PlasCork-Automotive – the best of two worlds

A “consortium” formed by Simoldes Plásticos, , Amorim Cork Composites and PIEP launched the PlasCork-Automotive project  aimed to add specific properties of cork – the natural and unique material from cork oak trees – to plastic automotive components, whose work has been developed since 2009 and is expected to be completed by the end of year 2011.  Three cork applications will be studied and investigated:

1) cork as an element for impact energy absorption (padding), substituting the current solutions based on synthetic materials;

2) cork as an acoustic insulation element, substituting current solutions based on synthetic materials;

3) cork as a decorative element with high added-value for the design of new car interiors.

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