Do you build technically and sustainably with cork?

With the aim of promoting cork in construction, we have reached different agreements with Official Colleges of Architects. In our conferences, we can explain to architects the wide range of sustainability that cork offers for construction and interior design. Although there are still people who mistakenly believe that all cork is the same, every day more experts trust the various cork solutions for their projects. There are big differences and different qualities.

Logically if you want better quality, the price will be higher. However, it is worth budgeting for a good product, so we can make sure that the finished work will give us great satisfaction and perfect results.

Cork has been used for a long time. In ancient times it rewarded excellence, hence our interest in highlighting it to you. The insulation capacity, its lightness and, of course, its resistance to the elements, are some of the traits that we can assure you of cork.

The collaboration of different universities and laboratories has allowed us to have an extensive range of cork. Thus, apply it both in construction, as nautical and aeronautical, mixed with other products.

Today we analyze some characteristics of cork in construction. We cannot forget that this product is mainly Iberian, so we do not have to bring it to you from other countries. In this way, you will be able to save on transport, also contributing to less pollution during logistics.

Cork is a plant tissue, which is made up of cells, in the form of a polyhedron. Said dead cells are found in number from 25 to 45 million per cm3. This totally impermeable natural product will prevent the necessary communication between living bast cells and the atmosphere. To avoid this, the testicular canals are reddish in color due to oxidation of the tannins.

The intercellular membrane is original and very complex. Each wall that separates two adjacent cells is made up of joined sheets of unequal thickness. As each wall is common to two cells, each membrane is actually double. It consists of two outer sheets of cellulosic nature. Two thicker sheets formed in turn by 100 to 150 alternate layers of suberin wax and a double central sheet, which is lignified. The suberin is what allows, when applying a high temperature and an extreme press, to join the cork in a natural way, without having to apply any external component.

We want to highlight some of the many advantages that cork has. Let’s start by emphasizing that it is a light product. The large amount of trapped air or gas of a similar nature 89.7% and the relative lightness in cellular 3.25 allows a specific gravity of 0.12 and 0.25.

Its elasticity is also architecturally remarkable. A one-inch cork specimen was subjected to a load of 6350 kg without breaking and after being released from said pressure it recovered 90% of its original height, without increasing its length and width measurements. This test was a resistance close to 1000 kg cm2.

Thanks to the resistance of its cell walls, cork is impermeable to liquids and gases, as well as to plasmodesmata, which allow this extraordinary pressure to be relieved without bursting its cells. That is why tests and trials are already being carried out in companies that manufacture different mortars. In order to improve first and foremost the weight of said cements and also the resistance to thermal bridges. Thus, we will improve safety in buildings. Do you build technically and sustainably with cork?


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Do you want to rehabilitate your habitual residence with cork?

Now that you will have a few days to yourself, it is the perfect time to renovate that part of your habitual residence that was pending. We know the rehabilitation of housing as that constructive or building action that is carried out to improve certain conditions of the property. Some of them may be of habitability or constructive and structural safety. Also protection against the appearance of water and humidity or accessibility. Do you want to rehabilitate your habitual residence with cork?

Do you want to rehabilitate your habitual residence with cork?

In the case of rehabilitation of buildings or offices, we will have a much larger work with the aim of adapting the property to new functionalities and uses. Whether they are changes inside or outside the property, such as your façade, you will always have several options for the use of cork.

We offer you cork panels for both floor, wall or ceiling. On the one hand, you will obtain the intrinsic characteristics of this ecological material, such as its thermal and acoustic insulation. Also its high resistance to fats, water and acids, among others. On the other hand, you can opt for a sustainable, original and different interior design. Cork is increasingly recommended by decorators and interior designers both nationally and internationally.

THERMICORK, the black expanded cork agglomerate, is a highly effective material in isolating the transmission of vibrations due to its elasticity. Also for its thermal and acoustic insulation thanks to its low coefficient of thermal conductivity. Therefore, it provides significant thermal savings.

Do you want to rehabilitate your habitual residence with cork?

If you are one of the people who prefers a different and ecological interior design, do not miss the wide range of options that cork offers you. Do you prefer wall coverings or floor coverings? Do you want to rehabilitate your home with cork?


How is reverberation heard through cork?

Reverberation is a word that is increasingly present in the architecture and interior design sector. Do you know if it affects classrooms and conference rooms? How is reverberation heard through cork?

We know acoustic reverberation as the acoustic phenomenon of reflection that occurs in a room. This situation is a reality when a wave front hits walls, ceiling and floor directly. It is being solved with the appearance of materials, such as cork, with which to control this reverberation.

Cork helps absorb and dissipate sounds. It is an ideal material to reduce the interruptions of sounds colliding with each other. Thus, to be able to improve the acoustics in small or large rooms. Thanks to cork, a natural material, you will be able to reduce the disposition of the sound. You can control the reverberation thus making a quieter environment.

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Remember that reverberation is a sound phenomenon produced by reflection. It consists of a slight permanence of the sound once the original source has stopped emitting it. Did you know that the parameter that allows its degree to be quantified is called Reverberation Time (RT)?

(RT) is the time required for the sound in a room to decay over a specific dynamic range, usually taken to be 60 dB, when a source is suddenly interrupted. The Sabine formula relates the RT to the properties of the room.

This is the reason why we want to highlight THERMICORK as an acoustic insulator. Do you want the best natural solution for reflected sounds?


Can you imagine a Mobile World Congress 2022 with cork?

This week we travel to Barcelona to attend the Mobile World Congress 2022 #MWC. We are presenting the many advantages that you can achieve with cork for mobile phone covers, laptops, IPADs and much more. Today we are talking about hertzian waves. Can you imagine a Mobile World Congress 2022 with cork?

Our ecological product continues to be connected to the most current technology.

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Who does not have one or several mobile phones? It is impossible to imagine our day to day life without one of them. We are connected to the whole world thanks to them, but perhaps we should ask ourselves what happens to the different vibrations on the planet that this implies.

The subject of electromagnetic waves seemed somewhat out of the equation since its overall benefit prevailed in our work and personal lives. However, these waves must also be taken into account.

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Mobile phones use electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range —450-3800MHz in 4G telephony and earlier and 24-80GHz in 5G telephony—. Thus, other wireless systems, such as telecommunications networks, use similar electromagnetic radiation.

The scientific community assures that hertzian waves are waves that propagate in a vacuum at the same speed as light. These waves that we receive through mobile phones affect us, both the brain and the body in general. That is why it continues to be requested that the emissions of mobile phones, Wi-Fi networks and different related devices be regulated.

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Logically, we already know that these regulations are usually slow and complicated to apply. This depends on the different national and international organizations.

That is why we want to draw attention while these control standards are emerging and being updated. Our proposal is to use products that insulate as much as possible. Thus, to achieve greater protection for when these waves reach us through mobile phones.

In our department of scientific research and technological development, we continue to work with an outstanding maxim, which is the protection of the environment.

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It is always a pleasure to thank the collaboration of the different national and international universities that lend us their support. Together with them we continue working for a call that connects cork and technology with full coverage.


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