MCC & Sparkling Corks

Traditional MCC and Sparkling cork range

Then under the Traditional MCC and Sparkling cork range the following information:

Traditional MCC cork

Traditional MCC cork (2-Disc) is widely used in the wine industry for the sealing of MCC products.  These corks consist of a macro-agglomerated body with two natural cork discs at the one end of the cork. All the corks are of the highest quality and are sorted based on aesthetical differences of only the natural cork discs,  into a range of grades from Cream to Super B, where Cream is most aesthetically appealing.  All our incoming corks are TCA batch tested to ensure that we comply with the regulated TCA levels as stipulated by the Cork Council.

Traditional Sparkling Cork

Traditional Sparkling cork (1-Disc) is widely used in the wine industry for the sealing of MCC products.  These corks consist of a macro-agglomerated body with one natural cork disc at the one end of the cork. Although you can use a 2-Disc cork, 1-Disc corks are mostly used for sparkling products and are only available in one grade, namely First.  All our incoming corks are TCA batch tested to ensure that we comply with the regulated TCA levels as stipulated by the Cork Council.

TECHNICAL MCC AND SPARKLING CORK RANGE

Technical MCC and sparkling corks are manufactured from grinded raw natural bark material that remain as ‘waste’ from natural cork disc production, therefore it remains a natural product and not synthetic.  There are various methods to cleaning the cork granules, different granule size mixtures and compositions and different manufacturing methods for technical cork. These variances dictate the end product along with its specific characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.  Two manufacturing methods; moulding (Compac and Compac Mix) and extrusion (Agglomerated range) are used.

Technical MCC Corks

We recommend the following technical corks ranges for an MCC product:

Compac Range:

These corks consist out of a cork body that is made up entirely of micro-granules.  The cork granules are cleaned through steam, Supercritical (CO2) or a Thermal Desorption (TD3) process and then manufactured through moulding process.

Available options:

Compac Mix Range:

These corks the top half of the cork body consist of macro-granules and the lower part of the cork body out of micro-granules.  These cork granules are cleaned once through a steam process resulting in a product with specified TCA levels and are the manufactured through a moulding process.

Available options:

Technical Sparkling Corks

We recommend the following technical corks ranges for a Sparkling product:

Compac Mix Range:

These corks the top half of the cork body consist of macro-granules and the lower part of the cork body out of micro-granules.  These cork granules are cleaned once through a steam process resulting in a product with specified TCA levels and are the manufactured through a moulding process.

Available options:

Agglomerated Range

The entire cork body consist out of macro-granules that are mixed and through an extrusion method these corks are formed.