Cork is made by the bark of a Cork Oak Tree, which reaches maturity after 26 years of growing. Once mature, skilled cork harvesters will begin to strip the bark by hand.
The pieces of cork are then ground up and fused together. Expanded Corkblocks are created in an autoclave, a 100% natural process, without the use of any additives. This technology, consists of injecting water vapor through pellets that will expand and agglomerate with the resin of the cork itself.
Cork, offers a huge range of advantages, in addition to being an excellent thermal and acoustic insulator and as well as antivibration, it’s also a CO2 sink, playing a key role in the environment.
Cork can be used to create incredible carved 2d and 3d panels and tiles. These panels combine sustainability with innovation, outstanding acoustic benefits with unique aesthetics. Gencork transform cork with generative design and industrial digital manufacturing processes, creating unique 3d and 2d surfaces with a huge range of different variations of a pattern, which can adapt to any size and space.
Cork blocks are CNC milled to carved out the desired shapes generating incredibly plastic furniture and objects. Cork can also be shaved in very thin sheets and becomes an excellent alternative to leather: soft, pliable and durable.