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COMPANY PROFILE

Maica Laminates Sdn Bhd is the first high-pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturer in Malaysia. It is one of the earliest local-foreign joint venture manufacturing company in Penang.

Maica Laminates was formed in 1968 as a joint-venture between a Malaysian investor and a premier Japanese manufacturer, Aica Kogyo. Aica Kogyo is certified as an “Aichi Quality Company”, which the Aichi Prefecture has certified as “superior manufacturing companies within the prefecture”.

The company products are exported worldwide. The company has several OEM customers in the local and foreign market.

Maica’s main sales arm in Malaysia is Maica Corporation, incorporated in 1982, and to date comprises eight sales and distribution branches in the two countries. Their manufacturing company also handles OEM and export markets.

The company achieved ISO 9002 in 1995, and upgraded in year 2003 to ISO 9001:2000. In 2009, the company renewed its ISO certification, this time to the new ISO 9001:2008. It has not one, but two ISO certifications, one from UKAS and another from Standard Malaysia. All certificates based on Maica Laminates official website and printed company profiles.

HISTORY OF LAMINATE FLOORING

Laminate flooring was invented in 1977 by the Swedish company Perstorp, and sold under the brand name Pergo. They had been making floor surfaces since 1923. The company first marketed its product to Europe in 1984, and later to the United States in 1994. Perstorp spun off its flooring division as the separate company named Pergo, now a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries. Pergo is the most widely known laminate flooring manufacturer, but the trademark PERGO is not synonymous for all laminate floors.

Glueless laminate flooring was invented in 1996 by the Swedish company Välinge Aluminium (now Välinge Innovation) and sold under the names of Alloc and Fiboloc. However, a system for holding flooring panels together was also developed in parallel by the Belgian company Unilin and released in 1997.

Laminate flooring (also called floating wood tile in the United States) is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. Laminate flooring simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials. There is a European Standard No. EN 13329:2000 specifying laminate floor covering requirements and testing methods.

Laminate flooring has grown significantly in popularity, perhaps because it may be easier to install and maintain than more traditional surfaces such as hardwood flooring. It may also have the advantages of costing less and requiring less skill to install than alternative flooring materials. It is reasonably durable, hygienic (several brands contain an antimicrobial resin), and relatively easy to maintain.

GREEN TECHNOLOGY

  1. maiLaminate does not contain dangerous sustance such as pentachlorophenol. asbestos, halogens or heavy metals (Antimony, Barium, Codmium, Chromium III and IV, Lead, Mercury, Selenium). This product has low VOC emissions, comply ing with GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD certifications.
  2. maiLaminate is manufactured in high heat and pressure accord ing to European Standard EN438, and ensures no fungi growth possibility on surface of materials.
  3. The product is also anti-microbial, as it prevents the groeth of mould by its high density structure, a result of high pressure and high heat treatment used to create the finished product.
  4. maiLaminate is an EN438 decorative laminate, which can be used for both horizontal and vertical applications. The Laminate are used as wall paneling and post forming materials for kitchen counters. maiLaminate features solid colours, woodgrain designs, natural stone designs and conceptual designs. High gloss finishis is also available with maiAnti-Scuffing properties.
  5. It is also send to a third party laboratory test in Germany for com pliance to safe contact with foodstuffs. Manufactured locally in Penang, Malaysia, it is suitable for the most sensitive environments such as spitals and nursing homes.

Original source by Wikipedia

Maicta Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
5100, Lorong Mak Mandin 5,
Mak Mandin Industrial Estate,
13400 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 – 332 7436
Fax: +604 – 332 6570
Email: marketing@maica.com.my

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