DuPont™ Corian®

For over 200 years DuPont™ has pushed the boundaries of the industry by inventing new materials and techniques, widening 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® solid surface is a high tech surface, created to offer a higher performance alternative to conventional surfacing materials, it is now internationally recognised for its value to home owners and the world of design and architecture. DuPont™Corian® solid surface is a remarkable material that can transform the boldest creative visions into reality.


It is renowned for exceptional versatility, beauty and almost limitless possibilities. Corian® also offers practical performance benefits, from durability and heat and stain resistance to ease of maintenance. Corian® is a solid non-porous, homogeneous surfacing material composed of 1/3 PolyMethyl MethAcrylate and 2/3 natural minerals. The main mineral Aluminium TriHydrate derived from Bauxite, an ore from which Aluminium is produced. Since its introduction in 1967, DuPont™Corian® has proven itself to be a remarkably durable material that is easy to live with.


Corian® is an ideal material for residential, public and commercial environments, both indoor and outdoor. From kitchens to lighting, home automation systems to touch control and charging surfaces. Outdoor facade cladding, furnishings 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, build world-class expertise in science, technology and marketing and an enviable heritage of genuine innovation.

DuPont™ Corian® Properties

DuPont™ Corian® resists most impacts, nicks and cuts that occur in heavy traffic areas. Corian® has been tested for its mechanical, thermal, electrical and other surface properties. Here are the properties which make Corian® unique and the most durable surface.


 



 Corian® is seamless and solid, colours and textures run through the entire thickness of the material and cannot wear away or 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 can be made easily in various sheets, joined in our workshop and then joined together at the installation site. Edges can be designed to give the surface a chunky look and feel. Specialised technique is required to obtain the seamless result.



 Corian® is hygienic & non-porous. DuPont™ Corian® is a 100% non-porous material. It is solid through its entire thickness and can be fabricated with inconspicuous seams, rendering its surface very hygienic. Corian® surfaces do not support the growth of bacteria or fungi. Corian® has been certified by independent laboratory as a hygienic material according to international norm DIN EN ISO 846.



 Corian® is heat-resistant & non-Toxic  We do not recommend placing a hot pot directly on any surface. Although Corian® solid surface remains stable and undamaged in temperatures up to 212ºF (100ºC), we recommend using heat rods to prevent any damage from pots which retain heat. Corian® is an inert and non-toxic material. Under normal temperature conditions, it does not emit gases.



 Corian® can be fabricated in any shape or size, allowing customers to personalise spaces according to what is desired. Corian® is renewable, meaning it can be fully restored with ordinary mild abrasive cleaners and a scouting pad. Damage caused by abuse or neglect can usually be repaired on site without having to completely replace the material.



Corian® can be thermoformed in wooden or metal moulds at controlled temperatures in order to create various 2D and 3D design objects.



The translucency of Corian®is especially striking in the lighter colours as well as with thinner sheets. Many designs are now using the material to create lamps or lighting effects in various applications. The colour family, called the illumination series, consisting of 5 colours in 6mm or 12mm sheets featuring enhanced translucency to be used for creating special lighting effects.

The Colours of DuPont™ Corian®

The refined colours of Corian®allow for creative and inspired working palette of solid, textured, veined 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 a metal, wood, stone, glass etc.


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Corian® is manufactured in compliance with strict standards in order to limit waste and energy consumption at all stages of production process. DuPont™ Building Innovations has now achieved a Zero Landfill status in the manufacture of its products, including Corian®. Both the material itself and the adhesives and sealants used to install are GREENGAURD Indoor AirQuality Certified® as producing low VOC emissions. View the entire range of DuPont™ Corian® colours and products at our showroom or through our showcase.


 

DuPont™ Corian® sinks and drainboards

DuPont™ Corian® sinks are available for both kitchens and bathrooms in a number of standard colours, sizes and styles. If you are after something different we can design and fabricate a custom sink in any colour and size. DuPont™ Corian® sinks are backed by DuPont™ product warranty. 


Sinks can be accompanied with drainboards which facilitate water flow into the sink. Choose from the classical round drainboard, the straight line grooved drainboard, the recessed flat or waterfall drainboard or design your own custom drainboard.


 


                

DuPont™ Corian® Quality Network and Warranty Program

When you see the DuPont™ Corian® Quality network logo, you can count on the quality guarantee and expertise of the DuPont™ Corian® fabrication. Shaker is part of the DuPont™ Corian® quality network, an award gained from over 20 years in solid surface fabrication. Being a partner in the network means that Shaker will follow projects through from initial consultation to the fabrication and installations in accordance with Corian® standards. The network aims to ensure that customers are highly satisfied with their DuPont™ Corian® installations. Every member of the DuPont™ Corian® quality network is committed to making sure that customers receive the higher quality products and the best possible service.

DuPont™ offers two levels of warranty protection for Corian® which are the product level and installation level. The product warranty is standard for all DuPont™ Corian® products and ensures that they will be free of manufacturing defects for a period of 10-years after purchase. A higher level of coverage, the 1-year limited Installed Warranty is only available when fabrication and installation are carried out by a Corian® Industrial Partner and member of the Corian® Quality Network. This Limited Installed Warranty expands the product warranty and also ensures that the fabrication and installation of finished Corian® product will be free from defects.

DUPONT™ CORIAN® APPLICATIONS

In the kitchen - the comforts of beauty are equalled by robust reliability, easy maintenance and endless adaptability. Imagine a smooth transition from worktop to sink, drainboard, splashback, food preparation area to relaxed enjoyment. From the most minimal of aesthetics to maximal charm, the wide choice of colours, details and design all come together to enhance the simple pleasures of living well.


In the bathroom - Sleek, warm and silky to the touch, Corian® is a surface made for contact. Add that inherent hygiene and the ability to achieve flowing, streamlined shapes and you have an easy-clean material that is perfectly suited to the bathroom. Free from dirt traps, resistant to mildew, even repairable if necessary, Corian® is at home in the most compact of cloakrooms and the most luxurious spas.


In furniture and features - Whether as a working service counter, a stylish display system, a stand-alone piece of furniture or a decorative object of desire, Corian® applies its malleability to meeting whatever need it was created for. Its beauty lies in its strength, however delicate the aesthetic aimed for in its design. Furthermore, Corian® is harmonious with many other materials and offers an exclusive colour palette of timeless hues.


In outdoor applications - Buildings in need of a face-lift needs look no further than Corian®. Equally at home on a newly constructed facade as on kitchen counter top, Corian® can weather exterior conditions while offering either minimalist purity or a range of fascinating design possibilities. Corian®can be curved or carved, inlaid or printed, back-lit or embossed. Weather helping to sustain a high profile skyscraper or protecting a private residence, the advantages of durability, simple maintenance and a resistant yet repairable surface are easy to appreciate.


In lighting solutions - The ethereal translucency of Corian® has encouraged a range of dynamic exploration in lighting design. A neutral, radiant diffusion of the light in the paler colours had been further enhanced by the invention of a specific set of hues for enhancing illumination effects. Also by thinning out or cutting patterns into the material and then back-lighting the design. Weather a shapely lamp, a monolithic installation or a graphic wall feature, brilliant concepts in Corian® can take on luminous new life. In public spaces - Corian® is renowned for its dependable performance, but this work ethic also offers a wealth of artistic potential and appeal. Naturally suited to creating the most welcoming of spaces, it adapts to innovative design ideas with inspiring ease. Corian® not only proposes a sense of trust and authenticity, its advanced composition means that it can withstand the normal stresses and strains of public duty, yet also be restored to full glory in the case of any excessive wear and tear.


In hospitality - Corian® can be wiped clean, making it ideal for the food and beverage industry. From preparation to service maintenance Corian® caters to vibrant bar and dining environments with smart reliability. Sensuous style, streamlined luxury, exotic elegance. Whatever a traveler may expect from their hotel, Corian® can help to create the inviting ambiance and pristine identity that distinguishes the experience as something special. Whether creating dramatic curves on a reception desk, sleek surfaces int her bathroom or atmospheric decoration in public areas, Corian® offers a warm and memorable welcome.


In retail - Distinctive brands demand the same quality of design and performance that their customers expect from the products they offer. The specific needs of the retail sector, from chic presentation, to graceful service to a lasting sense of wise investment, can all be met by the multiple benefits of Corian®. Beautifully bespoke and receptive to unique detailing, Corian® stands the test of time in sophisticated fashion.


In the workplace - A material subject to daily use must be not only durable, but also a pleasure to live with. The smooth, seamless work-ability of DuPont™Corian® can be employed to valuable and ergonomic use office or learning environments, whether in a home studio, large commercial operation or educational facility. With a carefully created colour palette on offer, from the ever popular whites to subtly nuanced solids and intriguing textured choices, the ambiance can be thoughtfully tailored to any objective or identity.


In healthcare - Clinicians have long confidence in Corian® for hygiene-critical situations, and this solid, seamfree resistance to cross-infection can also take negative and appealing form to enhance a sense of well-being. Appropriate and through cleaning methods keep Corian® pure and fresh, while its nontoxic composition does not support the growth of germs, fungi or mould. This makes Corian® the sensible solution for healthcare design, from integrated inks in laboratory worktops to scrub rooms, theater walls, information centers, nursing stations, children's wards, cafeterias and patient facilities.


In transportation - Design for the world of transport, whether by rail or air, road or sea, and their stationary terminals, presents unique challenges. From high-traffic wear and tear to high-end exclusivity, from air-pressure to marine climates, from potential passenger abuse to vibration and general movement, the conditions demand a strong and stylish yet flexible material that will function, from mega-yacht to motor-home, benefiting from everything Corian® brings to the journey.