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The Boathouse Restaurant at Kits Beach has a bar that is faced with cork ’tile’ discs. This is a beautiful example of the exact appearance of the process we are currently in search of shearing equipment for. These natural cork discs are applied to a mesh backing sheet similar to ceramic tiles that are supplied by...
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We have sourced a Vancouver, BC tile manufacturer that has the capacity to assemble sheets of cork tiles similar to the test sample you see here. These prototype discs were manually cut with a sharp kitchen knife and glued to drywall patching mesh with a hot glue gun. They were sanded with an orbital sander and...
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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 finishing,...
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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 of...
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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 the...
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