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08 . Jan . 2019
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Keiji Takeuchi  Born in Fukuoka, Japan 1977. At age of 15, Keiji Takeuchi moved to New Zealand where he spent his youth. In 1999, while studying at an art school in New Zealand, he moved to Paris for a scholarship study at ENSCI / Les Ateliers. In 2003, he returned to Japan and since 2005, he has been a member and a de…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Curated by experimentadesign, MATERIA débuts 14 projects by 12 designers.

08 . Jan . 2019
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Filipe Larcão Industrial designer Filipe Alarcão trained at the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts and Domus Academy in Milan, where he remained after completing his Master's degree, working with Michele De Lucchi (95-97). Working from his Lisbon-based studio, he develops his own projects in furniture, urban equipment, lighti…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Daniel Caramelo Industrial designer Daniel Caramelo graduated from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts in 2002, after which he spent 3 years in Barcelona, working with, among others, azuamoliné. Upon his return, he started his studio with Bárbara Fachada under the brand name Linhabranca. A founding member of Diverge Design…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Raw Edges Under the name Raw Edges, Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay work towards a common goal: to create objects that have never been seen before. Yael's main focus lies in turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Since the…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Inga Sempé Parisian-born Inga Sempé graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris) in 1993. Since then, she has built up an impressive and diversified portfolio of projects ranging from furniture and lighting to small objects and fabrics. A scholarship holder at the Villa…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Miguel Vieira Batista Since 2000, Miguel Vieira Baptista, trained at IADE Lisbon and the Glasgow School of Art, has combined his main activity as a product designer with a host of projects in exhibition and interior design commissioned by experimentadesign and the Lisbon Fashion Week, among others. He has also curated…

08 . Jan . 2019
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James Irvine Born in London, James Irvine graduated in 1984 from the Royal College of Art, London. In the same year he moved to Milan. From 1984 to 1992, he was a design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan, under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1987 he worked for one year at the Toshi…

08 . Jan . 2019
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James Irvine Born in London, James Irvine graduated in 1984 from the Royal College of Art, London. In the same year he moved to Milan. From 1984 to 1992, he was a design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan, under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1987 he worked for one year at the Toshi…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Fernando Brízio Fernando Brízio graduated in Product Design (1996) from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, where he lives and works. He has developed products for industry and small-scale handmade production, along with exhibitions, sets, interior and public spaces for companies and organizations such as Droog, Schréd…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Marco Sousa Santos With a career that spans three decades, Marco Sousa Santos is a Product Design graduate from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts. A founding member of breakthrough Portuguese studio Protodesign (99/01) and cultural platform experimentadesign (98), he founded his own studio in 2002, working with the likes…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Nendo Giving people a small “!“ moment, capturing the hidden potential for “!” in the everyday. This is the “wow” factor, the element of surprise, humor and novelty that, according to nendo, makes our lives more interesting. The mission of this design collective is to reintroduce it in the shape of objects and devices…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Nendo Giving people a small “ ! “ moment, capturing the hidden potential for “!” in the everyday. This is the “wow” factor, the element of surprise, humour and novelty that, according to nendo, makes our lives more interesting. The mission of this design collective is to reintroduce it in the shape of objects and devic…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Fernando Brízido Fernando Brízio graduated in Product Design (1996) from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, where he lives and works. He has developed products for industry and small-scale handmade production, along with exhibitions, sets, interior and public spaces for companies and organizations such as Droog, Schré…

08 . Jan . 2019
News 25 . Jul . 2017
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About Tiago Sá da Costa

Tiago Sá da Costa is a Portuguese product designer and his Studio TSC is currently based in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.  At Studio TSC, Tiago's work is focused on ecological design, with cork as a core research matter. Much of Tiago's work has been exploring the functional uses and physical and aesthetic boundaries of…

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.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Designed to

Designed in accordance with the rules on fire, toxicity and smoke density

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.

08 . Jan . 2019
BIG-GAME

BIG-GAME BIG-GAME is a design studio founded in 2004 by Grégoire Jeanmonod (CH), Elric Petit (BE) and Augustin Scott de Martinville (FR). Currently based in Lausanne, BIG-GAME develops furniture, lighting and objects for companies such as Karimoku, Moustache or Galerie Kreo. The trio, who like the terms “descriptive ge…

14 . Sep . 2017
feature: Designed for high performance

Designed for high performance

News 12 . Feb . 2021
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Do you feel there are differences between how cork is perceived by designers and consumers, depending on where you are?

There will always be different perceptions, especially in the countries where one exhibits. Certain design fairs specialise in exhibiting only collectible high-end design, where others focus on commercial products. Most European exhibitors or retailers will have a better understanding of the products presented due to t…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Designed according to fire, smoke and toxicity standards

Designed according to fire, smoke and toxicity standards

14 . Sep . 2017
Cork infills designed to avoid unwanted consequences

We offer natural and extruded compounds specifically designed to be used as artificial turf infills that respect the specification of an appropriate construction standard, and to avoid unwanted consequences.Our infills are designed to allow functional suitability, a balance between cost-effectiveness and environmental…

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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Cork acoustic panels in Singapore

Interview with Gabriel Tan, designer.

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
The Brazilian designer duo has created a group of pieces of furniture that explores the beauty, versatility and sustainability of cork.

Called Sobreiro (cork oak), it is the first line of cork furniture created by the renowned Campana brothers. Made up of an armchair and three cabinets, the collection marked the participation of the Brazilian designers in the 2018 edition of Experimenta Portugal, an initiative of the Consulate General of Portugal in Sa…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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The Japanese designer Keiji Takeuchi who runs a Milan office for Naoto Fukasawa in Italy, contextualizes the development of this object:

“TIPSY’s concept is based on the typical atmosphere of a dinner party and the moment when we open a bottle of wine. Since wine bottles are often one of the key elements for such occasions, I felt there was room to design something that would simultaneously compliment the bottle and the ambience of such occasions.”

26 . Oct . 2017
TATE MODERN IS LINED WITH CORK IN AN INSTALLATION DESIGNED BY SUPERFLEX.

Visitors to the "Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX: One Two Three Swing!" are now able to walk along a colossal cork installation, presented in the Tate Modern - one of the world's most respected contemporary art institutions. About 5,000 m2 of an innovative cork composite have been applied in Turbine Hall - an iconic spac…

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.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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 08 . Sep . 2021
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“The versatility of cork is fascinating”

Designer Christian Watson uses cork in his first furniture collection.

News 18 . Dec . 2020
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WOW: Cork displays more than 9000 years of human history

Interview with Emma Lochery, curator, and designer of The Bridge Collection museum

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.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
Interview with Lars Beller

The designer talks about how the opportunity and inspiration arose to create the Porto and Lisboa cork tiles for the Beller collection.

25 . Jul . 2017
Acousticork underscreeds range offers the right product for medium to high acoustic demands. The product properties and profiling of the Aco…

Acousticork underscreeds are a high performance solution to insulate new buildings. These floor mats are specially designed even for high loads with low deflection. Because of this, their use can be extended to multi-use buildings (hotels, refurbishments, assembly rooms, shopping centers, supermarkets, etc.) with a sta…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Designed according to fire, smoke and toxicity standarts

Excellent compressibility and recovery

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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25 . Jul . 2017
Whether it is a cork stopper, a pair of designer shoes, a piece of furniture, even the tiniest bit of cork in your house is a reminder of th…

Cork oak forests occupy an estimated area of over 5.4 million acres in the West Mediterranean basin.Like the Mediterranean diet, sunshine and great wine, cork oak forests are an icon of the Mediterranean way of life. Around 90% of the area of distribution of the species is found in Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and Algeria…

Notícias 27 . Sep . 2019
Notícias
Under the theme “Interesting Times,” the 2019 edition of the Venice Art Biennale presents projects from 91 countries including works by arti…

A cork floor with drawings by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, marked by metal squares, welcomes visitors to the Giustinian Lolin Palace, which this year hosts Portugal’s official representation at the 58th Venice Biennale, that will run until 24 November, 2019.

News 20 . Nov . 2019
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New Acousticork underscreed

U38 is designed for buildings with stringent acoustic requirements, ensuring performance and sustainability.

Case Studies 08 . Jan . 2020
Case Studies
Cork Modules

The walls of the new auditorium are covered with small rectangular modules made from cork, created by the renowned British product designer, Jasper Morrison, in the scope of the Metamorphosis project.   Known as cork tiles, the cork agglomerate modules designed by Jasper Morrison present a sloping surface, which allows…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Amorim has been encouraging designers to envision and explore another world.

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.

Case Studies 12 . Mar . 2019
Case Studies
The cover was produced using CNC machining, which allows to create pieces that combine aesthetics and high-quality finishes.

The Portuguese designer Marta Sande Castro designed and developed a natural colour agglomerated cork cover for Rion chairs, created by the Italian Radice Orlandini Design Studio in 2012. Taking advantage of the balance between the chair’s complete and empty structure elements, the designer created a completely smooth c…

31 . Jul . 2017
We have the capability to supply products specifically designed for the customer’s process

The flooring manufacturers have a most produced panel dimension for flooring because mainly they are also producing MDF/HDM or just because they are buying with a specific dimension.The flooring manufacturers have high focus on operational efficiency and technological developments and, because of this, they require mat…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
MATERIA

The MATERIA collection was designed to occupy a place in the space of those who appreciate the comfort and functionality of objects.

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.

Articles 13 . Dec . 2017
Articles
Amorim ECO21dB - Unbeatable performance with reduced thickness

Vinyl isn’t what it used to be! Discover this new underlay specially designed to meet all LVT flooring requirements.

News 20 . Jun . 2019
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Cork installation in New York, in the showroom of Ligne Roset

Designed by the architect Bernard Dubois, Ligne 102 offers a unique and unexpected visual concept of cork.

News 25 . Aug . 2020
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Two designers from Antwerp have fallen in love with cork. What is your very first memory of this material?

For a design contest, I was looking for a genuine natural material with unique properties in terms of tactility and sound absorption. Our research led us to cork. So we decided to return to the source. Our first visit to the cork forest at harvest time was really magical. The discovery of the culture of cork, in its pu…

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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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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Acoustic Insulation

Materials designed with urbanisation, acoustic environments and sustainability in mind.

05 . Feb . 2018
Acoustic Insulation

Materials designed with urbanisation, acoustic environments and sustainability in mind.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
Interview with Cédric Etienne and Klas Dalquist, Studio Corkinho

Studio Corkinho is an Antwerp-based design studio, run by two young designers - Cedric Etienne and Klas Dalquist – whose company motto is “It's cork, but not as you know it.”

31 . Jul . 2017
Luxury vinyl tile flooring

It is an increasingly popular product and yet it does not have an established definition.  We hear LVT, LVP, and LVS among other acronyms. The acronym LVT is the most popular of the terms and used to identify “luxury vinyl tile flooring.” As luxury vinyl tile flooring came into popularity, flooring manufacturers and de…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
News
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 23 . Jun . 2021
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Intro

It is in bustling New York that the first Google Store comes to life. In contrast to the city’s frenetic pace and the concrete colors, cork was the material chosen for development of the store’s items of furniture, bringing a sense of calm to the Great Apple and fostering a perfect symbiosis between Nature and Technolo…

09 . Oct . 2018
We’re innovating in the global footwear industry with attractive, comfortable and natural materials.

Cork is a natural, comfortable, lightweight and attractive material. It gives a touch of distinction and originality to the items into which it is incorporated, since it is a natural product. Footcork has its own digital fingerprint, which makes each pair of shoes unique. Cork skin can, for example, be used with its na…

25 . Jul . 2017
Anechoic chamber

A room designed to suppress internal sound reflections. Used for acoustical measurements.

30 . Oct . 2018
Anechoic chamber

A room designed to suppress internal sound reflections. Used for acoustical measurements.

Case Studies 28 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Submaterial

Founded in 2006, the US studio Submaterial is dedicated to the development of wall coverings and panels designed to reduce indoor acoustic impact. Manufactured from sustainable raw materials, such as wool felt and cork, their wall coverings are highly valued by architects and interior designers and have already won a n…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Since its origins many centuries ago, cork has been associated with the manufacture of cups and other receptacles. Nowadays, developers and…

Original and durable, enjoy the aesthetics and versatility of different cork products for the home and kitchen. You can use them simply as decorative objects or explore the more practical and useful side of our different products. By your side as you cook or enjoy a meal with family or friends, our products can bring…

25 . Jul . 2017
Designed to fill the gaps left between expansion joints in concrete slabs, Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions and contra…

Expandacork's unique flexibility enables its easy deployment and also its capacity to resist without any deterioration the continuous deformations caused by different climate conditions. Expandacork materials correspond to a long term compromise between performance, durability and mechanical resistance required on the…

25 . Jul . 2017
Techseal

Engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application environments in automotive sealing.

25 . Jul . 2017
Techseal

Engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application in several environments.

09 . Oct . 2018
Negative Heel

Popular in comfort footwear, a type of foot bed with a lowered heel area designed for more natural foot placement

09 . Aug . 2019
Home

Download the brochure, and discover how to prepare and serve your meals with functional, well-designed, and good quality accessories

25 . Jul . 2017
Anechoic chamber

A room designed to suppress internal sound reflections. Used for acoustical measurements. Because there are so few reflections, any sound will come from one direction only.

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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Mats to high acoustic demands

Acousticork underscreeds range offers the right product for medium to high acoustic demands. The product properties and profiling of the Acousticork floor mats are specially designed for high and variable loads.

25 . Jul . 2017
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.

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
7 reasons to use cork in your home construction and decoration

Cork has been gaining prominence among architects, engineers and designers worldwide, who use it in increasingly creative and innovative ways. Indulge yourself, and enjoy all the benefits that this natural material has to offer.

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.

Case Studies 07 . Dec . 2018
Case Studies
About the project

Designed by the Portuguese architect, Carrilho da Graça, the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal, inaugurated in November 2017, has 13,800 m2, distributed across three floors, and has 360 public parking spaces and 80 parking spaces for buses and other tourist vehicles. The new terminal is designed to serve 1.8 million passenger…

09 . Mar . 2018
About the project

Designed by the Portuguese architect, Carrilho da Graça, the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal, inaugurated in November 2017, has 13,800 m2, distributed across three floors, and has 360 public parking spaces and 80 parking spaces for buses and other tourist vehicles. The new terminal is designed to serve 1.8 million passenger…

Articles 16 . Apr . 2018
Articles
Impact sound insulation

Cork is considered by many floor specialists as one of the best materials for reducing impact sound. To reduce the noise heard in rooms below caused by floor traffic, Amorim has developed a range of underlays that are designed to deliver the best acoustic performance for each type of flooring available on the market.

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material that inspires designers creativity. The industrial processes? These are very developed and in continuous research. Cork can enter the industry in processes such as: 3D Molding, CNC machining, Lamination with different materials, Compression molding, and Board on frame.…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
MV Werften

MV WERFTEN comprises of three shipyards in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV) and has some of the largest docks and covered fabrication facilities in Europe. In their 70-year history, the three shipyards have designed, produced and fitted out around 2,500 sea-going newbuild…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
SOLUTION

In particular, at the technologies level it qualified: The structure, showing increased reusability and ability in comparison to other existing designs; The combined use of rockets and flaps for flight control, which increased the controllability and maneuverability for a precise landing; The understanding of aerothe…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Solution

The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion presents itself as a cork lounge, circular in shape with a multi-level complex structure in which 108 pieces of expanded agglomerated cork furniture proliferate, specifically designed by Ai Weiwei and Herzog and de Meuron for this purpose and hand carved by technicians of Amorim, with the s…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
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.

13 . Nov . 2019
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These blankets were especially designed for heavy loads with reduced deflection. Therefore, their use can be extended to multi-purpose buildings, such as hotels, meeting rooms, shopping centres or supermarkets, with the guarantee that the material will hold its properties during its lifetime.

31 . Jul . 2017
Printable surface that allows the freedom of design.

NRT Top Layer is a component of high density cork designed for direct and digital printing that flooring allows for virtually limitless styles and designs to suit the most discerning customer's taste. Its compact and smooth surface allows the printing of a customized design, while contributing to an extraordinary perfo…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Interior Primary Decking

ACM52 is a new multi function product for interior deck covering with IMO certification that combines outstanding technical and functional performance with impeccable sustainable credentials. Is a cork composite material especially designed to be used as an interior primary deck covering from 5 to 50mm thick on metalli…

Notícias 17 . Apr . 2019
Notícias
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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…

25 . Jul . 2017
External noise control treatment

A number of different options are available to the power industry for external vibration pad materials. The VC6400 power grade formulated for longevity in outdoor environments and designed to withstand conditions such as the presence of Ozone/UV and extreme temperatures is very popular in large power transformers, whil…

25 . Jul . 2017
Ease of assembly

Amorim VC collars & washers should be used in any system that requires treatment due to rigid fastener connections such as bolted vibration pads or fan connection assemblies. The 3mm collar wall and 4mm washer thickness are made of VC1047 vibration control elastomer and designed to withstand the presence of oils an…

25 . Jul . 2017
Solutions for different types of final flooring

The flooring material which overlies the underlayment can be any of a variety of structures, such as non-glued laminate flooring, glued down wood, ceramic or natural stone or even a LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile), that are one of the biggest trends in the flooring market.   Acousticork soundproof underlayments range was desig…

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
It is at the forefront of industry, technology and sustainability

Its signature is on the most unlikely everyday objects, Olympic sports equipment, organic solvents, high profile global works, state-of-the-art road and railway projects, spacecraft... Within the panorama of contemporary creation, it challenges designers, scientists, and architects to explore the endless potential of c…

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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There are three and they draw the attention of those who pass by one of the areas of the Skissernas Museum, in Sweden.

These poufs made of cork, designed by Matthias Salaets, communicate well the characteristics that make cork such a desirable material for furniture design. The soft touch and great adaptability of cork ensures it provides the desired comfort while sitting down waiting for someone or just to watch passers-by in the muse…

News 02 . Aug . 2017
News
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…

NASA is working with several prime contractors to build and launch the next generation of spacecraft designed for long-distances flights into space. The program is broken into two parts: the crew capsule, called Orion, and the rocket known as the Space Launch System (SLS).   Cork is used as a heat shield, a key piece o…

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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Designed by Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados, TAP Premium Lounge in the Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon, which incorporates various cork-based solutions, has been distinguished in the A'Design Awards 2017-2018, described by the organization as the “world's largest and most influential design award”. The design a…

News 26 . Oct . 2020
News
What is Stork?

STORK stands for stone and cork and combines different, but highly appreciated, intrinsic characteristics from both natural materials. The solution is designed in layers and, depending on the application, it uses the latest composite modelling strategies and production methods to become a nature blend of two highly val…

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…

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…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
Creativity and innovation in Portuguese architecture and craftmanship

The shop’s arch is inspired by the arches of the São Bento train station in Porto, whose architectural project was presented in the same year as the brand was created – 1887. The arch creates a kind of tunnel that visitors can pass through, appreciating the hand-designed iconic packages while immersing themselves in th…

News 14 . Jun . 2019
News
Two types of rocket launchers

During the three years of the project lifetime the consortium will investigate the areas of aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics (i.e. the temperatures that evolve at the surface of the vehicle during flight), flight dynamics, guidance, navigation and control, and advanced structural parts, materials and mechanisms. For th…

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…

News 16 . Feb . 2018
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This unique product is a modular cork platform that is specifically designed for biological treatment of wastewater, since the roots of the plants help purify the water, functioning as an ecosystem by allowing the recovery of habitats in degraded or polluted areas, recovery of river banks, lakes and reservoirs, creatio…

News 16 . Mar . 2020
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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…

News 14 . Jun . 2021
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Cork was first used in the Serpentine Summer Pavilion in 2012, in a project signed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. On that occasion, it was integrated within a circular structure comprised of around 100 items of furniture made of Amorim Cork Composites’ agglomerated cork…

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…

What is Cork 05 . Jan . 2018
What is Cork
Cork underlayment will compress and crumble under heavy loads and traffic.

Incorrect: Unlike open or even close- celled synthetic foam materials, cork consists of an interlocking structure of 14- sided polygons called tetracadecahedrons. These totally sealed gas filled cells have a very tough membrane that is almost impossible to break. Because of this unique natural attribute, cork has a com…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
Cork and rubber for floor protection

If you’re taking on a simpler but equally useful project, try the Go4cork multipurpose products, which you can install in just a few minutes. Made from cork with recycled rubber and EVA, these products have been specially designed to absorb vibration, protecting floors and making your home quieter. Shims and boards can…

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

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

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
Responsability

For us, the importance of the responsibility of contributing today for the future is an essential objective. Thus, we incorporate various raw materials into our products which aim to innovatively respond to competitive market demands, as well as create advances and cutting edge procedures which grant the final consumer…

Automotive 25 . Jul . 2017
Automotive
Unique features make it the preferred material used across multiple applications in automotive sealing.

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

News 26 . Oct . 2017
News
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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

The IB Tower building is an iconic landmark: an impressive building that changed the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. At 274 meters tall, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city. The IB Tower of 60 floors, designed by the award-winning company Foster + Partners, combines category 1 office space with luxury apartments th…

Blog 07 . Jan . 2020
Blog
Discovering Cork Inside products

Cork Inside products are available in almost all Go4cork ranges. In the line designed for interior decoration you’ll find them in decorative panels as well as multifunctional rolls. They already appear in the product line for offices and workspaces in memo boards, mouse and desk pads.In these cases, as many of the mate…

News 03 . Aug . 2017
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Result 2

The thicker acoustical underlayment products that we had used in the past for previous hard surface flooring products for condo applications, were not appropriate for vinyl flooring, as using underlayment products much thicker than the vinyl flooring products themselves will cause issues with residual indentation from…

29 . Dec . 2017
Result 2

The thicker acoustical underlayment products that we had used in the past for previous hard surface flooring products for condo applications, were not appropriate for vinyl flooring, as using underlayment products much thicker than the vinyl flooring products themselves will cause issues with residual indentation from…

News 09 . Mar . 2018
News
The idea of using this innovative solution, combining cork and concrete, in the Lisbon Cruise Terminal was developed in the framework of the…

The Metamorphosis project resulted from an invitation made by Experimentadesign to several architects and designers to think about new ways of using cork. Architects were asked to use cork in construction solutions, if possible. This challenge came at the same time that I was developing a project for the Cruise Termina…

08 . Jan . 2019
Experimentadesign

As a cultural non-profit association, experimentadesign is a content generating platform geared towards the promotion of design and its role as an operating tool for positive change and mediation in contemporary society. Known for its flagship project - the EXD Biennale – experimentadesign celebrated its 10th anniversa…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Evolution of the types of underlay

The first solutions in this market were primarily made of paperboard and wood chipboards. The improvement and fine-tuning of safety standards led to the creation of better performing alternative solutions. At that time, foams took a foothold in the market (made from oil industry waste) and, almost simultaneously, the f…

Blog 24 . Oct . 2019
Blog
Cork is one of these eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

Of 100 % natural origin and from a renewable source, it has a number of properties that make it hard to match. It’s light, elastic, fire- and moisture-resistant, hypoallergenic and impermeable to liquids and gases. In construction, it stands out due to its thermal and acoustic insulation capabilities.     Build with G…

25 . Jul . 2017
Privacy Policy

Amorim Cork Composites, S.A. Commitment The protection of privacy and personal data is a fundamental commitment of Amorim Cork Composites, S.A. to the customers ("Customers") of its products and services. Amorim Cork Composites, S.A. (Corticeira Amorim), S.A. advises you to read this Privacy Policy and its updates.  …

Articles 25 . Oct . 2017
Articles
Spectrum of attributes

Cork presents a wide range of benefits from the core of the bark to the outer layer. These layers are transformed into several different cork components to be part of a flooring solution with different attributes and benefits. Introducing cork in a flooring system allows to effectively reduce the total weight of the sy…

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

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

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

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

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
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Because every choice counts, we've put together three tips for more sustainable interior design. These may be small steps, but they impact both your quality of life and the planet. Take note. 1. Give preference to natural lighting Make the most of daylight. Even if the size of your home’s windows or its exposure to th…

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…

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