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02 . May . 2022
Energy

Cork solutions for a more sustainable energy sector

18 . Mar . 2020
Energy Commitment

Energy has a decisive impact on the product’s industrial cost, which is why we use and consume it in a balanced way, choosing energy efficient products, devices, technologies, and services. We favour the use of cork dust, generated in ACC’s value chain, as biomass, making a decisive contribution to minimising greenhous…

Blog 28 . May . 2021
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Energy sector: one of Amorim's main growth pillars

"From solar energy to electric mobility, the goal is to make this sector one of Amorim's principal growth pillars."

02 . May . 2022
Innovation in solar energy

In the solar energy sector, Amorim Cork Composites has also been presenting innovative solutions that are important steps towards a more responsible energy production. One of these projects focuses on the development, in partnership with EDP and the Spanish company Isigenere, of a cork-based float for photovoltaic pane…

25 . Jul . 2017
Sound energy, E

J-energy added to an elastic medium by the presence of sound, consisting of potential energy in the form of deviations from static pressure and of kinetic energy in the form of particle velocity.

30 . Oct . 2018
Sound energy, E

J-energy added to an elastic medium by the presence of sound, consisting of potential energy in the form of deviations from static pressure and of kinetic energy in the form of particle velocity.

20 . Apr . 2022
Sound energy, E

J-energy added to an elastic medium by the presence of sound, consisting of potential energy in the form of deviations from static pressure and of kinetic energy in the form of particle velocity.

09 . Oct . 2018
Energy Return

In running and athletic shoes, it is the response after the foot strikes the ground, a sort of propulsion that helps maintain an effective 'gait' or stride E.V.A.: (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) A synthetic compound used for outsoles. E.V.A. provides cushioning to the foot and is easily shaped by heat and pressure.

19 . Apr . 2022
Energy Return

In running and athletic shoes, it is the response after the foot strikes the ground, a sort of propulsion that helps maintain an effective 'gait' or stride E.V.A.: (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) A synthetic compound used for outsoles. E.V.A. provides cushioning to the foot and is easily shaped by heat and pressure.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials, and more sustainable products.

These are the key characteristics of Osirys - an international project that aims to improve buildings’ energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Inevitably cork is one of the project’s core features, with solutions supplied by Amorim Cork Composites and Amorim Isolamentos. The result is a set of eco-innovative material…

31 . Jul . 2017
21 . Apr . 2022
Cork-rubber Flooring 06 . Jul . 2018
Cork-rubber Flooring
Nuclear, Energy & FlexeCORK Series

Low minimum order increment (120 s/f) on colors shown in architectural binder

29 . Nov . 2023
Production of hydrogen has been touted as a strong possibility for accelerating the green energy transition, by facilitating the storage of…

Over recent years, Amorim Cork Composites, through its Amorim Tech Seal range, has been supplying high-performance solutions used to seal different types of gases. These solutions have been specially developed and tested to withstand applications in various environments, protecting against gas leaks or preventing the e…

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…

20 . Apr . 2022
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…

05 . Apr . 2022
09 . Aug . 2019
Building Materials

Improve thermal and acoustic insulation, reduce noise and save energy with expanded cork solutions,

16 . Sep . 2019
Do you want a more efficient and comfortable home? Install an underlay

The sound of footsteps becomes less perceptible and you obtain a more durable and resistant floor while still saving energy.

13 . Apr . 2023
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25 . Jul . 2017
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25 . Jul . 2017
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…

08 . Apr . 2022
Sustainable by nature

As a leader of the cork industry, sustainability, technology and innovation are intrinsic pillars of our culture and strategy. We focus on R&D that result in products and solutions with unparalleled advantages, including reducing the carbon footprint of the end product, saving energy or water, cleaning the environment…

09 . Aug . 2019
Underlayments

Cork is a common denominator in the production of our accessories and supporting materials for floorings, such as, underlayment. When applied under a floor, an underlayment provides more comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, guaranteeing even greater energy efficiency and acoustic insulation.

13 . Aug . 2018
Sustainable materials for all types of flooring

Cork is the common denominator used in all our underlays. When applied beneath a flooring system, a cork-based underlay provides greater comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, ensuring greater energy efficiency and better acoustic and thermal insulation.

25 . Jul . 2017
Damping

Damping is the dissipation of energy, usually by releasing it in the form of low-grade heat. The loss factor quantifies the level of damping of a material, it is the ratio of energy dissipated from the system to the energy stored in the system for every cycle. Due to corks closed cell structure filled with air, cork ha…

16 . Nov . 2022
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Cork’s closed cell structure, filled with air, contributes to the damping function by dissipating vibration energy, resulting in higher energy loss factors when compared to 100% rubber materials. This dissipation of vibration energy leads to noise reduction, longer machine or tooling life and no transmission to the sur…

31 . Jul . 2017
Inlay

The use of a Amorim NRT inlay placed very close to the noise source dissipates energy transmitted by the foot when hitting the floor.

26 . Oct . 2020
Impact Strength

3 x higher impact strength and higher energy absorption when compared to conventional stone solutions or other brittle materials.

21 . Apr . 2022
Inlay

The use of a Amorim NRT inlay placed very close to the noise source dissipates energy transmitted by the foot when hitting the floor.

25 . Jul . 2017
Damping

The dissipation of vibratory energy in solid structures over time and space. It is analogous to the absorption of sound in air.

31 . Jul . 2017
Damping

The dissipation of vibratory energy in solid media and structures with time or distance. It is analogous to the absorption of sound in air.

09 . Mar . 2018
Entitties involved

SecilUniversity of CoimbraInstitute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ITeCons)Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC)

21 . Apr . 2022
Damping

The dissipation of vibratory energy in solid media and structures with time or distance. It is analogous to the absorption of sound in air.

25 . Jun . 2018
What is damping?

Damping is the dissipation of vibratory energy in solid mediums and structures over time and distance. Similar to the absorption of sound in air, damping occurs whenever there is any type of friction that diminishes movement and disperses the energy. Each material’s damping capacity is referred to as its loss factor, a…

22 . Oct . 2021
What is damping?

Damping is the dissipation of vibratory energy in solid mediums and structures over time and distance. Similar to the absorption of sound in air, damping occurs whenever there is any type of friction that diminishes movement and disperses the energy. Each material’s damping capacity is referred to as its loss factor, a…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Advantages

Greater comfort in use Greater impact resistance Thermal stability Greater energy efficiency Sustainable and recyclable material

24 . Oct . 2019
What makes cork environmentally friendly?

Among other factors, “embodied energy” is an element increasingly taken into account when classifying building materials as environmentally friendly or not. The “embodied energy” of a given material corresponds to all energy consumed during the extraction, production and transportation of that material. Ideally, for m…

20 . Mar . 2023
Negative carbon balance

A life cycle assessment (LCA) conducted by Itecons – the Institute of Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability - concluded that the three available sets of «Building Blocks» (with 20, 40 and 60 pieces) all have a negative carbon balance. The sets with 20 and 40 pie…

13 . Nov . 2019
Feature 5

Cork is a 100% sustainable raw material with a negative carbon footprint and low incorporated energy. Cork expansion joints are fully recyclable and act as carbon sinks.

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials specially developed to absorb expansions and the contractions inherent to concrete buildings.

Continuous deformations caused by different climate conditions and thermal ranges are a challenge to expansion joints. Expandacork provides the performance, durability and mechanical resistance required. The better the thermal insulation, greater is the amount of energy saved... and the lower the impact on the environm…

Blog 17 . Apr . 2019
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Thermal Insulation

ACM52 structure has a low thermal conductivity of 0,065 W/mºK across a wide temperature range, resulting in energy savings and reduced condensation. This attribute enhances passenger comfort like no other primary decking material.

22 . Oct . 2021
Underscreed U32

100% cork product | Green solution The perfect solution to strike a balance between energy efficiency, acoustic and thermal comfort, affordability and sustainability. - Natural, reusable and recyclable - Available in 6/3mm, 8/4mm and 10/5mm thickness

02 . Feb . 2023
Thermal insulation

ACM30 and ACM52 structure have a low thermal conductivity of 0,065 W/mºK throughout a wide temperature range, resulting in energy savings and reduced condensation. This attribute contributes to passenger comfort like no other primary decking material.

10 . Oct . 2018
What is sustainable construction?

Sustainable construction corresponds to the entire construction system that enables more economic use of materials and energy resources, while satisfying technical, social and artistic requirements, and providing an energy balance for buildings over the short and long-term.   One of the core principles of sustainable c…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Solution

The IB Tower is an intelligent building that provides long-term sustainability, with minimal environmental impact. The controls integrated in the building allow it to optimize business operations and improve energy efficiency.

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

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

21 . Apr . 2022
Impact noise insulation as part of the system.

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

25 . Jul . 2017
EcoTrain: light, fast, eco-efficient

As an eco-efficient solution, lightweight and comfortable, cork is a fundamental element for increasing thermal and acoustic comfort, reducing weight and optimizing energy consumption. The solutions of Amorim Cork Composites are applied on the flooring, partitions, and side panels of the EcoTrain, contributing to the c…

05 . Jul . 2022
Amorim underlayment delivers great benefits in all flooring installations

When applied under a floor, an underlayment provides more comfort, protection, and longevity to the final floor, guaranteeing even greater energy efficiency and acoustic insulation. The underlayment Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind is an excellent option for customers looking to achieve a balance between performance and e…

09 . Aug . 2019
Versatility with sustainability in mind

Cork's visual and sensorial appearance, it's reliability, durability, sense of comfort and safety and ecological features will inspire you to shape a whole new sustainable world. No other energy-efficient material performs so well and with such quality. And not only it is eco-friendly, but also it is good for your heal…

12 . Dec . 2017
Cork is a natural, 100 percent recyclable and environmentally friendly product. Were these characteristics important for your decision? Is s…

Yes, of course, sustainability was one aspect of cork that attracted me to the material. Cork is not only sustainable in its production but since it is a relatively lightweight material, it requires much less energy to transport and install. The fact that there is almost zero waste in the cork manufacturing process was…

05 . Jul . 2022
Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind underlayment delivers great benefits in all flooring installations

When applied under a floor, an underlayment provides more comfort, protection, and longevity to the final floor, guaranteeing even greater energy efficiency and acoustic insulation. The underlayment Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind is an excellent option for customers looking to achieve a balance between performance and e…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Main goal

ALUCORK® flooring, from Amorim Cork Composites equips the new generation of high speed trains of the Portuguese train company CP – Comboios de Portugal. The project includes overall refurbishment of the ten trains included in the fleet of the Alfa Pendular service, in order to optimize passenger comfort and safety, and…

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

25 . Oct . 2017
Benefits

Cork provides comfort (thermal, acoustic and walking), it is a hypoallergenic solution, and has high durability and low maintenance costs. A floor that contains at least two cork components benefits from a high acoustic performance, both in terms of insulation for adjacent rooms and in terms of inside comfort in a livi…

09 . Apr . 2021
Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites part of Corticeira Amorim, the world leader in the cork industry with a long track of achievements using cork in demanding industries such as construction, flooring, sports surfaces, mobility, energy sealing, consumer goods, furnishings, and footwear. We recycle, reuse and reinvent entirely natur…

22 . Oct . 2021
Cork composites for high performance

While cork has a higher loss factor than rubber – which is essential to the dampening function and consequent dissipation of energy – anti-vibration rubbers are isolative and offer very little damping. The combination of these two materials as a cork rubber composite brings added characteristics as a vibration isolatio…

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…

07 . Dec . 2018
Project Objective

The development of the new cork concrete solution was produced through a partnership between Amorim Cork Composites, the Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC), Secil, the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability ( ITeCons) of the University of…

30 . Oct . 2018
Mobility Natural Lightweight

Natural and lightweight materials are simple solutions focused on the lightness that cork can provide to the end product. Mobility Natural Lightweight materials ensure a natural perforation for resin impregnation and are compatible with most of the resins used in the industry. Manufacturers can thereby obtain an immed…

09 . Aug . 2019
Circular forever

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

18 . Nov . 2022
Cork as a differentiating element in structural materials

In addition to cars, Amorim Cork Composites also offer cork solutions for buses, trains and planes, used in their interiors, side and top panels, flooring and also battery components for cars and planes. This is driven by common objectives: to improve thermal insulation and fire resistance, reduce noise and make struct…

Blog 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…

05 . Jul . 2018
Sustainability

We offer a range of patterns and colors that make a singular design statement while helping preserve the environment. Our product is a high quality recycled rubber or cork-rubber material made using scrap rubber from the recycling of truck tires and virgin rubber materials, saving energy, reducing oil consumption and k…

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

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

28 . Mar . 2018
Prime building materials are cork-based

Cork-based materials have become prime building materials in world-class projects such as these buildings. In addition to the quality of the material and its insulation properties, such buildings have to comply with green construction and sustainable building principles and efficient use of natural and energy resources…

22 . Oct . 2021
Prime building materials are cork-based

Cork-based materials have become prime building materials in world-class projects such as these buildings. In addition to the quality of the material and its insulation properties, such buildings have to comply with green construction and sustainable building principles and efficient use of natural and energy resources…

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…

10 . Oct . 2018
Safety guarantee

Cork was also used in the swivel seats, one of the most striking elements of the exhibition concept presented by SUPERFLEX. Agglomerated cork blocks were used for this purpose, which was then painted. The main objectives were to guarantee load capacity (i.e. support the users’ weight), and above all ensure safety in th…

25 . Jul . 2017
Reduction of costs in the transport industry

The Amorim Cork Composites, business unit of the Amorim Group, is committed to the development and manufacture of technical, environmentally friendly products based on cork, for numerous industries and applications.  The rail industry is one of the strategic segments of the company, where innovation and creativity in t…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Snowboard with Next Core© technology developed by the Swiss company "Anticonf" which integrates Amorim cork, has just won one of the most re…

The Anticonf Snowboard is both a green and a high-performance product. The Next Core © technology shows impressive mechanical performances while being lighter and better at absorbing vibrations. Instead of a classical longitudinal wooden core, it is composed of bended bamboo stringers that direct energy transmission fr…

02 . Jun . 2023
How to begin?

We are currently undergoing a revolution, focused on the transition of different industries to greener products and processes to ensure the sustainability of planet Earth. The T&D industry plays an important role in ensuring the transition to cleaner energy. Amorim Cork Composites, as part of Corticeira Amorim, con…

05 . Jan . 2023
Applied solution

Amorim Expandacork Type II was chosen for application in the expansion joints of the buildings and other infrastructures of Taiwan Taoyuan airport’s new Terminal 3. The product is a cork-based solution for expansion joints that ensures excellent performance and low maintenance. Designed to fill the spaces between concr…

19 . Mar . 2018
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The main challenge for this project was to look for better, healthier and sustainable solutions for the construction of façades, exterior walls and interior divisions.  Cork is a key material within the OSIRYS project to provide thermal and acoustic insulation and fire resistance. The project’s results confirm that use…

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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Crushable TPS

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

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

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

Blog 02 . Nov . 2020
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Nota de rodapé

* The life cycle assessment, which was conducted in 2019 and 2020, was based on a cradle-to-gate approach, i.e. contemplating all environmental impacts up to the factory gate. The assessment also included additional information on the carbon sequestration of the cork oak forest. The methodology of the EY studies was ba…

14 . Apr . 2022
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The ‘Spirit of Innovation’ officially became the world’s fastest all-electric vehicle in January 2022, when speeds of 387.4mph reached during test flights in November 2021 were officially verified by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale – breaking three separate world speed records. It was the result of a long-te…

Blog 23 . May . 2022
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The environmental footprint study of the underlayments Plus and Plus VB Go4Cork by Amorim was conducted by EY using a Life Cycle assessment methodology.In other words, it considered the sequestration of the cork oak forest, and adopted a cradle-to-gate approach, contemplating the environmental impacts of all activities…

22 . Oct . 2021
IIC values

IIC values are not heavily influenced by the presence of mass in the structure. A 6” solid concrete slab, for example, has an IIC rating of about 28, without underlayment or flooring materials installed. Wood frame assemblies, without a sound mat or flooring installed typically have IIC ratings around 30. These ratings…

31 . Aug . 2017
IIC values

IIC values are not heavily influenced by the presence of mass in the structure. A 6” solid concrete slab, for example, has an IIC rating of about 28, without underlayment or flooring materials installed. Wood frame assemblies, without a sound mat or flooring installed typically have IIC ratings around 30. These ratings…

19 . Jun . 2023
Minimize power transformers’ noise & vibration with Amorim T&D solutions

Power transformers are often installed near residential areas, where strict noise requirements have been introduced. This has intensified the need to produce equipment that not only guarantees good long-term performance but also achieves greater vibration control and consequent noise reduction. It is often said that “j…

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.).

100 percent natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials. It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time and it is only from the third stripping (at 43 years of age) that the cork, th…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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If you had to highlight two major advantages of cork, which ones would you choose?

One of the things that I find really fascinating about cork is that, in many ways, it acts like a very dense memory foam. It always bounces back to its original form after being subjected to mechanical pressure. This unique trait is a result of its iconic hexagonal cellular structure that also gives the material the ab…

09 . Aug . 2019
It’s easy to do it yourself with cork

In these cases, cork is ideal for improving rooms’ thermal and acoustic insulation, reducing interior noise and helping to save energy. You can take advantage of these benefits by installing a cork underlay or floor base and applying expanded cork agglomerate or cork boards to the walls. Placed between the floor and t…

04 . Nov . 2021
Noise pollution

Noise pollution is a serious environmental problem in European cities, that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation. The main sources of pollution in urban areas are road, rail and air traffic, and industry (EEA Report: Environmental noise in Europe , 2020). However, since this is not a new problem, the co…

08 . Nov . 2021
Noise pollution

Noise pollution is a serious environmental problem in European cities, that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation. The main sources of pollution in urban areas are road, rail and air traffic, and industry (EEA Report: Environmental noise in Europe , 2020). However, since this is not a new problem, the co…

02 . Dec . 2022
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As a 100% natural, recyclable and renewable raw material, cork helps reduce the possible environmental impacts of flooring solutions that use Amorim NRT®62 components. These differences are especially visible when we compare these products supplied by Amorim Cork Composites with other components that use raw materials…

27 . Mar . 2023
2. Apply an underlayment for more comfort and durability

Although we focus a lot on the visual appearance of the new floor, choosing the right underlayment is just as important as choosing the right flooring. An underlayment is a layer of material applied between the concrete (or the previous floor if it's a renovation job) and the final floor during the floor installation p…

21 . Mar . 2023
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According to a recent study conducted by the consultancy firm, EY, Acousticork T10 Essence and T10 Essence with a vapour barrier underlayments have a negative carbon balance of -18.6 kg CO₂ eq/ m2 and -18.0 kg CO₂ eq / m2, respectively. Acousticork T56 Endurance underlayment with a vapour barrier has a negative carbon…

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