Materials & Applications

Primary Decking Materials

Primary Decking Materials

IMO/MED Certified deck covering.

Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of Amorim Cork Composites primary decking materials. Innovative and sustainable cork-based interior primary back solutions which ensures that ships comply with safety standards while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.

The key factor in ensuring a negative carbon footprint is the genesis of the cork oak forest which is a carbon sink, responsible for retaining 73 tons of CO2 per ton of cork used for a typical application this corresponds to 2,7 kilotons of CO2 retention. 


Exterior Primary Decking

ACM30 is a cork composite, a material specially formulated to be used as an exterior primary deck covering for leveling and fairing with additional features.

Due to the materials composition it significantly benefits weight reduction, being 2 to 5 times lighter than available primary decking’s therefore improving vessel performance and rating and consequently energy savings. It also serves as a structural damping soundproofing and thermal insulation barrier of the deck. IMO/MED Certified with fire standards.

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Suitable for exterior solutions

Cork technology is making an important contribution to a cleaner, greener shipping industry, with IMO compliance. Because their main constituent is cork, a 100% natural, reusable and recyclable material, our range stands out as a particularly valuable solution for sustainable deck construction complying with the industry’s safety standards.

Amorim Cork Composites primary deckings has the IMO/MED Wheelmark certification that guarantees the ongoing commitment to product quality and safety to customers for sea-going yachts, offshore and passenger vessels including cruise ships

Key Features

Primary Decking Materials Type

Grade ACM30
Density (Kg/m³) (1) 320-420
Thermal Conductivity (W/m°K) (2) 0,065*
Loss Factor (20ºC @ 1Hz) (3) 0,11*
Fire Standards (4) Yes
Smoke Standards (5) No

(1) ASTM F1315 (2) ISO 8301 (3) ASTM E758 (4) Certified to IMO Res. MSC.307 (88) – (2010 FTP Code) Annex 1, Part 5 (5) Certified to IMO Res. MSC.307 (88) – (2010 FTP Code) Annex 1, Part 2

* Typical Values

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