Why Corian Exterior Cladding for Ventilated Facades (also called Rainscreen Facades)?
Architecture discovers the outer beauty of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface: Form and function come together in a fantastic exterior solution.
Experience Virtually Unlimited Design Flexibility
Let your creativity run free with an imaginative range of colours and aesthetics. Create the exact shapes and textures that fulfil your design requirements. For illuminated effects, take advantage of such features as translucent colours for backlit applications.
Beauty Meets Versatility
Durable, long-lasting, and easy to clean, Corian® exterior cladding is as practical as it is beautiful. As a rain screen facade, it contributes to greater energy-efficiency and to sustainable building with its durability. The select spectrum of hues for facades offers superior colour stability. It also offers low moisture absorption and resistance to stains, environmental pollutants, detergents, humidity and freeze-thaw conditions.
Corian® for exterior cladding also enables inconspicuous seams and can be easily sanded and cleaned to restore its original appearance. Even graffiti can be removed through standard pressure washing with mildly abrasive cleaning agents.
The Right Choice for Rainscreen and Ventilated Facades that meets building regulations required for fire safety
Corian® can be skillfully fabricated to meet a wide range of architectural applications, including column covers, soffits and fascia and a variety of exterior details. You can form complex shapes with Corian® for exterior cladding, without the weight and cost of conventional materials. Coping, cap pieces, corner returns and other areas of critical water exposure can also be formed from Corian® to minimize joints and areas of potential migration or leakage.
All colours of Corian® Exterior Cladding meet Euro Class C, s1, d0, and a wide variety of colours is also available in Euro Class B, s1, d0 with superior fire safety performance. Please check your local building codes and fire safety requirements when choosing your Corian® colour.
Check out the video below to see how Corian® Exterior Cladding cleans to look like new after 10 years of weather, pollution, and graffiti.
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Many exterior cladding materials fade or discolour in time due to weathering, but in many cases the obtained natural patina may be acceptable or even desirable (e.g. copper roofing). Individual Corian® exterior cladding material colours change differently and most often exhibit changes in gloss and whitening which can be renewed with cleaning and/or sanding. These changes are more obvious in saturated, chromatic and dark colors and least obvious in whites, lighter colours and many of the earth tones. Ultimately it is up to the end user to determine if these characteristics are acceptable in the application.
The following material usage recommendations are based on ASTM G7 and ASTM G155 standards. DuPont™ Corian® exterior cladding material colours are grouped into different categories based on their color stability in exterior cladding applications. The selection below represents colours that are expected to meet architectural guidelines for colour change of less than 5∆Eab units over 10 years (ASTM D2244). Glacier White and Designer White are predicted to have colour change of less than 2∆Eab units over 10 years.