The durability and versatility of cork has made it one of the most popular materials for sealing applications. Being a natural product, it possesses many advantages. It can be compounded with a variety of raw materials to provide a comprehensive range of sealing products.
The merits of various synthetic rubber compounds such as neoprene, nitrile and silicone are well known. By blending carefully selected high quality cork granules with these polymers, finished products can be provided which combine all the advantages of rubber:
High tensile strength, resistance to many fluids, ability to withstand extremes of temperature - with the natural properties of cork - high compression, good recovery and low load sealing.
Neoprene Bonded Cork
It is by far the most versatile and popular of the whole range of cork sheeting’s. Widely used in the petrochemical industry, in marine and general engineering, on large internal combustion engines, compressors, refrigerator systems, transformers and on any similar application where efficient sealing is required under vibratory or fluctuating conditions.
Nitrile Bonded Cork
Compounded especially for use with automatic, high octane and aviation fuels (kerosene), the range of materials under this heading can also be varied in formula to provide optimum sealing with controlled swell under the most arduous conditions.