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13 Aug 2021 by Market Timbers

Exploring 6 Interesting Applications Of Cork Materials

Car Interiors

Cork has recently been used in Mazda’s newest 100% electric car the MX-30. This was selected as its a natural, sustainable and biodegradable raw material. Driven by an effort for the Japanese car manufacturer to reduce their environmental footprint.

Museum Displays

The Bridge Collection Museum at World of Wine – in Porto, Portugal uses cork display cases in their museum. By choosing cork they were able to connect the physical exhibition with the narrative and the history of the wine collection.

Exploring 6 Interesting Applications Of Cork Materials

Supplementing Stone Floors

Cork has been used in place of polished concrete in many commercial spaces. Cork offers excellent thermal insulation for these spaces whilst reducing noise and improving the under foot comfort. Rather than walking on a hard cold surface, you’ll enjoy warm feet all year round.

Exploring 6 Interesting Applications Of Cork Materials

Cork Handbags

Fashion brands have also jumped onto the cork trend. Using the material to create a range of garments and other fashion products. One example of this is designers creating handbags which are made almost entirely from cork.

Exploring 6 Interesting Applications Of Cork Materials

Space Shuttle

Due to its excellent thermal insulation properties, cork has been used for years in the production of modern spacecrafts. The cork is applied to critical components for the spacecraft’s safety including the nose and around the external fuel tanks.

Surfboards

Cork is also making waves in the surfing community. In a partnership with Mercedes Benz, Amorim Cork Composites is developing cork surfboards for the Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara. 


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