Corian® is a solid, non-porous, uniform material consisting of ± 1/3 acrylic resin (polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA) and ± 2/3 natural minerals. The main mineral is aluminium trihydrate (ATH) derived from bauxite ore, a mineral from which aluminium is produced. HYGIENIC: Corian® is a non-porous material. It is uniformly compact and can be produced with seamless joints which make the surface ultra-hygienic. The surfaces do not promote the growth of bacteria or fungi.
NON-TOXIC: under normal temperatures, it does not release gases. When it burns, it mainly releases carbon oxides. The smoke is light and does not contain halogenated toxic gases. Thanks to this property, Corian® is widely used in public areas and for sensitive applications like airport check-in desks and work tops in hospitals and hotels.
REPAIRABLE: the surfaces can be renewed, in the sense that they can be completely restored with normal mildly abrasive detergents and an abrasive sponge. Cigarette burns, for example, can be easily buffed out in this way. Damage caused by the incorrect use of the material can usually be repaired in-situ without having to replace it completely.
SOLID: The colours and textures run all the way through the material, so are not subject to wear. Corian® is a solid material which does not flake.
SEAMLESS: the only limit to using Corian® is your imagination. Being able to create invisible bonds and continuous seamless surfaces means that the design possibilities are endless. Extra-long work tops, for example, can be fabricated in the workshop and then, joined on-site to form a continuous surface. The edges are made so that they seem thicker.
WORKABLE LIKE WOOD: Corian® can be worked with the same tools as wood. The workshops where Corian® is worked are generally known as woodworking shops. ECOLOGICAL: Corian® is produced in accordance with strict regulations to limit waste and energy consumption throughout the production process. The material, adhesives and sealants used to install it produce low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and have obtained GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® certification.