What is Corian® ?
Corian® is the brand name for a solid surfacing material created by DuPont™ that has earned trust and respect as a proven material that brings design versatility, long-term performance and value to any environment.
What are the benefits of Corian® ?
Corian® solid surface has been the first choice of designers and architects for years. Whether you choose it for its spice or its minimalism, it’s what you can’t see that makes it even more beautiful. Below are some of the reasons :
Flexible and Versatile
DuPont™ Corian® can be thermoformed (170°C), carved, molded to conform to your imagination.
Nonporous and Easy to Keep Clean
Spills do not permeate the surface and, with proper cleaning. Corian® is particularly adapted for kitchens surfaces.
Durable & Can be Renewed
Since the color runs all the way through, marks and scratches can be sanded and buffed to restore Corian®.
4 & 6 mm sheets are reserved for vertical applications while 12 & 19 mm are used for horizontal applications including countertops, laboratory tops, …
The original solid surface was invented over 40 years ago by a company with a 200-year history of innovation – DuPont™.
Corian has a consistency similar to MDF, and the cutting styles are similar for both materials : Router bits should, at a minumum, be tipped with tungsten carbide.
For what purpose ?
The goal of this project is to create a small object with out of Corian® Scraps !
Above, some objects objects showing color effects from Corian’s transparency when backlit with various types of light, whether warm or cool, fluorescent or LED, colored or white light.
There are many different types of light bulbs around, and they were all designed with a certain use in mind.
Around 1000 hours, variation of incandescent bulb, closest approximation to natural daylight.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps
Around 10000 hours, emit little heat and are very efficient, need 30% less energy and they last 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
LED (Light Emitting Diodes)
Around 25000 hours or more, contain no mercury, need 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting.
Also, there are a lot of lightbulb sockets.
For halogen lamp or LED.
Low intensity, often used on reading lamps.
Bigger than E14, this is the most common all over the world.
Bayonet fitting, for old or classic lamp.
Well maybe its time to add a bit of color. Start by pimping the lamp with a stylish colored electric fabric wire. Hot red is bound to attract attention but also, you can chosse subtle colors !
Not using the new eco-light bulbs ? we can compensate with green wire.