Cork Materials

We stock cork materials used in the automotive, heavy current and general sealing industries. Cork is a natural product and known for its ability to seal with low bolt loads. Cork gaskets are widely used in applications involving oil, fuel and solvents.

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Cork strip materials

We offer different grades of cork, including top grade cork and medium grade cork. Our cork sealing materials are suitable for various applications such as gaskets, door seals, sump and tappet cover gaskets, switchgear, and oil-filled transformers. If you have any specific requirements or need further information, feel free to ask. 

Cork, derived from the bark of the cork oak tree, has numerous technical uses due to its unique properties:

Insulation: Cork’s low thermal conductivity makes it an excellent insulator. It is used in buildings for insulation against temperature and sound.

Gaskets and Seals: Cork’s compressibility and elasticity make it suitable for sealing applications. It is commonly used in gaskets for sealing joints in engines, pipes, and machinery

Flooring: Cork flooring is popular due to its durability, comfort underfoot, and sound absorption properties. It is used in residential and commercial buildings.

Underlayment: Cork is used as an underlayment beneath hardwood, laminate, and tile flooring to provide cushioning, sound insulation, and moisture resistance.

Buoyancy Aids: Cork’s lightweight and buoyant nature make it suitable for use in life jackets, buoys, and other flotation devices.

Sporting Goods: Cork is used in various sporting goods such as fishing rod handles, baseballs, cricket balls, and shuttlecocks due to its lightweight and impact resistance properties.

Aerospace: Cork composites are used in aerospace applications for thermal insulation, vibration damping, and as a lightweight structural material.

Automotive: Cork is used in automotive applications such as gaskets, seals, and vibration dampeners due to its compressibility, elasticity, and resistance to oils and fuels

Musical Instruments: Cork is used in musical instruments, particularly woodwind instruments like clarinets and saxophones, for key padding and assembly.

Electronics: Cork is used as a vibration dampening material in electronic devices and equipment to reduce noise and protect sensitive components.

These are just a few examples of the diverse technical uses of cork, leveraging its unique combination of properties including lightness, elasticity, compressibility, buoyancy, and insulation.

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