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Circling Back on Cork Circles: What You Need to Know

At Frank Lowe, we’re passionate about helping clients explore materials, pursue their best options, and create quality goods. Some time ago we began building an extensive library of information about our most popular materials. Now years later, we’re circling back to put key data about cork circles (one of our best sellers) in one place. 

Whether you’re a small batch crafter or a major manufacturer, here is what you need to know about selecting and using cork circles.

Purchasing Considerations 

Explore, pursue, and create is our byline. Picking just the right cork product can be tricky and we’re always ready to help. 

Considerations When Buying Cork Backing for Coasters, we covered the different types of cork, introduced the kiss cut concept to create peel-and-stick cork circles, and touched on the most important properties of cork when it is used as a backing for coasters.

This is a great introduction to cork circles and even if you don’t make coasters, you’ll learn how cork can be cut in shapes other than circles too. 

Questions to Ask a Custom Cork Manufacturer

Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new supplier, do you know the key questions to ask when evaluating possible vendors?

In our article Key Questions You Should Ask a Custom Cork Manufacturer we covered not only questions to ask about the cork circles, but questions to ask about the services the manufacturer provides.

For example, can your custom cork circle manufacturer match up the correct thickness of the cork to the application? Not all cork is the same depth. Can the vendor supply custom cuts and sizes? Will they always have the cork circles you need when you need them?

If you’re putting together a request for a quote on cork circles, you should read this article first. 

Cutting Costs by Buying in Bulk

These days, everyone is looking to reduce costs as much as possible. In 2018, we shared ways to Reduce Overhead Costs & Improve Production by purchasing cork circles in bulk. 

That’s because Frank Lowe always puts the best interest of our customers at the center of everything we do. And that includes helping them save money on their purchases with us!

We covered the many ways buying cork circles (or any other shape cork) in bulk can save on production and shipping and help you make the most for your money. 

Since time is money, you increase production and cut processing costs by using adhesive backed cork circles. It’s faster and cheaper than using glues, epoxies, and spray adhesives. You end up with a cleaner product too. 

Understanding Different Types of Cork

Not all cork is created equal. Not all cork circles are the same. 

We took a deep dive into Understanding the Different Types of Cork. This included a look at composition cork, its advantages, and the applications where composition cork circles work best.

Then we compared composition cork to cork-n-rubber products and provided an overview of the different types of cork-n-rubber available, as well as the advantages of these cork circles, and where they are best used. 

If you aren’t sure what product will work best for your application, take a look at this article then talk to Frank Lowe. We’ll help you explore your options and pursue the best product for your application. 

Benefits of Adhesive Backed Cork Circles

Recently, we covered the full advantages of using adhesive backed cork circles over other cork products. 

Adhesive backed cork circles may significantly reduce your production costs and improve the quality of your finished product. 

Explore, Pursue, and Create with Cork Circles

No matter the size of your operation or the finished product you make, if you buy cork circles you should talk to Frank Lowe about your needs.

When you work with Frank Lowe, you’ll always have the cork circles you need when you need them. We are the largest importer of Portuguese cork in the US, so your supply chain is rock-solid.

Leverage our extensive industry knowledge to explore the options and pursue the solution that best meets your needs. Then create with confidence, knowing you can rely on Frank Lowe for quality cork and unmatched customer service.

About the Author Randy Cohen

Since 2002, Randy Cohen has served as the Senior Vice President of Frank Lowe — leading Sales and Marketing as well as a variety of Administrative operations. Randy has 25 years of experience with a background in sales & marketing, production and business management, serving both government agencies and private industry. He holds a B.A from Syracuse University and a Masters and Professional Diploma from Fordham University. Randy uses his unique set of experiences to help businesses and entities across all sectors explore, pursue, and create better solutions.

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