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23 . Sep . 2022
This innovative material also represents a huge benefit in terms of innovation

Cork Polymer Compounds are produced through an extrusion process in which cork and thermoplastics are mixed to deliver the best of both worlds. The introduction of cork to produce CPCs can result in a reduction of up to 60% in the volume of plastic consumption, due to cork’s low density, delivering a more sustainable s…

25 . Jul . 2017
Innovation and creativity

Innovation is part of Amorim Cork Composites’ DNA and underpins the future sustainability of our business. We value creative, inspiring, action-oriented people who enjoy critical thinking.

31 . May . 2019
Innovation and creativity

Innovation is part of Amorim Cork Composites’ DNA and underpins the future sustainability of our business. We value creative, inspiring, action-oriented people who enjoy critical thinking.

01 . Aug . 2017
Innovation Culture

A strategic vector of competitiveness.

19 . Mar . 2018
31 . Jul . 2017
08 . Jan . 2019
The ultimate innovation in cork transformation

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

14 . Apr . 2022
Spirit of Innovation

Douglas concluded: “This was an extremely successful project and we were pleased to partner with Amorim Cork Composites in bringing new innovations to market. Electroflight is looking forward to future work with Amorim Cork Composites to develop new technologies that will support the electrification and decarbonization…

25 . Jul . 2017
Innovation and Design

More than any other player in the market, Corticeira Amorim made unparalleled investments in innovation and design, developing a portfolio of high added value products and solutions, which anticipate market trends and surpass the expectations of some of the most demanding industries in the world.

10 . Oct . 2018
Commitment to innovation and development

Aware of cork’s potential, Amorim Cork Composites has made a major investment in innovation and development and is often presented as a case study in the field of sustainable construction.   Amorim Cork Composites solutions are so comprehensive that it is possible to include them in almost all stages of building constr…

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…

Blog 23 . May . 2022
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Innovation-based DNA

Driven by its innovation-based DNA, the company “continuously pursues the development of new products that also combine cork with other materials”, explains António Rios de Amorim. “We are always looking to enhance the many properties of our raw material through the best practices of the circular economy, that have bee…

25 . Jul . 2017
Innovation is our attitude and driving force.

Like the sun, soil, and water have driven the cork tree to spread its branches as high and in the most diversified ways possible, we too feed on ideas. We feed on ideas, to thrive on innovation. That's how we always find something new to do with cork.The cork not incorporated into the stopper industry represents the id…

25 . Jul . 2017
Marta Reinas

"By completing my internship as part of my master's degree, followed by a professional internship, I was able to gain a new perspective on the cork industry, and the processes, development and operation of a multinational company. Now, as a member of the company's staff, I’m still constantly learning and improving and…

25 . Jul . 2017
05 . Dec . 2022
MONOCAB OWL, sustainability meets innovation

The MONOCABs, a compact and autonomous monorail vehicle, is yet another example of the ongoing revolution in the mobility sector. It is a further example of the role that cork will play in this paradigm shift, offering a countless range of sustainability attributes to means of transport. It also fosters well-being and…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
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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…

09 . Aug . 2019
Go4cork

Go4Cork exists to materialize Amorim Cork Composite's innovation culture

04 . Nov . 2021
Silence! We’re about to talk about cork

In the future, cities will be smarter, as a direct consequence of the current dizzying pace of technological innovation.

08 . Nov . 2021
Silence! We’re about to talk about cork

In the future, cities will be smarter, as a direct consequence of the current dizzying pace of technological innovation.

18 . Dec . 2023
Nidapark Istinye - Residential Building, Istanbul

Innovation and Sustainability in Construction: Nidapark Istinye project incorporates Acousticork by Amorim solutions.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Innovation in deck construction for passenger vessels with cork technology.

Today there is chronic pressure on shipyards’ and shipowners’ margins, while the IMO guidelines call for “safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans”. At the same time, passenger numbers are growing globally, as are new builds and ship modernizations.If the building and operation of passenger vessels are to be…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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25 . Jul . 2017
Reference Projects

Discover the exciting innovations that helped us reinvent how cork engages the world

07 . Feb . 2019
New thermoformable cork material with recycled foam fosters a new generation of footwear materials

Amorim Footcork® Evolution delivers sustainability and innovation, responding to the need of the footwear industry to use more efficient and sustainable materials in its production process.

18 . Apr . 2018
09 . Oct . 2018
Fashion

We're innovating in the global footwear industry with comfortable and natural materials, with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design.

19 . Apr . 2022
Fashion

We're innovating in the global footwear industry with comfortable and natural materials, with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design.

04 . Apr . 2022
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i.cork factory, the pilot plant and innovation department of Amorim Cork Composites, was created precisely to respond to the challenges of our customers in the development of new products.

Blog 12 . Dec . 2017
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What do you think about cork molding techniques?

Cédric: These will help the material explore new applications. Klas: I think this is a key factor to creating new business options, and I believe this is the most interesting innovation for cork, especially for Studio Corkinho.

09 . Apr . 2021
The development of this collection

The development of this collection takes advantage of the physical and psychologicalcharacteristics of both materials. The contribution of all the senses was fundamental to the final result. The mix of definitions is such that not even the most classical chemical compounds have resisted such innovation.

25 . Jul . 2017
Contractor

Fosroc Thailand LimitedFosroc is a world leader in the delivery of tailored constructive solutions for virtually any type of construction project, combining high quality products, expert technical support, customer service and innovation.

27 . Sep . 2019
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Eduardo Soares, Innovation Director, Amorim Cork Composites João Queirós, Raw Material Procurement Officer

21 . Apr . 2022
Innovative solutions fulfilling the market requirements

Amorim Cork Composites is able to supply all the components of the floor, except the floor itself! Our experience has led to the development of unique technical components for flooring industry – Noise Reduction Technology (NRT).We are focusing on product innovation and has a reactive innovation capacity (adapting to m…

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…

13 . Apr . 2023
Rolls Royce chooses cork solutions for the world’s first all-electric plane

The «Spirit of Innovation», the world’s fastest all-electric plane (image 2), used cork agglomerates in the insulating coating of its battery box. A cork solution was chosen because of the need to find a material for the battery case that was not only structurally robust, but also lightweight and extremely fire resista…

29 . Nov . 2023
ILLIANCE project

One of the projects involving Amorim Cork Composites is the ILLIANCE project - an innovation project for sustainability and industrialization, which focuses, among other things, on the development of new hydrogen solutions. This is an EU-funded project, involving players from different sectors, that aims to respond to…

04 . Jan . 2024
The Cork Inside seal guarantees that a product contains, in its cork formulation, a 100% natural and recyclable material with unique technic…

Cork Inside formulations combine cork with other materials and are developed and rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites' innovation and engineering teams. Cork Inside responds to stringent requirements and guarantees the performance required for its application.

31 . May . 2019
Tânia Ribeiro

Working at Amorim Cork Composites has been gratifying and enriching at all levels. It allows me to work with the best and be part of a successful team. Daily learning , which makes us increasingly capable and prepared for today’s competitive market. The innovation capacity of the company is not only reflected in its pr…

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…

31 . Jul . 2017
Edwin Lingg, Li&Co

For us, cork is a very important aspect of the business. We have produced cork floors for 29 years and we have a strong relation with this natural product and its evolution. Cork is very important since it differentiates us from other producers. We place a priority on cork in our innovation processes. When we think abo…

21 . Apr . 2022
Edwin Lingg, Li&Co

For us, cork is a very important aspect of the business. We have produced cork floors for 29 years and we have a strong relation with this natural product and its evolution. Cork is very important since it differentiates us from other producers. We place a priority on cork in our innovation processes. When we think abo…

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…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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For Nuno Terrível

For Nuno Terrível, innovation director of ACC, “this overture to universities is absolutely critical, principally to the University of Porto, taking into account the historical relationship we have. ACC has a strategy for networked development and we want to continue to open this strategy to you. We want you to think a…

16 . Mar . 2020
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The collaboration between Amorim Cork Composites and VDM is supported by Amorim’s mission to add value to cork in a different, qualitative and innovative manner, in particular, by supporting various artistic, educational and scientific projects. These initiatives help disseminate the versatility, multi-disciplinarity…

Blog 23 . Jun . 2021
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What was it like to work with Amorim Cork Composites?

ACC has been a partner in my cork design projects for many years. First, ACC is committed to innovation, and is forward-looking in seeing the new potential for cork applications in design and architecture. ACC was able to custom produce many of the materials and components for this project. Second, ACC and Amorim are w…

07 . Apr . 2022
INTRO

The ACC Design Studio is a space for innovation and creativity where cork and design meet.  We have a multidisciplinary and specialized team prepared to support the development of cork-based new products and creative projects that explore the appearance and functionalities of this material.  Our main goal is to enable…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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After this MMFA initiative, how would you describe the event and what are the main conclusions that you are taking with you?

The recent MMFA event in Porto, Portugal was the best industry conference that I have attended in my 35 years in the flooring industry! The quality of the presentations, the attitude of cooperation and sharing, and the outstanding hospitality and planning were exceptional. I found that the different players involved in…

09 . Oct . 2018
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Cork is a natural material with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design. Cork components are used by several famous brands to present novelties based on a lightweight and comfortable material.  Highly dependent on fashion demands, we have developed our cork garments for heel covering, uppers, and…

09 . Aug . 2019
Do you know what this symbol means?

Many Go4cork products combine cork with other materials in order to enhance their properties. Since cork may not always be immediately visible, we have created the Cork Inside seal. This seal gives you a guarantee that the product incorporates the optimal quantity of cork to ensure the best performance and that it ha…

19 . Apr . 2022
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Cork is a natural material with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design. Cork components are used by several famous brands to present novelties based on a lightweight and comfortable material.  Highly dependent on fashion demands, we have developed our cork garments for heel covering, uppers, and…

25 . Oct . 2017
Novel applications for cork.

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company’s history. Based on the use of waste from the cork stopper industry and powered by a strong capacity for innovation, resilience and ingenuity, we discovered several novel applications for cork throughout…

18 . Mar . 2020
Amorim cork composites management policy (1)

Amorim Cork Composites’ main activity is the production of cork granules and cork composites.  In its context, customer satisfaction and the satisfaction of the remaining stakeholders is decisive for the sustainable development of the Organisation, which takes on continuous improvement and availability of the necessary…

Blog 02 . Nov . 2020
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Based on a strong culture of innovation, we develop highly efficient solutions and incorporate by-products from other industries - such as foams, polymers and rubbers - into our processes, giving them a second life, since they would normally be deposited in landfills.   Examples include Footcork® Evolution and Underlay…

Blog 27 . Apr . 2022
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We also research and develop innovative cork-based materials, through the application of extrusion, lamination or moulding processes, and by combining cork with other raw materials, in order to produce new materials.By using cork or composites that combine cork with materials from other industries, it is possible to cr…

02 . Dec . 2022
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ACC Design Studio is a space for innovation and creativity where cork and design unite.This creative studio is underpinned by three essential objectives. The first is to develop new concepts, in which Amorim Cork Composites collaborates with brands.The second objective is to provide monitoring and technical support for…

25 . Jan . 2022
The chairman

The Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim, António Rios de Amorim, states that 'the use of cork in an iconic car model such as the MINI is the premise of a change in the mobility sector that is already underway. A paradigm shift of which Corticeira Amorim is an integral part'. He adds that 'cork is a raw material so na…

13 . Dec . 2017
About Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites is a world-renowned company with a long legacy of achievements in aerospace, transportation, construction and sustainable green products using cork. At our Innovation and R&D centre, we are always searching for new and high performance solutions.Targeted towards the LVT flooring industry’s ne…

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…

05 . Apr . 2022
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This new solution combines cork – a 100% natural, recyclable and biocompatible raw material – with recycled polymers and was developed at i.Cork factory, the pilot plant and innovation hub of Amorim Cork Composites. Isigenere, one of the most innovative international companies in the development of floating solar syste…

07 . Jan . 2020
Innovate with cork

Seeking to take cork’s unique profile even further, Amorim Cork Composites continually develops new formulas and composites that enhance this material’s natural properties and enable the creation of innovative products. Given that in some of these products cork is combined with other raw materials, it may not always be…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Solution

The items of the METAMORPHOSIS exhibition, developed by a group of naturally talented people, open up a new range of products and applications. The invited professionals joined their technical vision with artistic sensibility and the knowledge they have of the market, creating solutions where cork intersects with vario…

06 . Nov . 2017
About MATERIA

By combining cork’s unique personality and sensory characteristics with a challenging design perspective, MATERIA is a collection of objects that fluidly and functionally fit into any contemporary environment and experience. Curated by experimentadesign, the collection is designed by 12 international designers and stud…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork is a natural, 100% recyclable and environmentally-friendly product. Were these characteristics important to your decision? Is sustainab…

Cork is an amazing and unique material, and its set of unique properties is almost too good to be true. The interesting thing is that it’s not just the material itself that is environmentally friendly; the whole process, from extraction to processing to manufacturing, has been tailored to have as little impact on natur…

17 . Apr . 2018
Further information about Be Brasil:

Any visitor to Milan's Design Week (held in Milan between April 17-22) upon entering the Brazilian space, located on Via Maroncelli 14, will journey through time in the company of Brazilian design : from modernist masters such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi and Sérgio Rodrigues to the contemporary highlights of Gusta…

14 . Jun . 2019
More about RETALT

RETALT (RETro propulsion Assisted Landing Technologies) is a project which received a funding of 3 M€ from the EU Commission in the frame of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 821890. The partners of the project are DLR (Germany), CFS Engineering (Switzerland), Elecnor Deimos (S…

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 19 . Aug . 2020
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Texto Lasca Marco Sousa Santos

Cork has many qualities, especially when we think that no technologically produced material can offer as many and as diverse attributes. But what should be highlighted in this material that is so complete and versatile? Marco Sousa Santos has no doubts: “Its plastic and its mechanical nature. Plastic - due to its textu…

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…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Project Description

Amorim Cork Composites is developing cork surfboards for the Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara. These cork surfboards are specifically designed to successfully surf amazing sized waves never ridden before. This project was launched in 2013 with a view to designing high efficiency surfboards making use of Portuguese raw…

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…

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