Our Corks

We supply a full range of Natural, Technical and Sparkling corks - click on a cork below for more information.....

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Natural Corks Silktop® Pearl® MicroAgglo Sparkling Wine Corks Bartops  

Natural Corks

M. A. Silva offers nine natural cork grades ranging from near visually perfect for ultra-premium wines through value priced corks intended for high-volume labels.

Colmated Natural Cork
A challenge for some winemakers is achieving a specific price point while maintaining the attractiveness of a natural cork closure. Colmated corks allow wineries to take advantage of the consumer preference for natural cork, while reaching lower price points competitive with synthetic stoppers and screw caps. "Colmate" means to fill or cover. For colmated corks, we use fine granular cork to fill voids and approve the appearance of a lower grade natural cork body. See how we make
Colmated Corks.

Applications
Natural wine corks are preferred for all types of wine, aging periods and bottle formats. No other natural product offers this combination of visual appeal, neutrality and consistent sealing qualities.


Sizes, Grades and washes
Natural corks are offered in multiple standard lengths, visual grades and multiple washes. Custom sizes are also available on request.

 

Technical Specifications

Dimensional

  • Length: Nominal ± 1.0 mm
  • Diameter: Nominal ± 0.5 mm
  • Ovalisation: <1.0mm
Physical
  • Moisture: 4%-7% moisture content
  • Dimensional Recovery: >96%
  • Density: Nominal ± 40 Kg/m3
  • Resistance to boiling water: No disintegration
Functional
  • Extraction Force: 15 daN–45 daN (coated corks)
  • Sealing Ability: No leakage at 1.2 bar
  • Capillarity: <1 mm
Storage
  • Use before: 6 months
  • Storage humidity: 40% - 70% RH, non-condensing
  • Storage temperature: 15ºC - 20ºC, 59ºF - 68ºF
  • Location: Store in a clean, well ventilated, odourless place away from chlorine products.

  Technical Product Sheet - Naturals

  Technical Product Sheet - Colmated