Category: Curiosities

Is Cork Waterproof?

Cork is an amazing and versatile material made by nature. Its unique properties have been known for centuries and many practical applications have been discovered. It is comprised of mature dead cells from the cork oat plant. It is cork’s unique cell structure and composition…

Is Cork Flammable?

Cork and Fire Cork comes from the Quercus Suber, otherwise known as the cork oak, that grows primarily in southwest Europe and northwest Africa and it is an impermeable, buoyant, elastic, and fire retardant wood. It’s also environmentally sustainable and if you’re like me you…

What Are Cork Cells?

What Are Cork Cells? Cork cells are microscopic holes in wood that fuel a $1.3 billion per year, multi-national, sustainable industry, providing jobs for approximately thirty thousand people in the United States, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, and Northern Africa. Who Discovered Cork Cells? Robert C….