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News 25 . Jul . 2017

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08 . Jan . 2019

Made of agglomerated cork, in the ideal dimension to perfectly accommodate six bottles, six will be a witty help to any wine collector: by absorbing impact, protecting the wine bottles while moving, or simply displaying the precious nectars… As James would say: Cheers! Alla Salute! Saúde!...

Case Studies 28 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Cork at the heart of the wall covering

The wall coverings and panels created by Submaterial place a wool felt layer - of variable thickness according to the references - over a 3-mm cork backing provided by Amorim Cork Composites.   The backing used by Submaterial is based on cork agglomerate produced from waste derived from the manufacture of wine corks or…

09 . Aug . 2019
circular text

As well as using cork not utilized in the wine cork industry, we also use by-products from other sources, such as the footwear, automotive, and packaging industries.

01 . Jan . 2018

Maximum Performance with Minimum Added Thickness   25 Point ΔIIC Improvement as Tested per ASTM E-2179   Outperforms Rubber, Foam, Standard Cork and Other Direct   Bond Sound Control Products in Glued Hardwood Applications*   Green Material & Process - Maximum LEED™ Potential   Rapidly Renewing Bark of Cork Oak Tre…

About Us 25 . Jul . 2017
About Us
The Amorim Group is one of the largest, most entrepreneurial and dynamic multinationals of Portuguese origin. Its origins were in the cork b…

Guided by a vision of sustained growth, under the leadership of the entrepreneur Américo Amorim since 1952, the Group has engaged in the diversification of its business in sectors and geographical areas with high growth potential. In the 1960s, the process to vertically integrate the cork business and internationalize…

News 16 . Sep . 2019

In order to encourage recycling of cork and help reforest Portugal, Missão Continente, in partnership with Quercus and Corticeira Amorim, is distributing 500,000 “rolhinhas” to customers of Continente supermarkets. The “rolhinhas” are small deposits for wine corks than customers can take home and families can use to co…

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Explore the versatility of cork

In total, the Sobreiro collection is made up of four pieces that combine the beauty and versatility of cork: one armchair and three cabinets.   The armchair is completely made from natural cork blocks, reminiscent of a traditional wine stopper. Now the cabinets are made using different types of cork, such as expanded a…

Why Cork 25 . Jul . 2017
Why Cork
Is cork good for your health?

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

Articles 20 . Jul . 2018
The durability of cork and its properties are easily understood by considering the material’s best-known use: stoppers.

In 2010, 30 bottles of champagne were found in the Baltic Sea, estimated to have been under water for over 200 years. According to specialists, the shipwrecked champagne was in “excellent condition”, testimony to the unique ability of cork stoppers to preserve wine and champagne for an indefinite period of time.

22 . Oct . 2021
Cork will absorb water like a “sponge” if it gets wet.

Incorrect: Think of the most common use for cork, wine stoppers. Cork has been used for wine stoppers for hundreds of year primarily because it does not absorb water or liquids. Cork has also been used for years in buoys, lifejackets and other floatation devices, again because it does not absorb water and can remain bu…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Circular forever

Amorim Cork Composites, founded in 1963 by Corticeira Amorim and manager of the Go4cork brand, is an exemplary model of circular economy. The company came into being to extract value from cork not used by the wine cork industry and recycle used wine corks. Since then, it has progressively expanded its circular profile,…

25 . Jul . 2017
Whether it is a cork stopper, a pair of designer shoes, a piece of furniture, even the tiniest bit of cork in your house is a reminder of th…

Cork oak forests occupy an estimated area of over 5.4 million acres in the West Mediterranean basin.Like the Mediterranean diet, sunshine and great wine, cork oak forests are an icon of the Mediterranean way of life. Around 90% of the area of distribution of the species is found in Portugal, Spain, Morocco, and Algeria…

News 12 . Feb . 2021
What about South African consumers? What is their perception and knowledge about the material?

The understanding of cork as a multiuse material in South Africa is certainly increasing, but it is still relatively limited to the wine industry and very rare in the product design industry. The experience I have gained by working with Architects, Interior Designers and some of our private clients shows that there is…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
What is the perspective of the North American flooring industry on cork?

The North American market sees cork as a value-added product and as a sustainable product. But it is not yet a mainstream product. Most of the cork used in the US is for industrial applications. That will change as the demands of the market change. Of course, we [the US] are the world’s biggest users of cork wine stopp…

News 25 . Jul . 2017
If you had to highlight two major advantages of cork, which ones would you choose?

One of the things that I find really fascinating about cork is that, in many ways, it acts like a very dense memory foam. It always bounces back to its original form after being subjected to mechanical pressure. This unique trait is a result of its iconic hexagonal cellular structure that also gives the material the ab…

News 19 . Aug . 2020
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…

Facts and Curiosities 25 . Jul . 2017
Facts and Curiosities
What are the main characteristics of cork?

Lightness Cork is a very light raw material, weighing just 0.16 grams per cubic centimeter, and can float. Flexibility/compressibility Each cork stopper is made up of around 800 million airtight cells. Among them is a gaseous mixture which allows it to be compressed to around half its thickness, without losing any flex…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019

Let us introduce you to Go4cork, a new brand of DIY cork products created especially for people who are always thinking of the next project for renovating or decorating their house or office, but are also concerned with the environment and value responsible consumption. With Go4cork it’s so easy to make small changes o…


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