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25 . Jul . 2017
Chemical Resistance

A gasket material's degradation resistance to the fluid or fluids being sealed.

20 . Apr . 2022
Chemical Resistance

A gasket material's degradation resistance to the fluid or fluids being sealed.

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
Chemical composition of cork

• suberin (45%) - main component of the cell walls, responsible for the elasticity of the cork;• lignin (27%) - insulating compound;• polysaccharides (12%) - components of the cell walls that help define the texture of the cork;• tannins (6%) - polyphenolic compounds responsible for the color;• seroids (5%) - hydrophob…

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
feature: No chemical contamination, 100% free according to REACH

100% free of chemical contamination, in accordance with REACH

23 . Mar . 2018
feature: No chemical contamination, 100% free according to REACH

No chemical contamination, 100% free according to REACH

News 27 . Sep . 2019
News
Without the use of additives or any chemicals

The 1,268 solid blocks used in the house were obtained from heating and compressing cork granules, without the use of additives or any chemicals. These blocks were subsequently subjected to a 3D milling process, to fit together, eliminating the need to use glues or cement during construction. The fitting system and lig…

09 . Apr . 2021
The development of this collection

The development of this collection takes advantage of the physical and psychologicalcharacteristics of both materials. The contribution of all the senses was fundamental to the final result. The mix of definitions is such that not even the most classical chemical compounds have resisted such innovation.

Articles 20 . Nov . 2018
Articles
3. Contamination-free

All materials used in the production process of Amorim Cork Composites’ infills are 100% free from any chemical contamination, in accordance with REACH regulations, and do not show any traces of potentially harmful substances.

News 28 . May . 2021
News
Why does cork have great potential in the energy sector?

The main characteristics of cork that we can highlight for application in the energy sector, include its negative contribution in terms of CO2, its resistance to extreme temperatures, chemical compatibility and low thermal conductivity, its resilience, and damping properties.

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.

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
Natural raw materials

What is the source of the chemical materials and elements used in plastic- and rubber-based infills? Despite the strict rules on raw materials that can be used to produce synthetic infills, concerns remain regarding the potential use of poorer-quality materials or materials from an unknown source. This is not the case…

09 . Oct . 2018
Curing

The application of chemicals to animal hides in preparation for the tanning process.

19 . Apr . 2022
Curing

The application of chemicals to animal hides in preparation for the tanning process.

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Technical Session

NOISE REDUCTION IN T&D EQUIPMENT - KEY TECHNIQUES IN VIBRATION CONTROL OPTIMIZATIONThis session will be held on Tuesday 20th June from 11.15-11.55hrs.Rui Palavra graduated with a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Porto. He began his eighteen year career with the AmorimGroup in the Quality depart…

20 . Apr . 2022
Technical Session

NOISE REDUCTION IN T&D EQUIPMENT - KEY TECHNIQUES IN VIBRATION CONTROL OPTIMIZATIONThis session will be held on Tuesday 20th June from 11.15-11.55hrs.Rui Palavra graduated with a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Porto. He began his eighteen year career with the AmorimGroup in the Quality depart…

22 . Oct . 2021
Cork composites for high performance

While cork has a higher loss factor than rubber – which is essential to the dampening function and consequent dissipation of energy – anti-vibration rubbers are isolative and offer very little damping. The combination of these two materials as a cork rubber composite brings added characteristics as a vibration isolatio…

26 . Apr . 2022
Cork and rubber gaskets

National is a Swedish partner company of Amorim Cork Composites for sealing solutions focused on the automotive industry. As it specialises in heavy machinery, selected Amorim Tech Seal solutions to seal the fuel tank caps of tractors, trucks, and other heavy vehicles. ​ The rubber-applied cork gaskets fully matched th…

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork composites for high performance

While cork has a higher loss factor than rubber – which is essential to the dampening function and consequent dissipation of energy – anti-vibration rubbers are isolative and offer very little damping. The combination of these two materials as a cork rubber composite brings added characteristics as a vibration isolatio…

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
Besides cork, what other parts of the cork oak are used and for which purpose?

Nothing is wasted from the cork oak, all its components have a useful ecological or economic purpose:• The acorn, which is the fruit of the cork oak, is used to propagate the species, as animal fodder and in the manufacture of cooking oils;• The leaves are used as fodder and a natural fertilizer;• The material from tre…

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
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…

05 . Feb . 2018
Why Acousticork

Discover specific compound formulations for acoustic insulation and vibration that offer highly insulating or dampening materials in compliance with a wide range of environmental conditions and chemical resistance levels. See below for the possible applications of Acousticork materials. Cork absorbs energy due to its u…

News 05 . Apr . 2022
News
ARA Quote

“Cork has been used in the energy market for a long time, but its potential is now more evident than ever. From solar energy and wind energy, to electric mobility, the ambition is, in the medium term, to make this sector one of the main pillars of growth for Corticeira Amorim in the area of composite materials,” says…

31 . Jul . 2017
Heartwood

The non-living, central wood of a tree. Heartwood is stronger, more resistant to decay, and less easily penetrated by wood-preservative chemicals than sapwood.

21 . Apr . 2022
Heartwood

The non-living, central wood of a tree. Heartwood is stronger, more resistant to decay, and less easily penetrated by wood-preservative chemicals than sapwood.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Solution

The items of the METAMORPHOSIS exhibition, developed by a group of naturally talented people, open up a new range of products and applications. The invited professionals joined their technical vision with artistic sensibility and the knowledge they have of the market, creating solutions where cork intersects with vario…

04 . Nov . 2021
The sustainability factor

Depending on the specific type of application, several materials in the market, with a synthetic or inorganic base, are competing with cork. Rubber- or foam-based materials have dominated the world market, since they combine performance with low costs. However, the situation has been changing over recent years, due to…

08 . Nov . 2021
The sustainability factor

Depending on the specific type of application, several materials in the market, with a synthetic or inorganic base, are competing with cork. Rubber- or foam-based materials have dominated the world market, since they combine performance with low costs. However, the situation has been changing over recent years, due to…

News 18 . Dec . 2020
News
What are the criteria for using cork on the museum display cases?

There are specific materials that can and cannot be used in museums. The conservation protocol is the key to the preservation of a collection. Generally speaking, it is not allowed to use products, glues, or paints, for example, that may release chemicals as they may damage the exhibition materials. The raw material su…

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Sustainable focus

Natural cork flooring offers several advantages compared to conventional rubber surfaces: • Environmentally sustainable solution, created from ecological materials that are free of heavy metals or hazardous toxic chemicals. • Does not release odours when exposed to high temperatures and has high durability, since it do…

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