BLANCO Durinox

Tough stuff. Easy to care for.


The new stainless steel surface will delight anyone who loves the coolly elegant look of stainless steel and also appreciates a resistant surface. Durinox is distinctive for its velvety-matte look and pleasant feel, while it is also impervious to scratches and fingerprints. Thanks to its special surface texture, Durinox Stainless steel is easier to clean and care for in the kitchen.

Zerox sink with a Durinox surface

Velvety look. Soft feel.

With its velvety-matte, homogeneous surface structure, Durinox exudes warmth, style and rare sophistication. As such, its look and feel make it a kitchen highlight. Whether as a simple straight-lined bowl mounted stylishly beneath a granite worktop, or an imposing stainless steel worktop fitted to your requirements. The high-quality look of the elegant Durinox surface gives hardly any indication of the purely functional origins of stainless steel in professional kitchens. After all, the look and feel of the Durinox surface clearly mark a new departure in kitchen design.

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Uniquely characterful.

In addition to the better-known benefits of stainless steel, Durinox wins points for its outstanding functionality: this material is as resistant as they come. The surface is more resistant against scratches from everyday household use, as well as being impervious to fingerprints. For day-to-day maintenance, all you need is water and a sponge or a damp microfibre cloth.

How is the Durinox surface actually manufactured?

How is the Durinox surface actually manufactured?

The new Durinox stainless steel surface is made with shot-peening or -blasting technology, as used in the aerospace industry. At BLANCO, we have put a lot of effort into developing this technology and adapting it to the specific requirements of stainless steel in the kitchen.

Stainless steel balls used in the Durinox production process

High-speed blasting at over 300 km/h

During the process for producing the Durinox surface, 1 billion minuscule stainless steel balls are blasted at a speed of almost 300 km/h into a stainless steel sheet only 1 mm thick. The result is highly impressive: the blasted stainless steel is over twice as hard as conventional stainless steel surfaces, and has a distinctive, particularly elegant look. As a result, we have filed a patent for the entire process.

Three stainless steel surfaces in comparison

Pure stainless steel

The velvety-matte stainless steel surface created with this blasting process has the highest degree of hardness of any pure, uncoated stainless steel surface. And it’s not just the skin-deep. Durinox isn’t just a surface coating. Instead, the 1 mm-thick stainless steel sheet has been hardened all the way through, as it has been blasted from both sides. The Durinox surface is produced over several production runs until the material has the desired hardness and appearance.