Excellent Acoustic Insulation
Excellent Thermal Insulation
Good resilience, excellent compressibility and recovery
Extremely light and buoyant
100% natural, reusable and recyclable
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An Exceptional Raw Material
It consists of a honeycomb-like structure of microscopic cells filled with an air-like gas and coated mainly with suberin and lignin. One cubic centimetre of Cork contains about 40 million cells.
Cork is also known as the “nature’s foam” due to its alveolar structure. It has a closed cell structure making it lightweight, airtight and watertight, resistant to acids, fuels and oils, and impervious to rotting.
It is sustainably harvested by specialised professionals without damaging the trunk, meaning that the tree itself lives to grow another bark layer that, in time, will be harvested once again. Over the course of its lifetime, which on average lasts 200 years, it may be stripped around 17 times meaning that cork is not only a natural material, but also a renewable and recyclable one.
“To bring the environmental benefits of cork and its natural beauty to Australia in both the decorative and insulation acoustic markets.”
Cork is Carbon Negative
Cork can do this due to the high properties but also because of its carefully crafted sustainable manufacturing methods.
The most versatile natural product
Cork is the main raw material for the development of a portfolio of high-performance materials for multiple industries such as aerospace, panels and composites, automotive, seals and gaskets, the power industry, construction, sports surfaces, flooring, consumer goods, furnishing, and footwear.
We value Cork, a 100% natural, sustainable, and highly technological material, shaping it to meet the most demanding requirements. Cork also provides many other unrivalled benefits over all other standard acoustic options.
ecoCORK combines the incredible attributes of Cork to provide the world’s only true environmentally friendly acoustic solution.
A GIFT FROM NATURE
It is light and resistant to friction. Elastic and compressible. Impermeable to liquids and gases. Resistant to combustion. Fully biodegradable, renewable, and recyclable.
But perhaps Cork’s most extraordinary property can be found in its biological origins. In fact, extracting Cork does not harm or even put at risk the tree that it comes from. It is removed every nine years, and not a single cork oak is cut down in the process.
Cork. Versatile. Sustainable. Technological. Matchless.
The stripping of the Cork is essential for the life of the tree.
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Benefits of the cork oak
STRUCTURE OF MICROSCOPIC CELLS
Cork consists of a hive-like structure of microscopic cells filled with a gas similar to air and mostly coated with suberin and lignin. In its chemical composition, other compounds can also be identified, such as polysaccharides, ceroids, and tannins.
The high percentage of gas of each cell is responsible for Cork’s extraordinary lightness. The association of these cells, as if they were a kind of small aggregate cushions, is responsible for their compressibility and elasticity.
In a single cubic centimetre of cork, there are about 40 million cells.
1. Prevents soil degradation
2. Imrpves soil productivity
3. Regulates the hydrological cycle
4. Absorbs and stores carbon dioxide over very long periods of time
5. Fights desertification
6. Fights climate change
7. Generates high levels of biodiversity