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Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
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About Claus Porto

Claus Porto is the luxury brand owned by Ach. Brito, the oldest soap factory in Portugal. Currently, its products, all of which are made in Portugal, are sold in about 60 countries, including in some of the world’s most luxurious department stores, such as Liberty London, in the United Kingdom, Le Bon Marché, in Paris…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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"Our meeting in Porto was a big success"

In this interview, Matthias Windmöller, president of the MMFA, talks about the success of the MMFA 2017 General Assembly in Porto and shares his views on industry trends as well as the MMFA’s achievements and future plans.

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Tell us a bit about the inspiration and history behind the choice of the names for the tiles (Porto and Lisbon)?

The Porto tiles are actually inspired by industrial surfaces and architecture found in the city of Porto, ranging from factory ceilings and corrugated steel roofs to folding doors and rusty shutters. The patterns and surfaces come across as familiar, creating the perfect neutral backdrop for both small and large spaces…

News 18 . Dec . 2020
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Why Cork 25 . Jul . 2017
Why Cork
Is cork good for your health?

Yes. Research carried out by University of Porto reveal that cork has antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. The University of Bordeaux II also discovered that cork stoppers pass those health-giving properties to the wine. Furthermore, when it is applied to flooring and footwear, cork contributes to improve post…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Solution

To answer Spinneybeck's criteria and demands of its new collection, Amorim Cork Composites developed materials, processes and tools to produce the cork tiles designed by Lars Beller Fjetland. Inspired by techniques used in traditional shoe sole molding, Lisboa and Porto tiles are acoustically absorptive composite cork…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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The initiative got the company and researchers to work side by side, making clear both parties' willingness to collaborate on projects that…

Amorim Cork Composites (ACC) is giving increasing importance to its proximity to higher education institutions. Proof of this is the company’s total openness to the invitations sent by universities around the world that promote the exchange of knowledge and the search for new solutions involving cork. In this area, Amo…

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