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5 Insider Tips to Choosing the Best Cork Rolls / Adhesive Cork Rolls

Cork rolls are an extremely versatile and popular solution for an array of applications. And if you're looking to use or purchase cork rolls for your application or product, it's important you understand the keys to effectively doing so. Fortunately, the team at Frank Lowe have outlined a guide to choosing the best cork rolls. Read on to learn more and don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Frank Lowe for cork rolls. 

One Size Doesn't Fit All! 

One of the first steps to choosing the best cork rolls is to understand cork thickness. The application of the cork should be the determining factor for the thickness you select. In either case, the team at Frank Lowe offers a full array of cork thicknesses. And our experienced experts will help match your unique needs to the best cork thickness. Some of the most common cork thicknesses we offer includes: 

  • 1/32 inch cork sheets / rolls
  • 1/16 inch cork sheets / rolls
  • 3/32 inch cork sheets / rolls
  • 1/8 inch cork sheets / rolls
  • 3/16 inch cork sheets / rolls
  • 1/4 inch cork sheets / rolls
  • 1.5mm cork sheets / rolls
  • 2mm cork sheets / rolls
  • 3mm cork sheets / rolls
  • 5mm cork sheets / rolls
  • 6mm cork sheets / rolls

Choose the Right Type of Cork Roll for Your Application

Cork rolls are offered in two general forms: composition cork and cork-n-rubber. Composition cork and cork-n-rubber have different qualities that make each material ideal for specific applications. And it's important you understand each material to make the best decision for your application. 

Composition Cork

Composition cork is a lightweight, stable substance manufactured from hydrophobic materials to limit water penetration. This material is ideal for decorative items and novelty items, such as coaster backing, trivets, place mats, and a host of other consumer products. In addition to resistance to water, some of the most notable qualities of composition cork include:

  • Excellent insulation
  • Fire retardant qualities
  • Unaffected by temperature extremes
  • Exceptionally compressible
  • Resistant to sound and seepage
  • Lightweight and buoyant
  • Virtually indestructible

Cork-n-Rubber Material

As the name suggests, cork-n-rubber is a combination of cork and different rubber materials to deliver the types of performance attributes required by the application. Cork-n-rubber is ideal for a vast range of applications across a myriad of industries. Our cork-n-rubber material can be supplied as a blend of cork-n-hypalon, cork-n-silicone, cork-n-buna-N, as well as cork-n-neoprene. Some of the most common cork-n-rubber applications include:

Which Cork Is Best for Your Application?

Because there are different types of cork rolls available, it's important you understand each and choose the best material for your application. Fortunately, the team at Frank Lowe offers extensive experience helping businesses across all industries choose the best material. 

Consider High-End Portuguese Cork Rolls

Manufacturers looking to deliver a more premium quality product should consider the exceptional benefits of natural Portuguese Cork. This all-natural cork product is less abrasive and more aesthetically pleasing, which helps deliver an undeniable high-end feel. 

At the same time, Portuguese Cork rolls are much more flexible, which makes them perfect for wallets, purses, and other fashionable items. Frank Lowe's Portuguese Cork rolls are not brittle and will offer your products the head-turning appeal you envision. Best of all, we can fulfill orders of all sizes for Portuguese Cork. 

Buy Cork In Bulk to Create Savings

If you're looking to purchase cork rolls, it often makes dollars and sense to buy in bulk. In doing so, you can reduce your overhead costs and even improve production. You can also potentially reduce your shipping costs. 

At the same time, this strategy can help improve your overall business preparedness in the event you receive a large order. In the end, buying cork rolls in bulk can open the door to a number of benefits that can have a direct impact on your bottom line. 

Save Time & Money with Adhesive Cork Rolls

Depending on how you intend on using the cork, opting for adhesive cork rolls may be an excellent way to simplify production and create immense savings. Our cork products with adhesive are easy-to-use and feature a simple peel-and-stick backing. 

And we offer adhesive cork rolls in composition cork as well as cork-n-rubber. The aggressive adhesive backing immediately creates a permanent bond with stone tiles, ceramic tiles, stainless steel, slate, powder-coated aluminum, and wood. 

Don't Settle! Make Sure Your Cork Rolls Are Die Cut or Kiss Cut

At Frank Lowe, we offer die cut cork products. Our experienced team of fabricators will die cut your cork to your exact specifications. We can die cut composition cork, Portuguese Cork, as well as cork-n-rubber materials to best meet your unique needs. 

In addition, we also offer kiss cut cork rolls and components. Kiss cutting is when the cork material is fully cut through — without cutting through the throw-away paper liner or adhesive lamination backing. 

It's called kiss cutting because the die gently "kisses" the backing paper without ever cutting through it. When combined with an adhesive backing, kiss cut cork can be the ideal way to improve your manufacturing process —whether you apply by hand, an assembly line, robotics, or any other method. 

Contact Frank Lowe for Cork Rolls & Adhesive Cork Rolls

If you're looking for a fast and reliable supplier for cork rolls and adhesive cork rolls, Frank Lowe will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. When you partner with us for your custom manufacturing needs, you'll gain access to more than 60 years of experience. We will help you think outside of the box and develop new solutions to old problems. 

Contact Frank Lowe today.

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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