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Suberin.... Cork's Spongy Feel
The numerous qualities of Cork can only be understood through analysis of its chemical composition, to identify its various compounds and their average values:
| Suberin (45%)
| Lignin (27%)
| Polysaccharides (12%)
| Ceroids (6%)
| Tannins (6%)
The main component - Suberin, a mixture of organic aminoacids that coat the walls of the cork cells, prevents the passage of water and of gases. the properties of Suberin are notable: it is pratically infusible and is insoluble in water, alcohol, ether, chloroform, concentrated sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, etc.
... a cubic centimetre of cork contains 40 million cells?
The cells are grouped in a characteristic alveolar structure defining cork's format. A cubic centimetre of cork contains nearly 40 million cells, arranged in rows perpendicular to the cork oak trunk.
Each cell is shaped like a tiny pentagonal or hexagonal prism, the height of which is no more than 40 to 50 micrometres
(= thousandths of a millimetre).
MJO CORK FLOOR TILES
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