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With its versatility and limitless applications across construction space DuPont™ Corian® is seen as an alternative to conventional surfacing materials


For over 200 years DuPont has pushed the boundaries of industry, inventing new materials and techniques and opening up new applications and solutions. This track record of successful invention has made a major contribution, both functionally and aesthetically, to global markets, projects and end-user products. DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface beautifully exemplifies this capability. Created to offer a higher performance alternative to conventional surfacing materials, it is now internationally recognised for its value to the world of design and architecture. DuPont™ Corian® is renowned for exceptional versatility, beauty and almost limitless applications for residential, public and commercial environments, both indoor and outdoor. From kitchens to lighting, home automation systems to touch control surfaces, bathrooms to the skin of buildings and furnishing and fashion accessories: the “alchemy” of DuPont™ Corian® can be found in an extensive and expanding range of everyday products, systems and designs. DuPont™ Corian® embodies the spirit of endless evolution, built on world-class expertise in science, technology and marketing and an enviable heritage of genuine innovation.



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. 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 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.



DuPont™ Corian® is a nonporous material. It is solid through its entire thickness and can be fabricated with inconspicuous seams, rendering its surface very 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.



DuPont™ 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.



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.



Colours and textures 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 the 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 made easily in lightweight pieces in a workshop and then joined together at the installation site. Edges can be built up to appear 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 5 colours in 6 mm and 12 mm sheets featuring enhanced translucency to be used for creating special lighting effects.



DuPont™ Corian® can be worked like hardwood and using similar tools. Most DuPont™ Corian® fabricators originally trained as carpenters. There is a skilled network of fully trained and approved fabricators for Corian® worldwide, plus dedicated service centres.



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 digital image.



DuPont™ 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.

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