Since its introduction in 1967, DuPont™ 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 wear and tear.
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.
DuPont™ Corian ® is a non-porous material. It is solid through its entire
thickness and can be fabricated with inconspicuous seams, rendering its
surface hygienic. DuPont™ 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.
Surfaces in DuPont™ Corian ® are renewable, meaning they can be fully
restored with ordinary mild abrasive cleansers and a scouring pad. Cigarette
burns, for example, can be easily removed in this way. Damage caused by
abuse can usually be repaired on site without having to completely replace the material.
DuPont™ Corian ® is an inert and nontoxic 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.
Colours and patterns run through the entire thickness of the material and
cannot wear away. DuPont™ Corian ® is a solid material and cannot delaminate.
The applications for DuPont™ Corian ® are limited only by your own imagination.
Pieces of Corian ® can be glued together inconspicuously to create a seamless
look, giving virtually unlimited design possibilities for surfaces. Long counters,
for example, can be easily made in pieces in a workshop and then joined
together at the installation site. Edges can be built up to look thicker.
DuPont™ Corian ® can be thermoformed in wooden or metal moulds at controlled
temperatures in order to create various 2D and 3D design objects. Embossing
effects can also be created using the Bas Relief technique.
The translucency of DuPont™ Corian ® is especially striking in the lighter colours
as well as with thinner sheets. Many designers are now using the material
to create lamps or lighting effects in various applications. The colour family,
called the Illumination Series, consists of 6 colours in 6 mm and 12.3 mm sheets
featuring enhanced translucency to be used for creating special lighting effects.
WORKABLE LIKE WOOD
DuPont™ Corian ® can be worked like hardwood and using similar tools. Most
DuPont™ Corian ® fabricators originally trained as carpenters.
The colours of Corian ® allow for an almost unlimited working palette. You
can choose a single colour; a neutral basis for design; or experiment with eyecatching
harmonies. Corian ® can also be used as inlays, accents, or as a versatile
complement to other materials like metal, wood, stone, etc.
DuPont™ Corian ® is manufactured in compliance with strict standards in order
to limit waste and energy consumption at all stages of the production process.
Both the material itself and the adhesives and sealants used to install
it are GREEN GUARD Indoor AirQuality Certified ® as producing low VOC
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What is Corian ?
DuPont™ 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.
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