DuPontTM Corian® is Ideal for Healthcare Design Solutions
In a quest to introduce contemporary healthcare design solutions to the Sancheti Joint Replacement Center in Pune – a super-specialty hospital with a state-of-the-art operating theatre – Dr. K.H. Sancheti had a long list of criteria for his interior cladding. The world-renowned and a National Award-winning orthopedic surgeon needed a material that was easy to maintain, hygienic and ideal for critical spaces like the operation theatre.
Architects from Opolis Architects and fabricators from Blossoms were faced with the daunting task of redefining the hospital space with modern healthcare design solutions, especially in the context of specialized healthcare operations. In choosing the interior surface, they needed to consider factors like hygiene, maintenance and durability in the patient area that would also comply with the highest germ-free rating.
DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces are nonporous, making it easy to clean away dirt, bodily fluids and even low-level contaminants. Thus, it was the perfect wall cladding material for the operating theatre and other healthcare design solutions. The architects used 4000 sq. ft. of Corian®, cladded over an innovative tile backed surface using silicone sealant, which eliminates all gaps and inhibits bacterial growth in the wall cladding and ceiling surfaces. Architects and designers also found a wide range of uses for Corian® in creating an aesthetically-pleasing, totally hygienic healthcare environment in the reception room.
Corian® enables architects and designers to create spaces that, with proper cleaning, fit the needs of their healthcare design and installations. Operating theatres designed with Corian® surfaces resist common stains such as blood, Betadine and Gentian’s violet, and are easy to clean and maintain. Corian® surface does not support the growth of mould and mildew. The nonporous certified hygienic properties of Corian® make it the preferred solid surface material for healthcare applications and operating theatres.