By

Ian McSorley
In my search for a suitable method to trim used wine corks into uniformly thick discs with finished surfaces, I contacted a firm with laser cutting equipment. They took a batch of natural corks and synthetic stoppers to experiment with. I had hoped the laser cutting would provide a clean surface that needed no additional...
Continue Reading
Calling all process engineering experts! We’re looking for cork slicing equipment that would be suitable for trimming used wine corks into consistent thickness discs similar to the ones shown in this photo. If you can recommend the best equipment or process to accomplish this — or if you operate equipment in the lower mainland area...
Continue Reading
Manufacturers of synthetic wine stoppers have done a great job of matching the appearance of natural cork. Great aesthetic, but this is a real problem when it comes to separating natural and synthetic corks for recycling. All 4 corks shown in the right of this photo are synthetic. You can see how good a match...
Continue Reading
The Napa Valley Wine Train has diverted over 70% of their waste stream by recycling. Part of that recycling includes all their natural wine corks. Their contribution is part of the ~22 million corks recycled annually by ReCORK America. Watch this revealing video.
Continue Reading
TrendHunter.com shows us Daniel Michalik’s Sway Stool made of cork as well as a collection of innovative uses for cork that range from quirky to chic to quirky — like this cork – come – USB drive.
Continue Reading
This interview with Daniel Michalik shows modern uses for cork that go beyond the bottle stopper and and notice boards.
Continue Reading
We’re participating in the Fairmont Waterfront’s Wellness Fair on Tuesday, October 26, noon till 4:00 PM. This annual event in the Waterfront Ballroom promotes environmental initiatives in the hotel and community. Drop in and learn about some very cool things like the 6 bee hives on the hotel’s roof deck that help pollinate their herb...
Continue Reading
Dr. Vino has a cool site that lists 10 things to do with your leftover corks rather than throwing them in the trash — everything from artist Jan Elftmann’s “bowling ball” to styling miniatures. Check it out.
Continue Reading
Interior Design Show West features a design competition sponsored by GE Monogram. Seven designers will be supplied with corks and are challenged to make design forward products from this prefabricated material. Finished products will be on display at IDSwest for all to see what these creative designers can come up with. Visit IDSwest for details.
Continue Reading
1 2 3 4