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18 . Dec . 2023
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Material category Underscreeds Vibration Control supports   Material reference U85 VC7700

05 . Jul . 2023
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Material category Underscreeds Vibration Control supports   Material reference U38, U85 VC7200

05 . Jul . 2023
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Material category Underscreeds Vibration Control supports   Material reference U38, U85 VC7200

10 . May . 2018
Materials vs Performance

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

16 . Apr . 2018
Materials vs Performance

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

09 . Aug . 2019
Building Materials

Download the brochure, and learn all about our range of construction materials.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Flooring industry invests in new materials and technologies

The focus on new materials and technologies were considered to be directions that should be followed in order to foster a competitive landscape with major growth potential.

05 . Jan . 2023
Materials used

The underscreed chosen for the Center for Islamic Civilization was U85, from Amorim’s Acousticork range.   Produced with circular economy materials, it consists of agglomerated cork mixed with recycled polyurethane foam and a layer of recycled rubber to insulate impact noise from the floating screed.   The use of waste…

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.

25 . Jul . 2017
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Material CategoryFinal CoatingMaterial ReferenceCorkwall

25 . Jul . 2017
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Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
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Material CategoryVibration ControlMaterial ReferenceAcousticork VC1003 (pads 50x50x50mm)

25 . Jul . 2017
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Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
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Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
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Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
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Material CategoryUnderscreedMaterial ReferenceAcousticork Recycled Rubber Underscreed

22 . Oct . 2021
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Material CategoryVibration ControlMaterial ReferenceAcousticork VC1003 (pads 50x50x50mm)

22 . Oct . 2021
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Material CategoryUnderscreedMaterial ReferenceAcousticork Recycled Rubber Underscreed

28 . Mar . 2018
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Material Category Acoustic Insulation & Vibration Isolation     Material Reference Underlay and underscreed

22 . Oct . 2021
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Material Category Acoustic Insulation & Vibration Isolation     Material Reference Underlay and underscreed

30 . Oct . 2018
Primary decking materials

Primary decking materials, used in both professional and recreational vessels, such as cruise ships, yachts and other pleasure crafts.

25 . Jul . 2017
08 . Apr . 2022
Types of Materials

Let’s Cork Together

30 . Oct . 2018
Visual materials

Interior components for vehicles where cork is used as a visual solution.

05 . Jan . 2023
Materials used

Material category Expansion joints   Material reference Expandacork Type II

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…

18 . Apr . 2022
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.

Blog 28 . May . 2021
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What materials currently compete with cork?

Depending on the field of application, we find different materials that can compete with cork. For example, in the case of electric mobility, the most commonly-used materials for thermal management and sealing are silicone sponges, polyurethane foams and ceramic materials (micas). In the T&D Transmission and Distri…

23 . Sep . 2022
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Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork U38

23 . Sep . 2022
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Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork U38

09 . Mar . 2018
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Material Category Granulated Cork

10 . Dec . 2018
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Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

22 . Oct . 2021
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Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

19 . Apr . 2023
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Material category Underlay T66   Material reference Acousticork cork underlay with recycled rubber

11 . May . 2023
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Material category Underlay T66   Material reference Acousticork cork underlay with recycled rubber

27 . Feb . 2019
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Product category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork Underscreed made with recycled rubber

22 . Oct . 2021
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Product category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork Underscreed made with recycled rubber

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

The blend of cork granules and various polymers results in a diversified portfolio of materials for acoustic insulation and vibration control. A cork-based Acousticork material guarantees performance durability with stable material properties over the entire service life of the product.

02 . Feb . 2023
Primary Decking Materials

ACM30 is a product certified with the symbol of the Wheel mark applicable to flagged ships and sea-going vessels such as yachts, passenger and cruise ships.

Blog 12 . Feb . 2021
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With so many materials to choose from, why cork?

As a product design studio we are constantly looking for unique and sustainable materials to work with.   Cork is certainly one of the most sustainable materials in the world with a large variety of applications and available grades.   Cork is not often seen or used within high-end product design, it was therefore impo…

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.

25 . Jul . 2017
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25 . Jul . 2017
Sustainable materials with a performance capable of solving all noise-related issues

Acoustics is one of the most important criteria when it comes to insulation, as noise might be a discomfort factor in buildings. Noise easily spreads throughout buildings using its’ elements as sound transmitters. The solution found to reduce noise impact and improve thermal insulation properties is decoupling the elem…

04 . Apr . 2022
26 . Sep . 2019
What do you think about mixing cork with other raw materials?

"I think the most important thing is that people can see that what they are buying is cork, a natural material mixed with other recycled materials that can be reused. That makes people feel good. For example for mixed materials based on EVA and cork, we can say, “look, this is your shoe, reused in a material that we ca…

27 . Sep . 2019
New materials, new processes, more circular economy

"Nothing is wasted, everything is valued"

01 . Aug . 2017
Other raw materials

Amorim Cork Composites goes further in systematic use of sub-products, namely by using sub-products from the footwear, automotive and packaging industries.

31 . Jul . 2017
M.S.D.S. (Materials Safety Data Sheet)

Lists hazardous ingredients, safety precautions, and first aid information about a product.

21 . Apr . 2022
M.S.D.S. (Materials Safety Data Sheet)

Lists hazardous ingredients, safety precautions, and first aid information about a product.

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

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

08 . Apr . 2022
Organic and sustainable material

Cork is a material of natural origin, 100% renewable, reusable and sustainable. Choosing it as raw material contributes to a cleaner and more balanced environment.

13 . Nov . 2019
Made from recycled and natural materials

Made from recycled and natural materials

22 . Oct . 2021
Made from recycled and natural materials

Made from recycled and natural materials

12 . Mar . 2019
Suitable for high and medium density materials

Suitable for high and medium density materials

14 . Apr . 2022
Amorim Cork Composites materials used in Rolls Royce record-breaking all-electric plane

Amorim Cork Composites is celebrating the successful test flight of a groundbreaking electric plane that used Amorim Cork Composites materials in its battery system.

25 . Jul . 2017
Why is cork one of the most important materials in spacecraft?

Due to the fact that it is an excellent thermal insulator. When a rocket or spacecraft is launched into space, its structure is subjected to temperatures exceeding one thousand degrees centigrade. The same occurs on the return to Earth, as soon as the spacecraft enters the atmosphere. Just a coating of a cork compound…

10 . Dec . 2021
25 . Oct . 2017
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…

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.…

22 . Oct . 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.…

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…

27 . Mar . 2023
Cork, the ideal material for gas sealing solutions

Cork’s thermal and chemical resistance and impermeability to liquids and gases make it the ideal raw material to develop sealing solutions. In addition to complying with the different technical specifications of gas systems, cork helps reduce the system's carbon footprint, which is essential in order to attain sustaina…

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…

09 . Apr . 2021
All the products reflect the materials

All the products reflect the materials’ natural mutual dependence. After we’ve seen them together, we can’t imagine them any other way. They are inseparable.

30 . Oct . 2018
Mobility Natural Lightweight

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

13 . Dec . 2017
Floor covering protection, using natural and recycled materials (crumb rubber free)

Floor covering protection, using natural and recycled materials (crumb rubber free)

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…

Blog 23 . Jun . 2021
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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…

22 . Oct . 2021
Produced from Recycled and Natural material

Produced from Recycled and Natural materials

25 . Jul . 2017
Construction

Materials and Applications.

Blog 14 . Jun . 2021
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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.

24 . Oct . 2019
Cork is one of these eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

Of 100 % natural origin and from a renewable source, it has a number of properties that make it hard to match. It’s light, elastic, fire- and moisture-resistant, hypoallergenic and impermeable to liquids and gases. In construction, it stands out due to its thermal and acoustic insulation capabilities.     Build with G…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Lightweight material

Lightweight core material

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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High performance materials for high loads in isolation systems.

Growing population in urban areas has increased the need to make the standards and norms with regard to control of noise and vibration more stringent. The market is responding to this demand and two new solutions capable of withstanding high loads have just been launched. VC1005 and VC1006 Acousticork, from Amorim Cork…

11 . Oct . 2018
High performance materials for high loads in isolation systems.

Growing population in urban areas has increased the need to make the standards and norms with regard to control of noise and vibration more stringent. The market is responding to this demand and two new solutions capable of withstanding high loads have just been launched. VC1005 and VC1006 Acousticork, from Amorim Cork…

22 . Oct . 2021
High performance materials for high loads in isolation systems.

Growing population in urban areas has increased the need to make the standards and norms with regard to control of noise and vibration more stringent. The market is responding to this demand and two new solutions capable of withstanding high loads have just been launched. VC1005 and VC1006 Acousticork, from Amorim Cork…

01 . Sep . 2022
EGGER has been working with Amorim Cork Composites and cork for over ten years. What does it mean to work with this raw material?

Cork is an amazing natural material. It has a unique warmth and tactility. It is a great traditional material that is a perfect fit for the future.

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

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

06 . Aug . 2018
How do you follow the evolution of cork-based materials and systems in this specific market (Noise & Vibration)?

Cork-based materials have been used in other industries for many centuries. The current challenge in the building acoustics market is to present these cork-based materials to architects and consultants who can then apply them in the design of their buildings in order to reduce impact noise.

22 . Oct . 2021
How do you follow the evolution of cork-based materials and systems in this specific market (Noise & Vibration)?

Cork-based materials have been used in other industries for many centuries. The current challenge in the building acoustics market is to present these cork-based materials to architects and consultants who can then apply them in the design of their buildings in order to reduce impact noise.

28 . Sep . 2018
Flexible and lightweight interior material

Flexible and lightweight interior material

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

Lightweight flexible core material

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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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…

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…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Which materials and technologies do you think have the potential to improve and bring new solutions to this industry?

As for technologies, industrial digital printing is one of the big future technologies for the industry. And when considering new and promising materials, there is a lot of development to be seen, for instance, in bio-based polymers that are economically friendly and help to optimize the performance features of MMF pro…

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09 . Oct . 2018
We’re innovating in the global footwear industry with attractive, comfortable and natural materials.

Cork is a natural, comfortable, lightweight and attractive material. It gives a touch of distinction and originality to the items into which it is incorporated, since it is a natural product. Footcork has its own digital fingerprint, which makes each pair of shoes unique. Cork skin can, for example, be used with its na…

19 . Apr . 2022
We’re innovating in the global footwear industry with attractive, comfortable and natural materials.

Cork is a natural, comfortable, lightweight and attractive material. It gives a touch of distinction and originality to the items into which it is incorporated, since it is a natural product. Footcork has its own digital fingerprint, which makes each pair of shoes unique. Cork skin can, for example, be used with its na…

10 . Oct . 2018
The construction industry increasingly requires alternative ecological and renewable materials that deliver a lower environmental impact. Co…

Demographic evolution and urban development have driven rapid growth of built-up areas, thereby contributing to higher resource and energy consumption and increasing the emission of pollutant gases with repercussions on the atmosphere and eco-systems. Construction is now responsible for the consumption of about 30% of…

22 . Oct . 2021
Made of natural and recycled raw material

Made of natural and recycled raw material

22 . Oct . 2021
Made of natural and recycled raw material

Made of natural and recycled raw material

10 . Dec . 2021
Made of natural and recycled raw material

Made of natural and recycled raw material

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim T&D is the brand of engineered sealing materials specifically designed and tested for power transmission and distribution equipment,…

Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for flat sealing applications, that due to reduced side flow, allow for larger contact areas and higher compression ratios which guarantee an effective sealing barrier against potential flange surface imperfections, distortions and leakage paths. Exte…

20 . Apr . 2022
Amorim T&D is the brand of engineered sealing materials specifically designed and tested for power transmission and distribution equipment,…

Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for flat sealing applications, that due to reduced side flow, allow for larger contact areas and higher compression ratios which guarantee an effective sealing barrier against potential flange surface imperfections, distortions and leakage paths. Exte…

05 . Dec . 2022
You used cork for your project “Vertical Grounds”. Why did you choose this raw material and how did you apply it?

The ecological role of cork and its primary molecule, suberin is to serve as a protective barrier for the tree’s roots and other vascular systems. Cork is anti-microbial and hydrophobic and therefore seemed to be an ideal natural material to replace plastic in greenwall systems. After experimenting with cork at UCL’s B…

25 . Jul . 2017
Acoustical (material)

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

Blog 12 . Dec . 2017
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What distinguishes cork from other natural materials? Which characteristics do you most value?

Cédric: Its texture and touch. We want to push forward the boundaries of cork and challenge its inner properties. Klas: Its lightness, not only in terms of its weight but also its subtle touch and gentle attitude…it’s as if cork was there, hidden, quiet and kind - just waiting to be shaped into something. It’s very sim…

25 . Jul . 2017
Agglomerated cork and recycled materials layers are pressure-resistant and an effective way to provide reliable protection of the flooring a…

Acousticork underlayments range can be the solution to insulate new builds, refurbishments and bespoke architectural projects including residential commercial and education settings. 100% produced from recycled and natural materials, Acousticork underlayments are a totally sustainable solution that are compatible with…

17 . Nov . 2016
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Blog 08 . Sep . 2021
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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.…

26 . Apr . 2022
Cork-rubber composite solutions specifically designed to produce the most suitable materials for sealing

Amorim Tech Seal's priority are the automotive, heavy duty and gas industries. As a result of continuous investment in R&D, we have developed a very diversified portfolio of sealing solutions for these areas. We work closely with our customers to develop sealing joints adapted to the requirements of each project. O…

30 . May . 2019
Because it is a 100% natural and recyclable material, cork is one of the main raw materials used in the installation, Gardening Will Save Th…

Gardening Will Save The World is a space for experimentation and reflection on the social and environmental benefits of home gardens and vegetable gardens in cities, recreating a lush green space, with over 7,500 plants. Divided across two levels, the project combines traditional agricultural methods with the latest ag…

Blog 02 . Nov . 2020
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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…

25 . Jul . 2017
The evolution of underlay solutions in the US market

The materials in the construction area have undergone constant improvements over time.

29 . Mar . 2022
Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

09 . Aug . 2019
Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

05 . Jul . 2022
Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

05 . Jul . 2022
Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

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.

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

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

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…

Blog 25 . Aug . 2020
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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
Blog 09 . Mar . 2018
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Amongst other distinctive factors, your work is also recognized due to the uniqueness of the materials you use – such as white concrete used…

I think that cork will tend to be used more and more, because it has unique characteristics. I was recently doing some research about the cork cell and it’s quite amazing. We can leave a bit of cork under a stone weight for centuries and as soon as we remove it the cork progressively returns to its initial shape, which…

28 . Feb . 2019
Tools

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

20 . Apr . 2022
Tools

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

28 . Feb . 2019
Joint Q-Tool

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

28 . Feb . 2019
Noise & Vibration Design Tool

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

20 . Apr . 2022
Joint Q-Tool

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

20 . Apr . 2022
Noise & Vibration Design Tool

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

Blog 26 . Oct . 2017
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FootCork® follows market trends and focuses on customers' most challenging needs, developing and enlarging the FootCork® range with innovati…

As result of new EVA solutions, a practical and simple manufacturing process has been developed – thermoforming. This process is widely used in the footwear industry, mainly in orthopedic components: material is heated to a pliable forming temperature, and then formed to a specific shape in a mold and trimmed to create…

27 . Jul . 2023
Better acoustic insulation in a more sustainable material.

A high performance Heavy Mass Layer must ensure good acoustic and damping performance in different vehicles. With the ever-growing awareness to make the mobility industry more environmentally friendly, another feature joins this set of requirements: sustainability. This was how the MAC020 Heavy Mass Layer came to be. T…

25 . Jul . 2017
Amorim Cork Composites

We strive daily to reinvent the world: we recycle, reuse and reinvent entirely natural and organic materials. And thus do we invent a new world.

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

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

Blog 14 . Jan . 2019
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Performance Simulation, after already identified the materials of all the layers, based on this information, MPS will simulate the multilayer panel acoustic isolation.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Eduardo Souto Moura, Prémio Pritzker 2011

"There is a world, unknown to me, which is the one of mixtures, combinations. But with cork, I think that there can be mixtures, as long as there is research, associating it with harder and more durable materials, which lend the natural material added value."

30 . Oct . 2018
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31 . Oct . 2017
"NASA will continue to rely on your aerospace thermal protection materials".

Donald Thomas spoke with Amorim Cork Composites about the benefits of cork for the aerospace industry, his experience and contribution to space achievements and how he sees space exploration over the next decade. A fascinating interview to read, learn and dream.

09 . Apr . 2021
Sustainable by nature:

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

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

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

Blog 19 . Aug . 2020
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Marco Sousa Santos: Cork should be used for its mechanical characteristics

Portuguese designer Marco Sousa Santos is one of the most respected figures in national design. With a contemporary look, often focused on daily life, it is in the elementary nature of materials and objects that he often finds inspiration. Cork is no exception.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Different applications

We mold cork with different materials which are available on the market, like wood veneer, bio based materials, or polyester fibers.

Blog 27 . Apr . 2022
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Cork is a material that can be applied in a wide array of different situations in our daily lives. From its gentle touch to its thermal and…

At Amorim Cork Composites, we place our experience and knowledge of cork at the service of creativity, through the design of different items in which this material makes a difference.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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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…

10 . Oct . 2018
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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.

12 . Dec . 2017
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…

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

Extremely light and buoyant

31 . Oct . 2018
i.cork factory

i.cork factory is Amorim Cork Composites’ new innovation centre, entirely dedicated to research and development that valorises the use of cork, determining precisely the right amount of cork that, in conjunction with other materials, can bring value to different business sectors.

12 . Apr . 2021
5. REINVENT

By reincorporating these raw materials into the production process, we encourage the development of new market solutions and products, without the need to use virgin raw materials. The planet will be grateful.

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…

04 . Jun . 2021
"Cork seemed the obvious choice"

In relation to the choice of cork, Jack Headford explains: “During development of the project, it became obvious that we needed to work with materials that convey a sense of empathy and robustness within the forest. Cork seemed the obvious choice, due to its wooden tones and smooth texture, and its inherent sustainable…

02 . Dec . 2022
The use of cork for a ground-breaking design

Cork also makes an active contribution to the vehicles’ unique, ground-breaking and innovative design, while increasing high levels of sustainability and reinforcing circular economy practices. Moreover, the cork solution used in both cars is combined with recycled materials, using thermoforming techniques. It is desig…

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…

16 . Nov . 2022
The use of cork to achieve better results

The solutions developed by Amorim Cork Composites for the power industry are based on specific polymer formulations with cork. By combining cork with other materials, that are waste materials from other industries, we give life to new materials and create new products, while simultaneously taking care of the planet.   …

02 . May . 2022
Cork solutions for a more sustainable energy sector

We are reinventing the energy sector with cork-based composite materials that enhance technical performance and promote sustainability

26 . Oct . 2020
Impact Strength

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

25 . Jul . 2017
Low natural frequency / High vibration isolation

Easy to install, natural, sustainable, with proven technical qualities, Acousticork Vibration Isolation materials is the high performance alternative to synthetic products.

25 . Jul . 2017
Structureborne noise

Generation and propagation of time-dependent motions and forces in solid materials which result in unwanted radiated sound.

20 . Apr . 2022
Structureborne noise

Generation and propagation of time-dependent motions and forces in solid materials which result in unwanted radiated sound.

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.

19 . Apr . 2022
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.

19 . Apr . 2022
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.

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

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

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Vibration control

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

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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

10 . Jul . 2018
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MAAT

The artist spent a long period before creating APQHome - MAAT during which she studied the materials that could be successfully used in the project.

21 . Aug . 2023
The case of the TS1521

For the Amorim Tech Seal range of solutions, considering TS1521 - a sealant widely used in the automotive sector - or TS5500 - used to seal gas systems - the amount of cork present in just one sheet, measuring 914x914mm (36x36in) and 1.5mm (0.06in) in thickness, can sequester up to 19kg (42lbs) of CO2(2). This is just…

25 . Jul . 2017
Disclaimer and Liability

All materials at amorimcorkcomposites.com are provided on an 'as is' basis. Amorim Cork Composites does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials. Amorim Cork Composites or its suppliers shall not be liable for any damages arising out of t…

25 . Jul . 2017
The greatest tribute regarding the adaptability of Cork Composites to any project is probably the amount of different projects we get involv…

The following case studies are a glimpse of how our materials and applications are being used in innovative ways.

26 . Oct . 2020
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STORK stands for stone and cork and combines different, but highly appreciated, intrinsic characteristics from both natural materials.

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

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

Blog 20 . Nov . 2019
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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…

29 . Nov . 2018
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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Power equipment noise emissions have become significant contributors to urban noise pollution, Amorim’s solutions are cork rubber based elas…

Cork plays a significant role in the elastomer and is directly responsible for the damping function, commonly designated as the energy loss factor, while the rubber matrix takes care of the isolation, together they are the ideal combination when considering vibration and noise reduction solutions especially at resonanc…

20 . Apr . 2022
Power equipment noise emissions have become significant contributors to urban noise pollution, Amorim’s solutions are cork rubber based elas…

Cork plays a significant role in the elastomer and is directly responsible for the damping function, commonly designated as the energy loss factor, while the rubber matrix takes care of the isolation, together they are the ideal combination when considering vibration and noise reduction solutions especially at resonanc…

Blog 26 . Oct . 2017
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The patent was granted in the framework of the Invisible Network project, to the Amorim Cork Research consortium, constituted by Amorim Cork Composites, Amorim Revestimentos and the Centre for Nanotechnology and Technical, Functional and Intelligent Materials.

09 . Oct . 2018
Mid-sole

The part of the shoe between the very bottom and where the foot rests.  The midsole is a cushioning layer between the outsole and the upper. Various rubber and foam compounds are used for shock absorption. Generally, heavier-weight materials will be firmer and more durable.

19 . Apr . 2022
Mid-sole

The part of the shoe between the very bottom and where the foot rests.  The midsole is a cushioning layer between the outsole and the upper. Various rubber and foam compounds are used for shock absorption. Generally, heavier-weight materials will be firmer and more durable.

09 . Aug . 2019
Is there anything better than the experience of getting down to work and finishing that special project that will make your home even more w…

We don’t think so. And we also believe that your space and your ideas deserve the best materials. Sustainably-produced high-quality materials with guaranteed performance that allow you to be creative and achieve a final result that’s all your own.

09 . Aug . 2019
Protecting the planet and having a healthier and more sustainable life is an increasingly present concern in our daily lives. More than a si…

From the materials used for floor and wall coverings to furniture items and decorative objects, it’s possible to make choices that help reduce your home’s carbon footprint without neglecting room design and comfort. Such is the case with solutions in cork, one of nature’s most sustainable materials.

22 . Oct . 2021
4 - Protection from cracking in the finished floor

The use of cork or cork blend underlayments can help eliminate cracks in the substrate from transferring through to ceramic or natural stone finished flooring materials.

27 . Jul . 2017
4 - Protection from cracking in the finished floor

The use of cork or cork blend underlayments can help eliminate cracks in the substrate from transferring through to ceramic or natural stone finished flooring materials.

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork

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

Blog 21 . Jun . 2021
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Ai Weiwei: cork elected to create original work

Our raw material was used to create Brainless Figure in Cork, a sculptural self-portrait by the activist.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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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.

Blog 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.

09 . Apr . 2021
Add a new brand to your portfolio, which simultaneously serves as a gift and a collection item

Alma Gémea combines cork and ceramics two noble materials, both of which have a long tradition in Portugal. The use and combination of these materials in an innovative and differentiating manner naturally brings us to the most sophisticated dimension of contemporary home design. Alma Gémea is a forward-looking product…

22 . Oct . 2021
Cork composites for high performance

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

08 . Jan . 2020
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The result of the work developed by the ten designers was presented to the public, for the first time, in Lisbon, at the design and architecture biennial, EXD’13, and it included not only proposals where cork was the only raw material used, but also solutions that combined cork with materials such as concrete, metal or…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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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…

10 . Jul . 2018
Part 1

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…

13 . Apr . 2023
The development of cork solutions for the electric mobility sector has been one of the most recent commitments of Amorim Cork Composites. Ta…

The range of solutions developed by Amorim Cork Composites focuses on sealing, housing and cell spacers applications, to prevent temperature propagation during thermal runaway episodes.

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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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.

31 . Jul . 2017
Matthias Windmöller, President of the MMFA

Cork is one of the fascinating hidden champions for so many sectors, I can’t even start to rank the most valuable characteristics.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 t…

21 . Apr . 2022
Matthias Windmöller, President of the MMFA

Cork is one of the fascinating hidden champions for so many sectors, I can’t even start to rank the most valuable characteristics.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 t…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Solution

Given that a large cruise ship can have a deck area of up to 40,000 m2, the advantages of cork-based deck construction – particularly up to 50% less deck weight – are of major interest, as is outlined below.Compared with conventional materials, cork technology reduces the deck weight per ship by a good 7 tons (on an ar…

20 . Nov . 2018
3. Contamination-free

All materials used in the production process of Amorim Cork Composites’ infills are 100% free from any chemical contamination, in accordance with REACH regulations, and do not show any traces of potentially harmful substances.

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

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

13 . Jun . 2023
5 advantages of cork yoga props

Cork yoga props offer several benefits over conventional accessories made from synthetic materials, such as foam. Discover the main reasons why cork is an excellent option for this type of accessory:

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…

13 . Nov . 2019
Amorim Cork Composites' cork-based solutions for expansion joints in concrete structures, combine performance, low maintenance and sustainab…

Buildings, bridges, highways, dams or airports; there are numerous large-scale concrete structures whose durability and safety depend on correct installation of expansion joints.Expansion joints are structural building elements that are positioned between concrete slabs or between concrete connections to other material…

07 . Jan . 2020
New products, more circular economy

Waste from industries such as footwear, packaging, automobile or upholstery production are some of the non-cork materials that we incorporate in Go4cork products. We chose them because, in addition to enhancing the benefits of cork, they allow us to give new life to materials that would otherwise be destined for the la…

04 . Nov . 2021
The sustainability factor

Depending on the specific type of application, several materials in the market, with a synthetic or inorganic base, are competing with cork. Rubber- or foam-based materials have dominated the world market, since they combine performance with low costs. However, the situation has been changing over recent years, due to…

08 . Nov . 2021
The sustainability factor

Depending on the specific type of application, several materials in the market, with a synthetic or inorganic base, are competing with cork. Rubber- or foam-based materials have dominated the world market, since they combine performance with low costs. However, the situation has been changing over recent years, due to…

16 . Sep . 2019
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…

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

09 . Aug . 2019
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.

25 . Jan . 2022
Amorim cork used inside the MINI Strip

Integrated in the dashboard, sun visors and doors, cork is a natural raw material that provides the German brand's car with comfort, water resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, and anti-vibration.

18 . Dec . 2020
What are the criteria for using cork on the museum display cases?

There are specific materials that can and cannot be used in museums. The conservation protocol is the key to the preservation of a collection. Generally speaking, it is not allowed to use products, glues, or paints, for example, that may release chemicals as they may damage the exhibition materials. The raw material su…

25 . Jul . 2017
CoMMUTe

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

Blog 27 . Jul . 2022
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30 years of the Nike Grind project What began as a grassroots initiative in 1992 to repurpose shoes headed for landfills is now a global sustainability program that helps transform manufacturing scrap and end-of-life shoes into recycled Nike Grind materials. Rubber, foam, fiber, leather and textiles are collected and r…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Reusable and biodegradable, cork is one of the most versatile and sustainable raw materials in the world. It is impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic, compressible, hypoallergenic, highly resistant, light and buoyant. Unique characteristics that the items in the MATERIA collection celebrate and take advantage of e…

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
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A-ROAD

A-Road chose Amorim Cork Composites as its partner for this project, because of its worldwide reputation and extensive track record, explaining that: "We use Amorim Cork Composites' products because we’re sure that it can consistently provide us with high quality raw materials."

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Main Goal

The main goal of MATERIA is to raise the profile of the cork and conquer new territories and new audiences. The perfect cocktail for success is created by combining the inspiration of various designers - through a collection where the cork is the main feature (albeit combined with other materials) - with its multifacet…

25 . Jul . 2017
Catarina Gonçalves

"At Amorim Cork Composites, in a project in which we were looking for new raw materials in order to develop new products, I had the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team and learn new information management tools. The environment is challenging and continually encourages us to seek out new solutions, think…

25 . Jul . 2017
Long lasting quality

Due to the expansion of the internal metal conductor and the contraction of the external RIP isolator during the curing process in the manufacturing of RIP condensers, the RIP cork rubber inlay displaces volume within itself due to corks cell structure (low poisson ration), preventing the cracking of the resin insulato…

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…

20 . Apr . 2022
Long lasting quality

Due to the expansion of the internal metal conductor and the contraction of the external RIP isolator during the curing process in the manufacturing of RIP condensers, the RIP cork rubber inlay displaces volume within itself due to corks cell structure (low poisson ration), preventing the cracking of the resin insulato…

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…

14 . Nov . 2018
Campana Brothers: “Cork has been an incredible experience.”

Known for often working with natural and sustainable raw materials, this is the first time that the Campana brothers have worked with cork. The original pieces were developed with the support of Corticeira Amorim, who played an advisory role and supplied the different types of cork used in the collection.   The project…

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…

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

25 . Oct . 2017
A new composite

We started by studying the new base material in its possible variations, density, granule size and shape, binder ratio, rigidity, among others. After this first stage, we aimed to obtain from the cork its best known characteristics, studying incorporation of different cork densities, granule sizes and shapes. Finally w…

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…

21 . Mar . 2023
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Acousticork by Amorim has launched three products that have a negative carbon balance: T10 Essence, T10 Essence with a vapour barrier and T56 Endurance with a vapour barrier are more environmentally friendly solutions when compared to other products composed of 100% synthetic materials. These underlayments, produced by…

18 . Apr . 2018
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By combining innovative engineering and cork, the consortium formed by Amorim Cork Composites, Critical Materials, PIEP and ISQ has developed a new Earth re-entry capsule (ERC) for the European Space Agency (ESA), that will transport soil samples from Mars back to Earth. The challenge involved the design and production…

25 . Jul . 2017
Chandra Panchani

“My experience at Amorim Cork Composites has been very positive and over the course of my career I have had the opportunity to develop knowledge about different questions related to raw materials, products and the business. This has allowed me to apply my acquired expertise to the reality of my own market. Despite bein…

14 . Jun . 2019
Two types of rocket launchers

During the three years of the project lifetime the consortium will investigate the areas of aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics (i.e. the temperatures that evolve at the surface of the vehicle during flight), flight dynamics, guidance, navigation and control, and advanced structural parts, materials and mechanisms. For th…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
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Award-winning project and considered to be the "most beautiful"

Tacklebox Architecture developed the project of this new Claus Porto store, overseen by the architect Jeremy Barbour, whose portfolio includes a number of other commercial spaces in New York. He chose cork - one of Portugal’s most representative raw materials, as one of the project’s central elements, taking advantage…

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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Profile

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Management or other relevant area; Minimum 3 year experience in the commercial area in the field of building materials and / or technical solutions; Experience in the commercial relationship with distributors; Knowledge in acoustic solutions is a valued factor; Professional experience in…

31 . May . 2019
Profile

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

25 . Jul . 2017
Acousticork wall bearing increases the lifetime of buildings, decreasing crack appearance due to the decoupling of elements.

The supports formed by cork granulated with recycled materials, are used to decouple the connections of the masonry with the building’s structure. It has been developed to effectively interrupt the transmission of footstep noise vertically through the masonry. If wall bearings are used consistently throughout a buildin…

22 . Oct . 2021
Acousticork wall bearing increases the lifetime of buildings, decreasing crack appearance due to the decoupling of elements

The supports formed by cork granulated with recycled materials, are used to decouple the connections of the masonry with the building’s structure. It has been developed to effectively interrupt the transmission of footstep noise vertically through the masonry. If wall bearings are used consistently throughout a buildin…

06 . Apr . 2023
Dynamic Load Test (CS)*

The Dynamic Load Test is conducted in a laboratory. It simulates the pressure exerted on the floor, caused by the movement of people, suitcases with wheels (trolleys) and office chairs with castors, among others. To be effective, the underlayment must be able to withstand such pressure without losing its absorption cha…

29 . Nov . 2023
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The company is also member of a European working group that is contributing to the development of basic requirements for the use of hydrogen in conjunction with relevant organizations. Certification of these materials is still at an embryonic stage and the requirements used for hydrogen applications are still unclear. …

22 . Oct . 2021
IIC values

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

31 . Aug . 2017
IIC values

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

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…

19 . Jun . 2023
Benefits of cork composites for sealing applications

Our range of engineered sealing materials is based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand stringent application needs in diverse environments while providing effective final product customization and manufacturing options. The fact that cork has a closed cell structure, filled with air…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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About Tiago Sá da Costa

Tiago Sá da Costa is a Portuguese product designer and his Studio TSC is currently based in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.  At Studio TSC, Tiago's work is focused on ecological design, with cork as a core research matter. Much of Tiago's work has been exploring the functional uses and physical and aesthetic boundaries of…

20 . Mar . 2023
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Amorim Cork Composites and HAPE, the world’s leading producer of wooden toys, have joined forces to explore the cork toys market. This partnership has resulted in Korko - a joint venture that aims to respond to growing demand for safe, ecological and natural toys. One of Korko's toy collections - produced by Amorim Cor…

Porquê a Cortiça? 31 . Jan . 2024
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Introdução

From the origin of the raw materials to the factory gate: what is the environmental impact of Amorim Cork Composites' products?It was this question that we wanted to answer by individually analyzing some of our products. All the solutions under study presented a negative carbon balance, when considering the CO2 sequest…

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

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

27 . Mar . 2023
1. Choose the floor according to your living spaces and your lifestyle

From ceramic tiles to wood, laminate and vinyl floors, the flooring options available on the market are so diversified that choosing is not always easy. To make the process easier, besides personal taste and the budget available, keep these aspects in mind: Where in the home will it be applied? The function of the spa…

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…

26 . Oct . 2017
TATE MODERN IS LINED WITH CORK IN AN INSTALLATION DESIGNED BY SUPERFLEX.

Visitors to the "Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX: One Two Three Swing!" are now able to walk along a colossal cork installation, presented in the Tate Modern - one of the world's most respected contemporary art institutions. About 5,000 m2 of an innovative cork composite have been applied in Turbine Hall - an iconic spac…

04 . Dec . 2019
Creative ideas with cork

Go4cork mouse and desk pads, planners and memo boards can also be complemented with other cork items and pieces you’ve made yourself. Go4cork cork trays, for example, are very useful for organizing small objects and keeping your desk tidy. Coasters, on the other hand, protect surfaces and prevent spilled drinks.Also, t…

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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Thermal Insulation

Corkwall's composition makes it a natural thermal insulation material, eliminating thermal bridges and thus protecting a building from energy losses.

17 . Nov . 2016
Thermal Insulation

Corkwall's composition makes it a natural thermal insulation material, eliminating thermal bridges and thus protecting a building from energy losses.

20 . Jun . 2019
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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Raw Edges Under the name Raw Edges, Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay work towards a common goal: to create objects that have never been seen before. Yael's main focus lies in turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Since the…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Inga Sempé Parisian-born Inga Sempé graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris) in 1993. Since then, she has built up an impressive and diversified portfolio of projects ranging from furniture and lighting to small objects and fabrics. A scholarship holder at the Villa…

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.

Blog 17 . Apr . 2019
Blog
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.

08 . Apr . 2022
Lamination

Lamination is a technique widely used in the furniture industry in which cork is used to cover wooden structures, foams, plastics, metal, rubber or fibers. It is thus possible to associate the appearance of cork with the robustness and resistance of the material that serves as its structure.

08 . Jan . 2019
ARO

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

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.

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…

21 . Apr . 2022
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…

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…

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
Blog
"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
intro

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.

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

18 . Sep . 2018
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…

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,…

21 . Apr . 2022
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,…

25 . Jul . 2017
“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…

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
Blog
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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Lasca

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

17 . Apr . 2018
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…

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…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
Blog
TIPSY is the 24th item

TIPSY is the 24th item to be included in the MATERIA collection that was launched in 2011 at FuoriSalone in Milan, at a time when the role and relevance of cork as an ideal material for interior design hadn’t yet been fully perceived. Through the development of this individual bottle support, Keiji Takeuchi joins a pre…

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 25 . Jul . 2017
Blog
intro (1)

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…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
Blog
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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Pedrita Pedrita is Rita João and Pedro Ferreira. Both are Design graduates from the Architecture Faculty of Lisbon's Technical University, having also studied at TU Delft (in Rita's case) and Politecnico di Milano (Pedro). They joined FABRICA in September 2002, and took charge of the 3D Design Department in 2004. Retur…

17 . Nov . 2022
The Artemis I mission, that used Amorim's cork, reaffirms NASA´s efforts since 1972 to land the first astronauts on the moon.

According to NASA's official statement, the agency’s Orion spacecraft lifted off for its flight test debut on November 16th at 1:47 a.m. EST Wednesday from Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.   The primary goal for Artemis I is to make repeated trips to the moon enabling human exploration. Amorim´…

08 . Jan . 2019
Experimentadesign

As a cultural non-profit association, experimentadesign is a content generating platform geared towards the promotion of design and its role as an operating tool for positive change and mediation in contemporary society. Known for its flagship project - the EXD Biennale – experimentadesign celebrated its 10th anniversa…

25 . Jul . 2017
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…

13 . Apr . 2021
Why is it important to assess ecosystem services in order to reinforce public perception and interest in the conservation of ecosystems and…

The concept of ecosystem services – which can be defined as nature’s contributions to people’s well-being – has been instrumental in increasing public awareness of the importance of the conservation and biodiversity of ecosystems. This concept introduces a perspective in which ecosystems and biodiversity are part of a…

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