Cork - natural, polished

0.120 inches

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What is it

Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree. Cork has a fine, closed cell structure and low density, provides good insulation for heat and sound and is also difficult to set on fire. All of these positive attributes have led to its being very often used as a natural insulating material. Because cork does not absorb liquids or take on dust or dirt, it is hygienic as well.

Design notes

The laser cuts this material with very dark edges.

Typical uses

Architectural model making, pinboards, packaging

Environmental info

The cork bark can be 'stripped' off allowing new bark to grow in its place without killing or damaging the trees. This makes every tree a renewable source of raw material.

Adhesives, joints & fastenings

Cork sheets can be cut with a BLADE without any problem, the thinner ones can also be cut with a SCISSORS. Glue work can be done with normal all-purpose glues like TESA ALL-PURPOSE GLUE (Technicoll) or, for temporary joinings when working on models, PINS can be used.

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