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31 . Jul . 2017
Thermal Resistance (R)

It is a heat property and a measurement of a temperature difference by which an object or material resists a heat flow. Thermal resistance is the reciprocal of thermal conductance. The lower the Rλ,B value of the flooring system and/or the R value of the underlay, the better suited the flooring system will be for use o…

21 . Apr . 2022
Thermal Resistance (R)

It is a heat property and a measurement of a temperature difference by which an object or material resists a heat flow. Thermal resistance is the reciprocal of thermal conductance. The lower the Rλ,B value of the flooring system and/or the R value of the underlay, the better suited the flooring system will be for use o…

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

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

13 . Apr . 2023
New cork solutions to protect electric vehicle batteries

Cork’s low density with its reduced thermal conductivity and resistance to high temperatures, make it ideal for the development of components for EV batteries. In addition, cork’s cushioning and sealing capacity makes it suitable for various applications, inside and outside the battery.

19 . Jun . 2023
Cork: where nature and technology meet

Amorim T&D solutions developed for the power industry are based on specific polymer formulations with cork. Cork is a 100 % natural, renewable and recyclable raw material whose characteristics include elasticity, vibration control, chemical resistance, shock absorption, flexibility, impermeability to liquids and th…

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

27 . Jul . 2023
2. Thermal insulation

In addition to the acoustic benefits, cork also has an excellent thermal resistance. The air in this raw material’s cellular structure acts as a natural insulator, ensuring the material’s low thermal conductivity. When compared to other Heavy Mass Layer materials, such as bituminous materials, cork has a higher resista…

25 . Jul . 2017
Materials specially developed to absorb expansions and the contractions inherent to concrete buildings.

Continuous deformations caused by different climate conditions and thermal ranges are a challenge to expansion joints. Expandacork provides the performance, durability and mechanical resistance required. The better the thermal insulation, greater is the amount of energy saved... and the lower the impact on the environm…

Blog 28 . May . 2021
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Why does cork have great potential in the energy sector?

The main characteristics of cork that we can highlight for application in the energy sector, include its negative contribution in terms of CO2, its resistance to extreme temperatures, chemical compatibility and low thermal conductivity, its resilience, and damping properties.

05 . Jul . 2022
Vapor barrier for moisture protection

This solution has an attached vapor barrier, which provides moisture protection for sensitive finished flooring products. It prevents the diffusion of water vapor through the floor, also maintaining the thermal resistance. The result is a better performing floor.

05 . Jul . 2022
Vapor barrier for moisture protection

This solution has an attached vapor barrier, which provides moisture protection for sensitive finished flooring products. It prevents the diffusion of water vapor through the floor, also maintaining the thermal resistance.   The result is a better performing floor.

16 . Apr . 2018
Thermal comfort

The best way to insulate your room against cold is to install an Amorim underlay. Cork has excellent thermal properties. Its ability to maintain warm floor temperatures and more comfort when walking makes cork one of the material used to achieve high thermal resistance values. The higher the value, the better the insul…

10 . May . 2018
Thermal comfort

The best way to insulate your room against cold is to install an Amorim underlay. Cork has excellent thermal properties. Its ability to maintain warm floor temperatures and more comfort when walking makes cork one of the material used to achieve high thermal resistance values. The higher the value, the better the insul…

02 . May . 2022
Cork at the service of wind energy

The wind power sector is one of the areas that benefits from the lightness and low thermal conductivity of cork to ensure the proper functioning and durability of energy production structures. Cork is applied to the large blades of wind turbines to prevent damage caused by the structural vibration of the equipment. It…

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

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

25 . Jul . 2017
Vega, the european rocket

The European Space Agency's (ESA) most recent rocket was launched into space in 2012, equipped with technical products manufactured by Amorim Cork Composites. To prevent the rocket from overheating, cork was placed in the nose cone and other areas sensitive to temperature.As a result of the natural thermal and vibratio…

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

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

Blog 25 . Jul . 2017
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With the objective of powering this brainstorming of ideas, the initiative considered a challenge that would put the creativity and the technical knowledge of those present to the test. Starting with five priority market segments for the company – construction materials (reaction to smoke, to fire, acoustic performance…

30 . Oct . 2018
Our materials are easily integrated into laminate manufacturing processes and numerous substrates, such as plywood, aluminum, steel, plaster…

Amorim multilayer panel materials are a combination of cork in selected elastomeric compound matrix to yield specific performances ranging from thermal insulation, noise reduction to fire resistance whilst maintaining the reduced surface weight, depending on the requirements of the final application. The wide applicabi…

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

Its negative carbon footprint, low thermal conductivity and sealing capacity, together with resistance to extreme temperatures and a high damping capacity are characteristics that make cork a raw material with enormous potential for this sector.  From electric mobility to wind and solar energy, Amorim Cork Composites e…

31 . Jul . 2017
Cork inlay, where comfort meets beauty

The NRT technology allows the flooring manufacture to take advance of the exclusive properties of cork as part of a unique engineered multilayer structure.A natural material with incomparable insulation, and shock absorption features, cork provides superior comfort, noise reduction, thermal insulation and resistance. A…

22 . Oct . 2021
Cork composites for high performance

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

26 . Apr . 2022
Cork and rubber gaskets

National is a Swedish partner company of Amorim Cork Composites for sealing solutions focused on the automotive industry. As it specialises in heavy machinery, selected Amorim Tech Seal solutions to seal the fuel tank caps of tractors, trucks, and other heavy vehicles. ​ The rubber-applied cork gaskets fully matched th…

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…

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork composites for high performance

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

21 . Apr . 2022
Cork inlay, where comfort meets beauty

The NRT technology allows the flooring manufacture to take advance of the exclusive properties of cork as part of a unique engineered multilayer structure.A natural material with incomparable insulation, and shock absorption features, cork provides superior comfort, noise reduction, thermal insulation and resistance. A…

30 . Oct . 2018
Mobility Acoustic Core

The acoustic core materials can be used to create innovative and more efficient interior systems in different means of transport. Floor, side and ceiling panels are examples of applications in which cork's lightness and insulating capacity play an important role in the system's performance.Mobility Acoustic Core soluti…

05 . Apr . 2022
ARA Quote

“Cork has been used in the energy market for a long time, but its potential is now more evident than ever. From solar energy and wind energy, to electric mobility, the ambition is, in the medium term, to make this sector one of the main pillars of growth for Corticeira Amorim in the area of composite materials,” says…

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

21 . Aug . 2023
Why choose a sealing solution with cork?

Although it is a natural raw material, cork has a unique set of technical characteristics that are ideal for various industrial applications. Impermeability to liquids and gases, elasticity and compressibility, thermal and acoustic insulation and resistance to friction, are some of the characteristics that makes cork s…

31 . Jul . 2017
Walking comfort, freedom of design, silent and warm thanks to cork

The flooring industry demands freedom of design, silent and warm. With NRT Inside, these requirements will be met. The air pockets in cork store heat, inviting you to go barefoot. Once again the cork closed cell structure is explored for the application benefit. Cork cells are tiny, irregular, pentagonal or hexagonal p…

21 . Apr . 2022
Walking comfort, freedom of design, silent and warm thanks to cork

The flooring industry demands freedom of design, silent and warm. With NRT Inside, these requirements will be met. The air pockets in cork store heat, inviting you to go barefoot. Once again the cork closed cell structure is explored for the application benefit. Cork cells are tiny, irregular, pentagonal or hexagonal p…

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…

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…

02 . Jun . 2023
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Cork is inherently linked to its ecosystem: the cork oak forest, part of one of the world’s 36 most important ecosystems for the biodiversity conservation - on a par with natural paradises such as the Amazon, the African savannah or Borneo. Cork oak forests serve as an anti-fire barrier, due to cork’s low combustion ra…

25 . Jul . 2017
Characterization

The scope of the summary characterization is intended to highlight the performance in terms of safety, comfort, and durability of Alucork® panels.The basis of the characterization is a 20mm Alucork® panel and the typical requirements of end users, such as the national and international rules governing the passenger tra…

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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