Path Corian® vs. Other Materials –granite –laminate –glass –Corian® properties Safety benefits References Why Corian® makes sense for healthcare Hospital & Corian® Benefits
Tile is harder Laminate is cheaper Wood is cheaper Stainless steel is more durable Epoxy is more chemical resistant Why choose Corian when.... Why choose Corian ® when....
A Balance of Properties Durable yet easy to maintain Hard but not brittle Hard yet machinable Flexible but not flimsy Chemical resistant yet attractive Tough yet attractive Wear resistant yet machinable
Composition 100% solid … a blend of natural minerals and high- performance acrylics. Consistent colour and pattern run all the way thru cannot wear away. Aesthetics Over 80 colours of various textures. Rich visual translucency. Design Can be cut, formed, inlayed, Versatility carved, routed and thermoformed to create unlimited, unique designs. Corian® sinks available to create colour-coordinated, seamless looking countertops CORIAN® VS GRANITE n n Igneous rock forms, feldspar and mica. n n The color and pattern run thru entire thickness - BUT may be inconsistent. n n Mostly dark colours - no solid or whites. Varies in tone and texture. n n Shiny surface Limited design versatility. No granite sink. Sink installation creates visible seams
Ease of Easy to clean, with no open Cleaningseams to trap dirt. Non-porous surface resist stains because liquid cant penetrate. Durability/ Nicks, cuts and scratches Renewabilityremoved with ordinary abrasive cleaner or sand paper. Corian® is renewable-the colour and pattern run all the way thru. Value Like new appearance with min. maintenance. The brand consumers have known and trusted for more than 30 years. Warranty Backed by a 10-year limited warranty CORIAN® VS GRANITE Porous surface can stain. Visible seams trap dirt and are difficult to clean. Scratches are hard to remove. Professional care required. Nicks, cuts and cracks may not be repairable. Must be professionally resealed and repolished. Requires professional care. Requires underlayment-adds to installation cost May need replacement when damage occurs. No warranty unless provided by installer
Why CORIAN® makes sense for healthcare applications nEasy to clean The smooth continuous surfaces of Corian® are exceptionally easy to clean and maintain. Spills can be wiped up quickly before staining occurs. And there is no grout to trap soil. nNon-porous Corian® is inert and non-porous so it cant support the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria nDurable Corian® is tough and long-lasting. And if nicks and scratches do occur, Corian® solid surfaces are completely renewable
Why CORIAN® makes sense for healthcare applications nSaves time and resources Corian® can be easily installed over existing, sound tile, saving removal and replacement costs. Attractive yet practical Corian® can be thermoformed, inlaid, etched and carved, it offers endless design possibilities to help achieve a warm, comfortable atmosphere nMeets codes and restrictions Corian® is an excellent choice for ADA-compliant designs. It can be molded and formed, it can be used in areas that need to accommodate wheelchairs, with no sharp edges or corners.
Healthcare Applications nWorktops at nurses stations and other reception areas nWindowsills and wainscoting nWay-finding npatient and public restroom vanities and bowls nTables, laboratory sinks and work surfaces nSlabs and cladding for mortuaries nPharmacy counters and staining benches for histology labs ncafeteria counters and tables nOperating room walls and surfaces
CORIAN ® OFFERING - AB Sheets Corian® AB - Antibacterial Protection for the Commercial Environment –Standard features of Corian® –Provides a built-in anti-bacterial protection 24 hours a day –The unique anti-bacteria agent in Corian® AB is DuPonts patented manufacturing process, evenly disperses throughout Corian® AB. –Tests have shown that Corian® AB, with its highly effective bacteria- fighting ingredient, kills most common bacteria –This anti-bacterial protection is built-in from top to bottom, all the way through the material, it wont wear away with usage or repeated cleaning. –Can stand up to most demanding conditions, while providing highly effective anti-bacteria protection –Especially suitable for healthcare facilities and food service areas, where cleanliness is the absolute priority.
CORIAN ® APPLICATIONS - HEALTHCARE Charlotte Medical Centre, USA Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago,USA Julianas Children Hospital, Netherlands Apolline Dental, UK Adelaide Dental Hospital, Australia Habor UCLA, USA
Critical Success Factors Value Based management Continuous improvement at every level of operation Pioneers in managed care in India High standards of hygiene
Requirements High standards of hygiene Relaxing not cold look for the patients Non reactive product Cannot harbour bacteria or dirt Sterile environment Reputable product which will perform in adverse environment
Role of DuPont Corian® Corian® is non-porous –No micro-cavities to harbour pathogens Maintenance costs reduced by using Corian® –Product is repairable Enhance aesthetics –Over 90 colours –Thermoformability of Corian® means no design is too complex DuPont is the leader in safety and environmental stewardship –Almost 200 years of experience in this field 100% peace of mind with safe and reusable product –No off-gassing –Reusable product
Benefits to Hospital World class product Assured after-sales service Cost effective –Reduced maintenance cost –Peace of mind Specified product in leading hospitals globally By using the product, Hospital can differentiate itself in the healthcare industry in India