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News 20 . Jun . 2019
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Cork

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

Cork is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character.

24 . Apr . 2019
Cork Inside

When cork isn't completely visible, this seal guarantees that the product contains cork in the optimal amount, giving the required performance.

05 . Jan . 2018
What is Cork

The unique natural qualities of cork make it a most effective material for the control of sound transmission in hard surface flooring applications.

25 . Jul . 2017
What is Cork

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials.

29 . Dec . 2017
What is Cork

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials.

Articles 20 . Nov . 2018
Articles
7 reasons to choose cork infills

Main benefits of cork-based or cork infill

Case Studies 12 . Mar . 2019
Case Studies
Cork chair cover

Cork offers additional comfort to your aluminium chair.

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork Oak Forest

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

What is Cork 05 . Jan . 2018
What is Cork
“Cork is Cork” and all Cork Underlayment products are the same.

Incorrect: Properties such as density, particle size and consistency of particle size are very important and vary widely from one manufacturer to another. Density affects the structural stability of the product and the sound attenuation quality. A product that lacks density will be too delicate to use as   an underlaym…

Case Studies 28 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Cork in acoustic wall coverings

Cork backing is used in wall covering panels to increase soundproofing.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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The finest music … to the sound of cork

The initiative is the brainchild of Portuguese company, Audolici, which has launched Cork turntable mats.

10 . Oct . 2018
Sustainable construction: the role of cork

Cork is one of the main materials that have been gaining prominence in the area of sustainable and eco-efficient construction.

Case Studies 29 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Cork pieces by Gisela Simas

The Brazilian designer chose cork to create two new pieces of furniture, a coffee table and a lamp.

26 . Oct . 2017
Tate Modern embraces cork

Visitors to the "Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX: One Two Three Swing!" are now able to walk along a colossal cork installation.

28 . Mar . 2018
Insulation with cork in the Zeitz Museum

Acousticork cork underlay and agglomerated cork and rubber underscreeds are the materials responsible for the excellent insulation characteristics of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.

09 . Oct . 2018
Cork in comfort and fashion of footwear

As light as it is resistant. As natural as it is sophisticated. As traditional as it is timeless. Cork always makes for a perfect fit!

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
What is the world cork production?

The world cork production is 340 000 tons per year, 55% of which is from Portugal.

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.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork 3D Molding - Unleashing Creativity

Amorim Cork Composites develops a new composite for 3D molding technology.

01 . Aug . 2017
Cork mindset

Cork, as part of the world’s forests, helps maximize carbon sequestration and consequently counters global warming and climate changes. Cork is the bark of Quercus Suber L. and is renewed every nine years. Amorim Cork Composites is also using sub-products from cork stoppers production as raw material. This value-chain…

Articles 16 . Apr . 2018
Articles
WHY CORK?

Cork is a 100% natural material that has a honeycomb-like structure of microscopic cells filled with an air-like gas and coated mainly with suberin and lignin. One cubic centimeter of cork contains about 40 million cells. It has a closed-cell structure, making it lightweight, airtight and watertight. Cork is an amazing…

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…

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 16 . Feb . 2018
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Cork floating islands treat wastewater

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

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Campana brothers create furniture made of cork

Collection includes an armchair and three cabinets made using various types of cork.

News 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.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Cork rolls

Rolls of agglomerated cork, available in various thicknesses and sizes, with or without adhesive. In addition to application on walls, these can be used as an anti-slip lining on the inside of drawers or for carrying out crafts/handiwork.

08 . May . 2019
Cork rolls

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.

Why Cork 25 . Jul . 2017
Why Cork
Other applications of cork

As a result of technological advances and strong investment in R&D+I, the applications of cork are increasingly surprising, from its use in construction and architecture, in design, in the manufacture of clothing, jewelry and footwear, in furniture, decoration, health and cosmetics, in energy production, pollution…

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.

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
Cork: 100% natural

Although artificial infills are considered environmentally-friendly, cork is a more sustainable option. Cork is a 100% recyclable material, where nearly all industry waste produced is reusable. This helps to minimize greenhouse gases and reduce the carbon footprint. Choosing a cork infill means choosing a solution that…

Artigos 13 . Aug . 2018
Artigos
Cork-based underlays: the balance between performance and comfort

nstalling an underlay plays a critical role in improving the comfort and efficiency of buildings. Cork-based products are an excellent option for underlays.

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
Cork is the central element in the installation by the Danish collective SUPERFLEX

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

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 02 . Aug . 2017
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Cork Thermal Protection Heat Shield for Mars Spacecraft

Cork is being used by Aerospace contractors working on the future spacecraft that are expected to take humans to Mars and deep space in the coming decades.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork under the spotlight of Stockholm Furniture Fair

The material library was the main stage for cork´s presentation, where designers and architects had the opportunity to be introduced to the science of nature.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork becomes art in the Palais de Tokyo

The iconic Palais de Tokyo in Paris was the stage for an artistic intervention where cork emerges as the decisive element in the performative language.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork presented in New York at 5th Avenue

The window of the renowned fashion brand Saks Fifth Avenue presents the Lisbon Collection which has cork as the main material.

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.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork house in the Gulbenkian Foundation during a 20-day concert

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.

25 . Jun . 2018
Cork as a damping material

Due to its closed, cellular structure, filled with air, cork has a higher loss factor than rubber, which is essential for damping and consequent energy dissipation. Our specific polymer formulations and the addition of cork, with its unique compressibility and recovery features, enhance the material’s high loss factor.…

08 . Jan . 2019
The ultimate innovation in cork transformation

Natural Textile fibers TechnologyThe fusion of polymeric layer over agglomerated cork. Adaptable and FlexibleProvides the sophisticated look and luxurious feel of soft leather or nubuck suede with the unique features of cork. Use of lamination/gluing technologyEnables it to be applied to highly flexible and durable mat…

08 . May . 2019
Adhesive for cork wall coatings

Covering a wall with cork wallpaper or decorative panels instantly imparts an eye-catching effect to any room. Our specific adhesive for wall coatings simplifies the application of these materials, and ensures a bubble-free and long-lasting final result.

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…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Cork reducing weight in river cruise ships

A primary cork decking used in a 6* river cruising ship built by MV WERTFEN for the Genting Group. The result? Better navigation performance and a significant reduction in the installation time.

News 18 . Sep . 2018
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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.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork lamps to illuminate La Biennale di Venezia

Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer to discover new ways to work with cork, resulting in a creative lighting game.

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.

14 . Sep . 2017
Elasticity thanks to cork cellular structure

Cork is made of millions of airtight cells, divided by a gaseous mixture that allows it to be compressed to half of its thickness without losing any flexibility, and to be decompressed in order to return to its original shape.This characteristic lends cork high elasticity and compression resistance that is advantageous…

08 . May . 2019
Cork with you, every day.

We bring cork to your life. We’re with you every day, whether you’re looking for a solution for a quieter and more comfortable environment, or looking for a natural and unique element to complete your home or workspace design.

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork: a universe of possibilities one step away from the consumer

How cork became a favoured decoration element in furniture, upholstery, wall coverings, cushions and curtains.

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

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…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
Claus Porto’s first store outside Portugal is in New York - and it’s made from cork

1,500 diamond-shaped cork pieces create a fascinating 13-metre long arch

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.

News 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'.

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…

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
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…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Build with cork: a product with very low embodied energy

The energy that is consumed during the extraction, production and transport of construction materials is called "embodied energy" and is a key factor that is increasingly taken into account when selecting materials for use in construction. Ideally, to achieve more sustainable construction, one aspect to consider is th…

08 . May . 2019
Building with cork: a product with very low embodied energy

The energy that is consumed to extract, produce and transport building materials is called "embodied energy", and is increasingly taken into account when selecting materials for use in construction. Ideally, sustainable materials must also have low embodied energy. As is the case with cork. A renewable raw material, w…

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
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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News 18 . Apr . 2018
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Cork on mission to Mars

Project cTPS – Crushable TPS - and Innovative Earth re-entry capsule forms part of the European Space Agency’s Mars exploration programme.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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Cork acoustic panels in Singapore

Interview with Gabriel Tan, designer.

09 . Oct . 2018
Cork grows in orthopaedic and comfort footwear

From the cork oak tree creating comfort in the footwear industry.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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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.

29 . Dec . 2017
7 Reasons for using a cork underlayment

If you are currently looking to decide on which laminate flooring to use in the remodelling of your home choose, an underlayment that will guarantee maximum comfort and durability.

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

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

Articles 27 . Jul . 2017
Articles
7 Reasons for using a cork underlayment

If you are currently looking to decide on which laminate flooring to use in the remodelling of your home choose, an underlayment that will guarantee maximum comfort and durability.

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

To develop Corecork surfboards, specifically designed to meet the unique characteristics of big waves and to fulfil McNamara’s needs.

News 09 . Mar . 2018
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"I think that cork is extraordinary!"

In this interview, the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça talks about his emblematic work - the Lisbon Cruise Terminal - which uses an innovative solution that endows it with greater structural lightness: concrete mixed with cork.

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Cork applied in artificial turf systems

Cork infill applied in the soccer field of the Tangstedt Sports Club's soccer field in Germany.

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim Cork Composites

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Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Cork, more than appearances

ACM49 and ACM94 are elegant alternatives for a variety of decking surfaces ranging from professional and recreational marine vessels, pool decks, pontoons, to wellness centers.

08 . Jan . 2019
A new perspective on cork

By your side, while working, relaxing or enjoying a meal with family and friends. Light and unpretentious, the items in the MATERIA collection fit perfectly into your daily routine.

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
Brochure | Cork at Tate Modern

Brochure | Cork at Tate Modern

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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Campana Brothers present their first collection of cork furniture

Sobreiro is the new collection from the Brazilian designers, developed in partnership with Corticeira Amorim, Época and the European Capital of Furniture.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Innovative cork project improves air quality in buildings

Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials, and more sustainable products.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork presented in new installation of MAAT in Lisbon

A sensorial experience at APQHome – MAAT, by Ana Pérez-Quiroga.

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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"Cork slows heat transmission through the fairing and keeps the carbon structure below a critical temperature"

Cork was the material highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten.

Articles 26 . Sep . 2018
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8 Reasons for using cork underlays when renovating your home

If you are currently looking to decide on which laminate flooring to use in the remodelling of your home choose, an underlays that will guarantee maximum comfort and durability.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Mega cork installation in the inauguration of the Natural History Museum in Tel Aviv

"Blocks" is the name of the mega installation by the designer Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork poufs invite you to take a break at the Skissernas Museum

There are three and they draw the attention of those who pass by one of the areas of the Skissernas Museum, in Sweden.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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Your work is all about cork? Why cork?

Cédric: It's about cork, but not as you know it. Working with the perception of how people look at cork to create a renewed awareness of its richness. Cork is a unique material, but it's mainly used in similar applications - for interior or decorative use. We want to ennoble it, give it an artful touch, by taking advan…

Articles 26 . Sep . 2018
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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.

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
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Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world | EN

Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
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Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world | EN

Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
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Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world | EN

Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world

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Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world | EN

Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world

News 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.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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What is the perspective of the North American flooring industry on cork?

The North American market sees cork as a value-added product and as a sustainable product. But it is not yet a mainstream product. Most of the cork used in the US is for industrial applications. That will change as the demands of the market change. Of course, we [the US] are the world’s biggest users of cork wine stopp…

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…

31 . Jul . 2017
Stability through cork

NRT 3D is part of NRT Core Layers range and is a waterproof material. It can be very flexible with an excellent performance in terms of thermal dimensional stability. With this type of product matrix, we could find the perfect balance between technical market high requirements and the final customer’s value perception.…

News 17 . Apr . 2018
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New cork objects designed by Gisela Simas are presented during Milan Design Week

Rio + Design Milan 2018 is the name of the exhibition which, during Milan Furniture Salon (Salone Internazionale del Mobile), will present a major exhibition of works by over 60 Brazilian designers, as part of the event, Be Brasil.

News 31 . Oct . 2017
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Cork is being part of the news. What do you think that hasn't been said yet about cork in the space industry?

Cork… it’s not just for use on Planet Earth! Just as cork has been such an important component of the thermal protection of nearly every rocket launched from Earth, I expect it will find similar applications when we are visiting other moons and planets in our solar system and eventually launching rockets back home from…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim cork composites management policy (1)

The main activity of Amorim Cork Composites is the production of cork granulates and composite cork. In the business area in which the company operates, the satisfaction of customers as well as of other stakeholders is decisive for the sustainable development of the Organisation, in which continuous improvement is a de…

25 . Jul . 2017
HK Acoustic Seminar

Some of the leading stakeholders from Hong Kong’s Noise & Vibration market attended the HK Acoustic Seminar – Cork in Building to listen to The Sound of Silence. It was a pleasure to organize this special networking moment, supported by our local partner: NAP Acoustics. Several interesting topics were discussed dur…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Concerning cork, which characteristics do you value most? Do you agree that cork is the past, present, and future material of the flooring b…

The diversity of applications – far beyond the flooring business – the top performance, and also the important factor of sustainability makes cork probably one of the most amazing materials to work with. The presentations we all had at the Amorim plant were extremely impressive. Cork is one of the fascinating hidden ch…

06 . Aug . 2018
How do you follow the evolution of cork-based materials and systems in this specific market (Noise & Vibration)?

Cork-based materials have been used in other industries for many centuries. The current challenge in the building acoustics market is to present these cork-based materials to architects and consultants who can then apply them in the design of their buildings in order to reduce impact noise.

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…

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
Cork infills

Origin, durability and comfort guaranteed.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
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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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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How and when did you have the idea of using this raw material (cork) to create the Beller Collection?

It all started in January 2015 when Benjamin Pardo, executive vice president at Knoll, reached out to me. Both he and Roger Wall, president of Spinneybeck, had been interested in adding cork products to the Knoll and Spinneybeck collection. During their preliminary research they had come across some of my earlier work…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
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.

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Cork, the art of nature. Design, the elegance of function. Its combination unleashed creativity in the furnishing industry, resulting in a s…

We are part of an evolution path where new processes and technologies are constantly being developed. Sensorial and functional attributes frame cork as a highly competitive material and thus a premium material of choice for designers and engineers from the furnishing industry.

News 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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Power equipment noise emissions have become significant contributors to urban noise pollution, Amorim’s solutions are cork rubber based elas…

Cork plays a significant role in the elastomer and is directly responsible for the damping function, commonly designated as the energy loss factor, while the rubber matrix takes care of the isolation, together they are the ideal combination when considering vibration and noise reduction solutions especially at resonanc…

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Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Design is one of the main ways to enhance the unique characteristics of cork. Hence, Corticeira Amorim challenged experimentadesign to commi…

The design process of the items created combines functionality and relevance (an essential concern of the modern world), with keen sensitivity for the dynamics of use. The MATERIA collection, by joining the sensory characteristics and the unique personality of an ancient material - cork - with the challenging perspecti…

09 . Oct . 2018
Cork and Comfort.

Footcork is recognized for its innovative nature and continuous reinvention. It is also accompanied by an easy management and transformation process. Key characteristics, such as lightweight, warmth, breath ability and good compression/recovery properties provide remarkable performance in terms of comfort.

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.

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Material Category Granulated Cork

28 . Nov . 2018
António Salazar - CEO Kankura Golf

Using cork brings several key advantages. For example, cork offers comfort and thermal inertia, which is very important in footwear used for golf, given that golfers may face very cold temperatures in the winter and a lot of heat in the summer. Moreover cork is a material with tremendous elasticity, cushioning the impa…

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…

26 . Oct . 2017
Brochure | Cork at Tate Modern

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14 . Sep . 2017
Infill

Cork or cork-based infills designed to avoid unwanted consequences

31 . Jul . 2017
Core Layer

Dimension Stability through a cork compound

31 . Jul . 2017
Core Layer

Dimension Stability through a cork compound

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Jasper Morrison, British product designer

Cork is a material which is certainly worthy of attention in design. Its appeal lies in the combination of its old-world appeal and new-world technical capabilities.

08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods

Designer, functional products, made from cork, for everyday use.

08 . Jan . 2019
Lasca - Marco Sousa Santos

Aro is a centerpiece as well as a statement, a bold assumption of cork's personality.

08 . Jan . 2019
Aro - Miguel Vieira Batista

Aro is a centerpiece as well as a statement, a bold affirmation of cork's personality.

Case Studies 07 . Dec . 2018
Case Studies
Lisbon Cruise Terminal

Development of a concrete solution with cork for application in Lisbon Cruise Terminal.

23 . Mar . 2018
SG Malsburg-Marzell Sports Club

Cork infill application in the Malsburg’s artificial turf football field.

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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.

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
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Articles

Find here the most relevant articles on the cork sector and follow the entire industrial revolution around it.

Knowledge Center 27 . Jul . 2017
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Articles

Find here the most relevant articles on the cork sector and follow the entire industrial revolution around it.

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Articles

Find here the most relevant articles on the cork sector and follow the entire industrial revolution around it.

25 . Jul . 2017
Multiple Solutions for the Power Industry

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

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

Cork has a unique cellular structure that cannot be technologically replicated.

10 . Dec . 2018
Material used

Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

27 . Jul . 2017
Why should I use an underlayment?

Discover 8 reasons for using cork underlayment when renovating your home.

03 . Jan . 2019
Underscreed: more silence and more comfort

To meet the high standards of acoustic performance expected in the project of the new Four Seasons building in Bangkok, a cork underscreed with recycled rubber was applied to the entire area of the hotel, including common areas. The flooring was then finished with laminated wood and ceramic material.

25 . Jul . 2017
Seals and Gaskets

Amorim offers solutions for the best sealing performance. Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing.

25 . Jul . 2017
Acoustic Insulation & Vibration Isolation

Acousticork vibration control portfolio is the high performance alternative to synthetic products. The quietness of the forest is something that cork can also bring to our cities.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Serpentine Gallery Pavillion 2012

Over 80 m3 of cork to cover the entire underground space, projected by the Herzog & de Meuron architectural office and the artist Ai Weiwei.

01 . Jan . 2018
Sound control underlayment.

Agglomerated Cork and Recycled Cork /Rubber Underlayment for Impact Noise Reduction of VCT, LVT VET, Sheet Vinyl & Linoluem Floors.

08 . May . 2019
Coasters

Protect your table with cork coasters. Lightweight and waterproof. You can place any type of cup or mug on them. The natural colour of cork is neutral, and easily matches the rest of your table decor.

25 . Jul . 2017
Molded cork-rubber collars and washers provide an effective and simple solution to flanking paths produced by the usage of rigid connections…

Untreated connections often result in vibration flanking paths, propagating vibration throughout the structure through the bolt to the surrounding area resulting in structural borne noise.

25 . Jul . 2017
RIP cork rubber Inlay is a practical solution for the RIP Condenser/Bushing technology manufacturing process.

It serves as an excellent stress/dimensional absorber during the resin impregnation process, absorbing contradicting dimensional changes. Due to the expansion of the internal metal conductor and the contraction of the external RIP isolator during the curing process, preventing cracking of the resin insulator and reduci…

30 . Oct . 2018
Multilayer Panel Materials

A combination of polymers, cork granules and engineered compounding to achieve acoustic, fire, lightweight or thermal properties.

31 . Jul . 2017
Polyurethane

A type of finish used on hardwood to protect it from damage. A type of binder used on agglomeration of cork layers for a flooring system.

08 . Jan . 2019
Par

Fitting comfortably into your hand, these shakers rely on the cork component for upright support, a good hold and an airtight control of the content.

08 . Jan . 2019
Tipsy

Tipsy is balance and art, like the work of a dancer, with a touch of irony. It is the warmth of cork, influencing the environment with the sweetest, Simplest significance.

08 . May . 2019
Office

Memo boards made of cork and other materials for pinning notes, messages, photographs or documents

25 . Jul . 2017
Car engines are subject to extreme tests of endurance, resistance, heat and pressure.

So we develop unique blends of cork and select rubbers to produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing.

25 . Jul . 2017
Agglomerated cork and recycled materials layers are pressure-resistant and an effective way to provide reliable protection of the flooring a…

Acousticork underlayments range can be the solution to insulate new builds, refurbishments and bespoke architectural projects including residential commercial and education settings. 100% produced from recycled and natural materials, Acousticork underlayments are a totally sustainable solution that are compatible with…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Final Decking Materials

Amorim Decking Materials are a combination of incomparable functionality and luxurious aesthetics, bound together in a natural cork composite. Cork is 100% natural, reusable and recyclable. Whether from an environmental, social or economic perspective, it’s one of the world’s most versatile materials.

29 . Dec . 2017
CorkPlus 250

Agglomerated Cork and Recycled EVA Foam Granule Underlayment for Impact Noise Reduction of LVT, Fiberglass Backed Sheet Vinyl & Linoleum Floors.

09 . Jan . 2018
Approved for Use With Most:

Compatible with all types of Floating Wood & Laminate Flooring ProductsThe perfect “Green Choice” for Floating Cork or Bamboo Flooring Material

27 . Jul . 2017
Solutions for flooring.

Sustainable solutions made of cork agglomerate to improve thermal comfort, sound insulation and energy efficiency of your home, such as underlayment specially designed for flooring distributors.

News 14 . Jan . 2019
News
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:

29 . Dec . 2017
Sound Control Underlayment.

Agglomerated Cork and Recycled EVA Foam Granule Underlayment for Impact Noise Reduction of LVT, Fiberglass Backed Sheet Vinyl & Linoleum Floors.

08 . Jan . 2019
Bathtub fun and other aquatic adventures are guaranteed with Bote.

Consisting of a cork hull and a plastic add-on piece (a sail, a row of engine chimneys or a cabin) Bote is your ticket to plenty of imaginative seafaring.

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…

01 . Jan . 2018
Characteristics:

Highly Efective IIC Noise Reduction with Minimum Thickness   Versatile, Low Cost & Easy to Install with Long Term Durability   100% Natural & Sustainable Cork, Non-Toxic & Hypo-Allergenic

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Characteristics:

Maximum IIC Noise Reduction - HOA & Architect Preferred   Strong & Durable Enough for Direct Bond Ceramic Tile & Stone   100% Natural & Sustainable Cork, Non-Toxic & Hypo-Allergenic

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Automotive
3D Gasket Materials

For specific hardware designs, we also provide the possibility of 3D cork rubber gasket materials developed and used for injection and transfer molding. These innovative materials have been used in heavy duty applications for heat resistance and chemical compatibility depending on the environment, whilst maintaining th…

01 . Jan . 2018
Characteristics:

Maximum Performance with Minimum Added Thickness   25 Point ΔIIC Improvement as Tested per ASTM E-2179   Outperforms Rubber, Foam, Standard Cork and Other Direct   Bond Sound Control Products in Glued Hardwood Applications*   Green Material & Process - Maximum LEED™ Potential   Rapidly Renewing Bark of Cork Oak Tre…

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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The use of underlays in all types of flooring solutions provides significant improvements in terms of thermal comfort, sound insulation and…

Underlays can consist of pure agglomerated cork or agglomerated cork mixed with other composites, e.g. Recycled Rubber, PUR or EVA polymers. They can have different sizes, according to the application.Underlays not only improves the thermal and acoustical insulation but also allows the levelling of the floor before lay…

29 . Dec . 2017
Discover our full range of Underlayment Products.

Our underlayments can consist of agglomerated cork granules or agglomerated cork mixed with other recycled materials. Such as: Tire Derived Rubber or High Density Polyurethane or EVA Foam granules. The underlayments can have different thicknesses, depending on the finished flooring used and the level of acoustic perfor…

08 . Jan . 2019
The companies

Amorim Cork CompositesAmorim Cork Composites is a world leader in cork composite materials with a long track record of achievements using cork in demanding industries such as construction, flooring, sport surfaces, aerospace, automotive, panels and composites, power industry, seals and gaskets, consumer goods, furnishi…

25 . Jul . 2017
Impact attenuation for light and heavy rail applications

Cork engineered compounds are designed for use as rail pads, baseplate, under sleeper pads and ballast mats. Available in a wide variety of thicknesses these materials provide different degrees of impact attenuation, for light and heavy rail applications, in slab and ballast track, used as well in special track works s…

01 . Jan . 2018
Characteristics:

Multi-Material Construction = Improved IIC Performance   Cork & Recycled Rubber Combined in a 9.5mm (3/8”) Composite   Sheet Designed for Optimal Impact Noise Attenuation Performance   Superior Bonding & Working Characteristics vs. Competitive Systems   Sound Control, Crack Suppression & Thermal Benefits in…

08 . Jan . 2019
Gelo

This lidded ice bucket lined with a plastic inner casing capitalizes on cork's thermal insulation properties coupled with its unique texture. It maintains the low temperature inside, while the outer surface retains its natural warmth and pleasing, soothing feel.     So let the drinks flow and the good times roll.

08 . Jan . 2019
Six

Made of agglomerated cork, in the ideal dimension to perfectly accommodate six bottles, six will be a witty help to any wine collector: by absorbing impact, protecting the wine bottles while moving, or simply displaying the precious nectars… As James would say: Cheers! Alla Salute! Saúde!...

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Core Materials for Multilayer Structures & Panels

Amorim multilayer panel materials are a combination of cork in selected elastomeric compound matrix to yield specific performances ranging from thermal insulation, noise reduction to fire resistance whilst maintaining the reduced surface weight, depending on the requirements of the final application.

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Automotive
Accoseal is a range of market renowned and extensively specified sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, with a proven history in…

Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing, that due to reduced side flow, allow for larger contact areas and higher compression ratios which guarantee an effective sealing barrier against potential flange surface imperfections, distortions and leakage paths.

Seals and Gaskets 25 . Jul . 2017
Seals and Gaskets
Accoseal is a range of market renowned and extensively specified sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, with a proven history in…

Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing, that due to reduced side flow, allow for larger contact areas and higher compression ratios which guarantee an effective sealing barrier against potential flange surface imperfections, distortions and leakage paths.

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…

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The materials in the construction area have undergone constant improvements over time. This evolution is due to the non-conformist spirit of…

The need to create priorities ranges from the more traditional - such as impermeability, stability, visual requirements - to the most recent fields, which relate to energy, sustainability, thermal, and acoustic issues. Cork, as a multifaceted product, can meet the demands of today's markets through its natural properti…

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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Rufo

Rufo is all bam and no noise. This young percussionist's dream is guaranteed to entertain while keeping the peace with parents and neighbors alike. An alternative take on the acoustic properties of cork (known for its excellent insulation capacity), Rufo introduces a softer soundscape in the shape of a near weightless,…

08 . Jan . 2019
Senta

Senta is a contradiction on 4 legs: the possibility to sit down while on the move, to harmonize your nomadic and contemplative instincts. A fool-proof, pack & carry stool you can assemble and use anywhere, Senta fits 4 wooden legs into a cork seat that is both sturdy and flexible, making for a comfortable sitting s…

08 . Jan . 2019
A seductive piece that makes you wonder who exactly is drawing the line.

An attractive piece that makes you wonder who exactly is drawing the line.   A textured cork body mounted on either 36 or 4 pencil-legs, which makes for two different configurations and drawing patterns, Furo can be dismantled for easy storage or to, literally, cut down on its artistic outbursts. Visually striking and…

Flooring 22 . Mar . 2018
Flooring
Sound Control Underlayment Products.

AcoustiCork products provide the thinnest profile, most effective and lowest installed cost per sq. ft. in Sound Control Products for Hard Surface Flooring and now Vinyl & Resilient Flooring. Our underlayments can consist of agglomerated cork granules or agglomerated cork mixed with other recycled materials. Such a…

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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In order to meet the new GRI directives, in version 4, Corticeira Amorim built a materiality matrix based on the results of the stakeholder consultation (performed in 2015) and on the importance of the different sustainability topics for the company. As a result of the materiality analysis, the most important topics fo…

25 . Jul . 2017
Building Purpose

The pads – an engineered compound with cork and natural rubber - from Acousticork range are designed to optimize sound and impact insulation in floor construction and achieve resonance frequencies of 6 to 10Hz when correctly installed.  When integrated within a floating floor system, VC1000’s pads are used to obtain ve…

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…

Seals and Gaskets 25 . Jul . 2017
Seals and Gaskets
Unique features make it the preferred sealing material used across multiple applications in industrial equipment, natural gas and liquid pet…

Techseal is a range of engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application in several environments, while providing cost effective final product customization and manufacturing options. Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicat…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Alma Gémea, a love story.

Alma Gémea combines cork and ceramics - two noble materials, both of which have a long tradition in Portugal. The use and combination of these materials, in an innovative and differentiating manner, naturally brings us to the most sophisticated dimension of contemporary home design. Alma Gémea is a forward-looking prod…

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…

News 05 . Jun . 2018
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Upon being named "Entrepreneur of the Year", António Amorim congratulated the other nominees - João Mirada, Luís Miguel Sousa, Luís Moura e Silva, Mário Ferreira, Nuno Sebastião and Rui Miguel Nabeiro/Manuel Rui Nabeiro - revealing that "It was a pleasure and an honour to share this nomination with so many distinguishe…

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