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25 . Jul . 2017
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25 . Jul . 2017
Major infrastructure-oriented projects

All the projects are of vital importance for the country since they include construction of sub-stations, laying of High Voltage cables and dismantling of several Over Head Lines (OHLs) at major infrastructure- oriented projects of the country, across the capital city and suburbs - such as New Doha Ports, Doha Rail and…

25 . Jul . 2017
R&D Projects

We operate in association with other companies and platforms to develop new products.

Case Studies 26 . Oct . 2020
Case Studies
Stork Projects

Technology meets nature

29 . Dec . 2017
Reference Projects

AcoustiCORK Sound Control Underlayment Concrete Construction.

Why Cork 25 . Jul . 2017
Why Cork
How long has cork been incorporated into aerospace projects?

The start of cork being integrated into aerospace projects is associated with the North American space program, with the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, in the late 1960s. One of the most recent projects is the VEGA rocket, by the European Space Agency.

News 23 . Jun . 2021
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When did you start using cork in your projects?

I have been designing cork furniture and objects since 2005. In this year, I completed my Master's degree in Furniture Design at The Rhode Island School of Design. My Master's thesis was all about new uses of cork in furniture. In the following year, I exhibited my thesis project at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, and…

News 12 . Feb . 2021
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Is there anything you can reveal us about future projects? More cork applications in the making?

We are constantly working on projects where we develop and design custom products for clients. Currently we are focusing on incorporating cork within smaller products that are more suitable for the general consumer market. These products will include desk lights, new planters, kitchenware and smaller furniture items. …

09 . Mar . 2018
Project details

Location Lisboa, Portugal   Project Date2015 - 2017

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
IXV Project

Ablative Thermal Protection System for IXV.

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

Suvarnabhumi Airport is built on virgin land, 24 km east of Bangkok. The completion of the first phase of the project, which included 56 boarding gates and 64 common spaces, resulted in a 563,000 square meter terminal, with capacity for 45 million passengers. The forecast maximum capacity after gradual expansion will b…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

As part of the Expressway Program, this project will provide a vital connection to Doha's fast growing Lusail City Development area, which is currently under construction. It will upgrade the existing Al Istiqlal Road from south of the Al Wahda (Arch) roundabout to north of the North Channel Crossing, and Onaiza Street…

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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Tell us a bit about the inspiration behind these projects.

For the Venture Craft office project, the idea was to create acoustic artwork using three-dimensional cork panels in combination with upholstery. Wall art is such an essential part of office design these days, but so is acoustics. It seemed to be a very natural step to combine the two. For the Duo Residence Show Suite,…

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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What's next? What projects do you have in mind?

Cédric: Our next collection is called MOTHER. To step back to what Mother Earth offers us. A series of abstract shapes, based on the circle, symbolizing the infinite cycle of "cradle to cradle". We share shapes, inspire moods ... and the end users determine the final destination.  Klas: To work hard on how to implement…

03 . Jan . 2019
General project presentation

Expected to be opened in 2019, the new Four Seasons chain hotel in the city of Bangkok is part of a vast renovation project of one of the last large plots of land available on the Chao Phraya river front, one of the main rivers of Thailand, which crosses the country’s capital. In addition to the Four Seasons Hotel Bang…

10 . Dec . 2018
General project presentation

Expected to be opened in 2019, the new Four Seasons chain hotel in the city of Bangkok is part of a vast renovation project of one of the last large plots of land available on the Chao Phraya river front, one of the main rivers of Thailand, which crosses the country’s capital. In addition to the Four Seasons Hotel Bang…

22 . Oct . 2021
General project presentation

Expected to be opened in 2019, the new Four Seasons chain hotel in the city of Bangkok is part of a vast renovation project of one of the last large plots of land available on the Chao Phraya river front, one of the main rivers of Thailand, which crosses the country’s capital. In addition to the Four Seasons Hotel Bang…

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

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

13 . Nov . 2019
In a demanding and fast-growing market, Middle Eastern countries have been embracing these solutions, and there are many iconic construction…

This includes major works in Doha, in Qatar, such as the headquarters of the Qatar Foundation, the green line of the Doha metro network, the second phase of the orbital highway around the city or the motorway that connects Doha to the city of Lusail. Besides these references, we can also mention Bangkok airport, severa…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Innovative cork project improves air quality in buildings

Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials, and more sustainable products.

08 . Jan . 2019
Designers

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

Case Studies 07 . Dec . 2018
Case Studies
Project Objective

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

Midmac approved and solely used Amorim’s Expandacork Type II for its expansion joint filler in most areas where application requires this solution. In other areas Midmac used a Bituminous impregnated joint filler type, aided by Amorim Cork Composites Expandacork Type II, and executed by highly skilled workers. Qatar Fo…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

This building in the University of Science and Technology in Krakow is a multi-purpose building. Building a TV studio on the 2nd floor without provoking noise-related complaints required a floating floor system to be installed. Furthermore, modern floor designs tend to be lighter in weight and include longer spans, and…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

The Doha Metro is part of the Qatar Integrated Railways Program (QIRP). The Metro’s Green Line underground section runs below ground from the center of Doha City - south to Karwa City, and north to Al Rayyan North, Education City and Umm Saif Stadium.The scope of work included design and construction of all civil engin…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

The IB Tower building is an iconic landmark: an impressive building that changed the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. At 274 meters tall, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city. The IB Tower of 60 floors, designed by the award-winning company Foster + Partners, combines category 1 office space with luxury apartments th…

27 . Feb . 2019
Project overview

The construction of a supermarket from Biedronka chain on the ground floor of a new residential and commercial building in Szczecin, Poland, required a high efficiency solution to ensure silence and comfort in all 118 apartments of the complex. The preferred choice was the installation of Acousticork range underscreed…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Details

LocationNorth West Doha, QatarDate ScheduledJanuary 2014 - July 2018Date CompletedOn-Going

28 . Mar . 2018
Project Details

Location South Africa

22 . Oct . 2021
Project overview

The construction of a supermarket from Biedronka chain on the ground floor of a new residential and commercial building in Szczecin, Poland, required a high efficiency solution to ensure silence and comfort in all 118 apartments of the complex. The preferred choice was the installation of Acousticork range underscreed…

22 . Oct . 2021
Project Overview

This building in the University of Science and Technology in Krakow is a multi-purpose building. Building a TV studio on the 2nd floor without provoking noise-related complaints required a floating floor system to be installed. Furthermore, modern floor designs tend to be lighter in weight and include longer spans, and…

22 . Oct . 2021
Project Overview

The IB Tower building is an iconic landmark: an impressive building that changed the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. At 274 meters tall, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city. The IB Tower of 60 floors, designed by the award-winning company Foster + Partners, combines category 1 office space with luxury apartments th…

22 . Oct . 2021
Project Details

Location South Africa

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
The Amorim group's participation in the project was also widely reported In Portugal.

Following the success at the Tate Modern, the installation may be visited at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, in the framework of the Playground Project, until 28 October 2018; as well as in the Copenhagen Contemporary, the Danish capital’s centre of contemporary art, until December 30, 2018. Throughout the vario…

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
Project Description

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

News 26 . Oct . 2020
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Thermal

30 % increase in thermal efficiency when compared to natural stone. Thermal insulation compatible with major insulation projects using cork.

31 . Jul . 2017
DIY (Do-It-Yourself)

DIY is an acronym for “do it yourself,” referring to projects that can be installed without a professional. DIY levels range from easy to difficult. The more advanced levels require more complex tools and more DIY project experience.

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…

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

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

News 09 . Mar . 2018
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What other aspects added value to this project?

When the solution combining concrete with cork was presented in the Cloister of the Monastery of Jerónimos, in the framework of the Metamorphosis project, people touched the concrete and said that it would be wonderful for flooring. We usually think of concrete as something that is hard, which gives us a sense of a cer…

News 25 . Aug . 2020
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What is your dream project with cork, yet to be done?

Building a holistic STILL retreat, a kind of “thermal spa for the mind”, that could be a creative approach to illustrate how cork can be used in its purest sense. Elevating cork in a museological, hospitality project, strongly connected to its source where humans from all over the world would come to enjoy stillness to…

05 . Feb . 2018
Reinventing construction

Do you want to know more about how to improve Acoustic Insulation and Vibration Isolation in your projects? Get in touch with us and our experts will be back to you!

Notícias 27 . Sep . 2019
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Under the theme “Interesting Times,” the 2019 edition of the Venice Art Biennale presents projects from 91 countries including works by arti…

A cork floor with drawings by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, marked by metal squares, welcomes visitors to the Giustinian Lolin Palace, which this year hosts Portugal’s official representation at the 58th Venice Biennale, that will run until 24 November, 2019.

13 . Nov . 2019
To find the best option for acoustic and vibration insulation for your construction project, try the Noise and Vibration Simulator (NVS).

To find the best option for acoustic and vibration insulation for your construction project, try the Noise and Vibration Simulator (NVS).

22 . Oct . 2021
To find the best option for acoustic and vibration insulation for your construction project, try the Noise and Vibration Simulator (NVS).

To find the best option for acoustic and vibration insulation for your construction project, try the Noise and Vibration Simulator (NVS).

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites launched a Kaizen project in order to increase its industrial contribution margin.

The initiative has already delivered positive results and the company recently received an Honorable Mention in the Kaizen Lean Awards, in the category, "Excellence in Productivity".This project, developed in partnership with the Kaizen Institute, has applied continuous improvement methodologies, through implementation…

News 16 . Sep . 2019
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"Floresta comum"

Green Cork helps answer other challenges, in particular planting trees that belong to Portugal's native forest (including cork oaks). The revenues generated by corks delivered for recycling enable Quercus to finance the "Floresta comum" (Common Forest) initiative, under which more than 828,000 trees have already been p…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Metamorphosis

A pioneering project developed by experimentadesign in partnership with Amorim, based on the unique properties of cork.

News 16 . Feb . 2018
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This solution delivers benefits such as low density and good buoyancy, low maintenance costs, durability, sustainable water treatment, and modular design with easy connection between modules.   It’s a cork agglomerate with a density of 0.2, which can support up to 16 kg of plants per square meter. Each module is 100 cm…

Case Studies 28 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Cork backing is used in wall covering panels to increase soundproofing.

Vivid colours, rich textures, and a strong visual effect are the main features of the acoustic wall coverings created by the studio, Submaterial. Made from wool felt, they incorporate a cork layer that reinforces the soundproofing. Acoustic performance is a decisive factor for ensuring the comfort of any space, whether…

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
The Brazilian designer duo has created a group of pieces of furniture that explores the beauty, versatility and sustainability of cork.

Called Sobreiro (cork oak), it is the first line of cork furniture created by the renowned Campana brothers. Made up of an armchair and three cabinets, the collection marked the participation of the Brazilian designers in the 2018 edition of Experimenta Portugal, an initiative of the Consulate General of Portugal in Sa…

Case Studies 29 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
The new proposals by Gisela Simas were launched at the prestigious Milan Design Week, which took place in April 2018, in the scope of the Ri…

The Dora coffee table and the Congonhas lamp are the first cork furniture pieces to be created by the Brazilian designer Gisela Simas. The pieces arose from a partnership between the Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) studio, founded and managed by the designer, and Corticeira Amorim, who has supported Gisela Sima…

Case Studies 12 . Mar . 2019
Case Studies
The cover was produced using CNC machining, which allows to create pieces that combine aesthetics and high-quality finishes.

The Portuguese designer Marta Sande Castro designed and developed a natural colour agglomerated cork cover for Rion chairs, created by the Italian Radice Orlandini Design Studio in 2012. Taking advantage of the balance between the chair’s complete and empty structure elements, the designer created a completely smooth c…

News 14 . Jun . 2019
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Cork integrated within programme for reusable space vehicles

RETALT - Retro Propulsion Assisted Landing Technologies - a project that includes Amorim Cork Composites.

25 . Jul . 2017
Equally surprising

Equally surprising is the fact that the cork oak increases its ability to absorb these gases during the natural regeneration process following stripping. The more it is harvested, the more the cork tree protects the environment.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
CP’s entire fleet of Alfa Pendular trains is currently being remodeled, with the integration of cork solutions from Amorim Cork Composites s…

The project presented by EMEF - Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário S.A primarily aims to increase passenger comfort and safety and reduce energy consumption through improved sound insulation and reduced carriage weight due to incorporation of Amorim Cork Composites' AluCORK® flooring solutions. Projects o…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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We have gathered a team capable of delivering competitive solutions for large scale projects, encompassing mold construction, technical support in product industrialization and acoustic performance.Each shape is a new challenge and so we invite designers, architects, and technical experts to join us in this exciting ne…

News 18 . Apr . 2018
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Looking ahead

Having concluded this phase, the consortium aims to continue the development of solutions for the European Space Agency’s, in new projects in the near future. The ambition is to rise on the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the Earth re-entry capsule from the current TRL 4/5 to a TRL 6/7.

News 20 . Nov . 2019
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Application of an underscreed during construction or remodelling of a building plays a fundamental role in ensuring its soundproofing and, c…

Available in different compositions and thicknesses, Acousticork underscreeds offer a high performance solution for sound insulation and airborne noise control. They are suitable for buildings with stringent acoustic requirements, such as hotels, supermarkets, shopping centres or multipurpose projects, which combine ho…

Blog 04 . Dec . 2019
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And why not cover an entire wall with cork?

If you like memo boards, covering a wall with cork rolls or panels may also be an interesting option. In the office, this creates a large space where you can take notes, outline projects and organize your work week. In the children's room, it’s the perfect place for kids to display their drawings and creations.

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…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites’ employees take part in the planting of 2000 cork oaks

The reforestation was carried out under the "Common Forest" project of Quercus, which has been ensuring the planting of thousands of native trees, since 2011.

Artigos 13 . Aug . 2018
Artigos
Levelling of irregular areas

Use of underlay makes it possible to level the subfloor before application of the final floor, compensating for small deviations and imperfections. The underlay also protects the final floor from any "telegraphy" (dimple effect) that may arise.

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Filipe Larcão Industrial designer Filipe Alarcão trained at the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts and Domus Academy in Milan, where he remained after completing his Master's degree, working with Michele De Lucchi (95-97). Working from his Lisbon-based studio, he develops his own projects in furniture, urban equipment, lighti…

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
It is at the forefront of industry, technology and sustainability

Its signature is on the most unlikely everyday objects, Olympic sports equipment, organic solvents, high profile global works, state-of-the-art road and railway projects, spacecraft... Within the panorama of contemporary creation, it challenges designers, scientists, and architects to explore the endless potential of c…

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

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

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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Cork was the material highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten, in the section dedicated to aerospace. The article is entitled "cork in orbit" and addresses the benefits of using this natural, sustainable and high-performance raw material in the aerospace industry, citing real-world cases…

31 . May . 2019
The Cork Potential Programme offers unique internship opportunities that introduce students and recent graduates into the job market.

Pursuing an internship in our company is a unique experience, due to our global, multicultural environment and major diversity of business activities. Interns can effectively acquire of knowledge in a real work context and develop professional skills and behaviour patterns that will be fundamental for their careers. Jo…

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…

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

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

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

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

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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Campana Studio

Founded in 1983 in São Paulo by the brothers Fernando (b. 1961) and Humberto (b. 1953) Campana, Campana Studio has become renowned for its design and furniture works created in an intriguing and creative manner, such as the Poltrona Favela. Today, the studio works with a wide range of projects, such as interior design,…

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

The unique natural qualities of cork make it a most effective material for the control of sound transmission in hard surface flooring applications. The physical structure of cork, with nearly 200 million completely sealed air filled cells per cubic inch, makes it a very effective acoustic insulator.  This same physical…

Articles 26 . Sep . 2018
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2 – Say goodbye to flooring imperfections

A cork underlay protects your flooring against imperfections that might appear in the underfloor, eliminating the telegraphic effects caused by using the floor.This quality can also result in material and labour savings in many cases, eliminating the need for patching or repairing minor substrate defects.

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…

Blog 16 . Sep . 2019
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Small cork pieces for a home that reflects your style If a cork wall covering does not fit your project or if you prefer something less permanent and more discreet, you can choose to incorporate small cork details when decorating your home. Given how easy it is to handle and cut, rolled cork is perfect, for example, to…

31 . Oct . 2018
Aceda a ferramentas

Access tools that make it easy to develop your project (test results, .dwg files and fact sheets).

09 . Aug . 2019
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Because the ones who love to renew their homes and offices and are always excited to start the next project

22 . Oct . 2021
Aceda a ferramentas

Access tools that make it easy to develop your project (test results, .dwg files and fact sheets).

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About Marco Sousa Santos

With a career that spans three decades, Marco Sousa Santos is a Product Design graduate from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts. A founding member of breakthrough Portuguese studio Protodesign (99/01) and cultural platform experimentadesign (98), he founded his own studio in 2002, collaborating with the likes of Tronconi…

News 28 . May . 2021
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Can we then say that, for Corticeira Amorim, the energy sector will constitute a major commitment over the medium term?

Absolutely. Energy is increasingly present in our lives, and our view of the sector requires an integrated view of the value chain and the need to develop materials that can be integrated into the various stages and different players of the value chain. Concretely, we can analyze the Energy value chain using a logic of…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Marco Sousa Santos With a career that spans three decades, Marco Sousa Santos is a Product Design graduate from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts. A founding member of breakthrough Portuguese studio Protodesign (99/01) and cultural platform experimentadesign (98), he founded his own studio in 2002, working with the likes…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Daniel Caramelo Industrial designer Daniel Caramelo graduated from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts in 2002, after which he spent 3 years in Barcelona, working with, among others, azuamoliné. Upon his return, he started his studio with Bárbara Fachada under the brand name Linhabranca. A founding member of Diverge Design…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Keiji Takeuchi  Born in Fukuoka, Japan 1977. At age of 15, Keiji Takeuchi moved to New Zealand where he spent his youth. In 1999, while studying at an art school in New Zealand, he moved to Paris for a scholarship study at ENSCI / Les Ateliers. In 2003, he returned to Japan and since 2005, he has been a member and a de…

Blog 04 . Dec . 2019
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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 13 . Dec . 2017
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Where should you use Amorim ECO21dB?

Amorim ECO21dB is the perfect underlay for LVT flooring. Produced from 100% recycled and natural materials – and crumb rubber free – Amorim ECO21dB is a sustainable underlay. It’s compatible with underfloor heating systems, suited for levelling out localized uneven areas, able to withstand short repeated loads and resi…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
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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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Since the Scout rockets in the 1960´s passing through the iconic Space Shuttle to today’s Falcon, Delta or Ariane and Vega programs, we’ve c…

Our Aerospace grade materials constituents and structure make them ideal thermal protection materials with excellent ablation and insulating properties, maintaining a low weight to low thermal conductivity performance, creating a sturdy char layer that protects the inner material, maintaining its integrity and slowing…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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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.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Visit http://materia.amorim.com to find out more about this project.

04 . Nov . 2021
Polymers and the circular economy

Although this is an article about silence, since we are talking about cork’s impact on the quality of life in urban contexts, it would be absurd to focus solely on cork's acoustic performance. Cork is valued in the building industry due to many other characteristics, in particular the fact that it offers excellent ther…

08 . Nov . 2021
Polymers and the circular economy

Although this is an article about silence, since we are talking about cork’s impact on the quality of life in urban contexts, it would be absurd to focus solely on cork's acoustic performance. Cork is valued in the building industry due to many other characteristics, in particular the fact that it offers excellent ther…

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

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

News 20 . Jun . 2019
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PIN-UP

PIN-UP is a prestigious architecture and design magazine, based in New York. It was founded in 2006 by Felix Burrichter. The magazine regularly interviews renowned architects, complemented by critical essays and photography portfolios on contemporary architecture, art and design. In 2011, the Art Directors Club awarded…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Can we ask you to share MMFA’s plans for the future with us?

Our main goals are to continue our expansion by acquiring new members, to establish a close cooperation and mutual exchange with the MFA in the US, to promote clear structures and transparent markets – that includes the refinement of our MMFA statistics – and to improve our market intelligence. With a higher number of…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Miguel Vieira Batista Since 2000, Miguel Vieira Baptista, trained at IADE Lisbon and the Glasgow School of Art, has combined his main activity as a product designer with a host of projects in exhibition and interior design commissioned by experimentadesign and the Lisbon Fashion Week, among others. He has also curated…

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…

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

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
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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.

22 . Oct . 2021
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…

12 . Apr . 2021
6. REFOREST

For each ton of material received within the ReVALUE project, we will plant 10 cork oak trees. During their lives, these cork oak trees will sequester many tons of CO2 – making a valuable contribution to combating climate change.

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.

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

It’s a true sustainable product, using renewable materials and assuring full recyclability of raw material at End Of Life. The manufacturing technology behind Alucork allows project engineers’ to rethink how the floor is installed, significantly reducing lead-times and lowering total costs.

News 25 . Jul . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites is going to hit aerospace again, this time with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ruag Space.

Next-generation launch rockets of ULA, using composite primary structures supplied by Ruag Space, are going to incorporate Amorim’s ablative thermal solution P50. Under the name Vulcan, these ULA launch rockets will replace Atlas and Delta Launchers, currently using Amorim's product. Fairing shell with Amorim P50 ablat…

23 . Mar . 2018
High performance, sustainable and ecological turf field.

GOTEC Sportsysteme, a German company specialized in the construction and maintenance of sports grounds, chose a cork-based natural infill for artificial turf for the construction project of the SG Malsburg-Marzell Sports Club football field in Germany.

Case Studies 08 . Jan . 2020
Case Studies
Cork Modules

The walls of the new auditorium are covered with small rectangular modules made from cork, created by the renowned British product designer, Jasper Morrison, in the scope of the Metamorphosis project.   Known as cork tiles, the cork agglomerate modules designed by Jasper Morrison present a sloping surface, which allows…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Multilayer Door and Wall Partition Panel Applications

Depending on the panel application a variety of core options are available to achieve your project goals. Our ACM product range is targeted already to the end benefit, allowing to mix and match several layers and thicknesses to obtain the final desired performance, being it for high thermal capacity, acoustic or fire r…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
With support from Corticeira Amorim, a temporary cork house has been installed in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s outdoor amphitheater.…

The artist Ricardo Jacinto has created a temporary cork residence, which will be inhabited by the pianist Marino Formenti, who will sit at the piano, play, sleep, eat, and live. Ricardo Jacinto talked about the architectural project, explaining that "it’s the result of an invitation to design a temporary house for the…

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…

01 . Aug . 2017
New product design & business models

Amorim Cork Composites’ new approach is based on the knowledge that product design, throughout its life cycle, has huge relevance on environmental impacts. We are committed to ensuring that the design of products extends their function as far as possible. This is our working philosophy and we want to spread the message…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
The Serpentine galleries, in the heart of London, challenge renowned architectural firms every year to design and build temporary pavilions…

The raw material chosen for the 12th edition was cork. (Over 80 m3 [about 2,825 ft3] of this material was supplied by Amorim Cork Composites). The authorship of the work – which chose cork to cover the entire underground space - was by the Herzog & de Meuron architectural office and the artist Ai Weiwei. The beginn…

News 31 . Oct . 2018
News
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Creation and innovation are the project’s two main vectors, whose main mission is to design new materials, and test and exploit the application of new technologies that haven’t yet entered into industrial production. It thereby aims to leverage Amorim Cork Composites’ resources, know-how and production processes. Led b…

08 . Jan . 2019
MATERIA, Cork by Amorim

MATERIA, a collection of objects for daily use made of cork and focused on design, was born from the challenge Corticeira Amorim gave to experimentadesign for the exploration of new approaches to using cork. In some pieces, cork is complemented by other materials, but is always the main character. The project was prese…

News 14 . Jan . 2019
News
This new simulator is a highly intuitive customized design solution, which uses simple graphics to help you in the selection process.

This tool has been specially developed using our market-orientated techniques. We believe that this tool will provide our clients with a better understanding of the impact of the combination of materials that they want to use to achieve a certain performance or help them to find the right materials for the application…

Blog 16 . Sep . 2019
Blog
The sound of footsteps becomes less perceptible and you obtain a more durable and resistant floor while still saving energy. The answer to t…

You are in the process of building or renovating your house and, among the many options available, you have finally found the ideal floor for your decoration project. Whether you have chosen a ceramic, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring, did you know that applying an underlay before installing the final floor is critical…

Blog 24 . Oct . 2019
Blog
If you are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable construction materials, cork can be the solution. Find out how Go4cork products can help…

Building (or remodeling) a house is an exciting and challenging project. It's an opportunity to design spaces tailored exactly to your size, choose the materials and finishes that reflect your style, and think through every detail in order to create the home of your dreams. However, building a house also means you can…

News 09 . Nov . 2020
News
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According to Tomiko Takeuchi, the project manager for Mazda’s new model, “cars are no longer just used to transport passengers from point A to point B. It is therefore vital to increase pleasure during the trip. In other words, make sure that people enjoy the time they spend in the car”. Placing cork inside the vehicle…

News 14 . Jun . 2021
News
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On the basis of this assumption, and in addition to the fact that cork stands because of its unique sustainability credentials - as a 100% natural, ecological, renewable, recyclable and reusable raw material - the construction of the pavilion uses other green materials - including recycled steel for the structural elem…

Panels and Composites 30 . Oct . 2018
Panels and Composites
Alucork is used as a lightweight floating floor system for railway interiors which addresses all comfort aspects of a railway floor, while u…

It’s a true sustainable product, using renewable materials and assuring full recyclability of raw material at End Of Life. The manufacturing technology behind Alucork allows project engineers’ to rethink how the floor is installed, significantly reducing lead-times and lowering total costs. Composed of a sandwich panel…

News 18 . Dec . 2020
News
Is cork and ancestral drinking vessels a good combination?

The history of cork is intrinsically and romantically linked with wine and drinking vessels, from ancient times to the present day. When this project started, I visited Amorim Cork Flooring to analyze the variety of flooring options available, and later had the opportunity  to visit Amorim Cork Composites. The multitud…

09 . Apr . 2021
In Love with Nature

Amorim Cork Composites and Matceramica are leading companies in Portugal and abroad in their respective fields. They have joined forces to create a project that will distinguish and differentiate them and enable them to generate value together. This sharing of knowledge and experience has not only delivered a new produ…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
T&D industry trends and requirements have put great demand for low noise equipment with good long term performance. Amorim Cork Composites a…

It is very often that “just putting some rubber” to isolate structures creates an inefficient or even a vibration isolation problem, without taking into account the characteristics of the whole system; such as media environment and temperature, material stiffness adjusted to the application load, surface area, material…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
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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…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Description and functionality

When Amorim Cork Composites added cork and rubber as the core material applied to sandwich wood panels (CPA - acoustic plywood) this was an innovative solution to reduce noise and vibration in interior floors for trains. The combination of viscoelastic material (such as cork) in a sandwich panel contributes greatly to…

25 . Jul . 2017
Privacy Policy

Amorim Cork Composites, S.A. Commitment The protection of privacy and personal data is a fundamental commitment of Amorim Cork Composites, S.A. to the customers ("Customers") of its products and services. Amorim Cork Composites, S.A. (Corticeira Amorim), S.A. advises you to read this Privacy Policy and its updates.  …

24 . May . 2018
Privacy Date

1- Amorim Cork Composites (Corticeira Amorim) undertaking Amorim Cork Composites (Corticeira Amorim) makes a fundamental commitment to its Stakeholders to uphold their privacy and protect their personal data. Amorim Cork Composites (Corticeira Amorim) encourages you to read this Privacy Policy and its respective update…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Optimisation of deck assembly and upstream processes

Since 2009, WOLZ NAUTIC has been pioneering in cork technology, significantly improving deck assembly in terms of man-hours, material costs, material handling and finishing.These advantages are made possible by the unique features of cork technology.Cork can be joined with conventional industrial adhesives and various…

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