Kaust uses Dupont surfacing material
Riyadh, March 25, 2010
Saudi-based King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (Kaust) is using DuPont Corian line of surfacing material as part of its campus development plan.
DuPont Corian solid surface is one of the most versatile materials in the global market- place today, said a statement.
Certified by the industry-independent, non-profit Greenguard Environmental Institute, Corian is one of the safest surfacing materials to be introduced to the market in the past 35 years.
Available in over 100 colours, Corian does not support the growth of bacteria or fungi and can be formed, moulded, thermoformed, carved, routed or inlayed for diverse design requirements.
“DuPont Corian was created for a lifetime of easy care. Because Corian is nonporous; stains do not penetrate the surface. With proper cleaning, Corian also resists the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. It is also heat and scratch resistant,” stated Safouan Shono, DuPont Building Innovations country manager, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
“DuPont partnered with EA Juffali & Bros Group Company, one of the largest local distributors and fabricators, to provide sustainable innovations and modern design applications of Corian surfaces at the Kaust,” he added.
Kaust will use the material for various residential and non-residential purposes throughout its 16 million sqm campus, ranging from kitchen and laboratory worktops and reception counters to window frames and shower trays.
More than 2,000 villas for university teachers and students will incorporate Aurora-coloured Corian design elements.-TradeArabia News Service