Cork: It’s Uses & Benefits

Cork: It’s Uses & Benefits
24 July 2023
Cork: It’s Uses & Benefits

Now more than ever it is vital to focus our energy on sustainable materials, and what we can use them for. One material that has been used for thousands of years is cork. This is a natural material, which is completely sustainable and can be used to make an abundance of products. 

What is Cork?

Most of you will know cork as the thing you ‘pop’ from a bottle of fizz, it is also used for a wide range of products in a variety of industries. For example, you often see it as part of decorative household items such as coasters and notice boards. Here are a few examples of the uses of cork:

  • Sports - cork is used to make several pieces of sporting equipment including shuttlecocks, cricket balls and baseballs.
  • Leather goods - combined with leather to make components of handbags, wallets and travel cases.
  • Construction - thanks to its thermal and sound insulation properties, cork is used to make cork agglomerate which is used in ceiling, roof and wall insulation.
  • Technology - as cork is lightweight and flexible it is useful in manufacturing certain components of technological goods and weapons.

Benefits of Cork

Cork has a great number of benefits making it perfect for use in a wide variety of ways. It is a very lightweight material which is water resistant. Other beneficial qualities of cork include:

  • It is unaffected by extreme temperatures high and low.
  • Cork has fire retardant qualities.
  • Excellent insulation.
  • Low thermal conductivity.
  • Cork is virtually indestructible.

Promotional Cork Products

We have a wide range of environmentally friendly promotional products including ones made from cork. By using these products as part of your marketing campaign you are promoting the use of sustainable materials while also offering your customers a unique and memorable product. Here are a few of our top sellers: