Korkfabrik


Cork factory

Cork factory

The bark is selected and cut by hand


Cork factory

Cork factory

Our guide Patricia explains how to distiguish the quality of the cork


Cork factory

Cork factory

The cork bark is cooked twice for one hour to o clean the cork, to extract water-soluble substances, to increase thickness and thus reduce density, to improve flexibility and elasticity.


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Korkroute-fabrik-05


Cork factory

Cork factory

At the left side bundles of processed cork of 65kg each are stapled to be delivered to other factories for final processing. The pile of cork bark in the background is cork of superior quality that needs selection and finishing by hand.


Cork factory in Mesquitas

Cork factory in Mesquitas

After the harvest, the cork bark is stored outside for several months before it is processed.

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