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12 Jun 2021

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The Environmental Design Qualities of Corian® Solid Surface

Corian® is the result of a scientific quest to create solid-surface material for residential and commercial designs of surpassing beauty, all without sacrificing commitments to sustainable manufacturing. Designed to be not only visually enticing but also durable and long-lasting, Corian® is now available to interior designers, architects and furnishing companies in over 80 colours and patterns. Thanks to its flexible installation nature, it can be custom-cut and installed to create limitless design possibilities.

Looking to learn more about the environmental design qualities of Corian® Solid Surface? Its Environmental Product Declaration reveals just how carefully this material has been designed to deliver beautiful material finishes and environmentally sustainable outcomes in the process.

Corian®’s certification standards include:

  • UL Environment for GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD
  • The Terra Collection is certified by Scientific Certification Systems for recycled acrylic resin content
  • The ability to contribute points toward certification of the National Green Building Standard
  • The ability to contribute to the US Green Building Council LEED points
  • NSF/ANSI Standard 51 Certified for the strictest level – Food Zone

DuPont, the original developer of Corian®, also holds these certifications and partnerships:

  • HomeInnovation NGBS Green Certified
  • SCS Global Services Certification for Recycled Content
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certification for Low Chemical Emissions
  • NSF Certification for Food Contact
  • ISO 14001 Responsible Care Management System

Embracing sustainable design practices

As we move towards a sustainable future, design practices can be shaped to meet evolving goals and industry benchmarks. Corian® solid surfaces have low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) content. Additionally, Corian® has over 50 years of safety and reliability as a surfacing material.

Nonporous surfaces work to minimise the growth of mould and mildew when properly cleaned, positioning Corian® as a perfect choice for healthcare, food preparation facilities, schools, offices and homes.
When Corian® is put to use in large-scale commercial environments, it can result in a lower environmental footprint for the overall build when compared to other surface materials.

Corian® also gives builders and designers the opportunity to reflect the environmentally-friendly desires of their clients. With more and more people looking to ensure residential and commercial builds are executed with sustainability at the forefront, Corian® provides a flexible, intuitive product that can be put to work in a wide range of applications and finishes.

A commitment to sustainability

The Corian® commitment to sustainability is grounded in science that enables a sustainable tomorrow. Its manufacturer, DuPont, has charted a course towards sustainability in the building and design industry over the next decade. Every interior designer, architect and furniture designer has the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable production footprint when they choose Corian® Solid Surface, resulting in a product that is both beautiful and in harmony with the health of humans and the environment. Learn more about the Corian® sustainability commitments here.

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