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08 . Jan . 2019
Materia

MATERIA is a collection of objects that work well and feel good in contemporary homes and lifestyles.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
MATERIA

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

08 . Jan . 2019
Materia | To buy

Add a new new design object from MATERIA to collection.

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News 25 . Jul . 2017
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TIPSY, by Keiji Takeuchi, included in MATERIA’s collection

Curated by experimentadesign, this collection produced by Amorim Cork Composites now includes 24 items designed by 12 national and international designers.

27 . Feb . 2019
Material used

The Acousticork Underscreed insulation layer was installed on the slab during the construction phase of the building. Meanwhile, there was a perimeter strip made of elastic material intended to be used as perimeter strip installed, which is very important to avoid “sound bridges” and ensure proper performance of the fl…

23 . Sep . 2021
Material used

The Acousticork Underscreed insulation layer was installed on the slab during the construction phase of the building. Meanwhile, there was a perimeter strip made of elastic material intended to be used as perimeter strip installed, which is very important to avoid “sound bridges” and ensure proper performance of the fl…

01 . Aug . 2017
New material for shoe insoles

The use of cork in footwear dates back to the 3rd century B.C. This new material – which has already been launched internationally – combines cork with an elastomeric polymer that ensures comfort for the end user.

Articles 25 . Oct . 2017
Articles
Cork, our raw material

The development of this raw material begins very early in the tree. Cork develops different elements from the denser and harder outer layer to the less dense and more elastic inner layer. The different features of cork allow us to obtain raw material of several types completely different from each other in their shape…

23 . Sep . 2021
Cork as a damping material

Due to its closed, cellular structure, filled with air, cork has a higher loss factor than rubber, which is essential for damping and consequent energy dissipation. Our specific polymer formulations and the addition of cork, with its unique compressibility and recovery features, enhance the material’s high loss factor.…

25 . Jun . 2018
Cork as a damping material

Due to its closed, cellular structure, filled with air, cork has a higher loss factor than rubber, which is essential for damping and consequent energy dissipation. Our specific polymer formulations and the addition of cork, with its unique compressibility and recovery features, enhance the material’s high loss factor.…

12 . Jul . 2018
Raw Material Differences

Competitive recycled rubber flooring products made from “whole tire” derived “crumb rubber”. Competitive products made from whole recycled passenger car tires can have: Contamination in material causes rough texture & “skive marks”;Stronger tire smell;We use rubber “buffings” (pure rubber) to produce cleaner produc…

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03 . Jan . 2019
Material used

The underscreed from the Acousticork range selected to be applied at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River combines agglomerated cork with recycled rubber, making it a product that is 100% recycled and sustainable.   It stands out thanks to its high performance in the reduction of the propagation of impac…

10 . Dec . 2018
Material used

The underscreed from the Acousticork range selected to be applied at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River combines agglomerated cork with recycled rubber, making it a product that is 100% recycled and sustainable.   It stands out thanks to its high performance in the reduction of the propagation of impac…

23 . Sep . 2021
Material used

The underscreed from the Acousticork range selected to be applied at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River combines agglomerated cork with recycled rubber, making it a product that is 100% recycled and sustainable.   It stands out thanks to its high performance in the reduction of the propagation of impac…

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News 19 . Aug . 2020
Automotive 25 . Jul . 2017
Automotive
Material Conformability

In stamped steel or lightweight assemblies Accoseal sponge grade materials are especially useful, being able to compress with minor fastener loading and minimum hardware distortion allowing for an overall optimized system design. Its controlled side flow allows for groove assembling without the need for allowance on th…

Seals and Gaskets 25 . Jul . 2017
Seals and Gaskets
Material Conformability

In stamped steel or lightweight assemblies Accoseal sponge grade materials are especially useful, being able to compress with minor fastener loading and minimum hardware distortion allowing for an overall optimized system design. Its controlled side flow allows for groove assembling without the need for allowance on th…

News 14 . Jun . 2021
News
Cork once again chosen as elected material for the Serpentine Summer Pavilion

200m2 of cork respond to South African architecture collective Counterspace challenge to build a sustainability-focused installation.

News 12 . Feb . 2021
News
What about South African consumers? What is their perception and knowledge about the material?

The understanding of cork as a multiuse material in South Africa is certainly increasing, but it is still relatively limited to the wine industry and very rare in the product design industry. The experience I have gained by working with Architects, Interior Designers and some of our private clients shows that there is…

News 23 . Jun . 2021
News
What do you like the most about this raw material?

I love the fact that when one works with cork, whether you are a farmer, harvester, producer or designer, one must take the entire ecosystem into account. Since cork is responsibly harvested, the material is not just extracted. It is extracted from the tree, but the tree grows stronger and healthier. When the tree grow…

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…

23 . Sep . 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…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Lightweight material

Lightweight core material

08 . Jan . 2019
Catalogue | Materia | EN

Catalogue | Consumer Goods

08 . Jan . 2019
Designers

Curated by experimentadesign, MATERIA débuts 14 projects by 12 designers.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Lightweight flexible core material

Lightweight flexible core material

Case Studies 28 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Flexible and lightweight interior material

Flexible and lightweight interior material

09 . Mar . 2018
Material Used

Material Category Granulated Cork

25 . Jul . 2017
Acoustical (material)

The properties of a material to absorb or reflect Sound (adjective) Acoustically, (Adverb).

News 08 . Sep . 2021
News
What do you like most about this raw material?

The first thing is its versatility, but I believe that the most fascinating thing about cork is its overall journey - from the way that it is cultivated and harvested to its processing for different solutions in different areas of activity – including, in my case, use in an item of furniture that will last for decades.…

25 . Jul . 2017
Technical bulletin | TD1150 bushing gasket material

Technical bulletin | TD1150 bushing gasket material

What is Cork 05 . Jan . 2018
What is Cork
Composition Cork material will fall apart if it gets wet after it has been installed.

Incorrect: That may have been possible over 20 years ago when animal protein binders were used, but not anymore. Since the early 1980’s non-water-soluble polyurethane binders have been used to adhere the granules together to make Amorim composition cork products. These polyurethane binders also produce no post installa…

14 . Sep . 2017
We are a material supplier that understands material properties and how they contribute to system performance.

Excellent performance is not only determined by the infill material or the type of grass but also by your choice of shock pad.However, excellent performance means different things for different stakeholders, such as: athletes, installers, turf manufacturers, designers or regulatory entities.Our main objective, as a mat…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Temperature and Medium

Our products are made to proprietary formulas and are only manufactured by Amorim. There are literally infinite possible formulations within each type of polymer and cork, inclusively the blend of polymer types. A wide range of variations on physical properties like tensile strength, compressibility, and hardness can b…

Notícias 02 . Nov . 2020
Notícias
Cork: a natural raw material, numerous environmental advantages

When cork is used in the development of a product, this means that all the environmental advantages associated with this raw material are also integrated in the product. Cork is 100% natural and has unique, unparalleled properties: it is light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic and compressible, offers thermal…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
What do you think about the cork molding properties? Do you consider it a good material to work with this technique?

I believe that molding is an excellent alternative to machining, as it is more cost-efficient, offers a superior finish and uses less raw material. It is really interesting being part of a team that is trying to take this technology to the next level, with a higher degree of both precision and automation. We are also l…

Seals and Gaskets 25 . Jul . 2017
Seals and Gaskets
Techseal - Multipurpose Seals and Gaskets

Soft Gasket Material Technology.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
How and when did you get the idea to use this raw material (cork) to create these acoustic and decorative panels?

When I visited the Convent of the Capuchos in Sintra in 2014, I was amazed by the use of cork throughout the interior. I knew then that this material was very special, and when I visited Amorim (also in 2014) to learn about the cork manufacturing process, I left Portugal with a strong desire to use this material for my…

News 25 . Aug . 2020
News
You know cork so well, does it still surprise you as a material? Why?

We are still only beginning to understand all the benefits of cork, how to use them, and how to ennoble this material, in line with our design philosophy of “rebirth”. We’ve set up a “cork lab” in our studio in Antwerp, where we push the limits of the material by mixing it with other natural materials, or manipulating…

25 . Jul . 2017
Flexible Materials for Aerospace Structures

Our products can be easily bonded to most substrate materials, using designated adhesive systems and coated with specific coatings or varnishes. Parts can be trimmed and machined with tooling to the required geometry and also easily integrated into FRP (fiber reinforced plastics) structures.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Lightweight flexible core material

Extremely light and buoyant

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

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

25 . Jul . 2017
Produced from Recycled and Natural material

Produced from Recycled and Natural materials

23 . Sep . 2021
Produced from Recycled and Natural material

Produced from Recycled and Natural materials

Articles 16 . Apr . 2018
Articles
Materials vs Performance

The advantages of cork in an underlay and the comparison in terms of performance of this sustainable material with other materials.

25 . Jul . 2017
Vibration control

A specific material formulation for vibration isolation which allies performance with environmental concerns.

News 09 . Nov . 2020
News
Cork used inside Mazda’s new 100% electric car

Cork was chosen for the interior lining of the car because it is a sustainable and biodegradable raw material

News 27 . Sep . 2019
News
Cork House: a sustainable and awarded project

Cork House is an innovative project that uses cork as its main building material.

News 10 . Jul . 2018
News
"Cork slows heat transmission through the fairing and keeps the carbon structure below a critical temperature"

Cork was the material highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten.

23 . Sep . 2021
Vibration control

A specific material formulation for vibration isolation which allies performance with environmental concerns.

18 . Nov . 2020
Nike Grind EVA

Cork is an amazingly versatile material and, when combined with Nike Grind EVA foam delivers great benefits in all flooring installations.

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
Cork

Cork is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character.

05 . Jan . 2018
What is Cork

The unique natural qualities of cork make it a most effective material for the control of sound transmission in hard surface flooring applications.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
Cork under the spotlight of Stockholm Furniture Fair

The material library was the main stage for cork´s presentation, where designers and architects had the opportunity to be introduced to the science of nature.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork presented in New York at 5th Avenue

The window of the renowned fashion brand Saks Fifth Avenue presents the Lisbon Collection which has cork as the main material.

23 . Sep . 2021
What is Cork

The unique natural qualities of cork make it a most effective material for the control of sound transmission in hard surface flooring applications.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
U.Porto and Amorim Cork Composites have brought 40 researchers together to reinvent cork

The initiative got the company and researchers to work side by side, making clear both parties' willingness to collaborate on projects that promote cork as a raw material.

25 . Jul . 2017
Thermal Conductivity

The ability of a material to conduct heat.

30 . Oct . 2018
Thermal Conductivity

The ability of a material to conduct heat.

09 . Oct . 2018
Overlay

Detailing on a shoe made by layering material on top of other material.

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
Why choose cork for your home?

Cork is environmentally friendly and a highly versatile material when used for interior decoration. But that’s not all. Read this article to find out seven good reasons why you should have it with you every day.

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
The durability of cork and its properties are easily understood by considering the material’s best-known use: stoppers.

In 2010, 30 bottles of champagne were found in the Baltic Sea, estimated to have been under water for over 200 years. According to specialists, the shipwrecked champagne was in “excellent condition”, testimony to the unique ability of cork stoppers to preserve wine and champagne for an indefinite period of time.

09 . Aug . 2019
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.

12 . Apr . 2021
By joining the ReVALUE program, you are helping value the entire product as a raw material and thereby building a more sustainable planet. J…

We are part of the Global 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders We are member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development  We are strategic aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations  We have multiple products with Negative Carbon Balance

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
Versatility. That’s one of cork’s main characteristics, which has now brought this exceptional natural raw material to the world of music.

The initiative is the brainchild of Portuguese company, Audolici, which has launched Cork turntable mats. The use of cork or cork rubber turntable mats delivers clearer sound – by absorbing resonance and vibration. In addition to these technical advantages, a cork mat also delivers a new look to the turntable, giving i…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
Concerning cork, which characteristics do you value most? Do you agree that cork is the past, present, and future material of the flooring b…

The diversity of applications – far beyond the flooring business – the top performance, and also the important factor of sustainability makes cork probably one of the most amazing materials to work with. The presentations we all had at the Amorim plant were extremely impressive. Cork is one of the fascinating hidden ch…

25 . Jul . 2017
Accoseal

Reliable and market renowned Sealing material brand.

25 . Jul . 2017
Accoseal

Reliable and Market Renowned Sealing Material Brand.

28 . Mar . 2018
Materials Used

Material Category Acoustic Insulation & Vibration Isolation     Material Reference Underlay and underscreed

23 . Sep . 2021
Materials Used

Material Category Acoustic Insulation & Vibration Isolation     Material Reference Underlay and underscreed

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Jasper Morrison, British product designer

Cork is a material which is certainly worthy of attention in design. Its appeal lies in the combination of its old-world appeal and new-world technical capabilities.

News 09 . Mar . 2018
News
Lisbon Cruise Terminal by architect Carrilho da Graça

In this video, the architect Carrilho da Graça concludes that “it’s a material that I’ll come to use in the future and I hope it has quite a future”.

05 . Feb . 2018
Vibration Isolation

A specific material formulation for vibration isolation which allies performance with environmental concerns.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
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.

Articles 26 . Sep . 2018
Articles
1 - Easy and simple to install

The installation of the underlay is easy, simple and effective. The material is lightweight, but extremely durable. With less than 6 steps, anyone can easily apply an underlay to the floor. Check out installation instructions here.

News 14 . Jan . 2019
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Core Simulation, after already identified the acoustic isolation needed and the material intended to use in the structural layers. Based on this information, MPS will simulate the best core solution for the construction of a multilayer panel.

Case Studies 08 . Jan . 2020
Case Studies
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"More than finding new products, we aspired to make a unique and challenging reflection on the material, a catalyst to take cork to another level."  António Rios de Amorim, Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim

28 . Nov . 2018
António Salazar - CEO Kankura Golf

Using cork brings several key advantages. For example, cork offers comfort and thermal inertia, which is very important in footwear used for golf, given that golfers may face very cold temperatures in the winter and a lot of heat in the summer. Moreover cork is a material with tremendous elasticity, cushioning the impa…

Articles 27 . Jul . 2017
Articles
1 - Easy to install

The installation of the underlayment is easy, but highly effective.  The material is light in weight, but extremely durable.

29 . Dec . 2017
1 - Easy to install

The installation of the underlayment is easy, but highly effective.  The material is light in weight, but extremely durable.

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Cork technology is making an important contribution to a cleaner, greener shipping industry, with IMO compliance. Because their main constit…

Amorim Cork Composites primary deckings has the IMO/MED Wheelmark certification that guarantees the ongoing commitment to product quality and safety to customers for sea-going yachts, offshore and passenger vessels including cruise ships

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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All of these products use high density cork as insulation material. Nitrocork products are also combined with high quality materials, such as stainless steel for the work plate.Several top chefs who use this cooking technique - such as Dani Garcia, Celler de Can Roca and Nandu Jubany - have placed their trust in Nitroc…

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…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
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Turbine Hall’s floor was made using a cork composite that combines natural and expanded granules on the surface. After several tests using various materials, cork was the only natural material able to respond positively to the project’s stringent requirements.

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork, the art of nature. Design, the elegance of function. Its combination unleashed creativity in the furnishing industry, resulting in a s…

We are part of an evolution path where new processes and technologies are constantly being developed. Sensorial and functional attributes frame cork as a highly competitive material and thus a premium material of choice for designers and engineers from the furnishing industry.

05 . Jul . 2018
Products

A high quality recycled rubber material made using scrap rubber from the recycling of truck tires and virgin rubber materials for a variety of applications.

13 . Nov . 2019
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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.

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

News 20 . Jun . 2019
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Dynamic modular installation

Dubois designed a set of modular pieces whose shapes depict various architectural periods, from the 1451 "Palazzo Rucellai by Alberti" to the 1972 "Muralla Roja". The material chosen for the project was cork - natural granulated cork and expanded granulated cork – which fully satisfied the project’s structural and visu…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
intro2: decoration

Whether in the form of wallpaper, formed into boards or self-adhesive rolls, cork allows for walls to be covered quickly and easy, making it stand out as a material for decoration. A natural, elegant and modern material, cork makes spaces more welcoming and inviting while also adding thermal comfort, reducing noise and…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Product

The product used in the design of this work was cork agglomerate. This material is easily moldable, resulting in geometrically different solutions that harmoniously coexist in the same space.

28 . Feb . 2019
Joint Q-Tool

A quick and comprehensive simulation tool for your joint system to define the best material solution for your sealing requirements Software requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 and superior Remove Access 2007 Runtime if installed Release 3.0

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.

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Product

Amorim Nature 130 is a natural infill for artificial turf using 1-2 mm cork granules.   It contains only high quality material, is highly resistant to wear and tear and meets all player safety requirements.

09 . Oct . 2018
Footcork® Evolution

Evolution towards an eco footprint is a statement that Amorim Cork Composites believes in and shares, within the framework of development of Footcork® EVOLUTION developed by Amorim, a new thermoformable material produced from recycled and natural materials.

09 . Oct . 2018
Footcork® Future

Footcork® Future the new thermoformable material, specially developed for thermoformed insoles and orthopaedic components. Future, brings to the footwear industry a sustainable product using two prime raw materials - natural cork and EVA.

28 . Feb . 2019
Joint Q-Tool

A quick and comprehensive simulation tool for your joint system to define the best material solution for your sealing requirements Software requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 and superior Remove Access 2007 Runtime if installed Release 3.0

Notícias 17 . Apr . 2019
Notícias
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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Under Sleeper Pads

Under Sleeper Pads are elastic elements located between the sleeper and the ballast mats. This material is a cost-effective way of increasing the elasticity of the superstructure and reducing wear and tear on the ballast.

31 . Jul . 2017
Noise reduction coefficient (NRC)

The NRC of an acoustical material is the arithmetic average to the nearest multiple of 0.05 of its absorption coefficients at 4 one third octave bands with center frequencies of 250, 500, 1000, 2000 Hertz.

31 . Jul . 2017
Cork inlay, where comfort meets beauty

The NRT technology allows the flooring manufacture to take advance of the exclusive properties of cork as part of a unique engineered multilayer structure.A natural material with incomparable insulation, and shock absorption features, cork provides superior comfort, noise reduction, thermal insulation and resistance. A…

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
Porquê a Cortiça?
Circular Economy: A waste free future

To protect the future we need to rethink the way that we see waste. At Amorim Cork Composites, we aim to develop a circular future, transforming what was previously considered to be waste into new creative opportunities. We combine cork with surplus products from other industries and this helps us to develop solutions…

News 18 . Dec . 2020
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What do you believe is the future when it comes to using cork in museums?

As museums around the world are looking for additional ways to incorporate sustainable elements into their institutions, the diversity of uses cork offers to help achieve an eco-label status without visually compromising an exhibition makes cork a futuristic product, already available in the present. This is a raw mate…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
PRODUCTS

Amorim P50 cork composite material with very high thermal insulating performance; AVIO SV2 silicone based material for covering antennas and electronic devices in order to assure radio transparency for ground to spacecraft communications. Due to the TPS´s high thickness all the tiles are realized by 3D machining, the…

Blog 24 . Oct . 2019
Blog
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 . Feb . 2018
Gaskets and much more.

Our commitment to support industry partners and improve their products by continually offering new material solutions, has culminated in a broad range of products with specific features tailored to the requirements of multiple industries and applications.

Case Studies 29 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Sustainability and technology

For Gisela Simas, who, in the last years, has been working mainly with wood, the possibility of exploring a raw material like cork in the design of furniture, lighting and design pieces was an old dream, and it is especially important to Gisela as the designer enjoys working with natural and sustainable materials.

Case Studies 12 . Mar . 2019
Case Studies
The winning bid II

The Association required that the covers evoke elements associated with the region and the designer’s idea to make use of cork, a raw material deeply rooted in the culture of Algarve, was selected and implemented. With the covers currently in use, their comfort along with the cork’s visual and practical look are the bi…

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…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Multifunctional Modular System

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.

01 . Jan . 2018
Characteristics:

Multi-Material Construction = Improved IIC Performance   Cork & Recycled Rubber Combined in a 9.5mm (3/8”) Composite   Sheet Designed for Optimal Impact Noise Attenuation Performance   Superior Bonding & Working Characteristics vs. Competitive Systems   Sound Control, Crack Suppression & Thermal Benefits in…

27 . Jul . 2017
Reinventing how cork engages the world of flooring.

At Amorim Cork Composites, we use cork as the basic raw material and as the differentiating factor in the production of both composites and materials to be used in the production of each of the several layers that make up a flooring system (top layer, inlay, core layer and pre-attached underlayment), and of accessories…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Natural Frequency

All anti-vibration pads/materials, components and systems have a natural frequency (fn). In case of the anti-vibration pad the natural frequency, fn, is dependent upon the stiffness of the pad material, K, and the mass of the load that it is supporting (M). In elastomeric materials the fn is not only defined by the act…

News 26 . Sep . 2019
News
Why Cork?

“The idea is to produce cork-based shoes because we believe in the properties of cork such as its lightweight and sustainability, but we also really appreciate that the material comes from Europe and not from somewhere else requiring long-distance transportation. Cork is also a nice material to work with; it's easy to…

News 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…

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…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Our materials are easily integrated into laminate manufacturing processes and numerous substrates, such as plywood, aluminum, steel, plaster…

Amorim multilayer panel materials are a combination of cork in selected elastomeric compound matrix to yield specific performances ranging from thermal insulation, noise reduction to fire resistance whilst maintaining the reduced surface weight, depending on the requirements of the final application. The wide applicabi…

News 26 . Oct . 2017
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After WWII agglomerated and rubber cork have been a constant feature of orthopedic applications (orthoses), integrated within specially made shoes, or simply as materials for CnC customized parts or even as a correction material when making adjustments to customized items for patients.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Infinite possibilities

From ski pistes to football stadiums, golf courses to the waves of the ocean, snowboards to footwear for athletes, nowadays cork has a place in numerous sports and leisure activities. Its 100% natural origin and characteristics such as lightness and durability also make it the ideal raw material for creating products t…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
"The recent MMFA event in Porto, Portugal was the best industry conference that I have attended in my 35 years in the flooring industry."

Harlan Stone, president of the US-MFAssociation, was in Porto for this year’s MMFA General Assembly, where he presented his perspective on the US flooring market. We took the opportunity to interview him and talk about the flooring industry in general, about cork as a trendy and sustainable material, and about his goal…

Applications 06 . Jul . 2018
Applications
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Because of the poor joint fit and the tendency to curl, many competitive Interlocking Tile products have to be glued down for a satisfactory installation.   Normally Interlocking Tiles are not glued down, it can be moved or replaced if worn. Higher per s/f material cost, but generally lower total installed cost.

24 . Apr . 2019
That’s why we have created the Cork Inside seal

When blended with other materials, in high technological formulae, cork may not be so visible. That's why we have created cork Inside. A seal that assures that, even if you don't see it, cork is present in the optimal amount in our products, rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites’ innovation and engineering teams.…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Cork is incorporated into a bio-composite sandwich panel and delivers unique advantages in terms of thermal insulation, antifungal protection, fire retardancy, and indoor air quality.Cork cells are impregnated with air, thus making cork an excellent and unrivalled thermal insulator. No other material can deliver such e…

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

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

26 . Oct . 2017
New cork composite developed specifically for this project

The new cork composite is based on an unprecedented combination of natural color and expanded cork granules. In addition to the aforementioned advantages, it was conceived respecting other requirements of the project, in particular in terms of dimensional stability, waterproofing and resistance to natural sunlight. In…

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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During the design process, the Campana brothers immersed themselves in Portuguese culture and life, through a visit made by Humberto Campana to Portugal in January, 2018, where he discovered elements that best represent the local identity.   The brothers realized that cork - a very important product of Portuguese cultu…

News 18 . Sep . 2018
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An endless movement

The new product line - consisting of a coffee table and lamp - is inspired by the wing of a Boeing 737-800 jet, and aims to convey a sense of continuous movement.   These two works mark the beginning of a partnership between the studio Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) and Corticeira Amorim, which supported the d…

25 . Jul . 2017
Internal noise control treatments

Amorim VC2100 vibration control material is especially used in power transformers and reactors as vibration pads beneath the active part immersed in oil, as well as decoupling supports between the core structure and the tank wall or tank cover on the core clamping mechanism. It can also be implemented for structural da…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Renewable Energy

Perfectly aligned with the philosophy of renewable energy, Corecork is the green material for green energy production. Renewable energy equipment like wind turbine blades are often subject to the unpredictable power of nature, Corecork’s functionality introduces damping into the composite structure reducing structural…

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

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

31 . Jul . 2017
Build a final flooring thinking about customers feelings

Cork’s normal temperature is very close to the human body, it therefore feels warm to the touch and the cork surface transmits a smooth touch. As pre-attached underlayment, agglomerated cork is perceived since the first interaction with the floor and it is arousing positive feelings that are associated to cork.However,…

01 . Jan . 2018
Characteristics:

Maximum Performance with Minimum Added Thickness   25 Point ΔIIC Improvement as Tested per ASTM E-2179   Outperforms Rubber, Foam, Standard Cork and Other Direct   Bond Sound Control Products in Glued Hardwood Applications*   Green Material & Process - Maximum LEED™ Potential   Rapidly Renewing Bark of Cork Oak Tre…

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…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Products

CORECORK is a range of cork products designed specifically for the composites industry. Combining a special binder developed for agglomeration, with selected and calibrated cork grains, obtains a unique material fully compatible with all the other raw materials used in this industry, resulting in the Corecork brand. Co…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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“Blocks” is an installation by Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz, an Israeli designer based in London, founder and director of the Kukka Studio.

Coming into contact with cork, while socializing and enjoying this community leisure space, is the invitation made by Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz with her installation "Blocks," on display at the Natural History Museum in Tel Aviv, in the framework of the Fresh Paint Contemporary Art & Design Fair, between March 28 and A…

23 . Mar . 2018
Advantages

Using a cork infill brings back a part of nature to the artificial turf systems. Cork is a natural and ecological material that offers several advantages if compared with the traditional infill solutions, namely the reduction of maintenance costs, the more natural aspect and feel, the absence of environmental toxicity…

News 17 . Apr . 2018
News
An endless movement

The new product line - consisting of a coffee table and lamp - is inspired by the wing of a Boeing 737-800 jet, and aims to convey a sense of continuous movement.   Presentation of these two works in one of the world’s most important design events, marks the beginning of a partnership between the studio Original Practi…

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
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Cork: 100% natural

Although artificial infills are considered environmentally-friendly, cork is a more sustainable option. Cork is a 100% recyclable material, where nearly all industry waste produced is reusable. This helps to minimize greenhouse gases and reduce the carbon footprint. Choosing a cork infill means choosing a solution that…

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Explore the versatility of cork

In total, the Sobreiro collection is made up of four pieces that combine the beauty and versatility of cork: one armchair and three cabinets.   The armchair is completely made from natural cork blocks, reminiscent of a traditional wine stopper. Now the cabinets are made using different types of cork, such as expanded a…

31 . Jul . 2017
Pedro Maria Pinho, Amorim Revestimentos

Cork is a sustainable raw material offering a unique set of characteristics (acoustic and thermal insulation, impact resistance, etc) which adds value to the final product when incorporated in a flooring product. In our specific case, our proprietary cork-based technology – Corktech - is a key differentiator of the Wic…

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
Corticeira Amorim

Corticeira Amorim is the largest world producer of cork products and the most international of Portuguese companies. It leads the whole sector, contributing to the economy and innovation of the cork industry, unlike any other. With its origins dating back to 1870, the company soon became aware of the endless potential…

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
Besides cork, what other parts of the cork oak are used and for which purpose?

Nothing is wasted from the cork oak, all its components have a useful ecological or economic purpose:• The acorn, which is the fruit of the cork oak, is used to propagate the species, as animal fodder and in the manufacture of cooking oils;• The leaves are used as fodder and a natural fertilizer;• The material from tre…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
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…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Conclusion

The technical advantages of Alucork® composite, due to its wide possibility of customization and modular design, allow for unparalleled performance across the value chain, from manufacture to operation. The unique characteristics that each material gives the composite are an example of how such different materials like…

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

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

Articles 13 . Dec . 2017
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Amorim ECO21dB and the circular economy

Amorim Cork Composites has always defined its products and services to minimise waste, avoiding the “me-too” commodity game, while ensuring an adequate response to the latest market trends. Amorim ECO21dB is the result of market inputs (in performance terms), the company’s DNA (the core raw material) and the company’s…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Build with cork: a product with very low embodied energy

The energy that is consumed during the extraction, production and transport of construction materials is called "embodied energy" and is a key factor that is increasingly taken into account when selecting materials for use in construction. Ideally, to achieve more sustainable construction, one aspect to consider is th…

Blog 16 . Sep . 2019
Blog
Hands on: it's easy to install an underlay

Whether you are dealing with your new home or a remodeling job, applying an underlay is such a simple process that you can do it yourself. Cork is a very light material, easy to handle and cut. After choosing the most suitable underlay for the final flooring, gather the materials, follow our instructions and, in a few…

Blog 07 . Jan . 2020
Blog
When cork is not visible in a Go4cork product, this seal guarantees that it is present in the right quantity to offer the best results.

Cork is a very special material. Natural and eco-friendly, it is fully reusable and recyclable, making it a sustainable and environmentally friendly option. Along with benefits for the planet, it has unique features that also make it special for people. Reliable, durable and highly versatile, it can be used to create f…

Blog 16 . Sep . 2019
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Step 1: Go4cork products are produced mainly with unused cork from the cork stopper industry. When we think about cork, we almost automatically think about cork stoppers. However, the production of cork stoppers uses only around 30 % of this raw material. It was precisely to give new life to this industry’s unused cork…

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
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…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
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On the theme of "trends and shifts in paradigm”, it should be noted that cork itself is today a fashionable material, widely recognised as such by media figures and influential people from around the world.  Cork is, besides an unbeatable option in terms of sustainability (an increasingly valued requirement), a mouldab…

09 . Apr . 2021
The Collection Expect the unexpected, Alma Gémea.

"Alma Gémea" is more than a love story. It's a relationship that is improbable yet perfect. It is an experience that elevates all the senses - our human senses and all senses present in Nature - towards complementary universes that unite and prosper. So many unique and beautiful connection points lie in the difference…

News 28 . May . 2021
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What are the reasons that justify the fact that cork still has a very limited presence in the energy sector?

If we look at the energy sector over recent decades, it appears that it is characterized by the intensive exploitation of fossil fuels, where, although cork was present, it did not have any factor that would make it a strategic material. Nowadays, the energy transition and the objective of carbon neutrality have create…

09 . Apr . 2021
Closely related to Nature

Amorim Cork Composites produces cork and Matceramics produces ceramics. Although not immediately obvious, there are many more factors which bring them together, than those which set them apart. Finding links between one material and the other is both a challenging and rewarding exercise since discovery takes us down pr…

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…

09 . Aug . 2019
A wheel that reinvents itself and never stops turning.

The dynamics of movement can be found in all our products.   Products created through a logic of continuous improvement, from a perspective that is also circular: to create to improve the world around us, let the world turn in order to continue to create more and better things.   The breath of this circle enables us to…

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

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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The house includes cork provided by the companies, Amorim Cork Composites and Amorim Isolamentos. It uses 300 blocks of expanded cork agglomerate, a material used as the structural element of the house’s walls, together with several cork composite solutions, that cover the roof, floor and ceiling, in a total of about 2…

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…

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…

29 . Dec . 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…

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…

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…

29 . Dec . 2017
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.).

100% 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, then know…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
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…

23 . Sep . 2021
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.).

100% 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, then know…

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…

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