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Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Why are cork oak forests natural fire retardants?

Thanks to the thermal and weak combustion properties of cork, cork oaks are more fire-resistant than other trees. The slow combustion of cork makes it a natural fire retardant, forming a barrier against fires. Its combustion does not release smoke or toxic gases.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Excellent Resistance to Fire and High Temperatures

Cork is also a natural fire retardant: it burns without a flame and does not emit toxic gases during combustion.

17 . Nov . 2016
Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
What is cork?

Cork is the bark of the Cork Oak tree (Quercus suber L). It is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character. It is light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic and compressible, provides thermal and acoustic insulation, it is a fire retardant and highly abrasion-re…

Articles 14 . Nov . 2018
Safer and more accessible playgrounds – Corkeen by Amorim

Given its positive contribution to outdoor and leisure areas, urban parks and playgrounds, cork can be used as a safe, stable and sustainable surface, due to its main characteristics: lower surface temperature, impact absorption, odorless, drainage capacity, lightweight, fire-retardant and hypoallergenic. Additionally,…


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