Tony Azzam, DuPont Building Innovations, Regional Business Manager for Turkey, Middle East & Africa
DuPont Building Innovations will unveil the new colour palette of DuPont Corian techno-surface and the new application area of exterior cladding at the Big 5 Exhibition Rashid Hall, Stand B197, Dubai World Trade Centre, 5 – 8 November, 2012. DuPont will showcase its range of products, solutions and technologies for architecture, interior design, building, construction and infrastructure, able to provide sustainable building solutions and superior performance in terms of design, and technical and aesthetic properties.
“From innovative energy-saving systems to beautiful and long-lasting surfacing solutions, DuPont Building Innovations is able to deliver safety, durability, beauty and energy efficiency, providing a major contribution to the modern built environment of United Arab Emirates and Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] - including every kind of building and architecture, roads, bridges and other infrastructures,” said Tony Azzam, DuPont Building Innovations, Regional Business Manager for Turkey, Middle East & Africa.
“With a booming construction industry in GCC, we are very excited to launch the new colour palette of DuPont Corian techno-surface and to promote among regional architects and building companies the exterior cladding applications of this ultra-versatile material from DuPont. The continuous efforts, the investment and the creativity of DuPont in research and technology, product innovation, new applications development have made DuPont Corian a design tool offering exceptional versatility and almost limitless possibilities for producing high quality, effective, functional and reliable solutions addressed to residential, public and commercial environments, both indoor and outdoor,” he added.
The renewed colour palette includes 72 tones conceived to better meet the requirements of architecture and design professionals as well as those of an extremely wide range of furnishing companies. From new whites to greys, from classic colours to more trendy and colourful hues, as well as the solid tones range, DuPont Corian palette is able to respond to an almost endless variety of stylistical and aesthetical requirements. The colour collection of DuPont Corian colour includes also some translucent tones, specifically developed for lighting applications.
DuPont Corian techno-surface can be easily shaped and fabricated into virtually any design, joined with inconspicuous seams and combined with many other materials. It is very hygienic and easy to clean, and withstands a lot of wear and tear while being also very resistant to UV. Since its invention by DuPont over 40 years ago, its superior properties have enabled DuPont Corian to become a leading material in many industry sectors among which the building and construction one.
DuPont Building Innovations includes products for landscaping including DuPont Plantex GroundGrid and DuPont Plantex Geoproma for soil stabilization, DuPont Plantex RootBarrier for preventing invasive growth and damage by aggressive plant roots, and DuPont Plantex Gold and Cocomat to protect gardens from weeds. It offers a unique nonwoven structure of thermally bonded polypropylene filaments, which form a barrier to vegetation while allowing water to pass through. It has been successfully tested in application for more than 25 years, and its superior performance dispenses with the need for herbicides.
While DuPont Typar geosynthetics are a recognised solution for today’s civil engineering and construction challenges worldwide. Overtime, they have proven their high performance and resistance offering the highest quality to the civil engineering and construction sector. DuPont Typar is a spunbonded non-woven fabric made of continuous polypropylene fibres: it has high tensile properties and excellent water permeability and is one of the most well-known and broadly used high-quality materials for road building, drainage systems, inversion roofing, and landscaping.