Dating in cork city
A range of options were being considered including an Independent News and Media (INM) "link" with the Irish Examiner.
Its main national rivals are The Irish Times and the Irish Independent.An incredibly versatile natural material, cork is harvested from living cork oak trees somewhat like wool is gathered from sheep.The trees are unharmed by the process, and they continue producing cork for an average of 150 years.Cork is composed of dead cells that accumulate on the outer surface of the cork oak tree.Because of its honeycomb-like structure, cork consists largely of empty space; its density (weight per unit volume) is one-fourth that of water.A great deal of the cork harvest was wasted until around 1890, when a German company developed a process for adding a clay binder to cork particles and producing sheets of agglomerated (composite) cork for use as insulation.
The following year, an American named John Smith developed a technique for producing pure-cork agglomeration out of waste material by subjecting cork particles to heat and pressure without adding any binder.
Cork absorbs neither dust nor moisture, and it resists both rot and insects.
Highly resistant to wear, it is used for polishing diamonds.
Accounting for 30% of the existing trees, they produce half of the world's harvested cork.
A cork tree is ready for its first harvest when it is about 20 years old.
The raw material for cork products is harvested from the cork oak tree (either the evergreen Quercus suber or the deciduous- Quercus occidentalis).