Corian (DuPont IIRC) came out in the 80s as the "new" (poor mans) granite.
It's cool because you work with carbide WW tools, and can get the stone look but cool things like integrated drain boards etc. another selling point was ability to sand out scratches. But at first only certified installers could get it since they did want amateur installations (glue ups) to give it a bad name.
Now you can get it along with scrap sizes at solidsurface.com