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25 . Jul . 2017
Acoustical Environment

The acoustic characteristics of a space or room, influenced by the absorption and / or acoustic reflections existing there.

Notícias 02 . Nov . 2020
Notícias
Amorim Cork Composites’ products have a negative Carbon Balance – which is good news for the environment

The Life Cycle Assessments analyzed different ACC products and concluded that they all have a negative carbon balance

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…

29 . Dec . 2017
8 – Be proud to protect the environment.

Adding to all these benefits, there is also environmental sustainability. Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material.

22 . Oct . 2021
8 – Be proud to protect the environment.

Adding to all these benefits, there is also environmental sustainability. Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material.

Articles 26 . Sep . 2018
Articles
8 – Be proud to protect the environment.

In addition to all these benefits, there is also environmental sustainability. Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material. Compared to synthetic materials, the natural qualities of cork add unique benefits that contribute to high performance and comfort.

18 . Mar . 2020
Environmental Commitment

We assess the environmental aspects of our activities, seeking to protect the environment, adopting practices that enhance the prevention of pollution, as well as the improvement of our environmental performance.

Artigos 13 . Aug . 2018
Artigos
Environmental Sustainability

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is one of the most versatile materials in the world, from an environmental, social or economic perspective. In addition to cork, all materials used in the production of our underlays are based on the concept of the circular economy. Therefore when looking for a solution that…

Blog 04 . Dec . 2019
Blog
Create a space for organization and inspiration with a memo board

Made of cork or other materials, memo boards easily adapt to any environment and are very useful and practical for a more organized daily routine.

22 . Oct . 2021
Cork will support the growth of mold and mildew if used in a moist environment

Incorrect: Going back to the traditional use of Cork in wine stoppers, solid Cork is used for sealing fine vintage wines precisely because it does not readily support the growth of mold and other biological agents, which can cause spoiling of the wine. About 45% of the mass of cork is a waxy compound known as suberin.…

25 . Jul . 2017
Environmental and Social Benefits

Perfectly adapted to the warm climate and arid soil, cork oak forests protect against erosion and resulting desertification.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Utility and versatility

Due to the simplicity of their structure, memo boards blend in easily with any space or environment.

25 . Jul . 2017
Free field

An environment in which a sound wave may propagate in all directions without obstructions or reflections. Anechoic rooms can produce such an environment under controlled conditions.

30 . Oct . 2018
Free field

An environment in which a sound wave may propagate in all directions without obstructions or reflections. Anechoic rooms can produce such an environment under controlled conditions.

25 . Jul . 2017
Acoustic Insulation & Vibration Isolation

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.

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
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…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
image Knoll

“Comfortable furnishings and fluid boundaries characterize this group-based workplace where the actions of the people themselves define the space. The result: an environment that can transform at a moment’s notice and evolve with use.”  Source: www.knoll.com

05 . Jul . 2018
Colors

Amorim Rubber Flooring offers a range of patterns and colors that make a singular design statement while helping preserve the environment.

News 08 . Sep . 2021
News
Christian Watson

"Best of all is the fact that it is completely chameleon-like. In other words, it can take center-stage, or blend in with its surrounding environment."

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)

31 . Jul . 2017
Acclimation

Refers to the flooring's adjustment to the environment it is in, in terms of moisture and humidity. It is important to let flooring acclimate before installing.

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.

Blog 16 . Sep . 2019
Blog
Choose cork for a simple and contemporary decor

Naturally sourced materials such as cork, are an excellent choice to create comfortable and relaxed environments that make us feel at home. Try using it on walls or as a small detail and let it surprise you.

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
Porquê a Cortiça?
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 environmen…

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.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
feature: resilience and sound-absorbing properties

At the same time, its resilience and sound-absorbing properties reduce noise from neighbors, the murmur of conversations, and any vibrations produced by appliances or air-conditioning systems, making the home environment healthier and more welcoming.

Notícias 17 . Apr . 2019
Notícias
Green Construction

The main constituent of ACM52 is cork, which is 100% natural, reusable and recyclable. A sustainable product that guarantees protection against risks to human health and the environment, in compliance with current REACH regulations, contributing to energy savings.

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Green construction

The main constituent of ACM30 and ACM52 is cork which is 100% natural, reusable and recyclable, it is a sustainable product that guarantees protection against risks to human health and the environment, complying to current REACH regulation, contributing to energy savings.

08 . Jan . 2019
ARO

Highlighting its texture and density, the combination with another material denies none of cork's physicality and aesthetic weight. Aro highlights and celebrates these characteristics, putting cork center-stage in your living environment.

Automotive 25 . Jul . 2017
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.

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
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The global growth in the number of artificial turf pitches has given rise to questions on the impact of this type of system on the environment and user safety, calling for a discussion on the technology and materials used for such infrastructures.

News 20 . Nov . 2019
News
Innovative from an environmental perspective

This underscreed is also innovative from an environmental perspective, given that in addition to cork - a naturally sustainable material - it solely uses waste from the footwear industry, in particular low density polyethylene foams. This industrial symbiosis process enables these materials to be recycled and reinforce…

25 . Jul . 2017
Maximizing comfort and protecting equipments

Isolating the source of the vibration is essential not only to protect the quality of life of people in both the immediate location and those in the surrounding environment, it also helps to protect equipment from the long term degenerative effects of vibration. Acousticork Vibration Isolation range allows to achieve b…

22 . Oct . 2021
Maximizing comfort and protecting equipments

Isolating the source of the vibration is essential not only to protect the quality of life of people in both the immediate location and those in the surrounding environment, it also helps to protect equipment from the long term degenerative effects of vibration. Acousticork Vibration Isolation range allows to achieve b…

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

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

News 23 . Jun . 2021
News
How did this project come about and why did you choose cork for the first Google Store?

I should first note that the Store was designed by Reddymade, a New York Architecture office founded by Suchi Reddy. I was working directly for them, although Google was of course the end client. There were three main reasons why Google was interested in choosing cork as a theme for their retail environment. First, the…

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…

09 . Aug . 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, whether it is a construction work or looking for a natural and unique element to complete your home or workspace design.

Automotive 25 . Jul . 2017
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…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
Forest of swings

Known for their highly humorous works, the artists created a huge "forest" of swings and invited visitors to use them individually or in a group. In addition to the cork floor, which ensures soft landings, while also creating an organic and sensory environment, the swivel seats are also made of cork.   Choice of cork f…

Case Studies 07 . Dec . 2018
Case Studies
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…

06 . Aug . 2018
Do you think that sound insulation is important in the daily lives of users of buildings?

Recent research has revealed that sound insulation is closely linked to productivity and concentration. Environments with poorer acoustic conditions affect people’s health and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

22 . Oct . 2021
Do you think that sound insulation is important in the daily lives of users of buildings?

Recent research has revealed that sound insulation is closely linked to productivity and concentration. Environments with poorer acoustic conditions affect people’s health and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

31 . May . 2019
The Cork Potential Programme offers unique internship opportunities that introduce students and recent graduates into the job market.

Pursuing an internship in our company is a unique experience, due to our global, multicultural environment and major diversity of business activities. Interns can effectively acquire of knowledge in a real work context and develop professional skills and behaviour patterns that will be fundamental for their careers. Jo…

31 . May . 2019
Profile

Higher education in the areas of Engineering Mechanics, Industrial Management or other relevant area; Minimum experience of 2 years in a similar role, namely related to the management of productive teams in a multinational environment with a strong culture of continuous improvement; Knowledge of continuous improvement…

08 . Jan . 2019
Lasca

Like a polished pebble from a riverbed, lasca's softly rounded form and rich texture reintroduce the look and feel of nature into your own environment. Featured in different sizes and shapes, lasca functions as a support or work surface. Steadier than a tray, more practical and less restricting than a table, you can us…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
In recent years, talking about trends in decoration almost always involves talking about cork. Natural and sustainable, cork helps create we…

If you would like to try using cork to improve comfort or change your home décor, but don't know where to start, Go4cork can help you. Specialized in DIY cork products, Go4cork offers a wide range of items for people who like to get down to work and create their own interior design project, but are also concerned about…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
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1. Cork is an organic and sustainable material   Cork is the bark of the cork oak. It is removed every nine years, without the tree having to be cut down, and it grows back again. In fact, the cork oak is the only tree with self-regenerating bark, making cork a 100 % renewable and sustainable material. Choosing cork co…

Blog 16 . Sep . 2019
Blog
The sound of footsteps becomes less perceptible and you obtain a more durable and resistant floor while still saving energy. The answer to t…

You are in the process of building or renovating your house and, among the many options available, you have finally found the ideal floor for your decoration project. Whether you have chosen a ceramic, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring, did you know that applying an underlay before installing the final floor is critical…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
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…

News 14 . Jun . 2021
News
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On the basis of this assumption, and in addition to the fact that cork stands because of its unique sustainability credentials - as a 100% natural, ecological, renewable, recyclable and reusable raw material - the construction of the pavilion uses other green materials - including recycled steel for the structural elem…

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
Improving comfort with sustainable solutions

Outstanding impact noise insulation, Acousticork underscreed improves the quality of living and working environments. The range offers resilient layers made of natural and recycled materials that provide a low level of compressibility, reduce crack formation in the screed, and the resulting costs.   With Acousticork un…

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…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Main Goal

In the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion, Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei took an archaeological approach and designed a pavilion that inspires visitors to look beneath the surface, at its structure. They elected cork because of its acoustic properties and sensory characteristics (especially those linked to touch and smell…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
The iconic Palais de Tokyo in Paris was the stage for an artistic intervention where cork emerges as the decisive element in the performativ…

The initiative – opened from December 12-18, 2016 – was part of the “Carte Blanche” project second edition, offering spaces in the palace to creations by renowned artists. The artist featured at this “Carte Blanche” is Tino Seghal, who in turn has called on several fellow artists, including the performance artist Isabe…

13 . Nov . 2019
Underscreeds made from natural or recycled material, an ecological choice

Polyethylene foams, mineral wool, wood and coconut fibers, synthetic rubbers and cork and its derivatives are the most commonly used materials in the manufacture of underscreed blankets currently available on the market. However, some of these materials come from non-renewable resources and their production and process…

Blog 24 . Oct . 2019
Blog
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A more comfortable home, day after day Once the work is finished, the cork won’t be visible but you’ll feel its benefits every day. Cork’s low thermal conductivity and ability to store heat and release it little by little will prevent your home from overheating in summer days and help maintain a pleasant indoor tempera…

22 . Oct . 2021
Underscreeds made from natural or recycled material, an ecological choice

Polyethylene foams, mineral wool, wood and coconut fibers, synthetic rubbers and cork and its derivatives are the most commonly used materials in the manufacture of underscreed blankets currently available on the market. However, some of these materials come from non-renewable resources and their production and process…

31 . May . 2019
Profile

Higher Education in Economics, Management or other relevant area; Minimum 3 year experience in the commercial area in the field of building materials and / or technical solutions; Experience in the commercial relationship with distributors; Knowledge in acoustic solutions will be a valued factor; Professional experienc…

22 . Oct . 2021
Acousticork underscreeds range offers the right product for medium to high acoustic demands.

Outstanding impact noise insulation, Acousticork underscreeds improve the quality of living and working environments. The range offers resilient layers made of natural and recyclable materials, building comfort with sustainability. The product properties and profiling of the Acousticork floor mats are specially designe…

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…

22 . Oct . 2021
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…

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…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
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…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
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Let us introduce you to Go4cork, a new brand of DIY cork products created especially for people who are always thinking of the next project for renovating or decorating their house or office, but are also concerned with the environment and value responsible consumption. With Go4cork it’s so easy to make small changes o…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
body - sustainable realm

The cork oak is the only tree whose bark regenerates, acquiring a smoother texture following each harvest. To participate in the harvesting of cork is an experience of a life time, and the start of an endless journey of discovery, where one´s senses are continuously granted with nature’s symphony. Over its history, Amo…

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.

22 . Oct . 2021
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 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Description and functionality

When Amorim Cork Composites added cork and rubber as the core material applied to sandwich wood panels (CPA - acoustic plywood) this was an innovative solution to reduce noise and vibration in interior floors for trains. The combination of viscoelastic material (such as cork) in a sandwich panel contributes greatly to…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
Corticeira Amorim publishes its ninth Sustainability Report for 2014 and 2015, concerning its economic, social and environmental performance…

This information is presented based on the G4 directives of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for the Core level.

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Infills E-book

Do you know how to minimize the environmental impact of artificial turf systems?

23 . Mar . 2018
Infills E-book

Do you know how to minimize the environmental impact of artificial turf systems?

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
Sport Surfaces E-book

Do you know how to minimize the environmental impact of artificial turf systems?

25 . Jul . 2017
Acousticork Vibration Control Materials

Acousticork's specific material formulations for vibration control combine performance with environmental concerns.

22 . Oct . 2021
Acousticork Vibration Control Materials

Acousticork's specific material formulations for vibration control combine performance with environmental concerns.

09 . Apr . 2021
Sustainable by nature:

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

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…

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…

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…

31 . May . 2019
World leaders in sustainable products

Our raw material – cork - is one of the world’s most sustainable natural resources, in environmental, economic and social terms. All our solutions are based on our sustainability policy, and are 100% recyclable and reusable.

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

Amorim Cork Composites develops specific compound formulations for acoustic insulation and vibration isolation which offer highly insulating or dampening materials in compliance with a wide range of environmental conditions and chemical resistance levels.

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.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Intro

Amorim Cork Composites develops specific compound formulations for acoustic insulation and vibration isolation which offer highly insulating or dampening materials in compliance with a wide range of environmental conditions and chemical resistance levels.

News 16 . Sep . 2019
News
Recycled cork and new products

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

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

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

News 09 . Nov . 2020
News
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Corticeira Amorim's cork is used in Mazda's new 100% electric car. Integrated in the interior console of the MX-30, cork was selected because it is a natural, sustainable and biodegradable raw material, thus contributing to reduce the environmental footprint of the new model of the Japanese car manufacturer.

25 . Jul . 2017
A sustainable and high performance solution

In addition to the appropriate functioning of the building and its envisioned uses, it also has a strong concern for environmental and sustainability issues, and Acousticork Underscreed, as a recycled material, fits perfectly with these premises. It is made from recycled car and truck tires, part of a recycling and rec…

09 . Aug . 2019
Intro text - underlays

Underlayment may consist only of cork agglomerate or contain other recycled materials, such as PU, Recycled Rubber or EVA. Some of our underlays have a pre-attached vapor barrier. Compared to synthetic materials, cork is the right choice when looking for a solution that guarantees performance but is also sustainable…

22 . Oct . 2021
A sustainable and high performance solution

In addition to the appropriate functioning of the building and its envisioned uses, it also has a strong concern for environmental and sustainability issues, and Acousticork Underscreed, as a recycled material, fits perfectly with these premises. It is made from recycled car and truck tires, part of a recycling and rec…

01 . Aug . 2017
Food contact

Amorim Cork Composites develops a product suitable for the food industry   Aware of the need to permanently update itself, Amorim Cork Composites is now launching a line of “Food Contact” materials, consisting of products suitable for being in contact with food. These solutions, made of cork, a 100% natural and recycl…

22 . Oct . 2021
Solutions for different types of final flooring.

Recycled and sustainable accessories for flooring systems. Our range of underlayment may consist of cork agglomerate or contain other recycled materials, such as PU, Recycled Rubber or EVA. Compared to synthetic materials, cork is the right choice when looking for a solution that guarantees performance but is also sust…

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…

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
The Cork Oak is Portugal's National Tree

At the end of 2011, the cork oak was unanimously established as Portugal's National Tree. This classification is directly related to the economic, social, and environmental performance that it represents to the country. Around 23% of Portugal's forest area is made up of cork oaks, which support the country's main indus…

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

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

News 27 . Sep . 2019
News
Awarded with RIBA's Stephen Lawrence 2019, the Cork House project paves the way towards a more sustainable architecture by reducing the numb…

A house built almost entirely from cork, with low carbon emissions and whose components are recyclable at the end of its life cycle. This is the proposal from a group of British architects to promote ideas about the environmental impact of the construction industry. Created by Matthew Barnett Howlandwith Dido Milne and…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Alucork is used as a lightweight floating floor system for railway interiors which addresses all comfort aspects of a railway floor, while u…

It’s a true sustainable product, using renewable materials and assuring full recyclability of raw material at End Of Life. The manufacturing technology behind Alucork allows project engineers’ to rethink how the floor is installed, significantly reducing lead-times and lowering total costs. Composed of a sandwich panel…

25 . Jul . 2017
CoMMUTe

CoMMute project has developed a prototype of modular and multifunctional floating flooring for regional and intercity railway cars, using materials with low environmental impact.This solution makes it possible to cut total installation costs and guarantees greater comfort for passengers by delivering improved thermal a…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Solution

Weighing about 40% less – in comparison with similar alternative thicknesses available in the market – the ALUCORK® system will make it possible to reduce energy consumption and expenses for this type of high-speed train, thus constituting a more advantageous option in environmental and economic terms.Produced using an…

News 18 . Dec . 2020
News
Is cork and ancestral drinking vessels a good combination?

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

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…

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