The ultimate guide to Hanex

Discover the versatility and durability of Hanex solid surfaces, a premium material for countertops, wall panels, furniture and more.

Hanex is a leading acrylic solid surface known for its high quality and versatility. Today, we’re delving closer into the unique characteristics of Hanex and why it’s a top choice for designers, architects, project managers and homeowners alike.

What is Hanex?

Hanex is a premium solid surface material that’s made from a blend of acrylic resin, natural minerals and pigments. It was developed by Hyundai L&C, a global leader in innovative materials, and has a history rooted in decades of research and development. Hanex was introduced to the market as a new versatile and durable solid surface. It has since garnered international acclaim, becoming the surface of choice for many. Its reputation for quality, innovative design options and exceptional performance has solidified Hanex as a leading brand in the world of acrylic solid surfaces.

What is Hanex made of?

Hanex comprises of acrylic resin, natural minerals and pigments.

  • Acrylic resin forms the backbone of Hanex, providing a durable base for the surface. Derived from acrylic polymers, it provides strength, flexibility and resistance to impact.

  • Natural minerals enhance Hanex’s strength and resistance. Minerals including aluminium trihydrate (ATH) make Hanex highly resistant to damage from stains and can be easily repaired.

  • Pigments are used to enable Hanex to be available in a wide range of colours and styles. This allows for plenty of customisation in design, catering to various aesthetic preferences.

The production of Hanex involves some meticulous processes that transform the raw materials into a sophisticated surface material. Here’s how it works:

  1. Acrylic resin, natural minerals and pigments are measured and mixed to create a uniform blend.
  2. The blended mixture is cured. The mix is form into sheets on something called a double casting belt.
  3. Once solidified, Hanex can be cut or trimmed to a desired shape or size to create the sheet material. The sheets are passed through a sander to remove any rough edges.

The advantages of Hanex

Hanex offers many great advantages that make it a top choice of surface for various applications. These include:


One of the key strengths of Hanex is its durability. Thanks to its composition, it’s highly resistant to scratches, stains and heat. This makes it an ideal surface material for high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms and commercial spaces.


Hanex can easily be moulded into various shapes and forms through thermoforming. This allows for a lot of creative freedom in design. Whether used for sleek countertops, curved furniture pieces or intricate wall panels, Hanex is a great option for bringing a creative vision to life.


Hanex is a low-maintenance material. It’s non-porous and easy to clean and maintain, making it a practical choice for both residential and commercial settings. In addition, it’s resistant to mould and bacteria, great for environments that prioritise hygiene.


Hanex offers a wide range of colours and patterns to choose from. From solid hues to more intricate designs, there’s a Hanex option that complements every design style.

Exclusive Quooker tap warranty

Hanex is the only solid surface manufacturer to offer a 2-year warranty on Quooker taps when installed with their solid surface sinks (KS Models).

Reduced waste

Hanex UK actively promotes environmental responsibility by collecting offcuts generated during fabrication for recycling. By helping fabricators recycle, Hanex minimises waste and contributes positively to sustainability efforts within the industry.

Seamless integration

Hanex can seamlessly integrate into space, eliminating any visible surface joins to create a flawless finish that enhances the look of the whole space.

Applications of Hanex

Hanex’s versatility extends to numerous different applications, making it a valuable addition to both residential and commercial projects.

  • Countertops: Kitchens and bathrooms are the perfect canvases for Hanex’s durability and visual appeal. Hanex countertops not only withstand daily wear and tear but also add fantastic aesthetic appeal to a space.

  • Wall panels: Hanex can be used to create stunning wall panels that add depth and texture to a space. Because it can be thermoformed, options for wall panels can include bold flat colour or textured patterns that add depth and character to a space.

  • Furniture: From tabletops to shelving units, Hanex can be moulded into furniture pieces that are both beautiful and functional.

  • Commercial spaces: Hanex’s durability and easy maintenance make it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas in commercial settings like restaurants, hotels and retail stores.

Frequently asked questions

Hanex is a popular choice for many projects due to its benefits and versatility. Here are some frequently asked questions about this premium solid surface material:

Is Hanex the same as Corian?

Hanex and Corian are both solid surface materials with very similar properties and benefits. However, they are not the same. They are manufactured by different companies and have their own distinct compositions. Hanex is produced by Hyundai L&C while Corian is manufactured by DuPont. 

Is Hanex cheaper than Corian?

The price for your project will vary depending on the location, project scope and chosen supplier. In general, though, Hanex offers a more cost-effective solution when compared to Corian, while still maintaining great quality and performance.

What is Hanex solid surface fabrication?

Hanex solid surface fabrication refers to the process of cutting, shaping and installing Hanex for various applications. This can involve techniques like thermoforming, where Hanex is heated and moulded into specific shapes, as well as cutting and polishing to achieve a desired finish.

How to clean Hanex?

Hanex is a non-porous and easy-to-clean surface. For routine cleaning, it can be wiped down with a damp cloth and mild soap. There are also mild cleaners specifically designed for solid surfaces available to buy. Avoid using anything too abrasive and harsh chemicals which could damage the surface.

Does Hanex need sealing?

No, Hanex does not need sealing. Its non-porous surface is naturally resistant to stains and moisture.

Why should I choose Hanex over natural stone?

Hanex offers several advantages over natural stone surfaces, including durability, ease of maintenance and a wider range of design options. It’s also a more cost-effective choice while still maintaining aesthetic appeal.

Bring your vision to life with Hanex

To sum up, Hanex is a versatile and durable solid surface material that offers numerous great advantages for both residential and commercial projects. With its resistance to stains and its wide range of design options, Hanex is a top choice for countertops, wall panels, furniture and more.

At DFMK, we’re passionate about transforming spaces, with over 40 years of combined experience in fabricating and fitting acrylic solid surfaces. As your trusted partner, we’re a Corian® Quality Network partner and Hi-Macs Quality Club Member, trained by DuPont and Hi-Macs specialists and technicians. We also fabricate Hanex, Krion, Staron, Tristone, and Durasein, delivering quality and variety in every project we’re part of. Whether you’re a trade professional or a homeowner, we’re here to help bring your project to life.

Interested in Hanex for your next project? Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you create surfaces that are not only stunning in design, but durable and easy to maintain. You can also request a quote.