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Cork Everyday Uses

February 17, 2017

Here's some fun uses for cork!


-   Natural cork closures are used for about 80% of the 20 billion bottles of wine produced each year.

-   Corks main uses are for wine stoppers, flooring & pegboard, additives to stone or ceramic tiles and insulation.

-   Cork is used in musical instruments, particularly woodwind instruments, where it is used to fasten together segments of the instrument, making the seams airtight.

-   Low quality conducting baton handles are also often made from cork.

-   It is also used in shoes, especially those using Goodyear Welt Construction.

-   Cork can be used to make bricks for the outer walls of houses, as in Portugal's pavilion at Expo 2000.

-   On November 28, 2007, the Portuguese National Postal Service CTT issued the world's first postage stamp made of cork.

-   Cork is used as the core of both baseballs and cricket balls.

-   A corked bat is made by replacing the interior of a baseball bat with cork—a practice known as "corking". It was historically a method of cheating at baseball; the efficacy of the practice is now discredited.

-   Cork is often used, in various forms, in spacecraft heat shields and fairings.

-   Cork can be used in the paper pick-up mechanisms in inkjet and laser printers.

-   Cork is also used inside footwear to improve climate control and comfort.

-   Cork is used to make later-model pith helmets.

-   Corks are also hung from hats to keep insects away.

-   Cork has been used as a core material in sandwich composite construction.

-   Cork can be used as the friction lining material of an automatic transmission clutch, as designed in certain mopeds.

-   Cork can be used instead of wood or aluminium in automotive interiors.

-   Cork can also be used to make watch bands and faces as seen with Sprout Watches.

-   Cork slabs are sometimes used by orchid growers as a natural mounting material.

-   Cork is also an essential element in the production of badminton shuttlecocks.



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