PlyCork® – innovative ultra-light multilayer in form of a sandwich panel comprising face layers and insulating and stiffening bio-based core made of cork agglomerate. Putting cork between two layers (e.g. aluminium, carbon fibers), we create a composite which is lighter, stronger and stiffer than with a solid material. It has excellent fire, smoke and toxicity characteristics. These features together with natural sound insulation makes it a great solution for wind turbine, ships, kayaks, rail vehicles and car trailers in particular for electric cars and automotive construction. PlyCork® has an extremely high energy absorption ability. Therefore, it is a solution for high impact strikes such as impact prone areas on passenger and rail cars. PlyCork® provides exceptional dampening and dramatically reduced thermal conductivity and does not rot or decay over time. This leads to enormous long-term advantages vs. competing products, that do transfer water and can be susceptible to rotting and decay.
PlyCork® has an excellent resistance to fungi growth compared to other composites. This is a unique bio-based material with minimal environmental footprint.
PlyCork® as a sandwich panel is perfect if you want to reduce installation cost and time. It is very easy to assemble. PlyCork® can be delivered in a manner adapted to the place where it is to be mounted. Ready-to-install panels are glued to designated areas so that the installation process is much faster. PlyCork® can be produced in different 2D dimension and simple 3D shapes, thanks to which the application can be very diverse. Currently, research is being carried out on the use of PlyCork® for ballistic protection. PlyCork® will be invisible and will reduce fear among people, who will not be aware of the reinforcement.
PLYCORK® THE HI-TECH COMPOSITE THAT WILL
REVOLUTIONIZE THE WORLD
Today's world is dominated by heavy, energy-intensive constructions affecting negatively functioning of people and their surroundings. That’s why our vision is to create lightweight constructions made of natural materials that positively influence the environment.
These include bio-based, ultra-light high-strength composites. They are a great alternative to concrete, steel and other heavy materials. Our composite using PlyCork® is based on a cork agglomerate – a natural, renewable CO2 absorbing material. We want to promote the positive evolution of technology in the direction of environmental protection and prove that toxic artificial materials lose competition with what nature created. Apart from using PlyCork®, we also specialise in the production of other light and very high-strength multilayer composite materials where we use glass, carbon, aramid and natural fibres.
Our solutions are highly innovative, proved by a number of received awards. We have an impressive list of implementations of bio-based composites, which makes us a leader in this area.
Ships, rail vehicles, reinforced vehicles (special bank cars) made from our composites reduce their weight by 60%. This allows to generate significant savings by: reducing the amount of fuel consumed, less pollution with exhaust gases, smaller amount of materials and natural resources needed, and lower use of roads and railways.
We also create ultra-light operating tables that support weight up to 250 kg, which are safer and much more stable for patients.
We have a 400 square meters production hall which we are currently expanding with another 800 square meters (two levels including clean room)
Our significant technical equipment, software and database of composite materials, allow us to design and make models of light multilayer composites. These elements together with specialized technological know-how and experience gained during various implementations maintain uniform conditions for the production of highly advanced multilayer composites