Cork Application in Refrigeration Industry
Cork is an eco-friendly and useful material that comes from cork oak trees. It is the bark that naturally grows in northwest Africa and southwest Europe. Cork is a heavy-duty, waterproof, fire retardant, flexible, and environmentally friendly material. It has very good insulating properties as well.
Due to its versatility and thermal and electrical isolation features, it is used in various industries. Cork is mixed with different kinds of rubber to create and an industrial-grade cork that has heat resistance and wear resistance properties.
One of the best features of cork is that it retains its natural properties even when the temperatures are extreme. It is used to insulate water tanks and lag pipes carrying water and other liquids.
Moreover, cork doesn’t emit any harmful gas or chemicals. That is why it is used as an insulating material in the refrigeration industry. Its excellent insulating properties make it a viable option for the insulation industry.
Innovation is based on the development of an insulated chassis for commercial refrigeration equipment using expanded cork agglomerate coated with sheet metal：