Have you ever wondered where cork comes from or how sustainable it really is?
Shaping the future through sustainability…
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.). It’s a 100 percent natural, technological raw material, with unique properties that give it unrivalled character and make it valuable in several industries and multiple applications. 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.
- 9 years – The period of time between each cork oak harvesting.
- 25 years – The average time before the cork oak is harvested for the first time.
- 200 years – The average life expectancy of a cork oak.
Cork. Versatile. Sustainable. Technological. Matchless.