Natural Cork Sheets
ASG stock and supply many materials including natural cork which can be converted into a range of products such as gaskets, pads and sheets with the option of a plain or self-adhesive finish.
Natural cork sheets are available in 1m x 1m or 2m x 1m sized sheets and in a range of thicknesses, however using our expertise, specialised splitting machinery and in-house laminating service, we are able to offer other thicknesses or combinations of laminated materials to create composite sheets.
Cork sheets can be purchased for applications where larger surfaces need to be covered or where bigger products are being cut.
What are Natural Cork Sheets?
Natural Cork consists of grains of cork compressed together with a liquid binder known as ‘agglomeration’. Natural cork is environmentally friendly and relatively cheap compared to sponge and rubber and can be used to produce basic items such as coasters, mousepads and notice boards or even parts for use in sealing, thermal, acoustic and thermal insulation applications. Cork is generally manufactured in continuous rolls or sheet form depending on the thickness, therefore, allowing us to offer the customer a number of sheet size options.
For information on Natural Cork Sheets please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
Natural cork sheets as the name states are natural in colour as they do not have any other material compounds added, lightweight and have some flexibility. This material is impermeable to liquids and gases, meaning it is an excellent sealing material and therefore resistant to moisture damage and decay.
Natural cork is a great material for use in thermal, acoustic and vibration control applications such as wall/floor insulation or base material under heavy machinery or compressors, providing protection against varying temperatures and chemical or odour contamination.
Cork sheets can be supplied cut into bespoke lengths and widths, laminated with a choice of foils and adhesives and even laminated to other materials creating composite sheets.
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Help and guidance
If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.
Samples - Technical Natural Cork Sheets
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Why use Natural Cork Sheets?
Natural cork sheets are extremely versatile and often taken as they give the customer and end-users the flexibility to be able to cut their own sheets, strips, pads and gaskets out as and when they are required.
Natural Cork sheets and products produced using this material can be found utilized in many industries and is popular thanks to its number of excellent properties including being lightweight, the ability to withstand high pressure without degrading and is highly tear-resistant.
This material is a cheaper alternative to some sponge and rubber materials with high mechanical strength, a working temperature range of -80°C - 140°C and is excellent for water and gas sealing applications even when used outdoors.
Benefits of Using Natural Cork Sheets
- Sound Suppression
- Thermal Properties
- Bonded with other materials based on application
- Resistance to weathering
- Easy to cut/convert
- Non-toxic and safe to work with
- Resistant to mould growth
- Aesthetically more appealing than some rubber alternatives
Different Grades of Cork Available
Along with natural cork, there are other different grades of cork sheets available, each with its own unique characteristics, depending upon the material it is blended. Grades of cork include Neoprene Bonded, Nitrile Bonded and Resin Bonded
Neoprene bonded cork is suited to sealing at higher temperatures and resistant to weathering and oil. Neoprene Bonded cork is suited to oil, engineering, electrical, anti-vibration and soundproofing applications.
Resin-bonded cork – a lightweight, flexible cork, produced using cork granules bound together using a synthetic resin. This grade of cork is resilient to certain acids and is often used in water retaining applications.
Nitrile bonded cork – manufactured using a combination of cork and nitrile rubber granules, giving a speckled appearance. Gaskets made from this material can be used where oil and fuel resistance is required, or where high-temperature resistance is required, industries include automotive and general engineering.
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