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Edit removal[edit]

I have removed the "Corian Characteristics Video" because I really dont think it serves as anything other than a link to another website. The info density in the video is really low. Manoamuppet (talk) 09:42, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

I have removed the following paragraph:

Corian, similarly to many solid surfacing materials, can be scratched or damaged by chemicals, and is not heat resistant, so it can be melted by hot pots and pans. Corian is more expensive than laminate and butcher block countertops and significantly more expensive than tile, but is less expensive than high quality granite.

First, there are very few household chemicals that will damage solid surface, Acetone being one of them. Second, Corian IS heat resistant, however not heat proof. Third, it's physically impossible to melt solid surface (it turns to a gas at high temperatures). Last, price depends on region, so check with your local fabricator for price. -HalcyonStrings

Thanks. Editors are reminded of our Verifiability and Reliable Sources policies before adding potentially unsourced, incorrect information to articles. There is a spec sheet available on the DuPont website. ~Kylu (u|t) 21:32, 18 November 2006 (UTC)
Wow, all of those things you removed seem like valid and useful information. Perhaps some clarification was in order, but removal? I somehow doubt the original poster is one of your DuPont P.R. subordinates, so why the deletion?72.237.251.40 18:13, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
The removal was necessary because all information was incorrect. HalcyonStrings 14:06, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

here! here! kewehoce. 19 april 07

The removed paragraph should have been rewritten. Not ALL information was incorrect. I worked with Corian for about 20 years, and like the stuff. But, it clearly IS more expensive than any laminate I ever heard of, including color core, and expensive imports. It IS less expensive than granite, unless there is some fabricator charging exorbitant prices for Corian somewhere. Of course tile can be dirt cheap, or tremendously expensive, depending on your choice of tile. So, that was inaccurate.

I'm not sure "melted" is the right word, but it CAN be marred by pans hot off the stove, (especially if the pan bottom is blackened) which at least at one time, DuPont warned customers about. But, that marring can be restored. Some lacquer thinners will also mar the surface, but it's true, not much will. I would also point out that it is easy to restore the surface sheen after spot restorations, using the finest grades of Scotch Brite pads, burgundy and gray, followed by cleaning with something that will release particles sticking to the surface due to electrostatic cling. There are specialty plastic cleaners for this, but Sparkle glass cleaner works just fine. Ken B. 2/25/08 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.211.173.101 (talk) 02:35, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

POV[edit]

The meganite or whatever it's called portion seems out of place. Would a normal person think this belonged here, or just a salesperson who's trying to win everybody over? God help us as we move in the brave new era of corporate wiki-awareness.72.237.251.40 18:13, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

A better alternative would be a comparison chart for solid surface and also another one for different types of countertops. HalcyonStrings 14:06, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
I think mentioning analogs to corian is acceptable since there is no generic article for acrylic countertop materials (or whatever the appropriate generic term for the product is). When I encountered the content, it was very spammy, and I fixed that. More recently (IOW, below) someone suggested transforming/moving this to a generic article, which may be a good solution. -Verdatum (talk) 17:34, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
A generic article now exists at Solid surface. Cullen328 (talk) 18:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Any info on DuPont Zodiaq?[edit]

Just wondering if there should be a mention of the related DuPont Zodiaq compound? How do they compare to each other? --24.249.108.133 19:01, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Once again, a comparison chart would be better. Corian isn't Zodiaq and I don't think information on Zodiaq here is appropriate. HalcyonStrings 14:06, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

For information regarding Dupont Corian or Zodiaq please go to www.corian.com and www.zodiaq.com. I work for a Dupont distributor and some of the information about our products as well as competitive products are incorrect. For instance Avonite IS a polyester not an acrylic product. LG HiMacs is a Korean product.(possibly manufactured in the U.S. but still Korean) Corian is American made. The first proto type came in 1964. Zodiaq is a quartz product. Completely sealed and the only engineered stone to offer a 10 year/transferable warranty covering all manufacturing AND installation defects. The closest engineered stone to Zodiaq is Cambria. But the warranty is not as good. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Numberonetpfan (talkcontribs) 02:12, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

corian vs zodiaq[edit]

They are not really comparable. Zodiaq , although non porous,should be considered as an alternative to stone,granite and marble. Albeit it does get the DUPONT 10 year waranty unlike most stone. It is generally refered to as an ENGINEERED STONE as it is 93% quartz mixed with a DUPONT resin. kewehoce 20 april 2007.

Merger / move[edit]

It seems that this article would be better moved to a generic name, seeing as it also has some details of competing product. Is there a term used in the trade to refer to all of these? in Australia people some people refer to it as Laminex, regardless of the actual material or manufacturer. The name "Solid surfacing" seems a little too generic though. Kevin 05:45, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

I think this would be doable. Based on the "competition" section, quite a few manufacturers have analogs for this material, and there is currently very little information that is explicitly specific to Dupont Corian. -Verdatum (talk) 17:29, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Competition[edit]

All that competition stuff is really clunky. Should be removed, and Corian join its competition in a category of surfaces or acrylics or whatever. -- Terry J. Gardner (talk) 18:35, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

This text is not true: Velstone .... except for the 100% polyesters, which carry a Class III fire rating.

Actually exist Durasolid, it is polyester Euroclass B - s1 -d0 and others.

--Durasol (talk) 00:29, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

I propose to move all the competitor information to Solid surface. This article is about DuPont Corian, not about its competition, and the size of this section gives undue weight to the competition, in my opinion. For the record, I work with solid surface materials, but am not a DuPont employee, or an employee of any of its distributors. If other brands are notable, articles can be written about them. Cullen328 (talk) 18:07, 3 February 2011 (UTC)


If this is the corian that i think it is, then it's used in saddles and nuts for guitars, which i think should me mentionned somewhere, and which would therefore introduce a separate market of competitors. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.230.155.122 (talk) 16:43, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

2014 Update[edit]

I have completely updated this article and changed the organization of the content. I have added a lot of references which were lacking. Hopefully all will enjoy.Claireunderwood (talk) 08:19, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Placed Advert tag[edit]

"To marble as MDF is to wood" -- this is not factual and sounds just as coming from an advertising. This statement could have a place in the encyclopedia, but would then have be explained a bit more. That's my opinion.--Freediving-beava (talk) 09:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

I think it's an I'm Alan Partridge reference, from Series 2 Episode 3 where Dan Moody says to Alan "Corian is to marble what MDF is to wood" during the part where it is revealed Dan and his wife are "sex swappers" — Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.159.222.6 (talk) 04:33, 25 February 2018 (UTC)