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Materials 2015, 8(2), 625-637; doi:10.3390/ma8020625

New Cork-Based Materials and Applications

Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I. P., Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, 22, Edf. C, 1649-038 Lisboa, Portugal
Academic Editor: Maryam Tabrizian
Received: 20 November 2014 / Accepted: 4 February 2015 / Published: 10 February 2015
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Abstract

This review work is an update of a previous work reporting the new cork based materials and new applications of cork based materials. Cork is a material which has been used for multiple applications. The most known uses of cork are in stoppers (natural and agglomerated cork) for alcoholic beverages, classic floor covering with composite cork tiles (made by the binding of cork particles with different binders), and thermal/acoustic/vibration insulation with expanded corkboard in buildings and some other industrial fields. Many recent developments have been made leading to new cork based materials. Most of these newly developed cork materials are not yet on the market, but they represent new possibilities for engineers, architects, designers and other professionals which must be known and considered, potentially leading to their industrialization. This paper is a review covering the last five years of innovative cork materials and applications also mentioning previous work not reported before. View Full-Text
Keywords: cork; composites; cork applications; mechanical properties; material properties cork; composites; cork applications; mechanical properties; material properties
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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