Established in 2001 Advance Cork International is one amongst the largest manufacturers, exporters and suppliers of cork products to the wine and liquor industries, cosmetic companies, specialty food companies, glass companies, chemical industry and the fishing tackle industry. We offer an extensive inventory, prompt shipment & on-time delivery. For anything and everything in cork & cork products.
Our products are made of the finest quality cork and we provide customized solutions for different industrial usages. We have always managed to provide any amount of quantity required by our customers without compromising on the quality aspect because of our efficient manufacturing and supply systems.
Our pricing structure, premium quality products, consistently reliable services and ethical business propositions have helped us to establish a strong rapport of trust in the marketplace along with wide client base.
Randomly sampled corks from each batch of production are tested by immersing them in a 500ml container of neutral dry white wine for 24 hours, then checked organoleptically for changes in sensory character when compared to a control wine. If TCA (Trichloroanisole) taint is suspected, an immersion test will be made from six corks from every bale. Any bale with TCA taint will be rejected.
A cork moisture instrument is used to measure the moisture content of the cork. Cork shipments generally are received with a moisture level below 8% average, with a tolerance per AQL 4.0. If average moisture level is above 8% but below 10.5%, the corks are to be placed in a drying area which is physically separate from the storage area for accepted corks.
Cork dimensions are checked on a sample size approved. Furthermore, the product size also conforms with the set standards
One cork from each bale taken & is tested using a qualitative analysis involving the reaction of potassium iodide with residual oxidants in the presence of a starch indicator. A change in the test solution from clear to blue/violet color is a positive result.
Our streamlined quality mechanisms ensure that all products delivered conform to the international quality & safety standards. It is also ensured that they meet the desired specifications as mentioned y the client.
•Tapered cork stopper
•Wine cork stopper and champagne cork
•Composition cork sheets
•Floor corking machine
• Wine bottle capsules
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Manufacturing, trading and exports of cork and cork products such as cork stopper, cork sheets, cork sticks and capsules
We manufacture customized cork rods for many industries. For example, we have developed premium gift items for many of the major companies. We offer special cork stoppers for the cosmetic, specialty foods and giftware market.
There has been a lot of hard work and research from our end on developing cork rods for wine and conical cork stopper. We produce cork stopper in any sizes as per customer's requirement. We provide conical cork rods in all RL international sizes from size No. 0000 to size No. 24 in both qualities natural and agglomerated.
We are also working with the automotive industry and engine parts (gaskets, carburetor and level gauge floats), specialty components (for musical instruments, batteries, sporting goods and shoe trades), industrial goods as well as numerous products for the stationery and home improvement markets.
Our product range include tapered cork stopper, agglomerated cork blocks, wine cork stopper, agglomerated cork rods, composition cork sheets, agglomerated cork waste, wine bottle capsules and granulated cork. Our products are not only supplied in India but are also exported to many countries which include Europe, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand.
We use technologically latest equipment and machinery for production. There is regular investment in technical upgradation to come out with products that are of the best quality. Latest Machinery ensures best cutting, shaping and finishing of the products.
We invite experts from abroad to suggest the changes in the already available facilities and implementation of new machinery.
As an environmentally aware and sensitive company we recognize the limited availability of this natural resource. We realize the uniqueness of cork oak tree and the fact that it will always be a limited resource. So we have to treat this natural resource with care, respect, and understanding so that it remains to a renewable resource.
We are dedicated to the cause of protecting the eternal continuity of the cork oak tree while we respond to the growing demands of the modern cork market.
Cork Mosaic Installation
Installation of the Advance Cork mosaic is similar to ceramic or mosaic tile installation. It can be installed by using the glue then grout method. The existing substrate should be clean, including complete removal of old adhesives, dirt, debris, and any other contaminant that may negatively impact the bonding of the Cork. It is recommended that the installation be done by trained professionals.
SUBFLOOR: Can be installed on different surfaces including concrete, tile backers, or plywood. Concrete must be fully cured and smooth. Surface may need to be etched for enabling a solid bond between the adhesive and cork. Plywood needs minimal flex, no less than 1” thick over joists spaced a maximum of 16” on centerInstallation process: Step-1: Dry Lay – Lay Advance Cork sheets on subfloor where they will be affixed. Make your appropriate cuts and get everything prior to applying adhesive. Step-2: Remove Advance Cork sheets from subfloor and spread evenly a flexible ceramic thin set mortar (or water-based contact cement, if not in a shower) on the prepared substrate according to manufacturer’s specified instructions.
Step-3: Carefully place Advance Cork sheets on to adhesive while applying even pressure for ensuring that the sheet is on the same level and also forms a solid bond with the adhesive. Make sure each cork disc is firmly embedded in adhesive, paying strict attention to working with the “open time” of the adhesive used. Allow adhesive to fully dry, as not allowing time for adhesive to dry can trap moisture beneath cork can create adhesion / rotting problems. Step-4: Remove Plastic film from the top of the discs. Staining – OPTIONAL (if not staining, skip to step 5): To stain Advance Cork you must first start with “unfinished” discs, by purchasing unfinished product. Apply a water-based wood stain s per manufacturers’ specs, followed by at least 2 coats of water-based polyurethane. Step-5: Apply a urethane or silicone enhanced sanded grout with a rubber trowel, making certain that all joints are filled. Improper application of grout might affect the installation, so ample care should be taken. If standard grout is not mixed properly can cause gapping between cork and grout. The finished joints should be uniformly smooth, without any voids or low spots. Remove the grout off the top of the cork within 10 minutes to prevent the grout from drying on top of the cork. A commercial tile sponge, first abrading the surface with rough side of sponge and cleaning off grout with smooth side of sponge tends to work well. Step-6: Allow the grout to cure completely (curing time could take 3-4 days). If installing in a residence, the installation is complete at this point. If you are installing in a Wet Application(residential or commercial) or heavy Commercial Applications, finish the installation by evenly applying 2 to 3 additional “thin” coats of water-based polyurethane to seal the floor together (2-3 thin coats is better than 1-2 thick coats). We recommend a 2-component wood sealer/finish. 2-component finishes are more durable than single component ones and will last longer in between finishes .