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Corian is a brand of solid surface material created by DuPont. Its primary use is as a countertop, benchtop surface, wash basin, wall panel, temples for home[1] etc. 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.[2] Since DuPont's patent on solid surfaces ran out, a number of direct competitors to Corian have come out.

Corian New Logo 2017 by GBR Design
Corian brand logo
The former Corian logo

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.[3] 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; such installations come with a 10-year warranty covering both the product and installation, for interior residential applications.[4]