Why Choose Cork Space?

 Cork Space is an eco yoga mat that can handle repeated demanding use. Although at first glance they may appear similar, cheaper TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers) or PER alternatives differ significantly in performance and in their environment impact.  

 

TPE & PER Alternatives  Cork Space™ Non Slip Yoga Mat
Roll at the edges, hard to keep flat.
✔ Always stays flat, no edge rolling. 
TPE is made from the combination of petrochemical derived plastic and rubber polymers. 
✔ Renewable vulcanised natural rubber. 
Foamy unstable feeling. 
✔ High-density, firmly grounded, sturdy base.  
Cork layer bonded through adhesive, chips more easily.  
✔ Cork layer bonded through heat alone.
x Better than PVC, but still lacking. 
✔ Best choice for eco-conscious yogis. 

 

TPE is the acronym for ThermoPlastic Elastomers, a class of copolymers that have the elastic properties of rubber and re-meltable property of thermoplastics.

They're are a number of variations that can be derived from polyester, styrene, polyurethane and host of others. (source

PER is PVC that has been stabilised with acetyl tributyl citrate instead of phthalates and lead. 



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