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CASE STUDY: ThermoLine Post-formed Corian® Worktops in Metz General Hospital, France

CASE STUDY: ThermoLine Post-formed Corian® Worktops in Metz General Hospital, France

ThermoLine ’“ the perfect fit throughout a hospital



ThermoLine worktops made exclusively from DuPont™ Corian® were used extensively in the fit out for the new public hospital in Metz, France. The ThermoLine worktops were fabricated by Créa Diffusion.

ThermoLine worktops were installed in three distinct areas of the Hospital:
  • Research Laboratories;
  • The General Hospital ’“ including nurses' stations, dispensary worktops, medical staff washing areas, staff tea rooms, pharmacy areas, dialysis wards, pneumology wards, oncology wards, ultrasound wards and decontamination units; and
  • Maternity Unit.

Why was ThermoLine used?

The hospital was looking for a low cost solution without compromising on quality. They also needed installation to fit in with the very tight deadlines that the hospital had for completing the overall build programme. ThermoLine worktops have all the features of normal Corian® worktops, such as being non-porous and therefore extremely hygienic. In addition, an elegant 100mm coved upstand combined with a practical anti-drip front edge make ThermoLine the perfect choice for the healthcare environment. As they are made of Corian®, ThermoLine worktops can still be tailored to meet all the demands of a building project. Adding basins, Cut outs for piping, and corner units are all easily achievable without compromising on the cost-effectiveness of the solution. When they use ThermoLine, fabricators save up to 70% of the time normally involved in making similar solid surface worktops. This meant that Créa Diffusion were able to secure the project by being both cost-effective and ensuring that they would be able to keep within the timetable required by the main contractor.

Features and Benefits of ThermoLine


  • No joints and glue lines on the upstand and downturn
  • Increased strength and resistance compared to standard 12mm solid surface worktops
  • Does not need a ladder frame support as with standard 12mm solid surface worktops
  • Up to 1.5m spans can be unsupported

ThermoLine is the perfect solution for large scale projects

The Metz hospital used the following amounts of ThermoLine worktops:
Research Laboratories 450 linear m. of worktops 50 Corian® bowls Zero Corian® baby baths 85% of worktops included a corner joint 6 weeks to install General Hospital Wards 800 linear m. of worktops 200 Corian® bowls Zero Corian® baby baths 75% of worktops included a corner joint 5 months to install on a ward by ward basis Maternity Unit 435 linear m. of worktops 120 Corian® bowls 75 Corian® baby baths 5% of worktops included a corner joint 6 weeks to install


 


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