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Cork: A Material Unlike Any Other

By maart 23, 2013 No Comments

The Amazing Material Called Cork

Cork is the bark of the evergreen cork oak tree (Quercus Suber). Its structure is comparable to that of a honeycomb. Meaning that it consists of cells filled with an air-like gas. Every cubic centimeter has about 40 million cells! These cells make that the material is very light, flexible, shock absorbing and easily compressible. An insulator against moisture and noise. Impermeable to liquids and gases, yet breathable. Fire, water and abrasion resistant. Furthermore, it is durable, resilient and hypoallergenic. Completely natural, biodegradable, renewable and recyclable.

It is one of the most versatile materials available to humanity. And currently one of the most researched natural materials. No industrial and technological processes have yet been able to replicate cork. It is a material unlike any other.


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