synthetic cork

Side view of a cork showing the straight edges and nature-effect colouring. Side view of a cork showing the straight edges and nature-effect colouring. Top view of a cork showing different inner and outer textures.
Side view of a cork showing the straight edges and nature-effect colouring. Side view of a cork showing the straight edges and nature-effect colouring. Top view of a cork showing different inner and outer textures.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006135.1
Country
Date
2010

Description

One of a collection of 8 synthetic cork bottle stoppers. This example has the apperance of a natural cork. There are two main methods of production of synthetic wine corks, namely injection moulding and extrusion. Advances have been made in production techniques which aim to replicate the cellular structure of natural cork to allow oxygen permeation to the same levels as that of natural cork.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer
Dimensions
Height
45mm
Diameter
20mm
Method
Colour