What is Corian made of?

By July 22 , 2016
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Corian is the brand name of a solid surface material that was originally designed by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. The material is homogeneous and is manufactured by combining acrylic polymers and aluminium trihydrate (ATH) – a material extracted from bauxite ore.The various properties of Corian are

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  • Corian is a non-porous material.
  • The surface is stain resistant.
  • Corian has a very seamless finish .Various lengths of the material can be glued together to create a uniform look without any joints being visible.
  • The finished products can be repaired and restored to its original look periodically.
  • Corian has a thermoformable nature. It can be melted over a high temperature and then be moulded into various fluid designs, it can also be embossed. Overall it is a very creative medium to play with and it gives a very futuristic modern look.
  • The solid surfaces are available in various colour options, it is a homogeneous material where the colour runs throughout the solid material.Corian is available in 6mm, 12mm and 19mm thickness.
  • Carpenters can easily work with Corian as it requires the same woodworking tools and method like wood.
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