Cork Use in the Construction Industry
Cork is an eco-friendly and useful material that comes from cork oak trees. It is the bark that naturally grows in northwest Africa and southwest Europe. Cork is a heavy-duty, waterproof, fire retardant, flexible, and environmentally friendly material. It has very good insulating properties as well.
Due to its versatility and thermal and electrical isolation features, it is used in various industries. Cork is mixed with different kinds of rubber to create and an industrial-grade cork that has heat resistance and wear resistance properties.
Due to its thermal and sound insulation properties, cork is used in the construction industry as well. Cork granules are used to make black agglomerate or cork agglomerate. Cork agglomerate is used in the ceilings, roofs, and walls as insulation.
Cork granules are used in the production of wall tiles. It is also used in concrete structures for expansion and compression joints. That means cork can be used in the construction of tunnels, dams, and other concrete structures.