An environmentally-friendly choice

Sustainable design that allows you to leave a big footprint on the design world, not the environment. Discover our solutions.

  • Corian Design
  • Arpa Industriale

Building green with Corian® Design

Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Quartz continue to evolve in new and exciting applications where sustainable design and durable building solutions are critical. Every day, consumers, builders, architects, and designers increasingly choose to “build green”. Corian® Design materials are available to them as an environmentally friendly choice from a responsible company operating since 1802.

Durable & Renewable

Both Corian® Solid Surface and Corian® Quartz can easily be repaired and renewed, thus minimizing the desire or need to replace and dispose of it. However, should you want to redesign, the material can be removed, re-cut, and either reinstalled or reworked into new products. Thanks also to its inherent stain resistance, Corian® lasts a long time and can stand up to even the worst of stains.

Low-VOC Emissions

Corian® Solid Surfaces are and cured Corian® adhesives and sealants are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® for low VOC content and emissions. They are also third party certified to be free of heavy metals, complying with EU Directive 2002/95 EC on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

Non-toxic

Corian® is an inert and non-toxic material. Under normal temperature conditions, it does not emit gases. When burned, it releases mainly Carbon Oxides and the smoke generated is optically light and does not contain toxic halogenated gases.

Improvement in Industrial Processes

DuPont™ continues to improve the industrial processes of Corian® by choosing raw materials, suppliers, and packaging responsibly, using pigments free of heavy metals, toxic or carcinogenic ingredients, reducing waste generation in manufacturing, and recycling scrap and off-spec Corian® in new product applications.

DuPont’s Drive to Zero Initiative

In a major push to green its global operations, DuPont™, the makers of Corian® and Tyvek® building materials, decided to alter its eco-footprint in a very big way and eliminated 81 million pounds of manufacturing waste a year—and made trips to the landfill obsolete. No small order, considering that the company’s 15 production facilities span the globe from Buffalo, New York, to South Korea to Guangzhou, China.

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Modern aesthetics with contemporary values

Arpa Industriale, the makers of Arpa HPL, FENIX® NTM, and FENIX® NTA see sustainability as not something you dream about, but something you do. It’s about acting. This is why Arpa always takes actions that provide a ‘win’ for the environment and its clients and how they continuously improve and materialize sustainability. Sustainability at Arpa is about creating the products and materials that are so important to people that there is no need to replace them.

Long-lasting & Durable

FENIX® and Arpa HPL are both extremely durable materials, representing the very starting point of Arpa’s sustainability strategy. The longer the product lasts, the longer the period of time to spread the environmental impact associated with the production of raw materials and the manufacturing process. By implying fewer replacements, long-lasting products entail less use of resources, lower emissions of pollutants, and a smaller amount of waste than short life-span goods. The exceptional quality of all Arpa products is a result of this vision.

Hands-on Approach

Materializing sustainability requires a realistic vision, hands-on action, and an integrated approach in the entire company. Arpa addresses sustainability and environmental protection, starting with the quantification of the impacts. Through the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, Arpa measures three key environmental indicators: water footprint, global warming, and primary energy demand. All of their sustainability initiatives have been integrated into their rolling business planning and review cycle.

Disposal & Recycling

FENIX® is a material classified as non-hazardous by Arpa Industriale. Disposal as a result of any processing must take place after the assignment of the appropriate European Waste Code at the expense of the user and treated in accordance with current legislation. Due attention must be taken to apply the correct CER Index and to follow the regulations on disposal when the material has been processed and used to create items and composites by customers/users.

Creating New Value

Arpa’s sustainability policy is based on a deeply felt motivation to shift from ‘being less bad’ for the environment to being ‘good’ for the environment and creating new value. Do no harm. Do good. Do better. Arpa complies with safety, product and sustainability regulations and guidelines, focused on materializing opportunities that minimize the environmental impact of their operations and products.

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For additional information, please visit fenixforinteriors.com or arpaindustriale.com