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Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
Cork Oak Tree

Mainly found in temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere, the oak tree has an average lifespan of over 200 years.

25 . Jul . 2017
Portugal's National Tree

The cork oak plays such an important role that at the end of 2011, it was unanimously declared by the Portuguese Parliament to be Portugal's National Tree and has been protected by law since the 13th century. In our opinion, few national symbols are as amazing as this one...

29 . Dec . 2017
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.).

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials. It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time and it is only from the third stripping (at 43 years of age) that the cork, then know…

25 . Jul . 2017
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.).

100 percent natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials. It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time and it is only from the third stripping (at 43 years of age) that the cork, th…

09 . Oct . 2018
Cork grows in orthopaedic and comfort footwear

From the cork oak tree creating comfort in the footwear industry.

Why Cork 25 . Jul . 2017
Why Cork
Facts and Curiosities

Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.

05 . Jan . 2018
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…

31 . Jul . 2017
Sapwood

The tree's pipeline for moving water and minerals up the tree trunk to the leaves. Sapwood is new wood. As newer rings of sapwood are produced, its inner cells lose their vitality and turn into heartwood.

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
Does the quality of cork differ between countries?

Not necessarily. The Quercus suber L genome is the same, therefore there are no significant differences according to origin. There are, however, individual differences from tree to tree.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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How would you describe the cork harvesting process?

Cédric: It’s a world of inspiration. A unique process that feeds so many industries. With so many diverse applications. And all this just from the cork oak tree. Klas: It’s romantic, tough, an entire history encapsulated in a single moment, filled with laughter, expertise, warmth, gentleness and complete harmony.

25 . Jul . 2017
The Interior Spaces

The interior spaces of Qatar Foundation Headquarters are enclosed in a white concrete precast façade, perforated by a large number of recessed windows. The perforations are part of an overall architectural language employed by OMA throughout the building and form a stylized and pixelated Sidra tree – the Qatar Foundati…

News 23 . Jun . 2021
News
What do you like the most about this raw material?

I love the fact that when one works with cork, whether you are a farmer, harvester, producer or designer, one must take the entire ecosystem into account. Since cork is responsibly harvested, the material is not just extracted. It is extracted from the tree, but the tree grows stronger and healthier. When the tree grow…

Articles 25 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Amorim has been encouraging designers to envision and explore another world.

Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected.

09 . Aug . 2019
Cork

Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected. Cork oak forests are natural retainers of CO2, they prevent soil degradation, they regulate the hydrological cycle, they combat deser…

Blog 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…

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
Articles
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…

Articles 20 . Nov . 2018
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2. Sustainability

Cork is a renewable and recyclable product, of a 100% natural origin. As tree bark, cork contributes to CO2 retention. During the production process of the infill, all generated waste is reusable and, in the end-of-life treatment of a turf system, cork is the type of infill that releases the lowest amount of CO2.

What is Cork 05 . Jan . 2018
What is Cork
“Cork is Cork” and all Cork Underlayment products are the same.

Incorrect: Properties such as density, particle size and consistency of particle size are very important and vary widely from one manufacturer to another. Density affects the structural stability of the product and the sound attenuation quality. A product that lacks density will be too delicate to use as   an underlaym…

News 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…

Articles 25 . Oct . 2017
Articles
Cork, our raw material

The development of this raw material begins very early in the tree. Cork develops different elements from the denser and harder outer layer to the less dense and more elastic inner layer. The different features of cork allow us to obtain raw material of several types completely different from each other in their shape…

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
Innovation is our attitude and driving force.

Like the sun, soil, and water have driven the cork tree to spread its branches as high and in the most diversified ways possible, we too feed on ideas. We feed on ideas, to thrive on innovation. That's how we always find something new to do with cork.The cork not incorporated into the stopper industry represents the id…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
News
This action forms part of the company's Sustainability Program, the "Natural Choice".

Vila de Mora, in the district of Évora, recently welcomed 80 volunteers of Corticeira Amorim who planted 2000 cork oaks, thus increasing the forest area of Portugal's National Tree. Herdade da Barroca, a property of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora, was the scene of the initiative that directly involved the community…

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