The Corian® skin for architecture
The challenge: on the one hand, realising a building project
with a 1000-m² façade surface that would break with tradition
while still harmonising with its environment, and on the other,
selecting the right material: a made-to-measure material that
flows smoothly and seamlessly over the structure.
DuPontTM Corian® combines aesthetics with high performance,
which makes it an ideal choice for panelised façade systems.
Coloured all the way through, DuPontTM Corian® made-to-measure
panels offer easy maintenance, good weather and UV resistance,
and high-quality detailing and finishing possibilities. The panels
can also be repaired in situ.
Standard Corian® panels (0.93 x 3.66 m) are
assembled, seamed and sanded.
The maximum finished size is 5.5 x 2.2 m
(W x H), and the panel thickness is 12 mm.
The joints are reinforced at the rear by 6 mm
thick strips with a width of 5 cm.
The panels are supplied directly by our
Corian® Quality Network fabricator.
joints and thermal
Overlapped or open joints are located on all
panel edges. The joint width depends on
the thermal expansion coefficient of Corian®
and the panel dimensions. The minimum
horizontal width is 16 mm, and the minimum
vertical width is 8 mm for a maximum panel
size of 5.5 x 2.2 m.
FaÇalu® double meTal Framework
This framework, made by ETANCO, ensures
an even surface over the entire façade and
accommodates the thermal expansion of
the Corian® panels. The fixing devices are
concealed. The fixing method is designed to
allow movement due to thermal expansion
and to accommodate deflection due to wind
loads and other horizontal loads that can
produce rotational forces.
FaÇalu® aluminium braCkeTs
The C-shaped brackets from
ETANCO clip into the secondary
framework with a minimum of effort.
sQuirrelTm meTal inserTs For
These inserts have a pull-out
strength of approximately 400 k