Unlike many other solid surface materials currently used within the sign industry Corian® is acrylic based, it will not fade or discolour even when exposed to direct sunlight.
Corian® is a mixture of clear acrylic resin, natural minerals and pigments. The mineral content contains some of the properties of real stone such as the cold feel and substantial weight. Unlike stone, Corian® is totally consistent with no variation in composition or fault lines and cracks throughout its thickness.
Two of the examples shown below, use of translucent Corian within the sign to enable features to also be backlit.
Corian® is a superb material for routing and engraving, its consistent quality and high density enables an exceptional level of detail to be reproduced.
Being virtually inert, Corian® can be combined with other materials to create interesting effects. The rise of brass and stainless steel inlaid into Corian® being particularly effective in producing prestigious signs.
Corian® can easily be glued using the special Corian® adhesive.
Applications include fabrication of larger sheets and returns to increase the apparent sheet thickness and combining one or more colours of Corian® for example Corian® letters on a contrasting background.
Engraved or routed areas can easily be filled with screen printing inks to achieve different colour combinations as required. Alternatively routed areas can be filled with coloured acrylic medium. This gives a smooth but durable finish and assists with cleaning.