With the onset of industrialization and western migration in the U.S., there was an increased demand for cork closures. Since Lancaster, Pa. was known as the gateway city for this migration. G.W. Dodge and his son, B.G. Dodge went on to grow their business into the second-largest cork company in America. In 1985
Dodge Cork Company's tapered cork stoppers are punched and shaped from 100% natural wood from oak trees grown in Southern Portugal. These food grade cork stoppers come in varying sizes (0000 to 20) are washed and assorted into different grades. Although natural variations do exist in both size and appearance, all Dodge Cork products meet or exceed industry standards.
What size is right for your needs? Typically, we recommend measuring the inside diameter of the opening of the hole you wish to fill. Then select the cork with the a BOTTOM diameter smaller than your inside diameter of your item, but will allow for approximately half the cork to be insert. We also offer assorted cork bags which have a range of different sizes to try.
Tapered Cork Grade:
Corks are sorted by highly skilled workers who eliminate the lower qualities from the higher. A select X4 cork will, therefore, have been sorted three or more times in succeeding operations before the final inspector passes the corks for packaging. We recommend either our Super X# or Select X4 for most applications. See a list below of some potential uses:
• Laboratory use: test tubes, glassware
• Food packing and processing
• Bottle sealing
• Tattoo supply
• DIY: arts and crafts
• Painting and other household need: hole filler in walls and ceilings
• Replacement stopper for a non-cork stopper
Looking for larger quantities? Other sizes? Other cork products? If you can't find it on our site, just send us a message. We have over 5 million cork products in stock.