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Below are some details of the properties and versatility of Corian.
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. Please consult online at www.corian.com on the Specification datasheet the results of these specific tests as well as details on the other physical properties of Corian®.
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 suchas 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 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 emissions.