On land, in water, air, and space
Cork is in the Metro light railway carriages designed by Siemens, in the interior of the top of the range Mercedes Benz and inside the aircraft that cross the skies. NASA and the European Space Agency use cork in their missions. The thermal protection, frictional resistance and lightness are used as cladding plates on shuttles. Cork is also used in bicycle handlebars, as the flooring on public transports and as cylinder head gaskets in vehicle engines. Cork plays an important role in reducing the weight of vehicles to improve their efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.