Cork is the bark of the cork oak. It is a 100% natural plant tissue consisting of a hive of microscopic cells containing a gas identical to air and coated primarily with suberin and lignin. It has a range of applications associated with its attributes that no technology has yet managed to emulate, match or exceed.
It is a 100% natural raw material, that is 100% reusable and 100% recyclable, extracted from cork oaks without harming the normal development of the species and without damaging the tree. The life cycle of cork as a raw material begins with extraction of the cork oak bark, which is called harvesting.
Cork enters the manufacturing process after it is extracted, to produce the myriad of products that we can find: stoppers, construction and design, among many others.The extracted cork is 100% harnessed. Once processed, into stoppers for example, cork can also re-enter the production process.
Intrinsic Porperties: Lightweight, Impermeable to liquids and gases, Elastic and compressible, Excellent thermal and acoustic insulator, Slow burning, Antistatic and anti-allergic, Wear resistance
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