Ultimate use of Cork – Unorthodox and innovative applications(Article)

Ciencia e Tecnologia dos Materiais

Journal Article

In this survey the untraditional practical applications of cork is presented. High-quality goods with improved performances have been developed by those who came up with creative ideas and develop them. From several types of industries to private entrepreneurs, cork has been calling the attention of many creative minds over the last decade. From surfboards or designer clothes to an outstanding work of art made from cork has proved that this natural material becomes a noble feedstock not only for those who appreciate a good beverage and high-performance materials but also for those who look for sustainable products from natural sources. A general overview of cork composition, origin, and industry is also briefly disclosed. © 2017 Portuguese Society of Materials (SPM)

R.G. Dos Santos


Year of publication: 2017


ISSN: 08708312


DOI: 10.1016/j.ctmat.2016.03.005

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