Cork is Extinct! - ????

One of the common questions I get asked from builders, architect and property owners after first sharing with them the natural wonders of "F" Series Spray Cork by Vipeq is...


Isn't there a shortage of cork in the world?


If true, this would indeed be devastating for the future of Spray Cork, Cork flooring, Cork Gaskets, heck even the wine industry! That's where the good news starts' and ends' - the wine industry.


Now I won't pretend to be an expert in the field, but can confirm sources with links to some major players who are, as well as Dr Google have helped me form this opinion. Of course this education is also guided by some other published facts...


When the wine industry discovered a cheaper, more stable bottle stopper in a plastic mould they thought they were on to a winner. Plus it was recyclable - just like Cork, but no way near as "green" as cork.


So how did they make it happen?


They convinced the world that the world's Cork Oak tree population was nearing an end, that the cork supply chain could not produce enough into the future to stick to the traditions of the previous 100 years. Thus they had created a solution, that was recyclable and more effective as a moulded plastic cork would perfectly seal a bottle everytime.


First problem - the level of Corkage, or cork taint reduced on