This cork-filled plastic has the look and feel of cork but can be processed using typical thermoplastic processing methods such as injection moulding, extrusion, or thermoforming. The inclusion of cork lowers the weight and reduces environmental impact compared with pure fossil-based plastics.
It is used for soft-touch and non-slip surfaces on tools, sports equipment, and household appliances. It is also used for flexible and shock-absorbent orthopaedic shoe soles and inserts.
The cork particles can be compounded into various matrix materials including thermoplastic elastomers. Standard grades are available in different colours with hardnesses ranging from 50 to 98 Shore A. It can be overmoulded or co-extruded onto a range of other plastics. The vendor can also customise materials for specific applications.
Use it for grips on bicycle handlebars.
The samples measures 75 mm x 35 mm x 8 mm.