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21 results found cork oak forests

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork Oak Forest

From all the cork oak forests, approximately 340 000 tonnes of cork are harvested each year.

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
How important are cork oak forests?

Cork oak forests contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and the survival of many indigenous animal species, some of which are in danger of extinction. Equally important is its role in capturing CO2, the regulation of the hydrological cycle and restraining environmental and social desertification.Cork oak forest…

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork oak forests are natural CO2 retainers, the major cause of global warming

It is estimated that every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tons of CO2, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change.

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
Preservation of the cork oak forest

It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social, and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim…

Why Cork 25 . Jul . 2017
Why Cork
Facts and Curiosities

Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.

Notícias 02 . Nov . 2020
The Life Cycle Assessments analyzed different ACC products and concluded that they all have a negative carbon balance, when considering the…

From the origin of the raw materials to the factory gate: what are the environmental impacts of Amorim Cork Composites’ products? This was this question that we wanted to answer when we began a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) process for several products. The results showed that, without exception, they all have a negative…

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
How do cork oaks grow?

The cork oak may be sown, planted or propagate spontaneously, which is often the case in cork oak forests, thanks to the acorns that fall on the ground.

31 . Jul . 2017
NRT Top Layer - Negative Carbon Balance

Top Layer NRT®94 has a negative carbon balance of -39.3 kg CO₂/m₂*, when taking into account the CO₂ sequestered by cork oak forests and the emissions associated with the industrial process.

08 . Apr . 2022

Cork is the bark of the cork oak (Quercus Suber L.). 100% natural, renewable, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from an environmental, social or economic point of view, one of the most versatile materials in the world, and can be used in various processes and sectors.  It is estimated that for every ton of cork…

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork harvesting

The wise hands that plant the trees of the cork oak forest are the same ones that skilfully strip the bark every year. Removing the bark from each cork oak.

09 . Aug . 2019

Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected. Cork oak forests are natural retainers of CO2, they prevent soil degradation, they regulate the hydrological cycle, they combat deser…

News 16 . Sep . 2019
Recycled cork and new products

The cork oak forest helps preserve biodiversity and guarantees the survival of many native species, some of which are endangered. It is also equally important as a carbon sink, and ensures regulation of the water cycle and water retention, and helps prevent desertification and depopulation of rural areas. Recycling, in…

21 . Apr . 2022
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…

Articles 09 . Aug . 2019
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2. It makes a difference in the lives of people who depend on it Cork is an important social and economic development factor for Western Mediterranean countries, enabling people to continue living and working in arid and semi-arid areas. In addition to thousands of direct jobs, the cork oak forest generates various oth…

News 05 . Apr . 2022
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…

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…

Mobility 30 . Oct . 2018
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.

News 12 . Feb . 2021
When did you decide that cork would be the main “star” of your work?

My studio started experimenting with cork back in 2010, it took a lot of time and experimenting to learn how the material works and to understand the various grades and the properties of the material. Joaquim Sá, the Managing Director of Amorim Cork, South Africa has always been a wonderful supporter of my work. From t…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
This action forms part of the company's Sustainability Program, the "Natural Choice".

Vila de Mora, in the district of Évora, recently welcomed 80 volunteers of Corticeira Amorim who planted 2000 cork oaks, thus increasing the forest area of Portugal's National Tree. Herdade da Barroca, a property of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora, was the scene of the initiative that directly involved the community…

News 23 . May . 2022

According to an analytic study conducted by the consultancy firm, EY, the underlayment Plus Go4Cork by Amorim has a negative carbon balance of -8.1kg CO2 eq/m². The carbon balance of the underlayment Plus VB Go4Cork by Amorim is -7.8kg CO2 eq/m². By promoting carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest that is superior…


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