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07 . Apr . 2021
Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites part of Corticeira Amorim, the world leader in the cork industry with a long track of achievements using cork in demanding industries such as construction, flooring, sports surfaces, mobility, energy sealing, consumer goods, furnishings, and footwear. We recycle, reuse and reinvent entirely natur…

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Why Amorim Cork Composites?

Amorim Cork Composites combines decades of experience with cutting-edge technology. We are proud to say that ACC has developed a wide range of underlays to satisfy all market needs. ACC underlays are extremely versatile, allowing them to be used with many types of flooring. Made from a variety of raw materials, Amorim…

28 . May . 2019
Work at Amorim Cork Composites

Every day we’re confronted with challenges that we respond to in a unique and distinctive manner. We have a team of 600 employees, distributed across several regions of the world , which means that multiculturalism is a fundamental pillar of our Human Resources strategy. Innovation and the ability to generate new busin…

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i.cork factory, the new Amorim Cork Composites’ innovation pilot plant

i.cork factory is Amorim Cork Composites’ new innovation centre, entirely dedicated to research and development that valorises the use of cork, determining precisely the right amount of cork that, in conjunction with other materials, can bring value to different business sectors.

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Amorim Cork Composites receives an Honourable Mention from the Kaizen Institute

Amorim Cork Composites launched a Kaizen project in order to increase its industrial contribution margin. The initiative has already delivered positive results and the company recently received an Honourable Mention in the Kaizen Lean Awards, in the category, 'Excellence in Productivity'.

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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Amorim Cork Composites

We strive daily to reinvent the world: we recycle, reuse and reinvent entirely natural and organic materials. And thus do we invent a new world.

27 . Sep . 2016
Amorim Cork Composites

Rua Comendador Américo Ferreira Amorim, 260 4535-186 MozelosSanta Maria da Feira Tel. +351 22 747 5300Fax. +351 22 747 5301

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Why Amorim Cork Composites?

With almost three years of experience in shoe manufacturing, they don’t just pay special attention to the fact that their shoes are handcrafted, but also to the manufacturing contexts where they are made. They work exclusively with manufacturers who share their corporate philosophy and are based in the EU.   When selec…

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Amorim Cork Composites’ employees take part in the planting of 2000 cork oaks

The reforestation was carried out under the "Common Forest" project of Quercus, which has been ensuring the planting of thousands of native trees, since 2011.

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What was it like to work with Amorim Cork Composites?

ACC has been a partner in my cork design projects for many years. First, ACC is committed to innovation, and is forward-looking in seeing the new potential for cork applications in design and architecture. ACC was able to custom produce many of the materials and components for this project. Second, ACC and Amorim are w…

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Amorim Cork Composites’ products have a negative Carbon Balance

The Life Cycle Assessments analyzed different ACC products and concluded that they all have a negative carbon balance

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Amorim Cork Composites Infills awarded RAL quality certificate

Cork Infills meet requirements of standards RAL-GZ 944 and DIN-EN 15330-1

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Amorim Cork Composites materials used in Rolls Royce record-breaking all-electric plane

Amorim Cork Composites is celebrating the successful test flight of a groundbreaking electric plane that used Amorim Cork Composites materials in its battery system.

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U.Porto and Amorim Cork Composites have brought 40 researchers together to reinvent cork

The initiative got the company and researchers to work side by side, making clear both parties’ willingness to collaborate in projects that promote cork as a raw material.

22 . Jan . 2020
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…

27 . Sep . 2016
Amorim cork composites management policy (1)

Amorim Cork Composites’ main activity is the production of cork granules and cork composites. In its context, customer satisfaction and the satisfaction of the remaining stakeholders is decisive for the sustainable development of the Organisation, which takes on continuous improvement and availability of the necessary…

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Amorim Cork Composites develops a new composite for 3D molding technology.

Amorim Cork Composites has established partnerships with Swedish entrepreneurs, who have extensive experience in the wood industry and master 3D molding techniques with a long tradition in Scandinavia.This is a two way process where we combine our knowledge in cork raised through research, experimentation and over 140…

11 . Nov . 2019
Amorim Cork Composites' cork-based solutions for expansion joints in concrete structures, combine performance, low maintenance and sustainab…

Buildings, bridges, highways, dams or airports. There are numerous large-scale concrete structures whose durability and safety depend on correct installation of expansion joints. Expansion joints are structural building elements that are positioned between concrete slabs or between concrete connections to other materia…

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Amorim Cork Composites is a partner in the development of an ecological solution to ensure the healthy balance of surface waters.

Amorim Cork Composites and Bluemater have established a partnership to develop a cork floating island – which is natural, resilient and visually appealing.

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Curated by experimentadesign, this collection produced by Amorim Cork Composites now includes 24 items designed by 12 national and internati…

TIPSY is the latest item to be included in Amorim Cork Composites MATERIA collection - a set of new cork products that can be seamlessly and functionally integrated into our everyday lives.

News 02 . Feb . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites is going to hit aerospace again, this time with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ruag Space.

Next-generation launch rockets of ULA, using composite primary structures supplied by Ruag Space, are going to incorporate Amorim’s ablative thermal solution P50. Under the name Vulcan, these ULA launch rockets will replace Atlas and Delta Launchers, currently using Amorim's product. Fairing shell with Amorim P50 ablat…

Case Studies 13 . Oct . 2016
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CP’s entire fleet of Alfa Pendular trains was remodelled, with the integration of cork solutions from Amorim Cork Composites specifically de…

The project presented by EMEF - Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário S.A primarily aims to increase passenger comfort and safety and reduce energy consumption through improved sound insulation and reduced carriage weight due to incorporation of Amorim Cork Composites' AluCORK® flooring solutions. Projects o…

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How do you rate the support from the Amorim Cork Composites team throughout the process?

I would say it has been extremely smooth working with the Amorim Cork Composites team throughout the development process, everyone has been super professional, patient and responsive to my queries. I am very appreciative of the support I have received, which ultimately contributed to the success of the project.

News 01 . Jun . 2017
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Nitrocork is a new range of products developed by the renowned brand Bahí&Güell in partnership with Amorim Cork Composites.

It is the first range of products that uses cork as an insulating material to cook food using liquid nitrogen.Cork is the best material for thermal insulation purposes and Bahí&Güell came up with this idea: Why not take advantage of this exceptional material for cooking purposes? Amorim Cork Composites was the idea…

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At Amorim Cork Composites we're fully aware of how new digital platforms are changing the way we share knowledge and create new conversation…

When choosing to be present on online social networks, it's important that Amorim Cork Composites employees understand what is recommended and expected, both professional and personally on these channels. On social media, your updates are usually searchable, accessible to a global audience, and can influence not only y…

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In the scope of a partnership with Vitra Design Museum, Amorim Cork Composites has produced 3,200 agglomerated cork pieces for the exhibitio…

The partnership between Amorim Cork Composites and Vitra Design Museum (VDM) - one of the world’s most important design museums – has brought over 3,200 agglomerated cork pieces to Weil am Rhein, Germany. The blocks are being used in the exhibition Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors. They have made it pos…

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
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Knoll – the world-leading North American manufacturer of modern furniture for the home and office – has rediscovered cork as a raw material…

Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland designed the Porto and Lisbon cork tiles included in the Beller Collection from Spinneybeck, which chose Amorim Cork Composites to produce these decorative modules that guarantee thermal and acoustic insulation performance. The collection won the #MetropolisLikes prize in NeoCon…

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Dan Thomas visited the premises of Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim P50 is a key component for ensuring the safety of the astronauts.

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EDP, Amorim Cork Composites and Isigenere create cork floater for solar park

Floaters mix cork with recycled polymers, with the ambition of achieving a neutral carbon footprint.

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T&D industry trends and requirements have put great demand for low noise equipment with good long term performance. Amorim Cork Composites a…

It is very often that “just putting some rubber” to isolate structures create an inefficient or even a vibration isolation problem, without taking into account the characteristics of the whole system; such as media environment and temperature, material stiffness adjusted to the application load, surface area, material…

27 . Sep . 2016
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Discover all the news about Amorim Cork Composites and all the cork sector.

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R&D Projects

At Amorim Cork Composites, we operate in consortia and platforms to develop new products.

21 . Apr . 2022
Testimonials

What stakeholders say about us - Flooring Components | Amorim Cork Composites.

10 . Jul . 2019
Testimonials

What stakeholders say about us - Flooring Components | Amorim Cork Composites.

21 . Apr . 2022
Erfahrungsberichte

Was Stakeholder über uns sagen - Bodenbelagskomponenten | Amorim Cork Composites.

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New patent: Printing heating circuit systems in cork

Amorim Cork Composites is a member of the consortium responsible for the patent of a totally innovative system.

02 . Jan . 2019
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Go4cork

Go4cork exists to materialize Amorim Cork Composite's innovation culture.

10 . May . 2018
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The Acousticork Vibration Isolation range from Amorim Cork Composites offers solutions with an excellent compromise between damping and insulation.

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The dark tone of Amorim Cork Composites’ expanded cork agglomerate, used in the wall covering, also ensures a high level of acoustic performance for the lounge.   The cork-based flooring is supplied by Amorim Revestimentos.

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At Amorim Cork Composites we see innovation as a strategic vector of competitiveness.

In our innovation team, our mission is to systematically develop solutions that allow us to be competitive and explore strategic areas where the characteristics of cork are highly valued by clients and consumers, adding value to the organisation and its shareholders.We believe our innovation processes will be more effe…

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i.cork factory, the pilot plant and innovation department of Amorim Cork Composites, was created precisely to respond to the challenges of our customers in the development of new products.

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McNamara’s cork Surf board

Amorim Cork Composites is developing cork surfboards for the Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara.

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27 . Sep . 2016
Case Studies

Find here the selection of Amorim Cork Composites cases studies and find the way we are improving this sector.

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Cork: Different features for different applications

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company's history.

27 . Sep . 2016
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By acscesing Amorim Cork Composites, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use, and are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws.

23 . May . 2018
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10 . Jul . 2019
Cork: Different features for different applications

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company's history.

10 . Jul . 2019
Cork: Different features for different applications

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company's history.

21 . Apr . 2022
Cork: Different features for different applications

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company's history.

21 . Apr . 2022
Cork: Different features for different applications

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company's history.

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Cork integrated within programme for reusable space vehicles

RETALT - Retro Propulsion Assisted Landing Technologies - a project that includes Amorim Cork Composites.

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ACC Design Studio: where cork and design unite

At Amorim Cork Composites, we place our experience and knowledge of cork at the service of creativity, through the design of different items in which this material makes a difference.

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Kork: Verschiedene Funktionen für verschiedene Anwendungen

Alle Produkte von Amorim Cork Composites basieren auf einem Nachhaltigkeitsmodell, das seit Bestehen des Unternehmens perfektioniert wurde.

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Several exhibitors presented also new concepts with cork.

Over the years, designers from all over the world have been working together with Amorim Cork Composites to create magnificent design concepts, which have contributed to raise awareness to this unique material.

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How do you rate the support of the Amorim Cork Composites team throughout the process?

The support provided by Amorim is second to none. This is a team that will go the extra mile to achieve something that is seemingly impossible. It’s a pleasure working with people that take such pride in what they do, and that offer a service and a product that is truly environmentally friendly.

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Amorim Cork Composites hosted this year’s General Assembly of the MMFA - Multilayer Modular Flooring Association.

During the 2-day event, latest trends, sales, materials, technologies, new product categories, certification, and research were extensively debated by 75 professionals from leading European flooring companies and their suppliers. Participants discussed the state of the art in this industry and future trends, new develo…

28 . May . 2019
At Amorim Cork Composites, we believe that our success depends on the talent of our employees.

As a result, through the Cork Potential Internship Programme, we assume the daily challenge to identify talented young people who can play an important role in the future of our teams and be a driving force behind the growth of our organization.

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Performance, sustainability and a focus on the circular economy are the main features of U38 - the latest Acousticork underscreed, developed…

Produced from cork and recycled polyethylene foam, U38 innovatively combines the acoustic and load-bearing capacities of foam-based underscreeds with cork's resilience and environmental credentials. The pre-attached PE foil raises the tensile strength of the underscreed as well as it will allow cut costs by eliminating…

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Amorim Cork Composites USA was the cork supplier for these extraordinary design pieces proving that cork is an excellent material for furnishings because of its flexibility, warm feeling and advanced moulding techniques.

25 . Oct . 2016
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Articles related to your expertise or where your opinion is valued are a good starting point. Balance it with content published by Amorim Cork Composites on Linkedin.

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The Amorim Cork Composites-developed cork infills combine a certified origin with the materials’ durability and comfort for users.

05 . Apr . 2018
Footcork® Evolution

Evolution towards an eco footprint is a statement that Amorim Cork Composites believes in and shares, within the framework of development of Footcork® EVOLUTION developed by Amorim, a new thermoformable material produced from recycled and natural materials.

19 . Apr . 2022
Footcork® Evolution

Evolution towards an eco footprint is a statement that Amorim Cork Composites believes in and shares, within the framework of development of Footcork® EVOLUTION developed by Amorim, a new thermoformable material produced from recycled and natural materials.

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Based on the motto that “nothing is wasted, everything is valued”, the principles of the circular economy have been applied at Amorim Cork C…

In order to reinforce this proposal of ecological value based on a model of circularity, new product ranges are being updated, incorporating surplus raw materials from other industries, such as footwear, automobile, sports or upholstery production, whose final destination would otherwise have been landfilled. These mat…

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

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

Case Studies 13 . Sep . 2018
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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…

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Protection against substrate moisture

The underlay protects the floor from moisture effects that may appear on the substrate. Amorim Cork Composites also offers options with integrated vapor barriers, which prevent the circulation of moisture through the subfloor.

05 . Apr . 2018
100% natural, reusable and recyclable

Amorim Cork Composites extensive experience in the footwear industry, together with its clients and partners, has resulted in an increased technical specialization of its products and positioned the footwear industry as a strategic business.

19 . Apr . 2022
100% natural, reusable and recyclable

Amorim Cork Composites extensive experience in the footwear industry, together with its clients and partners, has resulted in an increased technical specialization of its products and positioned the footwear industry as a strategic business.

02 . Jul . 2019
The Cork Inside seal guarantees that a product contains, in its cork formulation, a 100% natural and recyclable material with unique technic…

Cork Inside formulations combine cork with other materials and are developed and rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites' innovation and engineering teams. Cork Inside responds to stringent requirements and guarantees the performance required for its application.

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London, Copenhagen and Bonn are the three venues of this installation, for which a new cork composite has been developed.

Amorim Cork Composites has developed an innovative cork composite specifically for the One Two Three Swing! installation, designed by the Danish collective, SUPERFLEX. Originally created for the Tate Modern in London, the work has been replicated in other venues, including Bonn and Copenhagen in 2018.

18 . Apr . 2019
That’s why we have created the Amorim Cork Inside seal

When blended with other materials, in high technological formulae, cork may not be so visible. That's why we have created Amorim Cork Inside. A seal that assures that, even if you don't see it, cork is present in the optimal amount in our products, rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites’ innovation and engineering…

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Learn about our new Multilayer Panel Simulator and how this tool can help your business.

The new Multilayer Panel Simulator (MPS) is a tool developed by Amorim Cork Composites to simulate the acoustic performance of a multilayer panel, with two main approaches:

29 . Apr . 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…

29 . Apr . 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…

07 . Feb . 2022
Development capacity

Amorim Cork Composites is driven by constant challenges and is therefore highly motivated to develop tailor-made products, such as accessories for the flooring sector. For that, is important: Inclusion of cork • Technical feasibility • Dimension of the business

07 . Feb . 2022
Development capacity

Amorim Cork Composites is driven by constant challenges and is therefore highly motivated to develop tailor-made products, such as accessories for the flooring sector. For that, is important: Inclusion of cork • Technical feasibility • Dimension of the business

08 . Apr . 2022
Our main technologies

Cork can be transformed through various industrial processes that allow creating products with a high degree of perfection and detail. Learn about some of the technologies we work with at Amorim Cork Composites.

27 . Sep . 2016
Acoustic core materials

The acoustic core materials developed by Amorim Cork Composites can be used to create innovative and more efficient interior systems in different modes 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 perfo…

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…

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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…

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Circular forever

Amorim Cork Composites, founded in 1963 by Corticeira Amorim and manager of the Go4cork brand, is an exemplary model of a 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 profil…

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
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The development of the new cork concrete solution was produced through a partnership between Amorim Cork Composites, the Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC), Secil, the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability ( ITeCons) of the University of…

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Technology meets design

Once the prototype was tested and optimized, the two parts that make up the cover of the Rion chair were produced from cork provided by Amorim Cork Composites using CNC machining. Through a computer-aided arm, this technology allows to change the material’s geometry and to easily create bent parts or complex three-dim…

05 . Feb . 2018
Lightness and thermal benefits

The development of the new cork concrete solution was produced through a partnership between Amorim Cork Composites, the Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC), Secil, the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability ( ITeCons) of the University of…

10 . Jul . 2019
Top layer NRT 94 with negative carbon balance

Amorim Cork Composites commissioned an independent Carbon Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment study, that aimed to identify the environmental impact of Top Layer NRT 94. The study, which assessed the impacts of forestry management, transport of raw materials and production, concluded that Top Layer NRT 94 has a negativ…

21 . Apr . 2022
Top layer NRT 94 with negative carbon balance

Amorim Cork Composites commissioned an independent Carbon Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment study, that aimed to identify the environmental impact of Top Layer NRT 94. The study, which assessed the impacts of forestry management, transport of raw materials and production, concluded that Top Layer NRT 94 has a negativ…

26 . Apr . 2022
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Amorim Cork Composites has been supplying high quality sealing gas materials for over 25 years to various national and international customers. ​ In addition to cork and rubber seals for natural gas and LPG systems, we are expanding our product range by offering solutions for hydrogen. This and other low-carbon gases r…

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"NASA will continue to rely on your aerospace thermal protection materials".

Donald Thomas spoke with Amorim Cork Composites about the benefits of cork for the aerospace industry, his experience and contribution to space achievements and how he sees space exploration over the next decade. A fascinating interview to read, learn and dream.

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Infills applied by: GOTEC Sportsysteme

GOTEC Sportsysteme showed great satisfaction regarding the quality of the cork-based infill supplied by Amorim Cork Composites for this project. The installation process was carried out without difficulties and the final result meets the goals of the company and the club in terms of final aspect and conditions for sp…

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Awarded with RIBA's Stephen Lawrence 2019, the Cork House project paves the way towards a more sustainable architecture by reducing the numb…

A house built almost entirely from cork, with low carbon emissions and whose components are recyclable at the end of its life cycle. This is the proposal from a group of British architects to promote ideas about the environmental impact of the construction industry. Created by Matthew Barnett Howlandwith Dido Milne and…

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The house includes cork provided by the companies, Amorim Cork Composites and Amorim Isolamentos. It uses 300 blocks of expanded cork agglomerate, a material used as the structural element of the house’s walls, together with several cork composite solutions, that cover the roof, floor and ceiling, in a total of about 2…

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Is cork and ancestral drinking vessels a good combination?

The history of cork is intrinsically and romantically linked with wine and drinking vessels, from ancient times to the present day. When this project started, I visited Amorim Cork Flooring to analyze the variety of flooring options available, and later had the opportunity  to visit Amorim Cork Composites. The multitud…

10 . Jul . 2019
Double Belt Press (DBP) Technology

Our mission is to be a one stop shop for flooring manufacturers where they can find innovative and added-value solutions with competitive prices and compatibility with their production process.The vision in this segment is for Amorim Cork Composites to be associated with innovation, trust and uniqueness. With the Doubl…

21 . Apr . 2022
Double Belt Press (DBP) Technology

Our mission is to be a one stop shop for flooring manufacturers where they can find innovative and added-value solutions with competitive prices and compatibility with their production process.The vision in this segment is for Amorim Cork Composites to be associated with innovation, trust and uniqueness. With the Doubl…

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Temperature and resistance are only part of the equation.

A gasket material suitability is defined by a variety of application factors shown in adjacent diagram. The common perception that the temperature and chemical resistance must be assured are only part of the equation. Amorim Cork Composites systems approach ensures joint integrity by considering the multiple variables…

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The innovative solution, developed within the framework of the OSIRYS project for better air quality in buildings, has already been applied in buildings in Spain and Estonia. The European Commission has considered that the OSIRYS project - which included Amorim Cork Composites' Innovation Department - is a success stor…

07 . Feb . 2022
Building comfort with sustainability

Amorim Cork Composites develops specific compound formulations for acoustic insulation and vibration isolation which offer highly insulating or dampening materials in compliance with a wide range of environmental conditions and several construction applications. See below the possible applications of Acousticork materi…

10 . Jul . 2019
Reinventing how cork engages the world of flooring

At Amorim Cork Composites, we use cork as the basic raw material and as the differentiating factor in the production of both composites and materials to be used in the production of each of the several layers that make up a flooring system (top layer, inlay, core layer and pre-attached underlayment), and of accessories…

28 . Nov . 2018
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MYORTHOPEDICS   “The incorporation of cork in the orthopaedic footwear market is extremely beneficial, because it ensures excellent quality, highly valued in our products, is a rich raw material, extremely easy to mould, and has the capacity to be a breathable material. It also delivers multiple advantages for orthopae…

19 . Apr . 2022
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MYORTHOPEDICS   “The incorporation of cork in the orthopaedic footwear market is extremely beneficial, because it ensures excellent quality, highly valued in our products, is a rich raw material, extremely easy to mould, and has the capacity to be a breathable material. It also delivers multiple advantages for orthopae…

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Innovate with cork

Seeking to take cork’s unique profile even further, Amorim Cork Composites continually develops new formulas and composites that enhance this material’s natural properties and enable the creation of innovative products. Given that in some of these products cork is combined with other raw materials, it may not always be…

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The Serpentine galleries, in the heart of London, challenges renowned architectural firms every year to design and build temporary pavilions…

The raw material chosen for the 12th edition was cork. (Over 80 m3 of this material was supplied by Amorim Cork Composites). The authorship of the work – which chose cork to cover the entire underground space - was by the Herzog & de Meuron architectural office and the artist Ai Weiwei. The beginning of this projec…

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How does cork complement your furniture style?

I love to use as few elements as possible, and always try to achieve a harmonious balance between materials – including some man-made materials, such as metal, and other natural materials, such as wood, leather or cork. I always try to find the best raw materials, with the best possible quality. In this specific case,…

Case Studies 25 . Jan . 2022
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Amorim cork is used inside the MINI Strip

Integrated in the dashboard, sun visors and doors, cork is a natural raw material, thus contributing to reduce the environmental footprint of this unique specimen custom-made by the German manufacturer, which features the signature of the British designer Paul Smith. Supplied by Amorim Cork Composites, cork also provid…

Case Studies 27 . Sep . 2016
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European Space Agency’s (ESA) IXV.

The Ablative Thermal Protection System is part of the Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV) by integration of Amorim’s P50 cork composite in the project. It has been introduced in order to protect the structure of IXV from the effects of the thermal environment starting from the stand-by on ground phase, up to the at…

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

News 16 . May . 2017
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Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer…

The designer Tiago Sá da Costa was inspired by the appearance, sustainability, flexibility and versatility of cork to create Curcubita. Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held between May 13 and November 26, in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer to discover…

Articles 18 . May . 2018
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Respect for people

The studies undertaken[1] thus far indicate that the use of turf with artificial infills, specifically SBR rubber, entails no health hazards. However, players and the community are often concerned about the risk of oral intake, inhalation or skin contact with potentially hazardous elements contained in rubber particles…

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…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
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Taking advantage of the precision of CNC moulding technology, 1,500 diamond-shaped cork modules have been used to build an impressive 13-met…

The cork blocks were moulded using CNC technology and were then combined, one by one, to test the construction format. After assembly of the test version, the structure was disassembled and the modules were transported to the store where they were re-combined, in less than 10 days, creating an impressive arch that welc…

Articles 10 . Sep . 2019
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Step 1: Go4cork products are produced mainly with unused cork from the cork stopper industry. When we think about cork, we almost automatically think about cork stoppers. However, the production of cork stoppers uses only around 30 % of this raw material. It was precisely to give new life to this industry’s unused cork…

Articles 13 . Oct . 2016
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Future prospects

The underlay solutions of Amorim Cork Composites currently encompass 60-65% of the market, with a tendency to increase. The business area which covers sports flooring is a world of opportunities for the dissemination and application of underlay products. A considerable increase in markets like South America, Brazil, In…

12 . Apr . 2017
Project Overview

Suvarnabhumi Airport is built on virgin land, 24 km east of Bangkok. The completion of the first phase of the project, which included 56 boarding gates and 64 common spaces, resulted in a 563,000 square metre terminal, with capacity for 45 million passengers. The forecast maximum capacity after gradual expansion will b…

12 . Apr . 2017
Project Overview

Midmac approved and solely used Amorim’s Expandacork Type II for its expansion joint filler in most areas where application requires this solution. In other areas Midmac used a Bituminous impregnated joint filler type, aided by Amorim Cork Composites Expandacork Type II, and executed by highly skilled workers. Qatar Fo…

Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
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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…

09 . Mar . 2018
Cork: sustainability, comfort and performance in mobility

The unique properties of cork, together with Amorim Cork Composites' know-how in highly technological and specialised sectors of the industry, allow us to develop sustainable and innovative solutions for the mobility sector. As a result of a continuous investment in R&D, cork is now used in structural elements (su…

News 04 . Oct . 2017
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TATE MODERN IS LINED WITH CORK IN AN INSTALLATION DESIGNED BY SUPERFLEX.

Visitors to the "Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX: One Two Three Swing!" are now able to walk along a colossal cork installation, presented in the Tate Modern - one of the world's most respected contemporary art institutions. About 5,000 m2 of an innovative cork composite have been applied in Turbine Hall - an iconic spac…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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products: metamorphosis

The METAMORPHOSIS project brings together ten professionals from the fields of world design and architecture. Three of those invited are even winners of the Pritzker Prize: Álvaro Siza (Portugal), Eduardo Souto de Moura (Portugal) and Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland). Also challenged to present different approaches…

Articles 03 . Jul . 2019
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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…

News 16 . Feb . 2017
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The iconic Palais de Tokyo in Paris was the stage for an artistic intervention where cork emerges as the decisive element in the performativ…

The initiative – opened from 12 till 18 December 2016 – was part of the “Carte Blanche” project second edition, offering spaces in the palace to creations by renowned artists. The artist featured at this “Carte Blanche” is Tino Seghal, who in turn has called on several fellow artists, including the performance artist I…

News 15 . Apr . 2018
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By combining innovative engineering and cork, the consortium formed by Amorim Cork Composites, Critical Materials, PIEP and ISQ has developed a new Earth re-entry capsule (ERC) for the European Space Agency (ESA), that will transport soil samples from Mars back to Earth. The challenge involved the design and production…

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