James Latham Ltd (Lathams), one of the HIMACS UK’s distributors, with Qubicle - a solid surface fabricator - collaborated with Excel Dryer (Excel) for this new product conceived for commercial environments.
Balancing style with substanceExcel is one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of fast-drying, ultra-hygienic and low energy consumption hand dryers. XLERATORsync® is the latest Excel's offering: a 10 second drying technology built with an HEPA filtration and a fully-integrated wash troughs.
HIMACS for high-performance
For this project, Qubicle chose with Lantham, the HIMACS Solid Surface in Terrazzo Grigio colour. HIMACS’ strong performance qualities have been very important for the success of the project. Indeed, this material is ideal for commercial washrooms: it’s non-porous, low-maintenance and high resistance to damage, scratching and abrasions and it can deliver the uncompromising hygiene levels required.
HIMACS Solid Surface Terrazzo grigio colour on wash basin
Launched in the US in 2017, Excel planned to introduce XLERATORsync® to the UK in 2022. In order to do it, Excel needed a more adaptable design for the UK market: it was essential to have a product that could be installed as a trough and, most importantly, retrofitted into existing vanity tops. So, in order to develop a visually appealing yet high-performance unit, Excel invited a handful of the UK’s leading commercial fabricators to create a new basin to complement the dryers.
The Qubicle-designed XLERATORsync® was also developed to adapt to a variety of specification needs, either fabricated as long troughs or individual, stand-alone basins. Not only that, they can also be under-mounted as well as retrofitted, making them a long-term and low-waste option.
Available in 20 of HIMACS’ most popular patterns, ranging from natural stone and marble to intense pinks and inky blacks, XLERATORsync® system prices begin at £2,000 and are bespoke to individual project requirements.
HIMACS Solid Surface Cima version
Commenting on the selection process, Jim Mackenzie, UK and Ireland Specification and Project Manager at LX Hausys Europe GmbH, HIMACS’ parent company, says, “The beauty of Qubicle’s design is its simplicity. Not only does it look great, it meets a whole host of other washroom-specific requirements. It’s particularly exciting that, as the design and materials used have been so well received, Excel is now bringing the product Stateside to potentially replace the existing XLERATORsync® design!”
Mark Robinson, Solid Surface Sales Manager at Lathams concludes, “It’s great to be involved in a project which showcases the skill of the fabricator, all too often the unsung hero behind the delivery of exceptional outcomes. For a brief like this, HIMACS was the obvious choice, as it’s well-suited to the demands of the busy setting of a commercial washroom, as well as embodying so many of the same principles which guide Excel’s approach to business.”
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