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10 . Oct . 2018
Sustainable construction: the role of cork

Cork is one of the main materials that have been gaining prominence in the area of sustainable and eco-efficient construction.

24 . Oct . 2019
Cork for a greener and more sustainable home

If you are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable construction materials, cork can be the solution.

02 . Jun . 2023
A sustainable way to increase the performance of T&D applications

Cork solutions contribute to a more sustainable future and have been used for several years in industries such as aerospace, automotive or power industry..

08 . Apr . 2022
Organic and sustainable material

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

25 . Jul . 2017
World leaders in sustainable products

Our raw material – cork - is one of the world’s most sustainable natural resources, in environmental, economic, and social terms. All our solutions are based on our sustainability policy, and are 100% recyclable and reusable.

31 . May . 2019
World leaders in sustainable products

Our raw material – cork - is one of the world’s most sustainable natural resources, in environmental, economic and social terms. All our solutions are based on our sustainability policy, and are 100% recyclable and reusable.

30 . May . 2019
Cork: a natural and sustainable choice

Based on his commitment to work only with natural, sustainable or directly recyclable materials, Tom Dixon chose agglomerated cork to cover the floors and the stairway leading to the garden’s upper level. Cork is also used in the items of furniture that invite visitors to sit and contemplate the green surroundings. The…

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.

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork, a sustainable realm of visuals and performance

Amorim has been encouraging designers to envision and explore another world.

10 . Dec . 2018
Recyclable and sustainable

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27 . Feb . 2019
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22 . Oct . 2021
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03 . Jan . 2019
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27 . Sep . 2019
Cork House: a sustainable and awarded project

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

02 . Dec . 2022
Cork is used in the new 100% electric Mobilize vehicles of the Renault Group

Cork was selected for the new Mobilize vehicles because it is a natural and sustainable raw material.

05 . Apr . 2022
An (even more) sustainable solar

The main properties of cork – such as impermeability, lightness, elasticity, compressibility and resilience - remain unchanged, ensuring the floater's performance. It should also be noted that, for each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO2. This factor reduces the environmental i…

12 . Apr . 2021
Sustainable by Nature

Know more about our Sustainable approach and commitment.

Blog 06 . Feb . 2023
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PRIMAL SOLES: Sustainable steps for a better world

We talk with David Even, the project’s founder to understand how he came up with the idea and the crucial role played by cork.

27 . Jul . 2023
MAC020, a sustainable acoustic and damping insulator

The MAC020 Heavy Mass Layer combines high performance with sustainability. It’s an effective solution for damping and sound insulation that can be used in various means of transportation.

09 . Aug . 2019
Sustainable decoration: 3 ideas for putting it into practice right away

Want to make your home more welcoming and nature-inspired? Follow these tips.

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
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Brochure | Sustainable by nature | EN 2023

Brochure | Sustainable by nature | EN 2023

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 07 . Feb . 2018
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Sustainable focus

Natural cork flooring offers several advantages compared to conventional rubber surfaces: • Environmentally sustainable solution, created from ecological materials that are free of heavy metals or hazardous toxic chemicals. • Does not release odours when exposed to high temperatures and has high durability, since it do…

22 . Oct . 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…

28 . Sep . 2018
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07 . Feb . 2019
Amorim Footcork® Evolution delivers sustainability and innovation, responding to the need of the footwear industry to use more efficient and…

Amorim Cork Composites believes in evolution towards an ecological world and shares this vision through the development of Evolution - a new thermoformable material of the Footcork® brand dedicated to the production of footwear components. Evolution is produced from recycled and natural materials, combined in a specif…

05 . Dec . 2022
Cork gives life to sustainable vertical gardens

Cork is the main protagonist of Mac Van Dam’s project, “Vertical Grounds”.

22 . Oct . 2021
Flooring Solutions

Recycled and sustainable accessories for flooring systems

09 . Aug . 2019
Cork-rubber Solutions

Recycled and sustainable accessories for flooring systems.

25 . Jul . 2017
A sustainable and high performance solution

In addition to the appropriate functioning of the building and its envisioned uses, it also has a strong concern for environmental and sustainability issues, and Acousticork Underscreed, as a recycled material, fits perfectly with these premises. It is made from recycled car and truck tires, part of a recycling and rec…

22 . Oct . 2021
A sustainable and high performance solution

In addition to the appropriate functioning of the building and its envisioned uses, it also has a strong concern for environmental and sustainability issues, and Acousticork Underscreed, as a recycled material, fits perfectly with these premises. It is made from recycled car and truck tires, part of a recycling and rec…

18 . Nov . 2022
Whether on land, in the air or water, cork’s properties, combined with Amorim Cork Composites' expertise, can respond to the great mobility…

Ensuring transport sustainability is an increasing concern for companies and citizens. Global awareness of this concern has led car manufacturers to progressively choose raw materials that guarantee a symbiosis between performance and sustainability. The sector’s biggest companies are now investing in more environmenta…

02 . May . 2022
Energy

Cork solutions for a more sustainable energy sector

07 . Sep . 2023
One of the main challenges that the electric vehicle industry faces is to find sustainable materials to incorporate into their designs, in o…

Amorim Cork Composites has now launched an innovative range of multilayer systems that combine cork with other materials - such as mica, foam or aerogel - to create more sustainable, high-performance solutions. Cork is a 100% natural, reusable and recyclable material, and from an environmental, social or economic persp…

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

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

30 . Oct . 2018
MAC020 Sustainable Heavy Mass Layer

Developed to combine performance and sustainability, MAC020 Heavy Mass Layer improves acoustic insulation and increases the sustainability levels of different types of vehicles.

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

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

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

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

16 . Apr . 2018
Materials vs Performance

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

10 . May . 2018
Materials vs Performance

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

05 . Dec . 2022
25 . Jul . 2017
A sustainable way to increase the performance of T&D applications

Curious to know how cork can contribute to the sustainability of a power transformer?

20 . Apr . 2022
A sustainable way to increase the performance of T&D applications

Curious to know how cork can contribute to the sustainability of a power transformer?

25 . Jul . 2017
Our mission

To value cork, designing sustainable composite solutions for multiple applications.

Applications 06 . Jul . 2018
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An effective and sustainable solution for all surfaces

10 . Dec . 2021
Full experience in the flooring industry

Recycled and sustainable accessories for flooring systems

31 . Oct . 2018
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Amorim Cork Composites joins forces with Nike for a more circular economy

The underlayment Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind aims to have a positive impact on the environment by creating a sustainable solution based on circular economy principles.

30 . Oct . 2018
05 . Jul . 2018
From a linear “take, make, dispose” economic model to a circular economy more sustainable and viable alternative.

This type of product should be considered anywhere traditional resilient flooring is used, but especially where extreme use and abuse is present. Here are some typical applications:

01 . Sep . 2022
What challenges does EGGER face in terms of sustainability?

The demand for sustainable products is growing, and it is good to see that customers are focusing on this topic. As a manufacturer, our main challenge is to meet the growing demand for sustainably produced inputs and raw materials such as packaging, glue, PEFC wood, etc., which makes purchasing increasingly challenging…

25 . Jul . 2017
Preservation of the cork oak forest

It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social, and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim…

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials

Technical sustainable solutions with high performance and durability for demanding construction systems

17 . Nov . 2016
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Does the cork oak need to be cut down to harvest the cork?

No. Stripping is carried out manually and the trees are never cut down. After each stripping, the cork oak undergoes an original process of self-regeneration of the bark, which gives the activity of cork harvesting a uniquely sustainable nature.

Blog 23 . Jun . 2021
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Daniel Michalik

"Cork was a natural choice, since it is so sustainable it helped to achive the LEED Platinum status".

09 . Aug . 2019
In recent years, talking about trends in decoration almost always involves talking about cork. Natural and sustainable, cork helps create we…

If you would like to try using cork to improve comfort or change your home décor, but don't know where to start, Go4cork can help you. Specialized in DIY cork products, Go4cork offers a wide range of items for people who like to get down to work and create their own interior design project, but are also concerned about…

25 . Oct . 2017
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We recently challenged our team to develop a new light and highly capable underscreed, in compliance with our company’s highly sustainable policies. Our main technical goal was to provide the lowest dynamic stiffness in the market (per thickness) without impacting load capacity.

04 . Nov . 2021
Four Seasons Hotel

Bangkok, Four Seasons Hotel. The underscreed from Acousticork range, combines agglomerated cork with recycled rubber, making it a 100% recycled and sustainable product. In addition to acoustic comfort, the use of an underscreed also improves the building’s thermal performance, making a decisive contribution to the well…

08 . Nov . 2021
Four Seasons Hotel

Bangkok, Four Seasons Hotel. The underscreed from Acousticork range, combines agglomerated cork with recycled rubber, making it a 100% recycled and sustainable product. In addition to acoustic comfort, the use of an underscreed also improves the building’s thermal performance, making a decisive contribution to the well…

12 . Apr . 2024
Made with over 80% recycled and natural materials

This product employs PET foil, foam and textiles sourced from the wind energy industry. Leveraging post-production leftover foam PET, this innovation integrates cork strategically to maintain material thickness. Moreover, by using innovative materials from other sectors, it indirectly contributes to the growth of sust…

13 . Nov . 2019
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Cork is a 100% sustainable raw material with a negative carbon footprint and low incorporated energy. Cork expansion joints are fully recyclable and act as carbon sinks.

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Advantages

Greater comfort in use Greater impact resistance Thermal stability Greater energy efficiency Sustainable and recyclable material

02 . Feb . 2023
Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of Amorim Cork Composites primary decking materials. Innovative and sustainable cork-b…

The key factor in ensuring a negative carbon footprint is the genesis of the cork oak forest which is a carbon sink, responsible for retaining 73 tons of CO2 per ton of cork used for a typical application this corresponds to 2,7 kilotons of CO2 retention.

31 . Jul . 2017
Harlan Stone, President of the US-MFAssociation

The North American market sees cork as a value-added product, and as a sustainable product. (…) The MLF category is a great opportunity for increased use of Cork as we put together different features in the different layers. Cork fits in well to this opportunity.

09 . Oct . 2018
Footcork® Future

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

19 . Apr . 2022
Footcork® 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.

21 . Apr . 2022
Harlan Stone, President of the US-MFAssociation

The North American market sees cork as a value-added product, and as a sustainable product. (…) The MLF category is a great opportunity for increased use of Cork as we put together different features in the different layers. Cork fits in well to this opportunity.

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

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

05 . Jul . 2023
Material Used

The selected Acousticork by Amorim solutions guarantee long-term performance with stable material properties throughout the project’s life, and also represent a more sustainable option.

05 . Jul . 2023
Material Used

The selected Acousticork by Amorim solutions guarantee long-term performance with stable material properties throughout the project’s life, and also represent a more sustainable option.

28 . Nov . 2018
António Salazar - CEO Kankura Golf

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

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

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

21 . Aug . 2023
The case of the TS1521

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

29 . Nov . 2023
ILLIANCE project

One of the projects involving Amorim Cork Composites is the ILLIANCE project - an innovation project for sustainability and industrialization, which focuses, among other things, on the development of new hydrogen solutions. This is an EU-funded project, involving players from different sectors, that aims to respond to…

08 . Apr . 2022
CPCs (cork-polymer composites)

CPCs are a range of cork composites that combine the adaptability of polymers and the lightness and sustainability of cork. We use bio-based polymers derived from recycled resources, developing sustainable and versatile solutions suitable for molding, injection molding and blow molding processing.  Compared to 100% syn…

06 . Aug . 2018
Are issues of the environmental impact of constructions and the sustainability of materials relevant? Why?

Yes. Scarcity of natural resources, global warming and environmental pollution are our main concerns in terms of sustainable development. Promoting green products is essential if this global mission is to be successful.

22 . Oct . 2021
Are issues of the environmental impact of constructions and the sustainability of materials relevant? Why?

Yes. Scarcity of natural resources, global warming and environmental pollution are our main concerns in terms of sustainable development. Promoting green products is essential if this global mission is to be successful.

18 . Mar . 2020
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The Board of Directors and the Executive Board are responsible for providing the information and resources necessary for the pursuit of the management objectives and for the success of this Policy, which are crucial for ACC’s sustainable development. João Pedro AzevedoCEOOctober 2022

13 . Jun . 2023
5. Sustainability

Cork is a material of natural origin, sustainable and renewable, extracted from the bark of the cork oak tree, without harming the tree. These characteristics make cork yoga props an option that respects the environment and is fully aligned with a more conscious lifestyle.

25 . Jul . 2017
Inspiro, the state-of-the-art Siemens metro

Inspiro, the surface metro by Siemens, launched in Poland in 2012, was designed to be the most modern, efficient, and sustainable in its class. It is one of the lightest metros in the world as a result of the installation of the innovative AluCORK cork flooring by Amorim Cork Composites, which contributes to weight sav…

Blog 20 . Nov . 2019
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Innovative from an environmental perspective

This underscreed is also innovative from an environmental perspective, given that in addition to cork - a naturally sustainable material - it solely uses waste from the footwear industry, in particular low density polyethylene foams. This industrial symbiosis process enables these materials to be recycled and reinforce…

31 . Jul . 2017
A kraft paper carrier for the pre-attached underlayment

A paper kraft carrier is available to laminate to the cork backing, improving the tensile strength, the client’s production process efficiency and the final floor value proposition. This sustainable and natural solution will improve the homogeneity of the adhesion of the pre-attached underlayment to other layers of the…

21 . Apr . 2022
A kraft paper carrier for the pre-attached underlayment

A paper kraft carrier is available to laminate to the cork backing, improving the tensile strength, the client’s production process efficiency and the final floor value proposition. This sustainable and natural solution will improve the homogeneity of the adhesion of the pre-attached underlayment to other layers of the…

29 . Nov . 2018
Sustainability and technology

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

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

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

25 . Jul . 2017
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These forests are a perfect example of the balance between preserving the environment and sustainable development - just the fact that no tree is felled during the stripping of the cork is a unique case in terms of sustainability. They are the foundations of an economy of the future. Revolving around cork oak culture i…

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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Sustainability is more than a trend.

Cork, one of the most sustainable materials in nature, presented its charm at the 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.  The Scandinavian market continues to be a trend se…

09 . Aug . 2019
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1. Cork is an organic and sustainable material   Cork is the bark of the cork oak. It is removed every nine years, without the tree having to be cut down, and it grows back again. In fact, the cork oak is the only tree with self-regenerating bark, making cork a 100 % renewable and sustainable material. Choosing cork co…

18 . Dec . 2023
Material Used

By choosing Acousticork by Amorim products, Nidapark Istinye is reinforcing its commitment to quality and innovation in construction - providing residents with a more peaceful and comfortable environment. This project constitutes a paradigm example of sophistication and sustainable innovation in residential constructio…

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

09 . Aug . 2019
Versatility with sustainability in mind

Cork's visual and sensorial appearance, it's reliability, durability, sense of comfort and safety and ecological features will inspire you to shape a whole new sustainable world. No other energy-efficient material performs so well and with such quality. And not only it is eco-friendly, but also it is good for your heal…

12 . Dec . 2017
Cork is a natural, 100 percent recyclable and environmentally friendly product. Were these characteristics important for your decision? Is s…

Yes, of course, sustainability was one aspect of cork that attracted me to the material. Cork is not only sustainable in its production but since it is a relatively lightweight material, it requires much less energy to transport and install. The fact that there is almost zero waste in the cork manufacturing process was…

07 . Apr . 2022
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To this end, we combine all our knowledge and experience about cork with a highly qualified technical follow-up in the development of products for the home, office and leisure sector.  From choosing the most appropriate technologies and work processes for each project, we work closely with the customer to offer the mar…

25 . Jul . 2017
Project Overview

This project is meant to meet the increasing need for power cables as a result of the rapid urban boom that Qatar is currently witnessing. It stands in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the basic infrastructure project for achievement of comprehensive and sustainable development, he added.

Blog 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…

28 . Mar . 2018
Prime building materials are Cork-based (1)

100% produced from recycled and natural materials, such as cork, Acousticork underlays and underscreeds are sustainable and constitute the best solution for excellent impact noise and thermal insulation, long-term resilience and durability. The same material was also chosen for the VIP area of the Cape Town Stadium dur…

09 . Aug . 2019
Intro text - underlays

Underlayment may consist only of cork agglomerate or contain other recycled materials, such as PU, Recycled Rubber or EVA. Some of our underlays have a pre-attached vapor barrier. Compared to synthetic materials, cork is the right choice when looking for a solution that guarantees performance but is also sustainable…

22 . Oct . 2021
Durability and performance over time

Sustainable and highly durable and performing solutions made of agglomerated cork to assure sound insulation, improve thermal comfort, and protect the floor of any space.  Cork is a common denominator used in all our underlayments. When applied beneath a flooring system, a cork-based underlayments provides greater comf…

22 . Oct . 2021
Prime building materials are Cork-based (1)

100% produced from recycled and natural materials, such as cork, Acousticork underlays and underscreeds are sustainable and constitute the best solution for excellent impact noise and thermal insulation, long-term resilience and durability. The same material was also chosen for the VIP area of the Cape Town Stadium dur…

07 . Mar . 2024
Amorim T&D: the combination of performance and sustainability

The electrical industry's commitment to developing safer and more sustainable equipment delivers many benefits for people and the environment, but also leads to new challenges in terms of vibration and noise control. Cork composite solutions offer various benefits to respond to these new challenges, since their natural…

13 . Dec . 2017
About Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites is a world-renowned company with a long legacy of achievements in aerospace, transportation, construction and sustainable green products using cork. At our Innovation and R&D centre, we are always searching for new and high performance solutions.Targeted towards the LVT flooring industry’s ne…

25 . Jul . 2017
Long term durability with easy installation

The use of Amorim Expandacork will provide a positive contribute allowing the construction elements to contract and expand, consequentely avoiding cracks and lowering its maintenance ratio. Selecting the right material to apply to expansion joints is critical to ensure safety and durability in construction. Cork-based…

25 . Jul . 2017
Peter Delgado

"I’m very proud to work for a leading company in one of the world’s most sustainable industries. Amorim Cork Composites is a global, modern and innovative company whose values include the special attention it pays to all its employees. I’m also very grateful to work with people who enjoy their work and value their comp…

Blog 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…

26 . Apr . 2022
Performance and sustainability

In addition to the performance of Amorim Tech Seal products, the choice of a solution based on cork and rubber was also motivated by the fact that cork is a natural and sustainable material. ​ The sector has been increasingly focused on the end-of-life impact of vehicles, looking for materials that can be recycled and…

02 . May . 2022
Sealing

In the area of sealing, always focusing on maximum battery protection, we offer solutions that protect these components from external elements such as humidity. Cork-based gaskets and seals help ensure the performance and longevity of electric vehicles. In addition to taking advantage of its insulation capacity, therma…

22 . Oct . 2021
Acousticork Products have Carbon Balance Negative

Underlayments Acousticork have a negative carbon balance, when taking into account the CO2 sequestered by cork oak forests and the emissions associated with the industrial process.   Elevate the comfort, protection, and durability of your flooring with our sustainable and high-performing cork-based solutions: Acousti…

25 . Jan . 2022
Adding value to cork in a competitive, differentiated and innovative way

The integration of cork inside the MINI Strip is thus another achievement in line with Corticeira Amorim's mission: adding value to cork in a competitive, differentiated and innovative way, in perfect harmony with Nature. In other words, fostering the development of sustainable products, practices, and solutions. While…

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

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

26 . Sep . 2019
How did it all begin?

Doghammer was founded in 2015, by two friends - Maximillian (Founder and CEO) and Matthias (Co-founder and CEO), with a small production unit in Rosenheid, Germany. Their passion for mountaineering - whether biking, climbing or hiking - started at university. The feeling of having their feet always inside tight-fitting…

26 . Sep . 2018
If you are currently trying to decide on which flooring to use in remodelling your home, and if your main concern is the choice of look that…

An underlay is much more than just something you place under the flooring. The underlay is part of a solid foundation that can determine the floor’s performance in terms of acoustic properties and comfort, while also adding to its lifespan. Even though it is not visible, it can still be felt and perceived thanks to the…

23 . Sep . 2022
Material used

The underscreed selected for application in the eMedia Investments building was the Acousticork U38. Made from cork and recycled polyurethane foam, it guarantees excellent impact noise insulation in new and refurbished buildings.   In addition to the thermo-acoustic insulation properties, the U38 has a high load capaci…

23 . Sep . 2022
Material used

The underscreed selected for application in the eMedia Investments building was the Acousticork U38. Made from cork and recycled polyurethane foam, it guarantees excellent impact noise insulation in new and refurbished buildings.   In addition to the thermo-acoustic insulation properties, the U38 has a high load capaci…

20 . Jul . 2018
Cork: 100% natural

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

18 . May . 2018
Cork: 100% natural

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

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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In order to meet the new GRI directives, in version 4, Corticeira Amorim built a materiality matrix based on the results of the stakeholder consultation (performed in 2015) and on the importance of the different sustainability topics for the company. As a result of the materiality analysis, the most important topics fo…

10 . Jul . 2018
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Cork is visually appealing and sustainable, easy to mould, pleasing to the touch, making it ideally suited for developing distinct, contemporary and elegant items of furniture. The Campana Brothers’ first collection of cork furniture shares these qualities. The Sobreiro collection marks the Campana Studio’s first parti…

Blog 25 . Aug . 2020
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What do you value the most about cork?

Most of all, its natural source and its cyclical dynamism. It is a natural material, fully sustainable, used in so many different ways, with so many properties. Also the way that it can be manipulated, thanks to deep understanding of its composition.We want to requalify cork in the worlds of interior design and archite…

16 . Sep . 2019
Natural, renewable and recyclable, cork is a safe choice for those who care about the future of the planet. But we believe it is possible to…

We are hearing more and more about ‘circular economy’. A more sustainable development model where the logic of “extraction, transformation, use and disposal” of products, characteristic of the linear economy, is replaced by circular reuse, recovery and recycling processes. This way, once used, materials are returned to…

07 . Jan . 2020
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…

12 . Mar . 2019
Marta Sande Castro

Marta Sande Castro is a young Portuguese designer graduated in Interior Design and Decorative Arts by the School of Decorative Arts (ESAD) in Lisbon. Adopting an ecological and sustainable design approach, she works mostly with natural and recycled raw materials. Her creative process features an in-depth study of mater…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
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Main Goal

The main goal of this body of work is to demonstrate the versatility and potential of a material with centuries of history - cork - which is still used today in different areas because of its technical characteristics. Cork can simultaneously be light, strong, waterproof, an excellent insulator (thermal and acoustic) a…

Case Studies 07 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Daniel Lyrio, Sales Manager

Although cork infill is not totally new to the market, only a few installers have direct experience using it in their artificial turf systems. Installers who have already used it as a solution have a very positive opinion. Our duty is to bring our capacity to produce high quality and sustainable products to the sport…

26 . Mar . 2024
Innovation in sealing materials

Amorim Cork Composites’ DNA is based on constant innovation of its products. The company constantly strives to identify new market needs in terms of sealing materials, in function of the type of projects and specific operating conditions. This adaptation allows the company to optimise the performance and durability of…

04 . Apr . 2022
Cork at the service of design and sustainability

Raw materials of natural origin, such as cork which is 100% natural, recyclable and renewable, are an innovative and sustainable option for creating functional goods, with aesthetic concern, that accompany us at home, at work and during leisure time. It is estimated that for every ton of cork produced, cork oak forests…

14 . Apr . 2022
Douglas Campbell

Douglas Campbell, Technical Director for Electroflight, explained: “The battery case was an extremely challenging piece of engineering, as the entire powertrain is connected to the front of the aircraft. The battery case is therefore doing an extremely important job, not just providing containment in the case of a batt…

01 . Aug . 2017
Food contact

Amorim Cork Composites develops a product suitable for the food industry   Aware of the need to permanently update itself, Amorim Cork Composites is now launching a line of “Food Contact” materials, consisting of products suitable for being in contact with food. These solutions, made of cork, a 100% natural and recycl…

02 . May . 2022
Innovation in solar energy

In the solar energy sector, Amorim Cork Composites has also been presenting innovative solutions that are important steps towards a more responsible energy production. One of these projects focuses on the development, in partnership with EDP and the Spanish company Isigenere, of a cork-based float for photovoltaic pane…

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

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

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

Blog 08 . Sep . 2021
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When did you begin using cork in your works?

I first discovered cork when I was looking for new materials for furniture made for my clients. I wanted to discover a distinctive raw material that is sustainable and versatile. Cork was the answer.   My increasing use of cork in my commissioned works has made me realize the versatility of this raw material. That’s wh…

Blog 27 . Apr . 2022
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We also research and develop innovative cork-based materials, through the application of extrusion, lamination or moulding processes, and by combining cork with other raw materials, in order to produce new materials.By using cork or composites that combine cork with materials from other industries, it is possible to cr…

09 . Mar . 2018
The beauty of architectural concrete

The working group concluded that lightweight structural white concrete, incorporating recycled natural cork granules, met all the design requirements, by striking a balance between the concrete’s mechanical strength and bulk density, while guaranteeing a high-quality finish, insulation and durability as well as the des…

27 . Mar . 2023
3. Think long-term (and protect the planet)

Finally, when evaluating the various flooring and underlayment options, remember that the goal is for the floor of your home to remain in good condition for several years. That is why it is important to choose products that guarantee the floor’s durability over time, as is the case with cork underlayments. In addition,…

07 . Dec . 2018
The beauty of architectural concrete

The working group concluded that lightweight structural white concrete, incorporating recycled natural cork granules, met all the design requirements, by striking a balance between the concrete’s mechanical strength and bulk density, while guaranteeing a high-quality finish, insulation and durability as well as the des…

Case Studies 25 . Jul . 2017
Case Studies
Optimisation of carrying capacity

Lightweight construction with cork technology reduces the deck weight of passenger vessels by 30% to 50%, thereby enabling a larger passenger and/or cargo capacity. Depending on their objectives and requirements, ship operators can use this weight advantage to enhance equipment, comfort, catering or on-board entertainm…

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

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

Blog 23 . May . 2022
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According to an analytic study conducted by the consultancy firm, EY, the underlayment Plus Go4Cork by Amorim has a negative carbon balance of -8.1kg CO2 eq/m². The carbon balance of the underlayment Plus VB Go4Cork by Amorim is -7.8kg CO2 eq/m². By promoting carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest that is superior…

23 . Sep . 2022
This innovative material also represents a huge benefit in terms of innovation

Cork Polymer Compounds are produced through an extrusion process in which cork and thermoplastics are mixed to deliver the best of both worlds. The introduction of cork to produce CPCs can result in a reduction of up to 60% in the volume of plastic consumption, due to cork’s low density, delivering a more sustainable s…

13 . Apr . 2021
Why is it important to quantify these services?

Firstly, because we need to understand the complex interaction of biological and ecological processes that result in the provision of a service, thus providing the basis for managers of the territory to intervene in the system, in order to maximise the provision of ecosystem services in a sustainable manner. Secondly,…

06 . Nov . 2017
About MATERIA

By combining cork’s unique personality and sensory characteristics with a challenging design perspective, MATERIA is a collection of objects that fluidly and functionally fit into any contemporary environment and experience. Curated by experimentadesign, the collection is designed by 12 international designers and stud…

Blog 19 . Aug . 2020
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Texto Lasca Marco Sousa Santos

Cork has many qualities, especially when we think that no technologically produced material can offer as many and as diverse attributes. But what should be highlighted in this material that is so complete and versatile? Marco Sousa Santos has no doubts: “Its plastic and its mechanical nature. Plastic - due to its textu…

25 . Jul . 2017
CorkAL

This project aims to create an innovative frame system, based on the development of aluminum profiles with thermal cut that break with the traditional concept of aluminum windows. Contrary to the majority of solutions available on the market, thermal cutting will not be carried out using polyamides or other materials d…

Blog 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…

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…

06 . Apr . 2023
Why choose a cork-based underlayment instead of a 100% foam solution? To help you answer that, we ran the following tests...

Two comparative tests were conducted between cork underlayments and 100% foam underlayments, in order to assess the durability of cork-based solutions vs. synthetic solutions from the same category. The results of the Dynamic Load Test and the Compressive Creep Test revealed that cork underlayments are the best option…

13 . Apr . 2023
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For batteries sealing, was developed a solution that combines the properties of cork with silicone. This solution complies with the UL-94 V0 requirement, that determines the flammability of a material, and features a compression set below 40% for 50% deflections, as well as resistance to wear, UV radiation and ozone. G…

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

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

25 . Jul . 2017
Reduction of costs in the transport industry

The Amorim Cork Composites, business unit of the Amorim Group, is committed to the development and manufacture of technical, environmentally friendly products based on cork, for numerous industries and applications.  The rail industry is one of the strategic segments of the company, where innovation and creativity in t…

16 . Sep . 2019
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Underlay: simple, but efficient An underlay is a layer of material applied during the installation process between the concrete layer (or the previous flooring) and the final flooring. It is an element that is out of sight, but whose presence is felt with every step. With an underlay, the sound of children jumping and…

04 . Dec . 2019
Cork for a naturally-inspired environment

If you have doubts about which material to choose for your office, choose cork. In addition to being functional and visually appealing, cork accessories also have the advantage of introducing an element of natural origin to your office, creating a mild and quiet environment that invites you to work. In this article, fi…

21 . Mar . 2023
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According to a recent study conducted by the consultancy firm, EY, Acousticork T10 Essence and T10 Essence with a vapour barrier underlayments have a negative carbon balance of -18.6 kg CO₂ eq/ m2 and -18.0 kg CO₂ eq / m2, respectively. Acousticork T56 Endurance underlayment with a vapour barrier has a negative carbon…

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…

24 . Nov . 2023
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A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study conducted by Itecons confirms that Acousticork by Amorim U36 and U38 underscreeds have a negative carbon balance. These innovative solutions, produced by Amorim Cork Composites, contribute to the performance of the flooring solutions where they are applied, in terms of acoustic insul…

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