Building Green with DuPont™ Corian®
Sustainable Design that allows you to leave a big footprint on the design world, not the environment.
DuPont Building Innovations business shares and supports the DuPont corporate philosophy about environmental sustainability: to conduct our business with respect and care for the environment. As a global leader in pursuing the mission of sustainable growth, DuPont is committed to creating shareholder and societal value while reducing our environmental footprint throughout the value chain.
DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces have low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) content, and have proven to be extremely safe as surfacing materials for over 40 years, with minimal impact on indoor air quality.
In addition, these nonporous surfaces do not promote the growth of mould and mildew when properly cleaned, making them ideal choices for healthcare and food preparation facilities, schools, offices and homes for use in countertops, wall cladding, sinks and a wide variety of other applications. At DuPont we are always working with designers and architects to discover sustainable new building solutions for a greener tomorrow.
Thanks to its inherent stain resistance, Corian® lasts a long time. It can easily be repaired and renewed, thus minimising the desire or need to replace and dispose of it. However, should you want to redesign, Corian® can be removed, re-cut and either reinstalled or reworked into new products.
Sustainability, Technically Speaking
Corian® solid surfaces (the whole range or specific types) have received important independent certification for their environmental performance (such as GreenGuard®, NAHB North American Builders Association, Scientific Certification Systems). Their hygienic performance has also been certified by prestigious independent institutions (for example, by NSF International, The Royal Institute of Public Health and LGA QualiTest).
Corian® is NSF/ANSI Standard 51 Certified for food contact, the highest level, for all food types in commercial food preparation.
Improvement in industrial processes
DuPont continues to improve the industrial processes of Corian® by choosing raw materials, suppliers and packaging responsibly, using pigments free of heavy metals, toxic or carcinogenic ingredients, reducing waste generation in manufacturing, and recycling scrap and off-spec Corian® in new product applications.