Quite simply, duponttm corian® is the seamless soluton to a multitude of demands in surface design. Enabling imagnation to meet the needs of functionality, corian® adapts beautifully to any role. From subtle elegance to the most exotic of forms, this is a material created with innovation in mind.
Pure in its solidity, powerful in its performance, versatile to its core, Corian® can shape itself to almost any concept with effortless style. And these valuable talents were built to last. Whether working hard on an easy-care countertop or enduring as a decorative wall design, Corian® is the embodiment of grace under pressure. Welcoming shape, pattern and light, this high tech surface is comfortable in all kinds of environments, interior or exterior, humid or dry, hygiene-critical or high-traffic.
From idea to reality, the resourcefulness of corian® is entirely at your creative disposal. Workable to an unrestrained variety of forms and blending into seamless utility, corian® can answer the challenges of multiple projects and applications. Strong, homogenous, non-porous and resistant, corian® is a material as ingenious as the human imagination.
DuPontTM Corian® is a solid, non-porous, homogeneous surfacing material composed of ± 1/3 acrylic resin (also known as PolyMethyl MethAcrylate or PMMA) and ± 2/3 natural minerals. The main mineral is Aluminium TriHydrate(ATH) derived from bauxite, an ore from which aluminium is produced. Since its introduction in 1967, DuPontTM Corian® has proved itself to be a remarkably durable material that is easy to live with.
It cannot delaminate and stands up well to daily use. It resists most of the impacts, nicks and cuts that occur in heavy traffic areas. Corian® has been tested for its mechanical, thermal, electrical and other surface properties. Please consult online at www.corian.com on the Specification datasheet for the results of these specific tests as well as details of the other physical properties of Corian®.
DuPontTM Corian® is a non-porous material. It is solid through its entire thickness and can be fabricated with inconspicuous seams, rendering its surface very hygienic. DuPontTM Corian® surfaces do not support the growth of bacteria or fungi. Corian® has been certified by an independent laboratory as a hygienic material according to the international norm DIN EN ISO 846.
DuPontTM Corian® is an inert and non-toxic material. Under normal temperature conditions, it does not emit gases. When burned, it releases mainly Carbon Oxides and the smoke generated is optically light and does not contain toxic halogenated gases. Because of these properties, Corian® is used in public areas and for sensitive applications such as airport check-in counters, walls and work surfaces in hospitals and hotels.
The refined colours of Corian® allow for a creative and inspired working palette of solid, textured and translucent hues. You can choose a single colour; a neutral basis for design; or experiment with eye-catching harmonies. Corian® can also be used as inlays, accents, or as a versatile complement to other materials such as metal, wood, stone, glass, etc. Corian® can also be sublimation printed with any didital image.
DuPontTM Corian® is manufactured in compliance with strict standards in order to limit waste and energy consumption at all stages of the production process. DuPont Building Innovations has now achieved Zero Landfill status in the manufacture of its products, including Corian®. Both the material itself and the adhesives and sealants used to install it are GREEN GUARD Indoor AirQuality Certified® as producing low VOC emissions.