What is Corktech?

Cork is sustainability

The montado is considered one of the world’s 35 Biodiversity Hotspots, a habitat that hosts a rich diversity of plants and animals, many of which are endangered. Wicanders represents a unique balance between wealth creation and protection of the environment. Wicanders’ products actively contribute towards reducing global warming through their low emissions and through cork’s natural ability to retain CO2.

Cork is nature

Cork is 100% natural and biodegradable, originating from the bark of the cork oak tree. It is made up of 40 million cells per cm3. The cork is harvested for the first time when the tree reaches the age of 25, after which it is carefully removed by hand once every 9 years without damaging the tree.

Cork is innovation

Through technological development and investments in innovation and research, new applications using cork are increasingly being discovered. Architects and designers are increasingly turning to natural and ecological materials and finding new discoveries and applications. This usage ranges from special effects in action films to high tech accessories in the aerospace, automobile and pharmaceutical industries.

Cork is comfort

By using a multi-layered structure in our products, we are able to create exclusive properties due to our Corktech technology. In combining the natural and exclusive properties of cork with state of the art technology, Wicanders provides superior comfort. We provide greater comfort by using a multi-layered structure in our products.