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Negative Carbon Balance

Amorim Cork Composites' products with negative carbon balance

Porquê a Cortiça?

From the origin of the raw materials to the factory gate: what is the environmental impact of Amorim Cork Composites' products?
It was this question that we wanted to answer by individually analyzing some of our products. All the solutions under study presented a negative carbon balance, when considering the CO2 sequestration of the cork oak forest and the emissions associated with its industrial process.

We attribute the "Negative Carbon Balance" seal to these products, which certifies that when considering the carbon sequestration of cork oak forests, the production of Amorim Cork Composites' products has a positive impact on climate regulation.

But, what is the Carbon Balance?
The Carbon Balance derives from the study of the carbon footprint, taking into account the analysis of carbon sequestration scenarios that may be associated with cork products.

 

Amorim Cork Composites Products

  • Underlays

    Go4Cork Fusion: -14,2 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    Go4Cork Fusion VB: -13,45 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    Go4Cork Nature: -12,4 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    Go4Cork Nature VB: -12,0 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    Go4Cork Plus: -8,1 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    Go4Cork Plus VB: -7,8 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    Go4Cork Blend with Nike Grind VB: -5,6 kg CO₂eq/ m2

    Acousticork T10 Essence: -18,6 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    Acousticork T10 Essence VB: -18,0 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    Acousticork T56 Endurance VB: -5,2 kg CO₂eq/ m2

    Underlay Nature Detail 02
  • Underscreeds

    Acousticork U36: -13.6 kg CO₂ eq/ m2
    • Acousticork U38: -24.5 kg CO₂ eq/ m2

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  • Pre-attached underlay + Top Layer

    • NRT®62: -11,8 kg CO₂eq/ m2 
    • NRT®62 VB: -10,5 kg CO₂eq/ m2
    • NRT®94: -39,3 kg CO₂eq/ m2

    Components Article Cork Different Features Site Teste
  • Footwear

    • Amorim Footcork® Evolution: -8,2 kg CO₂eq/ m2

    Brucare Samples
  • Playgrounds

    • Corkeen system: -102 kg CO2 eq/m²

    Bild 03 Corkeen Play (2)
  • Sports Surfaces

    • Amorim Sports Nature infills: -72,5kg CO₂e/kg

    DI8 9997
  • Toys

    • Korko Building Blocks 20 pieces: -19,88kg CO₂eq
    • Korko Building Blocks 40 pieces: -39,75kg CO₂eq
    • Korko Building Blocks 60 pieces: -59,59kg CO₂eq 

    Korko 110 (1)

Check the reports here

Underlay Go4Cork Fusion and Fusion VB - EY study: Underlay Go4Cork Fusion Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2020 (cradle-to-gate)
Underlay Go4Cork Nature and Nature VB -
EY study: Underlay Go4Cork Nature Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2020 (cradle-to-gate)
Underlay Go4Cork Plus and Plus VB -  EY study: Underlay Go4Cork Plus and Plus VB Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2020 (cradle-to-gate)
Underlay Blend with Nike Grind VB - EY study: Underlay Blend with Nike Grind VB Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2020 (cradle-to-gate)
Underlay Acousticork T10 Essence and T10 Essence VB - EY study: Underlay Acousticork T10 Essence and T10 Essence VB Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2021 (cradle-to-gate)
Underlay Acousticork T56 Endurance VB - EY study: Underlay Endurance VB Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2021 (cradle-to-gate)

Underscreed Acousticork U36 and U38 - The Life Cycle Assessment study of the Underscreeds Acousticork U36 and U38 was carried out by Itecons, with the aim of determining the environmental impact of the underscreeds U36 [6/3], U36 [8/4], U38 [12/6] and U38 [17/8] produced by Amorim Cork Composites, in order to obtain 2 Environmental Product Declarations, which are available in the EPD system.

Pre-attached underlay NRT®62 and NRT®62 VB - EY Study: Pre-attached underlay NRT62 and NRT 62 VB Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2020 (cradle-to-gate)
Top Layer NRT®94 - EY study: Top Layer NRT 94® Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2020 (cradle-to-gate)

Footcork® Evolution - EY study: Footcork®Evolution Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2020 (cradle-to-gate)

Corkeen - EY study: Corkeen Carbon Footprint Analysis, 2021 (cradle-to-gate)

Amorim Sports Nature Infills - The study was based on a tool specifically developed by PwC - PricewaterhouseCoopers, which makes it possible to estimate the Carbon Footprint associated to granules produced from cork and cork waste, from the management phase of the cork oak forest, transport of these raw materials, processing and packaging, to the factory gate, using the Cradle-to-Gate approach (which does not include transport, application or end-of-life destination).

Korko’s Building Blocks (20, 40 and 60 pieces) - Life cycle assessment (LCA) conducted by Itecons – the Institute of Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability.

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