• Cork

About Cork Naturally Noble

Cork, the bark of the cork oak tree, is one of nature’s most amazing raw materials. It’s so exceptional that no human-made product has yet been able to replicate its unique combination of properties. 100% biodegradable, recyclable and renewable, cork is incredibly light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic, compressible and resilient. It provides excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, is a fire retardant, and highly abrasion-resistant.

Having just one of these features would already be great. But to have them all in a single, undivided material is truly unique. No other material offers this combination of properties. Cork is a prodigious raw material with matchless properties and endless possibilities.  

Cork, the bark of the cork oak tree, is one of nature’s most amazing raw materials. It’s so exceptional that no human-made product has yet been able to replicate its unique combination of properties. 100% biodegradable, recyclable and renewable, cork is incredibly light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic, compressible and resilient. It provides excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, is a fire retardant, and highly abrasion-resistant.

Having just one of these features would already be great. But to have them all in a single, undivided material is truly unique. No other material offers this combination of properties. Cork is a prodigious raw material with matchless properties and endless possibilities.  

305 grams

Quantity of CO2 retained by just one cork stopper. It is estimated that every year, cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2.

800 million

Number of cells in a single cork stopper. Thanks to its cellular structure, cork has a unique elastic memory. Cork is the only solid which, when compressed on one side, does not increase in volume on the other.

90%

Of cork's volume is gas. Cork is incredibly lightweight due to its honeycomb structure of cells filled with an air-like gas.

Why Cork

Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak (Quercus Suber L.), a millenary tree that grows in the Mediterranean basin. Harvested every nine years without felling or harming the tree, cork is one of nature’s most extraordinary inventions.

Sustainability and the Cork Oak Forest

The cork oak forests, Montado in Portuguese, are living ambassadors of sustainability and a driving force of sustainable development.

Diversity of Applications

Cork is an exceptional natural resource with endless possibilities. A significant investment in R&D and innovation has led to the development of new and unexpected applications for cork...

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