Quite simply, DuPont™ Corian® is the seamless solution to a multitude of demands in surface design. Enabling imagination to meet the needs of functionality, Corian® adapts beautifully to any role. From subtle elegance to the most exotic of forms, this is a material created with innovation in mind.
Pure in its solidity, powerful in its performance, versatile to its core, Corian® can shape itself to almost any concept with effortless style. And these valuable talents were built to last. Whether working hard on an easy-care countertop or enduring as a decorative wall design, Corian® is the embodiment of grace under pressure. Welcoming shape, pattern and light, this high tech surface is comfortable in all kinds of environments, interior or exterior, humid or dry, hygiene-critical or high-traffic.
DuPont™ Corian® is a material that has embodied a spirit of continual evolution ever since its ground breaking invention in the 60s, both in its flexible nature and in the hands of the creative thinkers who have pushed forward its capabilities.
From idea to reality, the resourcefulness of Corian® is entirely at your creative disposal.
Workable to an unrestrained variety of forms and blending into seamless utility, Corian® Can answer the challenges of multiple projects and applications. Strong, homogenous, Non-porous and resistant, Corian® is a material as ingenious as the human imagination.
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. DuPont™ Corian® has been tested for its mechanical, thermal, electrical and other surface properties. Results of these specific tests as well as details on the other physical properties of DuPont™ Corian® can be consulted in the “PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES” in the technical section of this website.
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.
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 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, DuPont™ Corian® is used in public areas and for sensitive applications such as airport check-in counters, walls and work surfaces in hospitals and hotels.
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 new colour family, called the Illumination Series, consists of 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.
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 air quality certified® for producing low VOC emmisions as well as being Green Tag certified.
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 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.
In 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 of shower spaces.
Corian® Cameo White; Shower floor, walls & ceiling; design by Minosa Design
Power up your smart devices, wirelessly. On the outside, this is our signature, stylish Corian® solid surface. What makes this unique is what’s underneath. A single charging unit that, once installed, is a plug and play system that works instantly for those who are ready to power up.
Whether 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.
Corian® Glacier White; Exterior Cladding; design by Roxby Architects
Furniture & Features
Whether as a working service counter, a stylish display system or a piece of furniture, Corian® applies its malleability to meeting any need.
The advanced composition of Corian® 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.
Corian® Glacier White; Qantas bag drop cladding; design by Blue Sky Design
In the Kitchen
The beauty of Corian® is equalled by robust reliability, easy maintenance and endless adaptability. Imagine a smooth transition from worktop to fascia, splashback to sink, food preparation to relaxed enjoyment.
Nicola Blakely Design
At your Service
Versatile enough to meet the vision of any design scheme, DuPont™ Corian® is also wipe clean and worry free, making it the ideal choice for the food and beverage industry.
Corian® Sonora; Benchtops & servery; design by Giant Design Consultants
The specific needs of the retail sector, from chic presentation, to graceful service to a lasting sense of a wise investment, can all be met by the multiple benefits of Corian®.
Corian® Bisque; Decorative wall panels; design by Elie Tahari
Whether creating dramatic curves on a reception desk, sleek surfaces in the bathroom or atmospheric decoration in public areas, Corian® offers a warm and memorable welcome.
Corian® Witch Hazel Bar top; design by Ultraspace
By thinning out or cutting patterns into the material and then backlighting the design, whether a shapely lamp, a monolithic installation or a graphic wall feature, brilliant concepts in Corian® can take on luminous new life.
Corian® Bisque; Wall cladding engraved & backlit; design by Michael Young.
The smooth, seamless workability of Corian® can be employed to valuable and ergonomic use in office or learning environments, whether in a home studio, large commercial operation or educational facility.
Corian® Glacier White; Office space, Sydney law firm; design by HBO+EMTB
From high-traffic wear and tear to high-end exclusivity, from air-pressure to marine climates, from potential abuse to vibration, the conditions demand a strong, yet flexible material that will function flawlessly.
Galley benchtops; design by Studio Vallicelli; photo Comar Yachts
Clinicians have long had confidence in Corian® for hygiene-critical situations, and this solid, non porous seamfree resistance to cross-infection can also take imaginative and appealing form to enhance a sense of well being.
Primary wall lining in the Operating Rooms at St Vincents Private Hospital Sydney; Design by Angel Mahchut
The continuous non-porous surface of Corian® can stand up to chemicals without deteriorating, and it can resist stains from common lab agents including blood, plasma, Wright’s stain and X-ray developer.