Granulate cork is usually bonded with synthetic resin and processed using reductive finishing techniques, which produces cast-off material. By testing manufacturing techniques and mouldings, Mario Gut successfully achieves new ways to sustainably process cork as a material. The raw material is directly processed into its final form without adding synthetic resin, while also allowing for its plasticity.
The multi-functionality of Backkork mirrors the transformability of the material with its diverse specific properties, both in water and on land.
The project focuses on SDG 12, “responsible consumption and production”.