Hanwha Living & Creative Corporation (“Hanwha L&C”), one of Korea’s largest industrial corporations, announces the groundbreaking of a new manufacturing and distribution plant for its HanStone™ products to be built at Innovation Park in London, Ontario. The building solidifies Hanwha’s presence in North America as one of the leading producers of fine quartz surfaces – via its HanStone product line. HanStone manufacturing will begin in North America during the summer of 2009.
With the launch of the new North American facility, the HanStone product line will expand both in quality and quantity, thereby offering customers a more sophisticated and diverse selection of colors. Hanwha’s surfacing products are available for those who seek and demand high-quality, versatile, durable, and attractive surfaces at an exceptional value. Furthermore, Hanwha’s diverse product line is available to both residential and commercial consumers, making them some of the most accessible interior design products in the market.
“Our goal is to provide our clients with what they value most: solutions that achieve a perfect blend of beauty, elegance and functionality,” states Woong Jin Choi, President and CEO, Hanwha L&C. “We are building this manufacturing and distribution center to ensure that our products are readily available for our customers in the US and Canada.”
HanStone (hanstoneusa.com) is an innovative new product that combines natural quartz, one of nature's hardest materials, with high quality polymer resin and pigment to produce a durable yet luxurious stone surface.
Unlike granite and many other surfaces, HanStone is non-porous and requires no sealing. In addition to being even more durable than granite, HanStone is also stain-resistant, heat-resistant and easy to maintain. It has also been tested and certified by the National Sanitation Foundation for Food Safety and Food Contact under the NSF 51 Certification, and is backed by a 10-year limited warranty.
All Hanwha products are GREENGUARD certified, passing strict chemical and microbial tests done by this organization to assure the indoor air-quality safe product for the consumer.
HanStone is currently supplied to qualified HanStone distributors throughout the US and Canada.
About Hanwha Living & Creative Corporation
Hanwha Surfaces is a division of the Hanwha Living & Creative Corporation (hanstoneusa.com), a South Korea-based global conglomerate with 30 affiliated companies and more than $30 billion in annual revenues. The company deals in a diverse range on industries including chemicals, plastics, machinery, telecommunications, biotechnology, finance and building materials.
Since 1952, Hanwha has built a reputation as a leading name in providing innovative building materials. Our goal is to provide our clients with what they value most: solutions that achieve a perfect blend of beauty, elegance, quality and functionality. That's Hanwha's promise of timeless value - and a tradition that lives on through HanStone.