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Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
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Composite Core Materials

Core materials for composite structures & panels

News 31 . Oct . 2018
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Amorim Cork Composites creates innovation centre

i.cork factory is Amorim Cork Composites’ new innovation centre, entirely dedicated to research and development that valorises the use of cork, determining precisely the right amount of cork that, in conjunction with other materials, can bring value to different business sectors.

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…

30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites

Thermal and acoustic insulation, lightweight and fire resistance

Articles 16 . Apr . 2018
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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…

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…

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…

31 . May . 2019
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…

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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'.

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
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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.

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
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New tool for Panels & Composites

Learn more about our new Multilayer Panel Simulator and how this tool will help your business

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim Cork Composites

Rua Comendador Américo Ferreira Amorim, 260 4535-186 MozelosSanta Maria da Feira Tel. +351 22 747 5300Fax. +351 22 747 5301

News 26 . Sep . 2019
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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…

News 18 . Apr . 2019
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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.

News 23 . Jun . 2021
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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…

Notícias 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

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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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.

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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…

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…

Articles 13 . Dec . 2017
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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…

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…

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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.

26 . Oct . 2017
New cork composite developed specifically for this project

The new cork composite is based on an unprecedented combination of natural color and expanded cork granules. In addition to the aforementioned advantages, it was conceived respecting other requirements of the project, in particular in terms of dimensional stability, waterproofing and resistance to natural sunlight. In…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
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London, Copenhagen and Bonn are the three venues of this installation, for which a new cork composite has been developed.

Amorim Cork Composites has developed an innovative cork composite specifically for the One Two Three Swing! Installation, designed by the Danish collective, SUPERFLEX. Originally created for the Tate Modern in London, the work has been replicated in other venues, including Bonn and Copenhagen in 2018.

News 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.

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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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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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.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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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.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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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 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…

News 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…

News 26 . Oct . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites is a member of the consortium responsible for the patent of a totally innovative system, that makes it possible to pr…

The production process of agglomerated cork, preparation of cork surfaces and printing of heating circuits was designed to be continuous, or using sheets. This prevents separation of the layers (delamination) and offers the benefits of thermal insulation provided by cork. The invention has various possible industrial a…

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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…

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
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…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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Based on the motto that “nothing is wasted, everything is valued”, the principles of the circular economy have been applied at Amorim Cork C…

In order to reinforce this proposal of ecological value based on a model of circularity, new product ranges are being updated, incorporating surplus raw materials from other industries, such as footwear, automobile, sports or upholstery production, whose final destination would otherwise have been landfilled. These mat…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
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Datasheet | Corecork ACM15

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Datasheet | Corecork ACM17

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Datasheet | Corecork ACM40

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Datasheet | Corecork Alucork

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Datasheet | Corecork NL10

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Datasheet | Corecork ACM30

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Datasheet | Corecork ACM16

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Datasheet | Corecork ACM52

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

31 . Jul . 2017
Testimonials

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

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
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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…

01 . Jan . 2018
CRC950

High Performance Composite Sheet Sound Control Underlayment.

09 . Aug . 2019
Go4cork

Go4Cork exists to materialize Amorim Cork Composite's innovation culture

25 . Jul . 2017
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24 . May . 2018
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25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies

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

Articles 25 . Oct . 2017
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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.

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

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

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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TAP Premium Lounge, incorporating cork-based solutions, is distinguished in the A'Design Awards

The space incorporates various cork-based solutions - in particular wall coverings supplied by Amorim Cork Composites.

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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.

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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Multiple Solutions for the Power Industry

Cork composites extend the lifetime of components in electrical power plants and distributions networks.

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.

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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.

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.

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…

12 . Apr . 2021
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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.

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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.

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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.

Artigos 13 . Aug . 2018
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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.

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.

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.

22 . Oct . 2021
Acousticork natural base materials for demanding applications

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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Ambient noise

The composite of airborne sound from many sources near and far associated with a given environment. No particular sound is singled out for interest.

30 . Oct . 2018
Ambient noise

The composite of airborne sound from many sources near and far associated with a given environment. No particular sound is singled out for interest.

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

Case Studies 28 . Sep . 2018
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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…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
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A wide range of memo boards

Amorim Cork Composites has various different options on offer for memo boards in different materials. In addition to classic memo boards in cork with a pine frame, we also offer memo boards with maps, magnetic boards, boards for writing on with chalk, as well as mixed models that combine these elements with cork.

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That’s why we have created the Cork Inside seal

When blended with other materials, in high technological formulae, cork may not be so visible. That's why we have created cork Inside. A seal that assures that, even if you don't see it, cork is present in the optimal amount in our products, rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites’ innovation and engineering teams.…

31 . Jul . 2017
Double Belt Press (DBP) Technology

Our mission is to be a one stop shop for flooring manufactures where they can find innovative and added-value solutions with competitive price and compatible with their production process.The vision in this segment is for Amorim Cork Composites to be associated with innovation, trust and uniqueness. With the Double Bel…

14 . Sep . 2017
Natural and recycled materials engineered specifically as a safe and high-performance shock pad

Our offer includes dimpled PU-bonded cork, recycled rubber (SBR) and recycled EVA, specifically engineered for use under artificial turf systems and for the highest level elite sports.This enables Amorim Cork Composites to guarantee uniformity in ball rebound, shock absorption, force reduction, elasticity and other cus…

Case Studies 07 . Dec . 2018
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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…

Case Studies 12 . Mar . 2019
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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…

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…

31 . Jul . 2017
Top layer NRT 94 with negative carbon balance

Amorim Cork Composites commissioned an independent Carbon Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment study, that aimed to identify the environmental impact of Top Layer NRT 94. The study, which assessed the impacts of forestry management, transport of raw materials and production, concluded that Top Layer NRT 94 has a negativ…

14 . Sep . 2017
German quality mark - RAL Gütezeichen

To be certified with the RAL quality mark means that:Amorim Cork Composites cork infills and production processes are thereby externally monitored, without any prior notice, by an independent quality community and checked for their consistency and uniformity;Amorim Cork Composites cork infills comply with DIN-EN 15330…

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Why is cork so attractive when it comes to furnishings?

Cédric: First of all because of its natural appearance. Use of cork composites inspires us to adopt a straightforward contemporary language. Klas: Because it’s so familiar…it feels like home already.

25 . Jul . 2017
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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.

09 . Aug . 2019
The Cork Inside seal guarantees that a product contains, in its cork formulation, a 100% natural and recyclable material with unique technic…

Cork Inside formulations combine cork with other materials and are developed and rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites' innovation and engineering teams. Cork Inside responds to stringent requirements and guarantees the performance required for its application.

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

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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Crushable TPS

Development and functional testing of an innovative protection system that will simultaneously perform structural and thermal functions, allowing the re-entry process of space capsules to Earth to be simplified. This system will combine the capacity to absorb impact energy on landing and the capacity to support the the…

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The house includes cork provided by the companies, Amorim Cork Composites and Amorim Isolamentos. It uses 300 blocks of expanded cork agglomerate, a material used as the structural element of the house’s walls, together with several cork composite solutions, that cover the roof, floor and ceiling, in a total of about 2…

01 . Jan . 2018
Sound Control Underlayment.

A 1.2mm roll cork/rubber composite membrane designed to prevent unsightly stress cracks due to structural or thermal movement from reflecting through to a ceramic or natural stone floor.

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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,…

08 . Jan . 2019
Where to buy

The products from the decoration, home and office ranges of Amorim Cork Composites are available for purchase at museum shops, interior design and furniture stores, as well as a range of online outlets. Construction materials, do-it-yourself products and leisure products are sold in specialist stores.

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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…

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"NASA will continue to rely on your aerospace thermal protection materials".

Donald Thomas spoke with Amorim Cork Composites about the benefits of cork for the aerospace industry, his experience and contribution to space achievements and how he sees space exploration over the next decade. A fascinating interview to read, learn and dream.

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…

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"Blocks" is a 50 m2 installation, built entirely with cork blocks. A total of 108 blocks of cork were used (940x640x20 cm), made from three different composites, thereby creating an informal seating area inspired by the topography of the surrounding natural setting. Rona Meyuchas- Koblenz explains, "I have developed…

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Optimisation of deck assembly and upstream processes

Since 2009, WOLZ NAUTIC has been pioneering in cork technology, significantly improving deck assembly in terms of man-hours, material costs, material handling and finishing.These advantages are made possible by the unique features of cork technology.Cork can be joined with conventional industrial adhesives and various…

28 . Nov . 2018
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MYORTHOPEDICS   “The incorporation of cork in the orthopaedic footwear market is extremely beneficial, because it ensures excellent quality, highly valued in our products, because it is a rich raw material, extremely easy to mould, and has the capacity to be a breathable material. It also delivers multiple advantages f…

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Cork technology is in a strong position to make an important contribution to a cleaner, greener cruise ship industry, with greater IMO compliance. ACM52 is a new multifunctional product for interior deck covering with IMO certification that combines outstanding technical and functional performance with impeccable susta…

31 . Jul . 2017
MMFA Product Classes

Classification used by MMFA .Floating multilayer modular floor coverings are currently classified by MMFA as: Floating, multilayer modular floorings… Class 1:  HDF substrate with polymer layer (excl. lacquer only). Class 2:  Polymer or polymer-composite substrate with polymer layer and/or lacquer. Class 3:  All product…

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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…

09 . Aug . 2019
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Explore the versatility of our multipurpose rolls for a variety of different applications. Cork-composite rolls are available in various thicknesses and sizes, with or without self-adhesive. Not only can they be applied to walls, but can also be used as an anti-slip liner for drawers or for handicrafts.

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Is cork and ancestral drinking vessels a good combination?

The history of cork is intrinsically and romantically linked with wine and drinking vessels, from ancient times to the present day. When this project started, I visited Amorim Cork Flooring to analyze the variety of flooring options available, and later had the opportunity  to visit Amorim Cork Composites. The multitud…

Blog 07 . Jan . 2020
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Innovate with cork

Seeking to take cork’s unique profile even further, Amorim Cork Composites continually develops new formulas and composites that enhance this material’s natural properties and enable the creation of innovative products. Given that in some of these products cork is combined with other raw materials, it may not always be…

14 . Sep . 2017
Developing sustainable solutions for sport systems from a green or circular economy.

Amorim Cork Composites offers the perfect solutions for sport surfaces that require high resilience, as well as user comfort and safety. Gyms, tartan race tracks, stadiums and other sports centeres are already using our solutions as a final floor or as part of a floor system with more complex requirements, such as arti…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
The Serpentine galleries, in the heart of London, challenge renowned architectural firms every year to design and build temporary pavilions…

The raw material chosen for the 12th edition was cork. (Over 80 m3 [about 2,825 ft3] of this material was supplied by Amorim Cork Composites). The authorship of the work – which chose cork to cover the entire underground space - was by the Herzog & de Meuron architectural office and the artist Ai Weiwei. The beginn…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
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…

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
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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…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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Matthew Barnett Howland

Matthew Barnett Howland is an award-winning British designer, teacher, and researcher. In recent years, he has dedicated himself to the study of cork as a building material, looking for an alternative to conventional building systems. In the development of the Cork House project as a whole, he worked in partnership wit…

News 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…

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Explore the versatility of cork

In total, the Sobreiro collection is made up of four pieces that combine the beauty and versatility of cork: one armchair and three cabinets.   The armchair is completely made from natural cork blocks, reminiscent of a traditional wine stopper. Now the cabinets are made using different types of cork, such as expanded a…

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…

31 . Jul . 2017
Impact noise insulation as part of the system.

The use of a NRT pre-attached underlayment acts like the traditional underlay, preventing the transmission of mechanical energy through the slab. The perfect energy attenuation is provided by the engineered combination of different cork granules, targeted to be underneath the MDF, plywood, staves, WPC's or polymer, or…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
products: metamorphosis

The METAMORPHOSIS project brings together ten professionals from the fields of world design and architecture. Three of those invited are even winners of the Pritzker Prize: Álvaro Siza (Portugal), Eduardo Souto de Moura (Portugal) and Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland). Also challenged to present different approaches…

Blog 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…

Blog 16 . Sep . 2019
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Step 1: Go4cork products are produced mainly with unused cork from the cork stopper industry. When we think about cork, we almost automatically think about cork stoppers. However, the production of cork stoppers uses only around 30 % of this raw material. It was precisely to give new life to this industry’s unused cork…

News 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…

News 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…

News 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…

Articles 26 . Sep . 2018
Articles
If you are currently trying to decide on which flooring to use in remodelling your home, and if your main concern is the choice of look that…

An underlay is much more than just something you place under the flooring. The underlay is part of a solid foundation that can determine the floor’s performance in terms of acoustic properties and comfort, while also adding to its lifespan. Even though it is not visible, it can still be felt and perceived thanks to the…

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…

22 . Oct . 2021
CORK – A Truly Environmentally Superior Product

Cork is a truly renewable resource. Unlike solid wood, composite wood products, paper and other “renewable resources”; no trees are cut down to make cork products. In fact, Cork Oak trees in Portugal and most other producing countries are protected by law. The product that we know as Cork consists of the bark of the Co…

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