the cork world!
happy to work with a natural and environmental friendly
Cork is a natural product. The ancient
Romans used it as the first wine stoppers! Cork comes
from the outer bark of the Oak Tree, Querqus Suber, which grows
in large quantities in Mediterranic area of Portugal and
Spain mostly, and Algeria, Morocco and Sardinia.
Every 9 or 10 years the bark is harvested in slabs,
but this process would not damage the tree, which will
survive for more than 200 years.
Also the Cork tree forests are protected by Portuguese
laws, since 1320!
Cork properties comes from a cellular structure of
hollow, 14 sided cells with strong walls.
Cork with his inherent substance, Suberin, is
protected against insects, termites and
microbial activity. Cork is also, fire resistant
and inhibitor, stopping the spread of flames,
without toxic gases on
Nowadays, Cork applications are endless.
Beside Cork Stoppers for wine and champagne bottles, cork
are often used in a large line of products, such as
Kitchenware, gifts, shoe industry, bulletin boards, wall
and floor tiles coverings, underlayment, insulation slabs
for the refrigeration industry, upholstery, grips or
handles for fishing rods, and many other products.