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25 . Jul . 2017
Cork Oak Forest

With over 5.4 million acres of cork forest, about one third (approximately 1.8 million acres) is situated in Portugal.

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork Oak Forest

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

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

18 . Mar . 2020
Commitment to the Forest Custody Chain

We favour the use of cork from well-managed forests, certified through the forest certification system from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®- C022338), and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC/13-31-286). We comply with the requirements of the FSC and PEFC chain-of-custody sta…

31 . Jul . 2017
Forest Stewardship Council

An independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

21 . Apr . 2022
Forest Stewardship Council

An independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

10 . Oct . 2018
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…

13 . Apr . 2021
The true value of cork oak forests

"Cork oak forests provide benefits to society, on average worth more than € 1300 / ha per year"

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

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

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

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

14 . Dec . 2016
Cork and Nature

Cork oak forest

04 . Jun . 2021
Portuguese cork in London Design Biennale 2021

Corticeira Amorim is the official Material Partner of Forest for Change - The Global Goals Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2021.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites’ employees take part in the planting of 2000 cork oaks

The reforestation was carried out under the "Common Forest" project of Quercus, which has been ensuring the planting of thousands of native trees, since 2011.

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork harvesting

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

25 . Jul . 2017
The High Performance Alternative to Synthetic products.

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

Blog 16 . Sep . 2019
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"Floresta comum"

Green Cork helps answer other challenges, in particular planting trees that belong to Portugal's native forest (including cork oaks). The revenues generated by corks delivered for recycling enable Quercus to finance the "Floresta comum" (Common Forest) initiative, under which more than 828,000 trees have already been p…

Why Cork 31 . Jan . 2024
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Carbon Balance

Carbon Balance The carbon balance is the result of a scenario analysis, incorporated into the carbon footprint study, which simulates the inclusion of carbon sequestration associated with the entire cork oak forest ecosystem and cannot, without internationally recognized methodology, be considered for an offset. The li…

Blog 27 . Jul . 2022
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Negative Carbon Balance

According to a recent assessment study conducted by EY, Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind has a negative carbon balance of -5.6kg CO2 eq/m2. This means that the product’s associated carbon sequestration promoted by the cork oak forest exceeds the CO2 emissions from production. The environmental footprint study of the Go4co…

02 . Dec . 2022
Negative carbon balance

According to a life-cycle assessment conducted by the consultancy firm, EY, the carbon balance of the component Amorim NRT®62 flooring solutions without a vapour barrier is -11.8kg CO2 eq/m2, whereas the carbon balance of the component for Amorim NRT®62 flooring solutions with a vapour barrier is -10.5kg CO2 eq/m2. Sin…

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…

21 . Apr . 2022
Top layer NRT 94 with negative carbon balance

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

05 . Jul . 2022
Negative Carbon Balance

According to a recent analytic study conducted by EY, Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind has a negative carbon balance of -5.6kg CO2 eq/m2. The associated carbon sequestration promoted by the cork oak forest exceeds the CO2 emissions from production.   Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind is an excellent option for customers that…

05 . Jul . 2022
Negative Carbon Balance

According to a recent analytic study conducted by EY, Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind has a negative carbon balance of -5.6kg CO2 eq/m2. The associated carbon sequestration promoted by the cork oak forest exceeds the CO2 emissions from production. Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind is an excellent option for customers that ai…

05 . Apr . 2022
An (even more) sustainable solar

The main properties of cork – such as impermeability, lightness, elasticity, compressibility and resilience - remain unchanged, ensuring the floater's performance. It should also be noted that, for each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO2. This factor reduces the environmental i…

02 . Feb . 2023
Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of Amorim Cork Composites primary decking materials. Innovative and sustainable cork-b…

The key factor in ensuring a negative carbon footprint is the genesis of the cork oak forest which is a carbon sink, responsible for retaining 73 tons of CO2 per ton of cork used for a typical application this corresponds to 2,7 kilotons of CO2 retention.

16 . Nov . 2022
Did you know that…

…cork achieves the technical performance required by the market while maintaining its sustainability credentials, given that cork oak trees are important natural carbon retainer? It is estimated that per each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO₂.

02 . Jun . 2023
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(1) Source: Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), 2016(2) Indicative values based on the carbon balance of cork. The carbon balance measures the carbon sequestration fostered by the cork oak forest that corresponds to the amount of cork used in the product.

21 . Aug . 2023
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(1) Source: Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), 2016(2) Indicative values based on the carbon balance of cork. The carbon balance measures the carbon sequestration fostered by the cork oak forest that corresponds to the amount of cork used in the product.

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

20 . Jul . 2018
Natural raw materials

What is the source of the chemical materials and elements used in plastic- and rubber-based infills? Despite the strict rules on raw materials that can be used to produce synthetic infills, concerns remain regarding the potential use of poorer-quality materials or materials from an unknown source. This is not the case…

Blog 27 . Sep . 2019
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The work is by Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes and forms part of the installation “a seam, a surface, a hinge, or a knot” that occupies two floors of that historic 17th century palace and features over 30 sculptures that blend with the space. Also in the Biennial, as part of the Dysfunctional exhibition, Nacho Carbone…

Blog 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…

27 . Jul . 2023
4. Sustainability

Cork is a 100% natural, reusable and recyclable raw material. Studies show that for every ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest sequesters up to 73 tons of CO2. Produced from the bark of the cork oak tree without any trees being felled during the process, cork can be used for a variety of highly technological produ…

07 . Mar . 2024
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In addition to its technical advantages, cork is one of the world’s most versatile materials and is 100% natural. Studies show that for every tonne of cork produced, the cork oak forest sequesters up to 73 tonnes of CO2, and no trees are felled in the process. Are you looking for sustainable solutions to mitigate the n…

20 . Mar . 2023
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In the calculation of the Carbon Footprint of Korko toys, IPCC 2021 (100 years) method was used, according to the international standard ISO 14067.  The impact categories evaluated were: Global Warming Potential – fossil; Global Warming Potential – biogenic; Global Warming Potential – CO2 uptake; Global Warming Potenti…

07 . Sep . 2023
One of the main challenges that the electric vehicle industry faces is to find sustainable materials to incorporate into their designs, in o…

Amorim Cork Composites has now launched an innovative range of multilayer systems that combine cork with other materials - such as mica, foam or aerogel - to create more sustainable, high-performance solutions. Cork is a 100% natural, reusable and recyclable material, and from an environmental, social or economic persp…

06 . Apr . 2023
Why choose a cork-based underlayment instead of a 100% foam solution? To help you answer that, we ran the following tests...

Two comparative tests were conducted between cork underlayments and 100% foam underlayments, in order to assess the durability of cork-based solutions vs. synthetic solutions from the same category. The results of the Dynamic Load Test and the Compressive Creep Test revealed that cork underlayments are the best option…

Blog 23 . May . 2022
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According to an analytic study conducted by the consultancy firm, EY, the underlayment Plus Go4Cork by Amorim has a negative carbon balance of -8.1kg CO2 eq/m². The carbon balance of the underlayment Plus VB Go4Cork by Amorim is -7.8kg CO2 eq/m². By promoting carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest that is superior…

25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities

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

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…

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

24 . Nov . 2023
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A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study conducted by Itecons confirms that Acousticork by Amorim U36 and U38 underscreeds have a negative carbon balance. These innovative solutions, produced by Amorim Cork Composites, contribute to the performance of the flooring solutions where they are applied, in terms of acoustic insul…

10 . Oct . 2018
Proteção natural do ambiente

Montados (cork oak forests) are natural retainers of CO2 - the biggest cause of global warming. It is estimated that cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2 per year, a valuable aid for reducing greenhouse gases - the main source of climate change. Carbon retained by cork oak trees is stored in the cork…

08 . Apr . 2022
Cork

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

31 . Jul . 2017
Pre-attached underlayment NRT®62 and NRT®62 VB

The NRT®62 and NRT®62 VB Pre-attached Underlayment have a negative carbon balance of - 11.8 kg/eqCO₂ per m²* and - 10.5 kg/eqCO₂ per m²*, respectively, when taking into account the CO₂ sequestered by cork oak forests and the emissions associated with the industrial process.   *EY Study: Pre-attached underlayment NRT62…

22 . Oct . 2021
Acousticork Products have Carbon Balance Negative

Underlayments Acousticork have a negative carbon balance, when taking into account the CO2 sequestered by cork oak forests and the emissions associated with the industrial process.   Elevate the comfort, protection, and durability of your flooring with our sustainable and high-performing cork-based solutions: Acousti…

01 . Aug . 2017
Cork mindset

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

04 . Jan . 2024
Cork

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

04 . Apr . 2022
Cork at the service of design and sustainability

Raw materials of natural origin, such as cork which is 100% natural, recyclable and renewable, are an innovative and sustainable option for creating functional goods, with aesthetic concern, that accompany us at home, at work and during leisure time. It is estimated that for every ton of cork produced, cork oak forests…

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

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

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