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Waste resulting from the preparation of cork and/or its transformation into stoppers.
Pieces of virgin or secondary cork with a surface area less than 400 cm².
Structures that cross the corky tissue and allow gas exchange between the atmosphere and the living tissue of the tree.
Virgin or reproduction cork that did not undergo any treatment after harvesting.
Reproduction cork that has already been boiled, smoothed, selected, and possibly submitted to an operation of choice (usually called cork “em raça ” or “traços”).
Cork suitable for transformation into stoppers and intended for their manufacture, also known as cork amadia.
Cork from the first harvesting of the trunk and branches of the cork oak.
Cork formed after the harvest of virgin cork.
Cork from the third harvest, having sufficient thickness for the manufacture of stoppers.
Cylindrical piece in natural cork of variable thickness and diameter, used to form technical corks.
Prepared, not graded cork.
Parts of cork formed at the base of the trunk, in direct contact with the ground – called “shoe blocks” in Spain.
Cork next to the belly that has cells with a translucent appearance and containing water after drying.
Act of removing cork from the tree.
Person who removes cork from the tree with an axe without damaging it.
Fragment of cork that can have different sizes, classified by particle size and density.
Industry of the transformation of cork into stoppers for wines and spirits.
Yellowish stain that develops on the back of the cork board, and that may also cause of the discolouration of the adjacent corky tissue and develop a characteristic odour.
Prepared cork with a quality and calibre likely to lead to further processing by wood cutting.
Lenticular channel seen in cross section.
Product obtained from cork and/or agglomerated cork, consisting of one or more parts designed to seal bottles or containers and to preserve their contents.
Single piece, obtained by punching a strip of cork.
Natural stoppers with the pores sealed by cork dust.
These belong to the group of technical stoppers, with an agglomerated cork body and one, two or three discs at one end, with a diameter greater than normal stoppers.
Comprising a very dense body of agglomerated cork with natural cork discs glued to one or both ends.
New generation cork stoppers with a body of agglomerated cork of a specific grading.
Natural cork stopper with a cap made of wood, PVC, metal, glass etc. glued to one end.
Low quality reproduction cork not likely to be made into stoppers.
Cork ready and calibrated and free of wedges, refugos, and /or bits.