So first of all according to Wikipedia, Corian is the brand name for a solid surface material created by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). Its primary use is as a countertop/benchtop surface, though it has many other applications. It is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate (ATH), a material derived from bauxite ore. Corian is the original material of this type, created by DuPont scientists in 1967.
A number of direct solid surface competitors to Corian have emerged since the expiration of DuPont’s patent on solid surfaces.Corian is manufactured in three thicknesses: 6 millimetres (0.24 in), 12 millimetres (0.47 in), and 19 millimetres (0.75 in). Most Corian is manufactured at a DuPont facility near Buffalo, New York. Cross-section cuts show consistent color and particulate patterning evenly distributed throughout the material, giving rise to the category name “Solid Surface.”
Corian must be sold and installed by a DuPont certified fabricator and such installations come with a 10-year warranty covering both product and installation, for interior residential applications.
I grew up in Moshav Regba in the north of Israel. It's well known for building amazing kitchens from Corian. All my life I've been playing, investigating and creating things with this material. During my studies in H.I.T I decided to take it up a notch. I founded AV Design Studio and its main focus will be on recycling and creating haute couture products made from Corian.