Cork has been utilized as a conventional stopper for bottles of wine for hundreds of years. Its transition to the famous Corkboard for bulletins and notices is less than a hundred years old. Cork is made from cork oak tree that can be found in south Western Europe, particularly in Spain and Portugal.
Cork rolls became a hugely popular way of placing notices in the 20th century. Many modifications became available into the market. The unusual qualities of cork made it the perfect material for corkboards. It comes with honeycomb structure of cells consisting of gases and suberin. This natural material and design makes cork heat resistant, elastic and impermeable. It is actually the nature of cork cells to regain their authentic shape even with intense compression. For this reason it is very easy to push pins right into a corkboard.
Cork rolls are utilized today in numerous institutions. They can be framed with appealing aluminum and wood and placed and hung on stands in easy areas in which people can easily access the information pinned on them. Corkboards show up in colleges, school, offices, hospitals and theatres. The light and portable nature of cork makes it easy to carry and install from one place to another. An up to date model of the corkboard divides the rectangle-shaped board into two areas. One is the typical soft cork board area in which information can be pinned plus the other area consists of a white smooth surface in which daily work schedules can be written by hand by using marker pens.
Cork is the preferred material of consumers that are eco-friendly. The manufacture of corkboard doesn’t include any manufacturing chemical process so it will not consume much energy or even produce green house gases.