Spray cork is a construction material obtained from the natural cork that comes from the bark of the cork oak tree.
One of the sectors that is adapting the most to materials with low environmental impact is construction. The possibilities that are being proposed in the market make eco-efficient products the ones chosen by large construction companies to also collaborate with the carbon footprint and improve the image they project.
However, there are a number of materials that, beyond being efficient, are also a perfect alternative. This is the case of spray cork, which is used in a wide variety of applications thanks to a series of factors that make it perfect as a building envelope, as explained by VIPEQ®.
But what is spray cork and what are its advantages?
Spray cork is a construction material obtained from the natural cork that comes from the bark of the cork oak tree. For its manufacture, it is necessary to implement a process that involves crushing and processing the bark into fine particles, which are then combined with an adhesive and projected onto surfaces for application.
As it does naturally in trees, one of its functions and advantages in construction has to do with its insulating and waterproofing capacity.
It is an excellent insulator in the thermal field. Its closed cellular structure and its low conductivity allow interiors to maintain a constant temperature, avoiding high energy costs in hot and cold seasons.
In addition, it has the ability to reduce noise transmission, perfect when applied on walls and ceilings to achieve a quieter environment.
As for its impermeability, it must be said that its resistance to water and humidity makes it the perfect material for exteriors when used as facade insulation.
But its advantage does not end there, it is a flame retardant material, so it would delay the spread of a fire.
Finally, it is impossible to talk about it without mentioning its light weight, which facilitates handling and saves costs.