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12 Jun 2021


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.

Certification standards for Corian® include:

  • 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.