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DuPont™ Corian® Private Collection Series
Fabrication Considerations
2010
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Private Collection Series Characteristics
The Private Collection Series has characteristics that requires some
specific fabrication methods
• Directional veining that ranges from subtle to bold
• The edge of the sheet has a different appearance than the top
• The shade may change slightly through the thickness
• Some colors have abrasive content that shortens tool life
• Sheet yield may be lower – need to consider when quoting jobs
It is important to understand these characteristics and be able to set
customer expectations
• Physical samples help in setting expectations
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Veining
Directional
• Need to consider sheet orientation when seaming
Random
• Unless you have two consecutive sheets there will be a break in the
pattern when seaming
Edge appears different
• Have side view of vein
Veins vary through thickness
• Cutting into sheet (rebating, coving) will reveal a different vein
pattern
Vein influence on background color stronger on the
surface
• Interior of sheet may have slightly different shade
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Directionality
Definitions
• MD – Machine Direction (along length)
• TD – Traverse Direction (along width)
The veins generally run along the length (MD)
Most uniform appearance is when all sections run the same direction
Avoid MD-TD (90°) Butt Seams
TD
MD
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Seaming
Recommended
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TD
TD
MD
• (1) End to End (MD-MD)
MD
• Side to Side with same orientation
• (2) MD-MD
• TD-TD (not shown)
TD
2
MD
• (3) Miter Seam
TD
Not Recommended
MD
• (4) MD-TD Butt Seam
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TD
MD
MD
TD
TD
MD
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MD
TD
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Mockup
Contains:
Mitered Seam
MD-TD Seam
MD-MD Seam
Coved
Backsplash
Drop Edge
Stack Edge
V-Groove Edge
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Mockup
Contains:
Mitered Seam
MD-TD Seam
MD-MD Seam
Coved
Backsplash
Drop Edge
Stack Edge
V-Groove Edge
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Mockup – Sorrel (Stronger Pattern)
Contains:
Mitered Seam
MD-TD Seam
MD-MD Seam
Coved
Backsplash
Drop Edge
Stack Edge
V-Groove Edge
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Edge Buildups
top
(1) V-groove Edge
•
“top” of sheet visible on both surfaces
•
Pattern can “flow” over edge
•
Good with minimal radius
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edge
(2) Stacked Edge
•
Edge of sheet visible, see edge of veins
•
Not identical to top of sheet, but “flows”
•
Works well with many profiles
•
May see “layers”
(3) Drop Edge
•
•
Side view has edge of top sheet, “top” of
dropped edge
Visible pattern difference for most Private
Collection colors
top
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edge
top
3
edge
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Edge Buildups
(1) V-groove Edge
•
“top” of sheet visible on both surfaces
•
Pattern can “flow” over edge
•
Good with minimal radius
1
(2) Stacked Edge
•
Edge of sheet visible, see edge of veins
•
Not identical to top of sheet, but “flows”
•
Works well with many profiles
•
May see “layers”
2
(3) Drop Edge
•
Side view has edge of top sheet, “top” of
dropped edge
•
Visible pattern difference for many Private
Collection colors
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Coved Backsplashes
Coves have two transitions in a short
distance (deck-cove-backsplash)
• There is a visual break in pattern
• Some colors may appear a different shade in
the cove
• Veins may be more prominent in cove
• Some colors with more subtle patterns may
work
• Best practice is to show customers physical
samples to set expectations.
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Alternate Corner Designs
• Variations of Mitre corners
• Stepped
• Swooped
• Fan
• Alternatives to straight mitre
• Must have proper seam support strip
• Seam support strip must be supported properly
• Seam support must be filled completely with adhesive
• Higher cost to consumer helps to blend the pattern for better appearance
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Alternate Corner Designs
Stepped
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Alternate Corner Designs
Swoop
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Alternate Corner Designs
Fan
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Other Considerations
Some colors have ingredients that increase tool wear
• Ecru, Cirrus White, & Natural Gray (Camel – Library Color)
Private Collection colors can appear to be “softer” when
finishing
• Use care to get the proper finish
Thermoforming
• Heat to the lower end of the recommended range (150-160°C / 300-320°F)
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Summary
Private Collection colors have large scale patterns that require some
extra considerations
• Design and price with directionality in mind
• Don’t base pricing on area and sheet price, yield may be lower to keep segments in
the right orientation
• Not all fabrication methods are suitable, those that work with subtle patterns may not
work with bolder patterns
• Some colors have abrasive content that shortens tool life
Avoid surprises
• It is important to understand these characteristics and be able to set customer
expectations
• Physical samples help in setting expectations
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The information contained in this presentation is given by the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company free of charge. It is based
on technical data which DuPont believes to be reliable and is intended for use by persons having knowledge of this technical area at
their own discretion and risk. Seller assumes no responsibility for results obtained or damage incurred from the use of this presentation
either in whole or in part by a buyer of DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces.
Copyright 2010 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
DuPont™ Corian® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
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