Cork (material)

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Untreated cork panel

Cork is an impermeable buoyant material, the phellem layer o baurk tishie that is hairstit for commercial uise primarily frae Quercus suber (the Cork Aik), which is endemic tae soothwast Europe an northwast Africae. Cork is componed o suberin, a hydrophobic substance an, acause o its impermeable, buoyant, elastic, an fire retardant properties, it is uised in a variety o products, the maist common o which is wine stappers.