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Corian

Asepsis guaranteed

Cleanliness is vitally important in beauty salons. The treatment area is a place where asepsis is the top priority. The non-porosity of CORIAN®, its lack of open joints and the rounded corners that can be created using this material guarantee that it is extremely easy to clean. CORIAN® is used to equip new operating theatres and to renovate existing surgery units.

CORIAN® is an advanced composite of aluminium-tri-hydrate and acrylic (PMMA), the original solid surface material made by DuPont™. With its hygienic qualities and its high performance levels, CORIAN® is ideal for aesthetic device applications. It enhances the image of your beauty salon and creates a more pleasant and efficient working environment.

Composition of DuPont™ CORIAN®

DuPont™ CORIAN® is a solid, non-porous, homogeneous surfacing material composed of 1/3 acrylic resin (also known as PolyMethyl MethAcrylate or PMMA) and 2/3 natural minerals. The main mineral is Aluminium TriHydrate(ATH) derived from bauxite, an ore from which aluminium is produced. For more information on the composition of the material, please consult the DuPont™ CORIAN® Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

CORIAN® assets

CORIAN® combines an attractive appearance with effective, reliable performance, allowing it to meet both the health requirements of a medical institution (fighting against cross-infection and ensuring hygiene) and the patients' and nursing staff's need for comfort. Produced exclusively by DuPont™, CORIAN® combines natural minerals and state-of-the-art acrylic polymers already used in medicine. This thermoformable, non-toxic and hypoallergenic material is the perfect choice when renovating medical facilities. Finally, thanks to its durability and the ease with which it can be repaired on site, CORIAN® retains its value over the years, representing a long-term investment in line with the brand image and the quality of your institution.

CORIAN® and HIV

CORIAN® is a nonporous material that is easily cleaned of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS. Laboratory tests conducted by the DuPont™ Applied Biotechnology Group demonstrate that a high concentration of HIV can be removed from surfaces of CORIAN® in healthcare and research facilities by rinsing with a diluted household bleach solution. A 10% solution of continuous household bleach (0.5% sodium hypochlorite) killed all infectious HIV contamination on CORIAN®.

CORIAN® and cross-infections

The hygienic qualities of CORIAN® reduce the possibility of cross-infection to a minimum in all areas requiring particular hygiene. The nonporosity of the material, together with its lack of open joints, prevents the formation of bacteria while facilitating the cleaning of the installation.

CORIAN® aesthetic qualities

Cleanliness is vitally important in beauty salons. With its hygienic qualities and its high performance levels, CORIAN® is ideal for this type of application, while at the same time blending perfectly with other materials. It enhances the image of your salon and creates a more pleasant and efficient working environment.

Environment friendly

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® as producing low VOC emissions.

Hygienic

DuPont™ CORIAN® is a non-porous material. It is solid through its entire thickness and can be fabricated with inconspicuous seams, rendering its surface hygienic. DuPont™ CORIAN® surfaces do not support the growth of bacteria or fungi. DuPont™ CORIAN® has been certified by an independent laboratory as a hygienic material according to the international norm DIN EN ISO 846. The hygienic performance of CORIAN® has also been certified by independent German organisation LGA QualiTest GmbH. A stringent range of tests assessing stability against bacteria and fungi, ease of cleaning and design rating from a hygiene standpoint, showed that CORIAN® was superior to many conventional materials used in healthcare.

Non-toxic

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.

Stain resistant

As it is non-porous, CORIAN® prevents infiltration by liquids, fluids and chemical products (acids, bases and reagents).

Complies with codes and regulations

CORIAN® is an excellent choice for areas that must meet the most stringent regulatory standards, even food-handling areas.

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Information about CORIAN® comes from marketing materials of DuPont™.