The European Union is the largest producer of cork (over 80%). It is most common in the western Mediterranean countries, of which Portugal stands out the most (over 50%) as the world’s largest producer and processor.
Cork trees are extremely well adapted to the climate of southern Europe and North Africa, they prevent soil depletion and the emission of large amounts of carbon dioxide. They are also home to many unique plant and animal species. It has an average density of about 200 kg / m3 and a low thermal conductivity.
The cork boards that we offer are used, among others, in as thermal insulation of floors and walls, in the footwear industry as shoe soles, as cork boards or in modeling.
They protect or limit moisture condensation on the surface of walls and ceilings. In the field of acoustics, we deal with the so-called acoustic correction by acoustic absorption and reduction of reverberation time (echo reduction) in certain environments, as well as sound reduction by impact (drums).
In the anti-vibration field, where denser and thicker plates are used, they are specially used as vibration dampers on the machine supports, in order to reduce the transmission of working vibrations to the structures on which they are based, the same is done with the insulation of foundations.
Cork slabs also have a functional and decorative function in everyday life. In addition to pinboards in the home office and school, very often the entire wall is used as a wall for pinning important information.
Most often, such a solution can be observed in the office of large companies, where good work organization is important and many things should be remembered. However, this solution is also gaining more and more popularity in children’s rooms and in the home offices of adults who work remotely.
Cork boards are often a material used to cover various parts of furniture. A thin layer of cork can be used to cover the table top, sliding wardrobe doors, the inside of a drawer, or the fronts of cabinets or chests of drawers. A cork top made of a thick cork board is also often an element of ecological tables, the advantage of which is, for example, the muffled sound of falling objects, cutlery or the natural resistance of cork to moisture and stains from various liquids.