Article - 10 Sep 2002
Betacorque is an alternative to natural cork that overcomes some of its problems and ensures spoilage of wines is kept to a minimum. The cork industry is reviewed including natural and synthetic corks...
This video shows automated system from Mecmesin that is used to test the closures made by natural corks. This machine can be loaded up to 200 samples for unattended operation.
News - 21 Sep 2010
TECNALIA, through its Construction Unit, is developing a revolutionary material, which is both innovative and sustainable, to make stoppers for wine bottles. The aim of PLACOTOP project, in which...
Article - 19 Feb 2019
In this article, the various options for ensuring the different closing and sealing mechanisms for beverages are discussed and how to test them.
News - 26 Jun 2012
Researchers at the University of Delaware are studying the potential applications of cork as a core material in composite sandwich structures employed in aircraft, energy and automotive...
Article - 27 Jul 2017
Cian Molloy reports that an energy retrofit cladding system developed by Cork Institute of Technology, Kingspan and AMS may give a new lease of life to dozens of institutional buildings built in the...
News - 15 Mar 2010
Crash-test dummies could soon be facing vehicle collision tests in cars padded with cork rather than traditional materials such as polymer foams or porous aluminium metal, according to Portuguese...
News - 27 Feb 2006
The world’s leading online wholesaler of building materials recommends that environmentally minded consumers of flooring materials investigate the benefits of cork flooring. BuildDirect also...
News - 24 Jun 2009
Outwater Plastics Industries, Inc. / Architectural Products by Outwater, LLC/ULC introduces its new line of environmentally friendly natural Rolled Cork, ideal for Bulletin Board or Wall Facing...
News - 18 Apr 2014
On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you'd be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester (not at all) and cork (very).
In an unexpected twist, however, scientists are...