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Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Decking Materials

Core materials for primary and final deckings

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Construction Materials

Expanded cork and cork boards with various materials that improve thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as energy efficiency in your home.

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Composite Core Materials

Core materials for composite structures & panels

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Multilayer Panel Materials

Core materials for multilayer structures & panels

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Multilayer Panel Materials

Core materials for laminated sandwich structures and panels.

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.

09 . Aug . 2019
Building Materials

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

30 . Oct . 2018
Decking Materials

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

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryVibration ControlMaterial ReferenceAcousticork VC1003 (pads 50x50x50mm)

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryUnderscreedMaterial ReferenceAcousticork Recycled Rubber Underscreed

23 . Sep . 2021
Materials Used

Material CategoryVibration ControlMaterial ReferenceAcousticork VC1003 (pads 50x50x50mm)

23 . Sep . 2021
Materials Used

Material CategoryUnderscreedMaterial ReferenceAcousticork Recycled Rubber Underscreed

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

08 . Jan . 2019
Construction Materials

Greater silence and comfort. Improve thermal and acoustic insulation, reducing noise and saving energy with solutions based on expanded cork and cork insulation boards with different materials for application on walls.

Automotive 25 . Jul . 2017
Automotive
3D Gasket Materials

For specific hardware designs, we also provide the possibility of 3D cork rubber gasket materials developed and used for injection and transfer molding. These innovative materials have been used in heavy duty applications for heat resistance and chemical compatibility depending on the environment, whilst maintaining th…

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
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…

News 28 . May . 2021
News
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…

09 . Mar . 2018
Material Used

Material Category Granulated Cork

10 . Dec . 2018
Material used

Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

23 . Sep . 2021
Material used

Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

27 . Feb . 2019
Material used

Product category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork Underscreed made with recycled rubber

23 . Sep . 2021
Material used

Product category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork Underscreed made with recycled rubber

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
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.

News 12 . Feb . 2021
News
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…

23 . Sep . 2021
Acousticork natural base materials for demanding applications

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

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
09 . Oct . 2018
09 . Aug . 2019
23 . Sep . 2021
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…

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…

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

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

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
News 27 . Sep . 2019
News
New materials, new processes, more circular economy

"Nothing is wasted, everything is valued"

News 26 . Sep . 2019
News
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…

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.

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…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
31 . Jul . 2017
M.S.D.S. (Materials Safety Data Sheet)

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

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

Suitable for high and medium density materials

13 . Nov . 2019
Made from recycled and natural materials

Made from recycled and natural materials

23 . Sep . 2021
Made from recycled and natural materials

Made from recycled and natural materials

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…

Why Cork 25 . Jul . 2017
Why Cork
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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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.

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…

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…

23 . Sep . 2021
Produced from Recycled and Natural material

Produced from Recycled and Natural materials

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

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

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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Construction

Materials and Applications.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Lightweight material

Lightweight core material

Blog 24 . Oct . 2019
Blog
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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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…

23 . Sep . 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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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…

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

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.

23 . Sep . 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.

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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…

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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Acoustical (material)

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

05 . Feb . 2018
23 . Sep . 2021
News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
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…

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
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…

23 . Sep . 2021
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…

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

Technical bulletin | TD1150 bushing gasket material

20 . Feb . 2018
Gaskets and much more

Beyond the obvious – we are reinventing converter materials.

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…

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…

Seals and Gaskets 25 . Jul . 2017
Seals and Gaskets
Unique features make it the preferred sealing material used across multiple applications in industrial equipment, natural gas and liquid pet…

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

14 . Sep . 2017
Sport Surfaces

Comfort and safety with cork-based materials that improve shock absorption.

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

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

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…

Artigos 13 . Aug . 2018
Artigos
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.

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…

News 09 . Mar . 2018
News
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.

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.

News 26 . Oct . 2017
News
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…

25 . Jul . 2017
News 14 . Jan . 2019
News
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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."

25 . Jul . 2017
Seals and Gaskets

Amorim offers solutions for the best sealing performance. Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing.

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
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.

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

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

News 31 . Oct . 2017
News
"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.

30 . Oct . 2018
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30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
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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…

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.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
Different applications

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

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…

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

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

News 19 . Aug . 2020
News
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.

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

Extremely light and buoyant

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…

News 18 . Dec . 2020
News
WOW: Cork displays more than 9000 years of human history

The World of Wine (WOW), in Porto, has a museum dedicated to the history and evolution of drinking vessels, in a journey through time, from the first civilizations to the present. In total, there are more than 1800 vessels and glasses on display - the oldest dating back to 7000 BC - in display cases made from the noble…

News 31 . Oct . 2018
News
Amorim Cork Composites creates innovation centre

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.

09 . Aug . 2019
Underlays

Cork is a common denominator in the production of our accessories and supporting materials for floorings, such as, underlayment. When applied under a floor, an underlayment provides more comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, guaranteeing even greater energy efficiency and acoustic insulation.

25 . Jul . 2017
Techseal

Engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application environments in automotive sealing.

News 26 . Oct . 2020
News
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.

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.

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.

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

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

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…

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 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.

25 . Jul . 2017
3D Molding for different applications

We developed a special cork formula which withstands the challenges of 3D molding and thus the creation of complex shapes. We mold cork with different materials which are available on the market, like wood veneer, bio based materials or polyester fibers.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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.

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…

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

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

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

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.

News 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…

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…

18 . Mar . 2020
Commitment to the Forest Custody Chain

We favour the use of cork from well-managed forests, certified through the forest certification system from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®- C022338), and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC). We do not sell FSC or PEFC certified products containing the following categories…

News 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.

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
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.

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
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.

Articles 27 . Jul . 2017
Articles
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.

29 . Dec . 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.

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
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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.

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.

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…

Case Studies 08 . Jan . 2020
Case Studies
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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
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…

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…

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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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…

News 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.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
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…

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…

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
intro

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.

Articles 20 . Nov . 2018
Articles
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.

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…

Blog 07 . Jan . 2020
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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…

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…

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 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.

25 . Jul . 2017
CoMMUTe

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

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
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…

08 . Jan . 2019
intro - Components

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 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
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…

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…

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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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 18 . Apr . 2018
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Benefits

The success of the project lies on the multidisciplinary skills of the different partners involved. A key role was played on the new type of materials specifically proposed for the project. The solution delivers a multifunctional system, which can withstand the very high thermal payloads and dynamic loads associated wi…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
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…

News 14 . Jun . 2019
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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…

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…

29 . Dec . 2017
Discover our full range of Underlayment Products.

Our underlayments can consist of agglomerated cork granules or agglomerated cork mixed with other recycled materials. Such as: Tire Derived Rubber or High Density Polyurethane or EVA Foam granules. The underlayments can have different thicknesses, depending on the finished flooring used and the level of acoustic perfor…

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…

27 . Jul . 2017
The use of underlayments with many types of flooring product can provide significant improvements in terms of sound insulation and reduction…

Our underlayments can consist of agglomerated cork granules or agglomerated cork mixed with other recycled materials. Such as: Tire Derived Rubber or High Density Polyurethane or EVA Foam granules. The underlayments can have different thicknesses, depending on the finished flooring used and the level of acoustic perfor…

23 . Sep . 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…

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…

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…

News 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…

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…

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…

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…

Flooring 22 . Mar . 2018
Flooring
Sound Control Underlayment Products.

AcoustiCork products provide the thinnest profile, most effective and lowest installed cost per sq. ft. in Sound Control Products for Hard Surface Flooring and now Vinyl & Resilient Flooring. Our underlayments can consist of agglomerated cork granules or agglomerated cork mixed with other recycled materials. Such a…

Blog 04 . Dec . 2019
Blog
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…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
body (2)

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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"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.

News 18 . Sep . 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.   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,…

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…

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
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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.   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…

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
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…

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…

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…

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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