The life cycle of cork as a raw material starts with the ex-
traction of the bark, the so-called harvest, which is carried
out from end-May to the end-August. The first stripping
produces virgin cork which is used for other applications
than cork stoppers – flooring, insulation, decoration, aqua-
rium, terrarium etc – since its quality is not good enough
to manufacture stoppers.
Nine years later, the harvest produces material with a re-
gular structure, suitable for cork stoppers – the normal
and usual corkwood. After the harvest, the cork planks are
stacked in piles either in the forest or in yards at a factory.
After seasoning, corkwood is boiled to remove organic
solids lodged in the lenticels/pores. Planks are then stabi-
lized, selected by quality/thickness and conveyed for the
Wine stoppers – the top grades, proper thickness.
Cork discs – champagne and technical stoppers.
Natural blocks – flooring, decorative, shoe.
Cork paper and cork textile.
The planks with faults are eliminated for granulation
together with the wastes remaining from the stoppers
punching machines.We then get the cork granules, the raw
material for the production of agglomerated cork: blocks,
sheets and rolls.
Cork is the bark of the cork oak – Quercus suber L – a noble tree
with very special characteristics, growing in Mediterranean
regions, most particularly, in Portugal, covering an area of
approximately 720 thousand hectares of cork forests. A tree
can live in average 150 to 200 years, despite its bark being
stripped at nine year cycles it has an enormous capacity for
Cork has unique qualities – very light, impermeable to
liquids and gases, elastic and compressible, excellent
isolator, both thermal and acoustic, slow burning.
Above all, it is a material absolutely natural and recyclable.
The cork forest provides an ecosystem that makes the
natural habitat for indigenous mammals and birds in risk of
extinction – Iberian Lynx and Imperial Eagle.
Wine Bottle Bag Wine Bottle Tube
9910 9911 9911A
Wine Bottle Tags Wine Cooler Ice Bucket
SkU 5492665 5492665/B 1218 1221
WiNE & CORK
There is something unique and special about the combination Coasters Coasters
1207 1206 1209 1208
of Wine and Cork. It is the perfect pairing that takes you to
celebrate the occasion and make it last forever.
Cork gifts, each item have their own natural and beautiful
presentation,... ideal for wine lovers.
Glass-mats Note Pads
1201-3-N 1206-3-N A4 – 9922 A5 – 9923 A6 – 9924
Table Mats Table Mats
1226r 1201r 1202r 1210-N 1210-N-300
Hot Pads Table Mats
1205 1245 1210
HOT pAdS & SO
Due to the natural insulation quality and high temperature
resistance, cork is used in a wide range of kitchenware and
tableware products. Combining the qualities of a natural
product with its beauty, trivets, hot pads, etcetera offer an
…Go ECO, use cork on your table!
Table Mats & Coasters printed Table Mats
Hot Pads Hot Pads Trivets Hot Pad Twist
1201 1202 1203 1204 1201-HD-20, 1202-HD-20, 1203-HD-2, 1204-HD-20 1228-HD 1228-3-HD 1228-7-HD 1261 1262 1263
Hot Pad Pebble Table Mats
1276 1210-N 1210-N-300
Tray 16 Tray 21 Tray 73
Table Runner Table Mat Textile Hot Pads Trivet for Cataplana
SkU 5364310 1210-CT-C 1201-HD-20 1202-HD-20 1254 1255 1213 -C 1214-C
Rope Fruit Trivets Rope Animal Trivets
Rope Bottle Trivet Rope Cutlery Trivet Trivets
1228G 1228T 1228 1228-3 1228-7
Trivet Raft Trivets
1275 1275-6 1211 1212 1213 1214
Trivets Hot Pads
1249 1250 1251 1202-5
Lady’s Bag – Zipper Trip Bag
8892 Large: 8917 Small: 8916
Lady’s Bag - Hobo Briefcase
HATS & BAGS
YES, it’s CORK!!!! Unisex Bag Portfolio
8891 A4: 8803 A5: 8871 A6: 8899
Ask the fashion designers to create an innovative collection
and allows us to use the sustainable natural cork oak to get the
requested result – a collection of beautiful briefcases,
handbags, purses, wallets, hats and gift accessories.
An ecological sense of style has been built up using
Lady’s Bag - Horse Shopping Bag
Lady’s Handbag Lady’s Weekend Pocket documents Credit Card Wallet CD Folder
8872 8915 8905 8865 8913
Empty Pockets Small Coins Holder Key Holder
8908 B-1415 8811
iPad Cover Exchange Purse Pencil Holder
8921 8816 8864
Knapsack Knapsack Lady’s Bag 11 Lady’s Briefcase – Zipper
8896 8814 8923 8909
Panama Hat Cowboy Hat Umbrella Lady’s Belt
8847 8849 8805 8934 8932 8931
Baseball Cap Catalan Hat
Virgin Cork Tubes Virgin Flower Pots
12708 FL-100 FL-150 FL-200
pOTS & pETS
Cork tubes, branches and cork sheets are a great natural
decoration creating climbing areas and natural looking hide
outs for reptiles, amphibians and other exotic pets. Hollow
cork bark tubes can also be used in hanging gardens and are a
delight for orchids growers.
The natural rough cork sheets are fantastic for background
walls in any terrarium and vivarium.
Virgin Cork Flat Granules
Corkwood Bird Nest Virgin Background
12709 FL-300 Ek 12 B709
Insulation Cork Board Decorative Sheets
Yoga Accessories Yoga Blocks
Yoga 5 Yoga 6 Yoga 9 Yoga 10 Yoga 2 Yoga 8
Yoga Mat’s Bag Yoga Cushion
YOGA & CORK
The Cork Yoga Block sets the standard for high
performance yoga props. Cork has a firmness not found
in foam blocks, and it allows you to feel secure in the
support it provides. One can also feel good about the
material. Cork is a completely ECO friendly item, harvested
from highly-sustainable and renewable sources in Portugal.
Wood Top Mushroom Agglomerated
Pourer Cork Sphere Top
Drop-3 Drop-1 Drop-2
CORK & CORK
The cork stopper is the most popular product of the cork B&B Cork Bungs Agglomerated Conical
industry, thanks to the growing investment in research and
development, customers are offered a wide range of
closures, in countless sizes and formats, in order to adapt
to the wide variety of bottles, jars & food containers.
With the increase in technological developments, the use of
cork and its derivatives outside the stopper industry has grown
almost exponentially, in an infinity of other applications
such as fishing, furniture, footwear, sports & gift items.
Handles & Cork Discs Cork Spheres
Keychain Keychain Cork Roll Packing Options
1254-k 1242 9917 9915 9916 1243 1244-2
Keychain Keychains Printed Sanding & Waxing Blocks Cork Memo Board
1241 1246 1243 1215 1216 1217
Round Cosmetic Mini - Round Cosmetic Cork – Do It Yourself Hanging Pack Hanging Pack
8843 1412 Ek 12 893
CREATE – Cork Toy Insoles & Heels
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