are endowed with maiAnti-Bacteria qualities with on-demand delivery since 1968 and standard delivery since 2012.
Bacteria exist everywhere. Our body alone has trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms. The number of bacteria outnumbers our human cells 10 to one. This means that our human body itself is a universe, one so diverse and complex, yet complete and functioning on its own without our conscious knowledge.
Maica products are endowed with maiAnti-Fungi properties.
It is a common misconception that termites are eating wood. In reality, they are eating the cellulose that the wood is made of. But while they do consume cellulosic materials, termites cannot retrieve any nutrition without the assistance of bacteria, fungi and protozoa to break down the cellulose and release the nutrients that can be absorbed by the host termite. In other words, bacteria, fungi and termites are good friends with each other. Since maiCompact is anti-microbial, termites are incapable of destroying the laminates.
Termites are capable of emitting methane, one of the most important non-CO2 greenhouse gases, and is responsible for nearly as much global warming as all other non-CO2 greenhouse gases put together.
The National Pest Management Association in USA estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year.
Have you ever worried about building materials going into food upon contact? The only way is to look for products that have minimal transfer of building material surface to foods stuff upon contact. There are tests available to confirm these, and Maica had sent maiProducts to ISEGA laboratory in Germany for a full test. The result is Maica's achievement of a Certificate of Compliance. This gives the assurance that all kinds of foodstuff may safely be prepared and treated on maiLaminate and maiCompact, provided that hygiene regulations are not violated.
Designers are usually reluctant to use glossy surface as there is always the fear of scuffing marks caused by accidental movement of almost any items on the surface of the laminate.
Maica's maiLab Chem is a chemical resistant product, with its surface manufactured using the Electron Beam Curing (EBC) technology. The end product is tested by the TUV SUV PSB Laboratory and SEFA to ensure compliance to our customer's requirements.
Electron Beam curing (EBC) is one of the most powerful industrial curing technologies commercially available today. The specialty of EBC is the ability of the EBC to penetrate the surface to fully cure and close the surface of the very thick, multiple Acrylic coating layers, which makes it possible for the high chemical resistance surface of maiLab Chem, characterized by high performance surface finish.
Maica’s maiLab Chem utilizes the advantages of the EBC technology with acrylic resin. maiLab Chem has not a single, but double-coating of acrylic combination for better surface performance, reduced VOCs and low carbon footprint since the EBC process does not produce CO2. maiLab Chem’s EBC surface layer is combined with phenolic treated virgin-pulp kraft paper, processed under high temperature and high pressure to ensure compliance with the EN438 standards for its physical properties. The process requires special calibration to the temperature, pressure and duration of production. The end result is maiLab Chem with a flat surface, complete with chemical resistance suitable for professional laboratory use.
Maica’s specialty product, maiInvisible-T, is endowed with the maiAnti-Finger Print technology as the product surface is specially treated with the Electron Beam Curing (EBC) technology. This technology requires multi-layer coating of electron beam-curing resins applied to the surface decorative paper. The curing of the resin is done with a precisely controlled electron beam, causing the cross-linkage of the resin molecules to create a perfectly closed surface structure. This results in the following attributes to the products:
Advantages of applications:
* Any horizontal and vertical applications.
Maica supports green efforts. However, sometimes it may be a tedious task for our customers to submit the documentation to authorities especially when it comes to the possibilities of getting tax rebates for their green purchases. As such, the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation offers the consolidation of green products under a single recognition through MyHIJAU program.
Maica products are given recognition by MyHIJAU, which will allow our local Malaysian customers have the advantage of easy recognition of green projects once they use Maica as part of their choice. The MyHIJAU Directory online is the basic reference for you to search for recognized green materials under the MyHIJAU program.