Thursday, September 17, 2015


Cork is used in musical instruments, particularly woodwind instruments, where it is used to fasten together segments of the instrument, making the seams airtight. Conducting baton handles are also often made out of cork.
It is also used in shoes, especially those using Goodyear Welt Construction.
Cork can be used to make bricks for the outer walls of houses, as in Portugal's pavilion at Expo 2000.
On November 28, 2007, the Portuguese national postal service CTT issued the world's first postage stamp made of cork.
Cork is used as the core of both baseballs and cricket balls. A corked bat is made by replacing the interior of a baseball bat with cork—a practice known as "corking". It was historically a method of cheating at baseball; the efficacy of the practice is now discredited.
Cork is often used, in various forms, in spacecraft heat shields and fairings.
Cork can be used in the paper pick-up mechanisms in inkjet and laser printers.
Cork is also used inside footwear to improve climate control and comfort.
Corks are also hung from hats to keep insects away. See cork hat.
Cork has been used as a core material in sandwich composite construction.
Cork can be used as the friction lining material of an automatic transmission clutch, as designed in certain mopeds.
Cork can be used instead of wood or aluminum in automotive interiors.
Cork can also be used to make watch bands and faces as seen with Sprout Watches.
Cork slabs are sometimes used by orchid growers as a natural mounting material


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