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Features and Benefits

Get design flexibility and a product built to last with Corian® exterior cladding

Thursday 5 October 2017, by Kate MC Elhatton

Corian® exterior cladding material offers many advantages in a ventilated façade application:

Extra Large Panels -

Our large panels can be easily built up by adhering standard panels with inconspicuous, reinforced seams. The large customized dimension allow for more possibilities in 2D/3D.

Colors run through the entire thickness, so edges are the same color as the rest of the sheet, and revealed joints will show no black gaps. Our materials will allow some diffused light transmission, depending on color giving you endless design options.

 

High performance durability -

  • Is durable, long-lasting. Panels can be repaired, if necessary, rather than replaced (less material is needed or discarded over the life of the building)
  • Resistant to humidity, fungi and bacteria, and salt fog and sulfur dioxide (SO2)
  • Ventilated facade allows for thicker insulation and therefore may lower energy costs
  • Ventilated façade can be used for cladding renovation to reach new insulation requirements

Structural Performance -
Lightweight for reduced structural load Flexural and tensile strength provide excellent resistance to wind loads

Fire Performance -

  • Compatibility with typical building components, structural silicone and sealants
  • Low flame spread
  • In the event of fire, Corian® exterior cladding material will not melt and will not create burning droplets
  • Low smoke generation
  • When burned, it primarily releases carbon oxides and does not contain toxic halogenated gases

Weatherability -

  • UV stable colors with excellent colorfastness available
  • Resistant to bulk water absorption
  • Weather-resistant system minimizes leakage from winddriven rain (ability to seam reduces the number of joints)
  • Excellent freeze-thaw resistance
  • Excellent resistance to chemicals, detergents and environmental pollutants

Maintenance -

  • There are no pores to trap dirt
  • Neither the surface nor the edges need to be sealed, painted or protected
  • Colors run through the entire thickness and cannot wear away or delaminate, making the product inherently robust
  • Even covered with some of the most difficult dirt and graffiti, the panels can be restored to their original appearance through cleaning and sanding
  • Under normal conditions, will require annual cleaning only, with standard agents such as water and detergents

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