Why Choose Us
FAVOURABLE IMPACT ON CORK FOREST:
✓The cork tree produce cork every 9 years (a renewable raw material).
✓Avoid soil desertification.
✓Important in maintaining biodiversity (unique in Europe).
✓Portuguese forests (cork oaks) trap 5 million tons CO² every year.
100% NATURAL INDUSTRIAL PROCESS:
✓Only uses cork as a raw material.
✓Without additives ….agglomerate of its own resins (suberin).
✓90% of the energy consumed is biomass (a by-product of its own industrial processing).
✓Any wastage from the industrial process is 100% reusable (cork and dust granules).
✓Density : 100/120Kg/m³
✓Thermal conductivity: test results range between 0.036/0.038 W/mk.
✓Value declared for EU lable: 0.040W/mk.
✓Resistance to compression at 10%: declared 100 KPa (test results 110/120 KPa)-EN826.
✓Perpendicular face resistance: declared TR50 (test results 60KPa)-EN1607
✓Level of humidity: maximum 8%-EN1215.
✓Water absorption: declared 0.5Kg/m²(maximum test result 0.3kg/m²)-EN1609
✓Longitude tolerance: between +/- 3 y 5mm –EN822
✓Thickness tolerance: between +/- 1 y 2 mm –EN823
✓Fire resistance: Euro class “E”-EN13501-1
✓Durability: practically unlimited.
✓Impact noise:20dB LF-40dB MF- 30dB HF
✓Air noise: 30dB LF- 35dB MF - 34dB HF
✓50mm Sound absorption:40% at 400Hz/50Hz to 3500%
✓Sound speed on cork:500m / second
✓Sound absorption coefficient 500 CPS: 0.33/0.35
✓Conforms to EN13170 + EN13172.
✓Thermal conductivity tested by the independent laboratories: CSTB (France) and LNEC (Portugal).
✓Industrial quality / Quality control by CSTB (twice annually).
✓High level of stability...coping with major thermal variations.
✓Deals with temperatures of between: (-) 180°C and (+)120°C.
✓In case of fire, cork does not release toxic gases.
✓Unlimited durability, maintaining its technical characteristics (official tests demonstrate between 45
and 50 years).
✓Total recyclable after utilisation….it may again be reused in construction applications.