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Articles 13 . Dec . 2017
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Amorim ECO21dB and the circular economy

Amorim Cork Composites has always defined its products and services to minimise waste, avoiding the “me-too” commodity game, while ensuring an adequate response to the latest market trends. Amorim ECO21dB is the result of market inputs (in performance terms), the company’s DNA (the core raw material) and the company’s…

04 . Nov . 2021
Polymers and the circular economy

Although this is an article about silence, since we are talking about cork’s impact on the quality of life in urban contexts, it would be absurd to focus solely on cork's acoustic performance. Cork is valued in the building industry due to many other characteristics, in particular the fact that it offers excellent ther…

08 . Nov . 2021
Polymers and the circular economy

Although this is an article about silence, since we are talking about cork’s impact on the quality of life in urban contexts, it would be absurd to focus solely on cork's acoustic performance. Cork is valued in the building industry due to many other characteristics, in particular the fact that it offers excellent ther…

Articles 16 . Sep . 2019
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Circular economy: join this cycle

Natural, renewable and recyclable, cork is a safe choice for those who care about the future of the planet.

08 . Apr . 2022
Circular Economy Materials

We combine cork with other surplus raw materials from other industries that would otherwise be landfilled, causing high environmental impact.  We incorporate the ideal amount of cork, ensuring a response to market demands while continuing to take care of nature.

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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New materials, new processes, more circular economy

"Nothing is wasted, everything is valued"

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…

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
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Circular Economy: A waste free future

To protect the future we need to rethink the way that we see waste. At Amorim Cork Composites, we aim to develop a circular future, transforming what was previously considered to be waste into new creative opportunities. We combine cork with surplus products from other industries and this helps us to develop solutions…

01 . Aug . 2017
Circular Economy

Amorim Cork Composites has always been committed to ensuring the transition from a linear economy of “take, make and dispose” to a circular economy.

News 27 . Jul . 2022
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Amorim Cork Composites joins forces with Nike for a more circular economy

The underlayment Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind aims to have a positive impact on the environment by creating a sustainable solution based on circular economy principles.

News 23 . Sep . 2022
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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…

Articles 07 . Jan . 2020
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New products, more circular economy

Waste from industries such as footwear, packaging, automobile or upholstery production are some of the non-cork materials that we incorporate in Go4cork products. We chose them because, in addition to enhancing the benefits of cork, they allow us to give new life to materials that would otherwise be destined for the la…

News 02 . Nov . 2020
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Circular economy: by-products from other industries take on a new life at Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites has always been committed to ensuring the transition from the linear economy which is based on the "take, make, waste" paradigm, to the circular economy - where nothing is wasted, everything is valued.

News 23 . May . 2022
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Underlayments reaffirm the commitment to Sustainability and the Circular Economy

The underlayments are an excellent option for customers who seek to strike a balance between performance and environmental sustainability.

09 . Oct . 2018
Circular economy and the footwear industry

How can cork reduce the environmental footprint of the footwear industry?

12 . Apr . 2021
Articles 07 . Feb . 2019
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Amorim Cork Composites and the Circular Economy

Amorim Cork Composites, a Corticeira Amorim company, was created to attribute value to cork-based sub products and other cork derivatives which due to their technical characteristics, have less interest for the production of cork stoppers. In light of the opportunity of leveraging the performance of composite materials…

05 . Jul . 2022
05 . Jul . 2022
22 . Oct . 2021
U36

U36 Circular economy product - Cork inside No rubber

22 . Oct . 2021
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1. Extract cork / sourcing of circular economy materials  | 2. Grinding cork / grinding circular economy materials  | 3. Cylinder agglomeration  | 4. Split rolls | 5. Laminate vapor barrier foil  | 6. Packaging

10 . Dec . 2021
Our process:

1. Extract cork / sourcing of circular economy materials  | 2. Grinding cork / grinding circular economy materials  | 3. Cylinder agglomeration  | 4. Split rolls | 5. Laminate vapor barrier foil  | 6. Packaging

25 . Jul . 2017
Acousticork Underscreed U36

U36 takes sustainability and the focus on the circular economy to another level. It is made of cork, a natural and reusable raw material, with post-production circular economy materials and no rubber, to address one of the most critical problems today: noise.

News 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…

05 . Jul . 2018
From a linear “take, make, dispose” economic model to a circular economy more sustainable and viable alternative.

This type of product should be considered anywhere traditional resilient flooring is used, but especially where extreme use and abuse is present. Here are some typical applications:

News 02 . Dec . 2022
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The use of cork for a ground-breaking design

Cork also makes an active contribution to the vehicles’ unique, ground-breaking and innovative design, while increasing high levels of sustainability and reinforcing circular economy practices. Moreover, the cork solution used in both cars is combined with recycled materials, using thermoforming techniques. It is desig…

Artigos 13 . Aug . 2018
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Environmental Sustainability

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is one of the most versatile materials in the world, from an environmental, social or economic perspective. In addition to cork, all materials used in the production of our underlays are based on the concept of the circular economy. Therefore when looking for a solution that…

26 . Apr . 2022
Performance and sustainability

In addition to the performance of Amorim Tech Seal products, the choice of a solution based on cork and rubber was also motivated by the fact that cork is a natural and sustainable material. ​ The sector has been increasingly focused on the end-of-life impact of vehicles, looking for materials that can be recycled and…

Articles 09 . Aug . 2019
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Circular forever

Amorim Cork Composites, founded in 1963 by Corticeira Amorim and manager of the Go4cork brand, is an exemplary model of circular economy. The company came into being to extract value from cork not used by the wine cork industry and recycle used wine corks. Since then, it has progressively expanded its circular profile,…

News 05 . Apr . 2022
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An (even more) sustainable solar

The main properties of cork – such as impermeability, lightness, elasticity, compressibility and resilience - remain unchanged, ensuring the floater's performance. It should also be noted that, for each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO2. This factor reduces the environmental i…

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…

News 01 . Sep . 2022
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Given this increased demand for more environmentally friendly products, is sustainability an important topic in your industry?

Yes. We will see a growing market for sustainable products in the future. In addition to architectural features such as style, space requirements and furnishings, ethical aspects are also becoming increasingly important for people.  Customers are looking for natural building materials (if possible derived from circular…

28 . Mar . 2018
Cork-based solutions: one of the main pathways for development

The museum structure itself attracts at least as much attention as the art works on display. It is a spectacular building carved out of former grain silos, dating back to 1920, which now house the Zeitz Museum and a 28-room boutique luxury hotel designed by the renowned UK architect, Thomas Heatherwick. In today’s worl…

22 . Oct . 2021
Cork-based solutions: one of the main pathways for development

The museum structure itself attracts at least as much attention as the art works on display. It is a spectacular building carved out of former grain silos, dating back to 1920, which now house the Zeitz Museum and a 28-room boutique luxury hotel designed by the renowned UK architect, Thomas Heatherwick. In today’s worl…

News 31 . Oct . 2018
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Market focus

With a total area of 850 m2, the new facility is located next to the main premises of Amorim Cork Composites. The i.cork factory will develop its activity in line with the market, seeking to create solutions that can respond to the needs of various business sectors - always with cork and the circular economy at the epi…

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…

Articles 09 . Aug . 2019
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Let us introduce you to Go4cork, a new brand of DIY cork products created especially for people who are always thinking of the next project for renovating or decorating their house or office, but are also concerned with the environment and value responsible consumption. With Go4cork it’s so easy to make small changes o…

04 . Apr . 2022
Cork at the service of design and sustainability

Raw materials of natural origin, such as cork which is 100% natural, recyclable and renewable, are an innovative and sustainable option for creating functional goods, with aesthetic concern, that accompany us at home, at work and during leisure time. It is estimated that for every ton of cork produced, cork oak forests…

Articles 04 . Dec . 2019
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Cork for a naturally-inspired environment

If you have doubts about which material to choose for your office, choose cork. In addition to being functional and visually appealing, cork accessories also have the advantage of introducing an element of natural origin to your office, creating a mild and quiet environment that invites you to work. In this article, fi…

Articles 04 . Dec . 2019
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Go4cork: memo boards for all tastes

Made of cork, magnetic, designed for writing with chalk, with maps included... There are many Go4cork memo board options. And there's definitely one that fits your needs. Cork memo boards In naturally-colored cork with a pine or grey frame, these are the most traditional choice and suit any environment, whether it’s a…

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