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08 . Jan . 2019
Amorim

The Amorim Group is one of the largest, most entrepreneurial and dynamic multinationals of Portuguese origin. It started out in the cork business back in 1870 and today is the world leader in the sector. Guided by a vision of sustained growth, the Group has engaged in the diversification of its business in sectors and…

17 . Nov . 2022
Amorim's cork reaching for the moon

The Artemis I mission used Amorim's cork on the rocket

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Corticeira Amorim presents its Sustainability Report

Corticeira Amorim publishes its ninth Sustainability Report for 2014 and 2015.

13 . Dec . 2017
About Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites is a world-renowned company with a long legacy of achievements in aerospace, transportation, construction and sustainable green products using cork. At our Innovation and R&D centre, we are always searching for new and high performance solutions.Targeted towards the LVT flooring industry’s ne…

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Energy sector: one of Amorim's main growth pillars

"From solar energy to electric mobility, the goal is to make this sector one of Amorim's principal growth pillars."

25 . Jul . 2017
Corticeira Amorim

Corticeira Amorim is the largest world producer of cork products and the most international of Portuguese companies. It leads the whole sector, contributing to the economy and innovation of the cork industry, unlike any other. With its origins dating back to 1870, the company soon became aware of the endless potential…

05 . Jun . 2018
António Amorim wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018

The main category of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018, an initiative that in Portugal is organized by E&Y/ Expresso, was attributed to António Rios de Amorim, Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim.

16 . Apr . 2018
Why Amorim Cork Composites?

Amorim Cork Composites combines decades of experience with cutting-edge technology. We are proud to say that ACC has developed a wide range of underlays to satisfy all market needs. ACC underlays are extremely versatile, allowing them to be used with many types of flooring! Made from a variety of raw materials, Amorim…

10 . May . 2018
Why Amorim Cork Composites?

Amorim Cork Composites combines decades of experience with cutting-edge technology. We are proud to say that ACC has developed a wide range of underlays to satisfy all market needs. ACC underlays are extremely versatile, allowing them to be used with many types of flooring! Made from a variety of raw materials, Amorim…

09 . Apr . 2021
Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites part of Corticeira Amorim, the world leader in the cork industry with a long track of achievements using cork in demanding industries such as construction, flooring, sports surfaces, mobility, energy sealing, consumer goods, furnishings, and footwear. We recycle, reuse and reinvent entirely natur…

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim Cork Composites

Rua Comendador Américo Ferreira Amorim, 260 4535-186 MozelosSanta Maria da Feira Tel. +351 22 747 5300*Fax. +351 22 747 5301 *If you are calling from Portugal: National landline call.If you are calling from abroad, basic rates for international calls apply.

31 . May . 2019
Work at Amorim Cork Composites

Every day we’re confronted with challenges that we respond to in a unique and distinctive manner. We have a team of 600 employees, distributed across several regions of the world , which means that multiculturalism is a fundamental pillar of our Human Resources strategy. Innovation and the ability to generate new busin…

25 . Jul . 2017
Work at Amorim Cork Composites

Achieving the impossible is what drives our company. Every day we’re confronted with challenges that we respond to in a unique and distinctive manner. We have a team of 600 employees, distributed across several regions of the world , which means that multiculturalism is a fundamental pillar of our Human Resources strat…

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim Expandacork

Absorbing expansions and the contractions inherent to concrete buildings.

19 . Apr . 2022
Amorim Footcork

Solutions for the manufaturing industry.

31 . Jul . 2017
Amorim NRT

Unique technical components for flooring industry with Noise Reduction Technology (NRT).

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim TPS

Since the Scout rockets in the 1960´s passing through the iconic Space Shuttle to today’s Falcon, Delta or Ariane and Vega programs, we’ve consistently supplied quality grade products to the Aerospace industry.

20 . Apr . 2022
Amorim T&D

Multiple solutions for the power industry.

25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites receives an Honorable Mention from the Kaizen Institute

Amorim Cork Composites launched a Kaizen project in order to increase its industrial contribution margin. The initiative has already delivered positive results and the company recently received an Honourable Mention in the Kaizen Lean Awards, in the category, 'Excellence in Productivity'.

24 . Apr . 2019
Cork Inside by Amorim and Circular Economy

Nothing is wasted. Everything is valued.Several products with Cork Inside by Amorim seal incorporate by products from other industries (industrial symbiosis) such as foams and other polymers from the footwear, automotive and packaging industries. Blending cork with these materials, we give new life to materials that wo…

08 . Jan . 2019
Amorim Cork Fabrics

Cork textile for a wide range of uses.

01 . Sep . 2022
What makes you choose Amorim Cork Composites?

If you want to produce something with cork composites in larger quantities in Europe, Amorim is the ideal partner. But we are not only talking about quantities. Taking a closer look at our partnership, Amorim helps us improve our products and our activities in the cork flooring business. With innovative products and fu…

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim Cork Composites

We strive daily to reinvent the world: we recycle, reuse and reinvent entirely natural and organic materials. And thus do we invent a new world.

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What was it like to work with Amorim Cork Composites?

ACC has been a partner in my cork design projects for many years. First, ACC is committed to innovation, and is forward-looking in seeing the new potential for cork applications in design and architecture. ACC was able to custom produce many of the materials and components for this project. Second, ACC and Amorim are w…

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How would you define the role of Amorim in your work?

At this stage, the main role of Amorim within my business is that of a cork supplier. Amorim Cork has however been very supportive over the years and our relationship has evolved into a partnership, this is due to our shared passion for cork. Amorim South Africa and Wiid Design do however work together on selected proj…

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim T&D

Performance-driven and recognized worldwide.

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Amorim T&D

Performance-driven and recognized worldwide.

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What made you choose Amorim Cork Composites for this project?

Amorim Cork Composites was clearly the top option for me. Not just because of your professionalism and kindness, but I would say mainly because I could align my vision for my brand with ACC’s vision. No other competitor was so forward-thinking, so caring about the future health of our Planet. To me, it was a no-brainer…

10 . Oct . 2018
The Amorim group's participation in the project was also widely reported In Portugal.

Following the success at the Tate Modern, the installation may be visited at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, in the framework of the Playground Project, until 28 October 2018; as well as in the Copenhagen Contemporary, the Danish capital’s centre of contemporary art, until December 30, 2018. Throughout the vario…

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Dan Thomas visited the premises of Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim P50 is a key component for ensuring the safety of the astronauts.

26 . Sep . 2019
Why Amorim Cork Composites?

With almost three years of experience in shoe manufacturing, they don’t just pay special attention to the fact that their shoes are handcrafted, but also to the manufacturing contexts where they are made. They work exclusively with manufacturers who share their corporate philosophy and are based in the EU.   When selec…

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Amorim Cork Composites Products

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Minimize power transformers’ noise & vibration with Amorim T&D solutions

Power transformers are often installed near residential areas, where strict noise requirements have been introduced. This has intensified the need to produce equipment that not only guarantees good long-term performance but also achieves greater vibration control and consequent noise reduction. It is often said that “j…

25 . Jan . 2022
Amorim cork used inside the MINI Strip

Integrated in the dashboard, sun visors and doors, cork is a natural raw material that provides the German brand's car with comfort, water resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, and anti-vibration.

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim T&D VC1047 collars

Amorim T&D VC1047 collars

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Amorim T&D VC1047

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Amorim T&D VC1047

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Amorim T&D VC2100

Amorim T&D VC2100

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Amorim T&D VC2100

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Amorim T&D VC6400

Amorim T&D VC6400

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Amorim T&D VC6400

Amorim T&D VC6400

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Amorim T&D TD1049

Amorim T&D TD1049

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Amorim T&D TD1120

Amorim T&D TD1120

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Amorim T&D TD1310

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Amorim T&D TD7000

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Amorim T&D Brochure

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Amorim T&D Technical Bulletins

Amorim T&D Technical Bulletins

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Amorim T&D Technical Bulletins

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Corticeira Amorim Presentation 2023

Corticeira Amorim Presentation 2023

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Amorim NRT - Components

Amorim NRT - Components

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Corticeira Amorim Sustainability 2023

Corticeira Amorim Sustainability 2023

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What made you choose Amorim? Tell us a little about how our team helped complete this project.

This project began when Raquel Laranjeira introduced me to Cork, while she was running a workshop for designers at Domain de Boisbuchet. There we shared a vision about cork’s possible contribution to bio-design, and we forged a strong relationship. This project would not have been possible without the support of Amorim…

07 . Feb . 2019
Amorim Footcork® Evolution ensures that the shoe has an extraordinary comfort

Absorbing shock when in contact with the ground, acting as an excellent shock absorber, and with high breathability. Agglomerated cork and recycled foams as raw materials enable the material to be thermoformable, by combining the natural characteristics and lightness of cork with the high flexibility of EVA, thus guara…

24 . Nov . 2023
Acousticork by Amorim underscreeds have a negative carbon balance

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study conducted by Itecons confirms that Acousticork by Amorim U36 and U38 underscreeds have a negative carbon balance

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Amorim Cork Composites Infills awarded RAL quality certificate

Cork Infills meet requirements of standards RAL-GZ 944 and DIN-EN 15330-1

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Amorim Cork Composites’ employees take part in the planting of 2000 cork oaks

The reforestation was carried out under the "Common Forest" project of Quercus, which has been ensuring the planting of thousands of native trees, since 2011.

14 . Apr . 2022
Amorim Cork Composites materials used in Rolls Royce record-breaking all-electric plane

Amorim Cork Composites is celebrating the successful test flight of a groundbreaking electric plane that used Amorim Cork Composites materials in its battery system.

22 . Oct . 2021
Amorim Provides Solutions to Multi-Family Building Code IIC Ratings With LVT

A few years back, before LVT was on the front page of every publication related to the flooring industry, we had an inquiry from a company in regards to an impact sound solution for vinyl plank flooring.

14 . Sep . 2017
Amorim Provides Solutions to Multi-Family Building Code IIC Ratings With LVT

A few years back, before LVT was on the front page of every publication related to the flooring industry, we had an inquiry from a company in regards to an impact sound solution for vinyl plank flooring.

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Sustainability Report Corticeira Amorim 2022 | EN

Sustainability Report Corticeira Amorim 2022 | EN

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Snowboard with Amorim cork wins ISPO BRANDNEW 2017 prize

Snowboard with Next Core© technology developed by the Swiss company "Anticonf" which integrates Amorim cork, has just won one of the most renowned awards within the sporting goods industry, the ISPO BRAND NEW 2017.

Blog 02 . Nov . 2020
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Amorim Cork Composites’ products have a negative Carbon Balance – which is good news for the environment

The Life Cycle Assessments analyzed different ACC products and concluded that they all have a negative carbon balance

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U.Porto and Amorim Cork Composites have brought 40 researchers together to reinvent cork

The initiative got the company and researchers to work side by side, making clear both parties' willingness to collaborate on projects that promote cork as a raw material.

25 . Jul . 2017
Materia - Cork by Amorim

This collection, launched by Amorim and directed by ExperimentaDesign, was developed with the aim to raise the profile of cork and conquer new territories and audiences.It is made up of exclusive designer objects, made for everyday use, which take advantage of the unique properties of cork as a result of the most advan…

08 . Jan . 2019
MATERIA, Cork by Amorim

MATERIA, a collection of objects for daily use made of cork and focused on design, was born from the challenge Corticeira Amorim gave to experimentadesign for the exploration of new approaches to using cork. In some pieces, cork is complemented by other materials, but is always the main character. The project was prese…

18 . Mar . 2020
Amorim cork composites management policy (1)

Amorim Cork Composites’ main activity is the production of cork granules and cork composites.  In its context, customer satisfaction and the satisfaction of the remaining stakeholders is decisive for the sustainable development of the Organisation, which takes on continuous improvement and availability of the necessary…

05 . Jul . 2018
Amorim Sportsfloor - an effective and sustainable solution for all sports surfaces

Amorim Sportsfloor is manufactured using a combination of different elastomers to achieve a unique level of flexibility, wear resistance and impact absorption.  Our brand incorporate the sheer quality of the final recycled rubber floor surface. We convert post consumer tyres (but only the buffing derived from tyre trea…

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Amorim Cork Composites is a partner in the development of an ecological solution to ensure the healthy balance of surface waters.

Amorim Cork Composites and Bluemater have established a partnership to develop a cork floating island – which is natural, resilient and visually appealing.

13 . Nov . 2019
Amorim Cork Composites' cork-based solutions for expansion joints in concrete structures, combine performance, low maintenance and sustainab…

Buildings, bridges, highways, dams or airports; there are numerous large-scale concrete structures whose durability and safety depend on correct installation of expansion joints.Expansion joints are structural building elements that are positioned between concrete slabs or between concrete connections to other material…

26 . Apr . 2022
Amorim Tech Seal

Reinventing sealing technology

05 . Jul . 2022
Flooring underlayment with cork by Amorim and Nike Grind EVA foam

Amorim underlayment made with Nike Grind provides long-term performance. Cork’s resilience offers the ability to support loads without breaking the cells and keeps the initial thickness, thereby maintaining performance during the entire lifetime of the building. On the other hand, cork has a good compensating ability f…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites develops a new composite for 3D molding technology.

Amorim Cork Composites has established partnerships with Swedish entrepreneurs, who have extensive experience in the wood industry and master 3D molding techniques with a long tradition in Scandinavia.This is a two way process where we combine our knowledge in cork raised through research, experimentation, and over 140…

Blog 23 . May . 2022
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Underlayments Plus and Plus with vapor barrier (VB) Go4Cork by Amorim

The Underlayments Plus and Plus VB Go4Cork by Amorim are produced using a mixture of cork with other by-products, based on the best principles of the circular economy. The underlayments make a decisive contribution to the performance of the flooring solution, in terms of its load absorption capacity, acoustic insulatio…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Curated by experimentadesign, this collection produced by Amorim Cork Composites now includes 24 items designed by 12 national and internati…

TIPSY is the latest item to be included in Amorim Cork Composites MATERIA collection - a set of new cork products that can be seamlessly and functionally integrated into our everyday lives.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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How do you rate the support of the Amorim Cork Composites team throughout the process?

The support provided by Amorim is second to none. This is a team that will go the extra mile to achieve something that is seemingly impossible. It’s a pleasure working with people that take such pride in what they do, and that offer a service and a product that is truly environmentally friendly.

21 . Mar . 2023
Acousticork T10 Essence, T10 Essence VB and T56 Endurance with negative carbon balance

These underlayments have been subjected to life cycle assessments that confirmed their negative carbon balance.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites is going to hit aerospace again, this time with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ruag Space.

Next-generation launch rockets of ULA, using composite primary structures supplied by Ruag Space, are going to incorporate Amorim’s ablative thermal solution P50. Under the name Vulcan, these ULA launch rockets will replace Atlas and Delta Launchers, currently using Amorim's product. Fairing shell with Amorim P50 ablat…

12 . Dec . 2017
How do you rate the support from the Amorim Cork Composites team throughout the process?

I would say it has been extremely smooth working with the Amorim Cork Composites team throughout the development process, everyone has been super professional, patient and responsive to my queries. I am very appreciative of the support I have received, which ultimately contributed to the success of the project.

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At Amorim Cork Composites we're fully aware of how new digital platforms are changing the way we share knowledge and create new conversation…

When choosing to be present on online social networks, it's important that Amorim Cork Composites employees understand what is recommended and expected, both professional and personally on these channels. On social media, your updates are usually searchable, accessible to a global audience, and can influence not only y…

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Nitrocork is a new range of products developed by the renowned brand Bahí&Güell in partnership with Amorim Cork Composites.

It is the first range of products that uses cork as an insulating material to cook food using liquid nitrogen.Cork is the best material for thermal insulation purposes and Bahí&Güell came up with this idea: Why not take advantage of this exceptional material for cooking purposes? Amorim Cork Composites was the idea…

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
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Amorim Cork Composites, BASF Korea and A-Road develop an elastic cork flooring for playgrounds.

The play-and-play area at Jayang's nursery in Seoul, South Korea, was one of the first places to receive the new, safe and comfortable eco-friendly cork flooring developed by A-Road - a Korean flooring company - in partnership with BASF Korea and Amorim Cork Composites. The solution has been specially designed for publ…

13 . Apr . 2023
The development of cork solutions for the electric mobility sector has been one of the most recent commitments of Amorim Cork Composites. Ta…

The range of solutions developed by Amorim Cork Composites focuses on sealing, housing and cell spacers applications, to prevent temperature propagation during thermal runaway episodes.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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CP’s entire fleet of Alfa Pendular trains is currently being remodeled, with the integration of cork solutions from Amorim Cork Composites s…

The project presented by EMEF - Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário S.A primarily aims to increase passenger comfort and safety and reduce energy consumption through improved sound insulation and reduced carriage weight due to incorporation of Amorim Cork Composites' AluCORK® flooring solutions. Projects o…

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You’re very familiar with the fact that Amorim has been working with NASA as a technology partner since the beginning of space exploration.…

I’m extremely proud to have had the opportunity to be part of our country’s space program including the amazing opportunity to fly on the Space Shuttle on four occasions. And to know that Amorim cork played such a critical role in the thermal protection system of the Solid Rocket Boosters makes me so thankful to Amorim…

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In the scope of a partnership with Vitra Design Museum, Amorim Cork Composites has produced 3,200 agglomerated cork pieces for the exhibitio…

The partnership between Amorim Cork Composites and Vitra Design Museum (VDM) - one of the world’s most important design museums – has brought over 3,200 agglomerated cork pieces to Weil am Rhein, Germany. The blocks are being used in the exhibition Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors. They have made it pos…

05 . Apr . 2022
EDP, Amorim Cork Composites and Isigenere create cork floater for solar park

Floaters mix cork with recycled polymers, with the ambition of achieving a neutral carbon footprint.

29 . Jan . 2024
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Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Knoll – the world-leading North American manufacturer of modern furniture for the home and office – has rediscovered cork as a raw material…

Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland designed the Porto and Lisbon cork tiles included in the Beller Collection from Spinneybeck, which chose Amorim Cork Composites to produce these decorative modules that guarantee thermal and acoustic insulation performance. The collection won the #MetropolisLikes prize in NeoCon…

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Whether on land, in the air or water, cork’s properties, combined with Amorim Cork Composites' expertise, can respond to the great mobility…

Ensuring transport sustainability is an increasing concern for companies and citizens. Global awareness of this concern has led car manufacturers to progressively choose raw materials that guarantee a symbiosis between performance and sustainability. The sector’s biggest companies are now investing in more environmenta…

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T&D industry trends and requirements have put great demand for low noise equipment with good long term performance. Amorim Cork Composites a…

It is very often that “just putting some rubber” to isolate structures creates an inefficient or even a vibration isolation problem, without taking into account the characteristics of the whole system; such as media environment and temperature, material stiffness adjusted to the application load, surface area, material…

31 . Jul . 2017
Testimonials

What stakeholders say about us - Flooring Components | Amorim Cork Composites.

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Go4cork

Go4Cork exists to materialize Amorim Cork Composite's innovation culture

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What stakeholders say about us - Flooring Components | Amorim Cork Composites.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Metamorphosis

A pioneering project developed by experimentadesign in partnership with Amorim, based on the unique properties of cork.

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork, a sustainable realm of visuals and performance

Amorim has been encouraging designers to envision and explore another world.

18 . Dec . 2023
Nidapark Istinye - Residential Building, Istanbul

Innovation and Sustainability in Construction: Nidapark Istinye project incorporates Acousticork by Amorim solutions.

25 . Jul . 2017
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Discover all the news about Amorim Cork Composites and all the cork sector.

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The dark tone of Amorim Cork Composites’ expanded cork agglomerate, used in the wall covering, also ensures a high level of acoustic performance for the lounge.   The cork-based flooring is supplied by Amorim Revestimentos.

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"More than finding new products, we aspired to make a unique and challenging reflection on the material, a catalyst to take cork to another level."  António Rios de Amorim, Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim

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The Acousticork Vibration Isolation range from Amorim Cork Composites offers solutions with an excellent compromise between damping and insulation.

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The Acousticork Vibration Isolation range from Amorim Cork Composites offers solutions with an excellent compromise between damping and insulation.

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Case Studies

Find here the selection of Amorim Cork Composites cases studies and find the way we are improving this sector.

21 . Aug . 2023
Cork sealing solutions to increase the sustainability of the final applications

How Amorim Tech Seal contributes to a more efficient sealing, while improving the system’s overall sustainability?

14 . Jun . 2019
Cork integrated within programme for reusable space vehicles

RETALT - Retro Propulsion Assisted Landing Technologies - a project that includes Amorim Cork Composites.

25 . Oct . 2017
Cork: Different features for different applications

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company’s history.

01 . Aug . 2017
At Amorim Cork Composites we see innovation as a strategic vector of competitiveness.

In our innovation team, our mission is to systematically develop solutions that allow us to be competitive and explore strategic areas where the characteristics of cork are highly valued by clients and consumers, adding value to the organization and its shareholders.We believe our innovation processes will be more effe…

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i.cork factory, the pilot plant and innovation department of Amorim Cork Composites, was created precisely to respond to the challenges of our customers in the development of new products.

12 . Jul . 2018
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Amorim uses pure rubber buffings derived from the re-treading of truck tires: then buffings make for a cleaner product with less odor.

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Amorim Sportsfloor Recycled Rubber Flooring should be considered anywhere traditional resilient flooring is used, but especially where extreme use and abuse is present

05 . Jul . 2018
Applications

Amorim Recycled Rubber Flooring should be considered anywhere traditional resilient flooring is used, but especially where extreme use and abuse is present.

06 . Jul . 2018
Applications

Amorim Recycled Rubber Flooring should be considered anywhere traditional resilient flooring is used, but especially where extreme use and abuse is present.

29 . Nov . 2023
Cork sealing solutions for hydrogen

Amorim Cork Composites is part of various working groups that aim to develop new industrial processes that will ensure the applicability and extensive provision of hydrogen solutions.

Blog 27 . Apr . 2022
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ACC Design Studio: where cork and design unite

At Amorim Cork Composites, we place our experience and knowledge of cork at the service of creativity, through the design of different items in which this material makes a difference.

Blog 26 . Oct . 2017
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New patent: Printing heating circuit systems in cork

Amorim Cork Composites is a member of the consortium responsible for the patent of a totally innovative system, that makes it possible to print reliable and functional heating circuit systems in cork.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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McNamara’s cork Surf board

Amorim Cork Composites is developing cork surfboards for the Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Several exhibitors also presented new concepts with cork.

Over the years, designers from all over the world have been working together with Amorim Cork Composites to create magnificent design concepts, which have contributed to raise awareness to this unique material.

02 . Dec . 2022
ACC Design Studio

The ACC Design Studio, from Amorim Cork Composites, gave full technical support to the trophy - a piece of art that incorporates the street art language that marks RED’s artistic production.

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
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Renovation of Tangstedt’s football pitch consisted of installation of an artificial turf system with artificial turf, backing layer, shock absorbing pad, sand and 100% cork infill - Amorim Nature 130.

25 . Jul . 2017
At Amorim Cork Composites, we believe that our success depends on the talent of our employees.

As a result, through the Cork Potential Internship Program, we assume the daily challenge to identify talented young people who can play an important role in the future of our teams and be a driving force behind the growth of our organization.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites hosted this year’s General Assembly of the MMFA - Multilayer Modular Flooring Association.

During the 2-day event, latest trends, sales, materials, technologies, new product categories, certification, and research were extensively debated by 75 professionals from leading European flooring companies and their suppliers. Participants discussed the state of the art in this industry and future trends, new develo…

31 . May . 2019
At Amorim Cork Composites, we believe that our success depends on the talent of our employees.

As a result, through the Cork Potential Internship Programme, we assume the daily challenge to identify talented young people who can play an important role in the future of our teams and be a driving force behind the growth of our organization.

Blog 20 . Nov . 2019
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Performance, sustainability and a focus on the circular economy are the main features of U38 - the latest Acousticork underscreed, developed…

Produced from cork and recycled polyethylene foam, U38 innovatively combines the acoustic and load-bearing capacities of foam-based underscreeds with cork's resilience and environmental credentials. The pre-attached PE foil raises the tensile strength of the underscreed as well as it will allow cut costs by eliminating…

27 . Mar . 2023
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18 . Sep . 2018
New cork objects designed by Gisela Simas

Congonhas lamp and Dora coffee table mark the beginning of a partnership between the studio Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) and Corticeira Amorim, which supported the designer in development of these new cork-based items.

12 . Apr . 2021
2. SEPARATE

Separate the materials you want to send to the ReVALUE programme. Create a sample and send it to Amorim Cork Composites for evaluation. The quantities should be defined by Amorim Cork Composites' team.

09 . Oct . 2018
Footcork® Evolution

Evolution towards an eco footprint is a statement that Amorim Cork Composites believes in and shares, within the framework of development of Footcork® EVOLUTION developed by Amorim, a new thermoformable material produced from recycled and natural materials.

19 . Apr . 2022
Footcork® Evolution

Evolution towards an eco footprint is a statement that Amorim Cork Composites believes in and shares, within the framework of development of Footcork® EVOLUTION developed by Amorim, a new thermoformable material produced from recycled and natural materials.

21 . Apr . 2022
Top Layer

Amorim NRT Top Layer is a component of high density cork designed for direct and digital printing, allowing a customized design. Amorim NRT Top Layer has a Negative Carbon Footprint.

25 . Oct . 2016
Share content that adds value

Articles related to your expertise or where your opinion is valued are a good starting point. Balance it with content published by Amorim Cork Composites on Linkedin.

23 . Sep . 2022
Circular Economy

Amorim Cork Composites has always been committed to ensuring the transition from a linear economy of “make, use and dispose” to a circular economy of “make, use, recycle and re-use”. The company has therefore been using other materials in addition to cork, in particular synthetic foams sourced from other industries. In…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites USA was the cork supplier for these extraordinary design pieces proving that cork is an excellent material for furnishings because of its flexibility, warm feeling and advanced molding techniques.

09 . Oct . 2018
100% natural, reusable and recyclable

Amorim Cork Composites extensive experience in the footwear industry, together with its clients and partners, has resulted in an increased technical specialization of its products and positioned the footwear industry as a strategic business.

19 . Apr . 2022
100% natural, reusable and recyclable

Amorim Cork Composites extensive experience in the footwear industry, together with its clients and partners, has resulted in an increased technical specialization of its products and positioned the footwear industry as a strategic business.

13 . Aug . 2018
Protection against substrate moisture

The underlay protects the floor from moisture effects that may appear on the substrate. Amorim Cork Composites also offers options with integrated vapor barriers, which prevent the circulation of moisture through the subfloor.

25 . Jul . 2017
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The installation, “Blocks”, shown in the 2017 edition, was made possible through the support from Corticeira Amorim and the British Council in Israel.

27 . Sep . 2019
authors

Eduardo Soares, Innovation Director, Amorim Cork Composites João Queirós, Raw Material Procurement Officer

20 . Jul . 2018
intro

The Amorim Cork Composites-developed cork infills combine a certified origin with the materials’ durability and comfort for users.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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With support from Corticeira Amorim, a temporary cork house has been installed in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s outdoor amphitheater.…

The artist Ricardo Jacinto has created a temporary cork residence, which will be inhabited by the pianist Marino Formenti, who will sit at the piano, play, sleep, eat, and live. Ricardo Jacinto talked about the architectural project, explaining that "it’s the result of an invitation to design a temporary house for the…

02 . Feb . 2023
Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of Amorim Cork Composites primary decking materials. Innovative and sustainable cork-b…

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.

18 . Dec . 2020
What do you believe is the future when it comes to using cork in museums?

As museums around the world are looking for additional ways to incorporate sustainable elements into their institutions, the diversity of uses cork offers to help achieve an eco-label status without visually compromising an exhibition makes cork a futuristic product, already available in the present. This is a raw mate…

Blog 14 . Jan . 2019
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Learn more about our new Multilayer Panel Simulator and how this tool will help your business

The new Multilayer Panel Simulator (MPS) is a tool developed by Amorim Cork Composites to simulate the acoustic isolation of a multilayer panel, focusing on two main solutions:

13 . Jun . 2023
Discover the Go4Cork collection of yoga props

Inspired by nature and the harmony and serenity transmitted by yoga, Amorim Cork Composites has developed a range of essential accessories for practising this activity, entirely made from cork.

05 . Jul . 2023
Material Used

The selected Acousticork by Amorim solutions guarantee long-term performance with stable material properties throughout the project’s life, and also represent a more sustainable option.

05 . Jul . 2023
Material Used

The selected Acousticork by Amorim solutions guarantee long-term performance with stable material properties throughout the project’s life, and also represent a more sustainable option.

28 . Sep . 2018
Cork at the heart of the wall covering

The wall coverings and panels created by Submaterial place a wool felt layer - of variable thickness according to the references - over a 3-mm cork backing provided by Amorim Cork Composites.   The backing used by Submaterial is based on cork agglomerate produced from waste derived from the manufacture of wine corks or…

Blog 09 . Mar . 2018
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How did you come up with the right formula to respond to this project’s requirements?

With support from ITeCons, the experience of Secil and very positive support from Amorim. As a result of these combined efforts, also with the assistance of the engineers of my team, we managed to achieve this result.

22 . Oct . 2021
Development capacity

Amorim Cork Composites is driven by constant challenges and is therefore highly motivated to develop Taylor-made products, such as accessories for the flooring sector.  For that is important:  • Inclusion of cork • Technical feasibility • Dimension of the business

08 . Apr . 2022
Our key technologies

Cork can be transformed through various industrial processes that allow creating products with a high degree of perfection and detail. Learn about some of the technologies we work with at Amorim Cork Composites.

25 . Jul . 2017
Intro

Amorim Cork Composites develops specific compound formulations for acoustic insulation and vibration isolation which offer highly insulating or dampening materials in compliance with a wide range of environmental conditions and chemical resistance levels.

10 . Dec . 2021
Development capacity

Amorim Cork Composites is driven by constant challenges and is therefore highly motivated to develop Taylor-made products, such as accessories for the flooring sector.  For that is important:  • Inclusion of cork • Technical feasibility • Dimension of the business

05 . Jan . 2023
Applied solution

Amorim Expandacork Type II was chosen for application in the expansion joints of the buildings and other infrastructures of Taiwan Taoyuan airport’s new Terminal 3. The product is a cork-based solution for expansion joints that ensures excellent performance and low maintenance. Designed to fill the spaces between concr…

02 . May . 2022
Cork solutions for a more sustainable energy sector

Its negative carbon footprint, low thermal conductivity and sealing capacity, together with resistance to extreme temperatures and a high damping capacity are characteristics that make cork a raw material with enormous potential for this sector.  From electric mobility to wind and solar energy, Amorim Cork Composites e…

28 . Nov . 2018
António Lemos

Lg Indústria de Calçado, Lda   "We started using cork at the suggestion of Kankura Golf, a company that sells golf shoes that incorporate premium materials, such as leather and waterproof lining materials. Kankura decided to develop new cork-based products for this season, with support from Amorim. Cork gives the shoe…

25 . Jul . 2017
Ease of assembly

Amorim VC collars & washers should be used in any system that requires treatment due to rigid fastener connections such as bolted vibration pads or fan connection assemblies. The 3mm collar wall and 4mm washer thickness are made of VC1047 vibration control elastomer and designed to withstand the presence of oils an…

09 . Mar . 2018
Lightness and thermal benefits

The development of the new cork concrete solution was produced through a partnership between Amorim Cork Composites, the Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC), Secil, the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability ( ITeCons) of the University of…

20 . Apr . 2022
Ease of assembly

Amorim VC collars & washers should be used in any system that requires treatment due to rigid fastener connections such as bolted vibration pads or fan connection assemblies. The 3mm collar wall and 4mm washer thickness are made of VC1047 vibration control elastomer and designed to withstand the presence of oils an…

05 . Jan . 2023
Materials used

The underscreed chosen for the Center for Islamic Civilization was U85, from Amorim’s Acousticork range.   Produced with circular economy materials, it consists of agglomerated cork mixed with recycled polyurethane foam and a layer of recycled rubber to insulate impact noise from the floating screed.   The use of waste…

16 . Nov . 2022
The use of cork to achieve better results

The solutions developed by Amorim Cork Composites for the power industry are based on specific polymer formulations with cork. By combining cork with other materials, that are waste materials from other industries, we give life to new materials and create new products, while simultaneously taking care of the planet.   …

12 . Mar . 2019
Technology meets design

Once the prototype was tested and optimized, the two parts that make up the cover of the Rion chair were produced from cork provided by Amorim Cork Composites using CNC machining. Through a computer-aided arm, this technology allows to change the material’s geometry and to easily create bent parts or complex three-dim…

14 . Nov . 2018
Campana Brothers: “Cork has been an incredible experience.”

Known for often working with natural and sustainable raw materials, this is the first time that the Campana brothers have worked with cork. The original pieces were developed with the support of Corticeira Amorim, who played an advisory role and supplied the different types of cork used in the collection.   The project…

07 . Dec . 2018
Project Objective

The development of the new cork concrete solution was produced through a partnership between Amorim Cork Composites, the Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC), Secil, the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability ( ITeCons) of the University of…

30 . May . 2019
Cork: a natural and sustainable choice

Based on his commitment to work only with natural, sustainable or directly recyclable materials, Tom Dixon chose agglomerated cork to cover the floors and the stairway leading to the garden’s upper level. Cork is also used in the items of furniture that invite visitors to sit and contemplate the green surroundings. The…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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How would you describe this year’s MMFA General Assembly?

Our meeting in Porto was a big success. We had two days packed with project work in our technical and market development groups, with intensive discussions and highly interesting lectures. The locations at the Hotel Solverde and at Amorim were just perfect. And so was the organization by the Amorim team in Porto. So in…

22 . Oct . 2021
Building comfort with sustainability

Amorim Cork Composites develops specific compound formulations for acoustic insulation and vibration isolation which offer highly insulating or dampening materials in compliance with a wide range of environmental conditions and several construction applications. See below the possible applications of Acousticork materi…

25 . Oct . 2017
Sérgio Vaz Correia

Sérgio Vaz Correia graduated with a M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Coimbra. He has begun his third year of work at Amorim Cork Composites as Product Manager, also with sales responsibilities. During his first two years as a member of ACC’s team, his responsibilities included expanding sales us…

23 . Mar . 2018
Infills applied by: GOTEC Sportsysteme

GOTEC Sportsysteme showed great satisfaction regarding the quality of the cork-based infill supplied by Amorim Cork Composites for this project. The installation process was carried out without difficulties and the final result meets the goals of the company and the club in terms of final aspect and conditions for sp…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
European Space Agency’s (ESA) IXV.

The Ablative Thermal Protection System is part of the Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV) by integration of Amorim’s P50 cork composite in the project. It has been introduced in order to protect the structure of IXV from the effects of the thermal environment starting from the stand-by on ground phase, up to the at…

25 . Jul . 2017
Temperature and resistance are only part of the equation.

A gasket material suitability is defined by a variety of application factors shown in the adjacent diagram. The common perception that the temperature and chemical resistance must be assured are only part of the equation. Amorim Cork Composites systems' approach ensures joint integrity by considering the multiple varia…

19 . Mar . 2018
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The innovative solution, developed within the framework of the OSIRYS project for better air quality in buildings, has already been applied in buildings in Spain and Estonia. The European Commission has considered that the OSIRYS project - which included Amorim Cork Composites' Innovation Department - is a success stor…

27 . Sep . 2019
Awarded with RIBA's Stephen Lawrence 2019, the Cork House project paves the way towards a more sustainable architecture by reducing the numb…

A house built almost entirely from cork, with low carbon emissions and whose components are recyclable at the end of its life cycle. This is the proposal from a group of British architects to promote ideas about the environmental impact of the construction industry. Created by Matthew Barnett Howlandwith Dido Milne and…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

Midmac approved and solely used Amorim’s Expandacork Type II for its expansion joint filler in most areas where application requires this solution. In other areas Midmac used a Bituminous impregnated joint filler type, aided by Amorim Cork Composites Expandacork Type II, and executed by highly skilled workers. Qatar Fo…

17 . Apr . 2018
An endless movement

The new product line - consisting of a coffee table and lamp - is inspired by the wing of a Boeing 737-800 jet, and aims to convey a sense of continuous movement.   Presentation of these two works in one of the world’s most important design events, marks the beginning of a partnership between the studio Original Practi…

Blog 27 . Sep . 2019
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Cortiça nas artes

This isn’t the first time that cork has been used in the arts world or in the Venice Biennale, which this year is curated by Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery in London.   In 2017, the designer Tiago Sá presented the Curcubita cork lamps in the section, Venice Design. Also in 2017, Leonor Antunes incorporat…

02 . May . 2022
Cork at the service of wind energy

The wind power sector is one of the areas that benefits from the lightness and low thermal conductivity of cork to ensure the proper functioning and durability of energy production structures. Cork is applied to the large blades of wind turbines to prevent damage caused by the structural vibration of the equipment. It…

23 . Sep . 2022
Material used

The underscreed selected for application in the eMedia Investments building was the Acousticork U38. Made from cork and recycled polyurethane foam, it guarantees excellent impact noise insulation in new and refurbished buildings.   In addition to the thermo-acoustic insulation properties, the U38 has a high load capaci…

23 . Sep . 2022
Material used

The underscreed selected for application in the eMedia Investments building was the Acousticork U38. Made from cork and recycled polyurethane foam, it guarantees excellent impact noise insulation in new and refurbished buildings.   In addition to the thermo-acoustic insulation properties, the U38 has a high load capaci…

25 . Jul . 2017
CoMMUTe

CoMMute project has developed a prototype of modular and multifunctional floating flooring for regional and intercity railway cars, using materials with low environmental impact.This solution makes it possible to cut total installation costs and guarantees greater comfort for passengers by delivering improved thermal a…

27 . Jul . 2017
Reinventing how cork engages the world of flooring

At Amorim Cork Composites, we use cork as the basic raw material and as the differentiating factor in the production of both composites and materials to be used in the production of each of the several layers that make up a flooring system (top layer, inlay, core layer and pre-attached underlayment), and of accessories…

Blog 08 . Sep . 2021
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How does cork complement your furniture style?

I love to use as few elements as possible, and always try to achieve a harmonious balance between materials – including some man-made materials, such as metal, and other natural materials, such as wood, leather or cork. I always try to find the best raw materials, with the best possible quality. In this specific case,…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

Suvarnabhumi Airport is built on virgin land, 24 km east of Bangkok. The completion of the first phase of the project, which included 56 boarding gates and 64 common spaces, resulted in a 563,000 square meter terminal, with capacity for 45 million passengers. The forecast maximum capacity after gradual expansion will b…

02 . May . 2022
Solutions for electric mobility

The use of cork in the field of electric mobility is one of Amorim Cork Composites' most recent ventures, taking advantage of its know-how in developing high-performance solutions for such demanding sectors as the aerospace industry. Our priority is to offer solutions that protect the key component of electric vehicles…

06 . Apr . 2023
Cork underlayments are more durable over time compared to foam-based solutions

Comparative tests show that cork underlayments ensure greater durability over time, compared to foam-based products in the same category. In addition to prolonging the floor’s initial characteristics and performance, cork underlayments deliver greater savings for the end consumer, avoiding the need for an early replace…

29 . Nov . 2018
The new proposals by Gisela Simas were launched at the prestigious Milan Design Week, which took place in April 2018, in the scope of the Ri…

The Dora coffee table and the Congonhas lamp are the first cork furniture pieces to be created by the Brazilian designer Gisela Simas. The pieces arose from a partnership between the Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) studio, founded and managed by the designer, and Corticeira Amorim, who has supported Gisela Sima…

25 . Jul . 2017
Future prospects

The underlay solutions of Amorim Cork Composites currently encompass 60-65% of the market, with a tendency to increase. The business area which covers sports flooring is a world of opportunities for the dissemination and application of underlay products. A considerable increase in markets like South America, Brazil, In…

20 . Jul . 2018
Respect for people

The studies undertaken[1] thus far indicate that the use of turf with artificial infills, specifically SBR rubber, entails no health hazards. However, players and the community are often concerned about the risk of oral intake, inhalation or skin contact with potentially hazardous elements contained in rubber particles…

18 . May . 2018
Respect for people

The studies undertaken[1] thus far indicate that the use of turf with artificial infills, specifically SBR rubber, entails no health hazards. However, players and the community are often concerned about the risk of oral intake, inhalation or skin contact with potentially hazardous elements contained in rubber particles…

25 . Jul . 2017
Reduction of costs in the transport industry

The Amorim Cork Composites, business unit of the Amorim Group, is committed to the development and manufacture of technical, environmentally friendly products based on cork, for numerous industries and applications.  The rail industry is one of the strategic segments of the company, where innovation and creativity in t…

08 . Jan . 2019
Six

The last object James Irvine designed for Amorim has, in his own words “a little story: it recalls a wonderful dinner by the sea, with such amazing talk about wine and some incredible vintage port. So, I started thinking that these wonderful bottles need to be cuddled and carried with the greatest of care. That is how…

19 . Apr . 2023
General project presentation

Central Peak is a luxury real-estate development located in the eastern zone of the island of Hong Kong. Set in the midst of a natural haven, this project covers a residential area of 181,000 m2 and consists of 5 blocks of 7-storey buildings and 19 villas. The project offers geographical advantages. Every detail has be…

11 . May . 2023
General project presentation

Central Peak is a luxury real-estate development located in the eastern zone of the island of Hong Kong. Set in the midst of a natural haven, this project covers a residential area of 181,000 m2 and consists of 5 blocks of 7-storey buildings and 19 villas. The project offers geographical advantages. Every detail has be…

13 . Apr . 2021
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Over recent years, the consultancy firm EY has developed several independent studies for Corticeira Amorim that have assessed the company’s environmental, social and economic impacts. As part of the group’s sustainability strategy, based on the three pillars of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance), these studies ha…

07 . Sep . 2023
One of the main challenges that the electric vehicle industry faces is to find sustainable materials to incorporate into their designs, in o…

Amorim Cork Composites has now launched an innovative range of multilayer systems that combine cork with other materials - such as mica, foam or aerogel - to create more sustainable, high-performance solutions. Cork is a 100% natural, reusable and recyclable material, and from an environmental, social or economic persp…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer…

The designer Tiago Sá da Costa was inspired by the appearance, sustainability, flexibility, and versatility of cork to create Curcubita. Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held between May 13 and November 26, in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer to discover…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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The iconic Palais de Tokyo in Paris was the stage for an artistic intervention where cork emerges as the decisive element in the performativ…

The initiative – opened from December 12-18, 2016 – was part of the “Carte Blanche” project second edition, offering spaces in the palace to creations by renowned artists. The artist featured at this “Carte Blanche” is Tino Seghal, who in turn has called on several fellow artists, including the performance artist Isabe…

18 . Apr . 2018
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By combining innovative engineering and cork, the consortium formed by Amorim Cork Composites, Critical Materials, PIEP and ISQ has developed a new Earth re-entry capsule (ERC) for the European Space Agency (ESA), that will transport soil samples from Mars back to Earth. The challenge involved the design and production…

22 . Oct . 2021
Urbanisation is a megatrend, one of the major pathways of development

With it, the importance of quality acoustic environments for human well-being continues to grow. People around the globe are more aware of the impact that acoustics have on their daily lives and expect higher quality acoustic experiences. On the other hand, trends in sustainability, recycling and circular economy requi…

25 . Jul . 2017
Urbanisation is a megatrend, one of the major pathways of development.

With it, the importance of quality acoustic environments for human well-being continues to grow. People around the globe are more aware of the impact that acoustics have on their daily lives and expect higher quality acoustic experiences. On the other hand, trends in sustainability, recycling and the circular economy r…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
Taking advantage of the precision of CNC moulding technology, 1,500 diamond-shaped cork modules have been used to build an impressive 13-met…

The cork blocks were moulded using CNC technology and were then combined, one by one, to test the construction format. After assembly of the test version, the structure was disassembled and the modules were transported to the store where they were re-combined, in less than 10 days, creating an impressive arch that welc…

06 . Nov . 2017
About MATERIA

By combining cork’s unique personality and sensory characteristics with a challenging design perspective, MATERIA is a collection of objects that fluidly and functionally fit into any contemporary environment and experience. Curated by experimentadesign, the collection is designed by 12 international designers and stud…

30 . Oct . 2018
Cork: sustainability, comfort and performance in mobility

Given the rising importance of sustainability in the mobility sector, there is growing demand for more sustainable materials in vehicle manufacture, in order to reduce the sector's environmental impact. Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable material that can be used instead of plastics, foams and other materials that a…

27 . Mar . 2023
2. Apply an underlayment for more comfort and durability

Although we focus a lot on the visual appearance of the new floor, choosing the right underlayment is just as important as choosing the right flooring. An underlayment is a layer of material applied between the concrete (or the previous floor if it's a renovation job) and the final floor during the floor installation p…

25 . Jul . 2017
body (1)

These commercial dynamics increasingly apply to new business segments and are not confined to the fashion industry.Inspirations and trends in the fields of decoration, new consumer electronic products, the car industry, and even smartphone applications are constantly changing and, therefore, the "next thing" automatica…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

James Irvine Born in London, James Irvine graduated in 1984 from the Royal College of Art, London. In the same year he moved to Milan. From 1984 to 1992, he was a design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan, under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1987 he worked for one year at the Toshi…

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