Invented by DuPont™ in 1967, Corian is the original solid surface. DuPont™ Corian is a solid, seamless, non-porous homogenous surfacing material made from natural minerals and acrylic resin. Corian is chosen as the material of choice for a new or renovation project for one or more of the following reasons;
The applications for DuPontTM 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 is a non-porous material. It is solid through it's entire thickness and can be fabricated with inconspicuous seams, rendering it's surface hygienic. DuPont™ Corian surfaces do not support the growth of bacteria or fungi.
Surfaces in DuPont™ Corian are renewable, meaning they can be fully restored to their original condition. Damage caused by abuse can usually be repaired on site by a DuPontTM Certified Fabricator, without having to completely replace the material. Click here to watch Corian at work.
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. Click here to watch Corian being transformed.
The translucency of DuPont™ Corian is especially striking in the lighter colours as well as thinner sheets. Many designers are now using the material to create lamps or lighting effects in various applications. The new colour family called the Illumination Series, features enhanced translucency to be used for creating special lighting effects.
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 joining adhesive are GREEN GUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified as producing low VOC emissions. DuPont™ Corian can also help commerical building projects obtain credit points toward achieving their desired Green Star rating.