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02 . Jul . 2019
Building Materials

Improve thermal and acoustic insulation, reduce noise and save energy with expanded cork solutions.

27 . Mar . 2018
Prime building materials are cork-based

Cork-based materials have become prime building materials in world-class projects such as these buildings. In addition to the quality of the material and its insulation properties, such buildings have to comply with green construction and sustainable building principles and efficient use of natural and energy resources…

21 . Feb . 2019
Biedronka Poland – Supermaket and Residential Building

Acousticork Underscreed guarantees soundproofing in multi-purpose building.

12 . Apr . 2017
12 . Apr . 2017
12 . Apr . 2017
02 . Jul . 2019
23 . Jan . 2018
Building Bearing

Building Bearing

12 . Apr . 2017
Building Purpose

The pads – an engineered compound with cork and natural rubber - from Acousticork range are designed to optimize sound and impact insulation in floor construction and achieve resonance frequencies of 6 to 10Hz.  When integrated within a floating floor system, VC1000’s pads are used to obtain very high airborne and impa…

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Amorim Provides Solutions to Multi-Family Building Code IIC Ratings With LVT

A few years back, before LVT was on the front page of every publication related to the flooring industry, we had an inquiry from a company in regards to an impact sound solution for vinyl plank flooring.

Articles 14 . Sep . 2017
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Amorim Provides Solutions to Multi-Family Building Code IIC Ratings With LVT

A few years back, before LVT was on the front page of every publication related to the flooring industry, we had an inquiry from a company in regards to an impact sound solution for vinyl plank flooring.

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
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Amorim Provides Solutions to Multi-Family Building Code IIC Ratings With LVT

A few years back, before LVT was on the front page of every publication related to the flooring industry, we had an inquiry from a company in regards to an impact sound solution for vinyl plank flooring.

News 20 . Nov . 2019
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Application of an underscreed during construction or remodelling of a building plays a fundamental role in ensuring its soundproofing and, c…

Available in different compositions and thicknesses, Acousticork underscreeds offer a high performance solution for sound insulation and airborne noise control. They are suitable for buildings with stringent acoustic requirements, such as hotels, supermarkets, shopping centres or multipurpose projects, which combine ho…

08 . May . 2017
A sustainable and high performance solution

In addition to the appropriate functioning of the building and its envisaged uses, it also has a strong concern for environmental and sustainability issues, and Acousticork Underscreed, as a recycled material, fits perfectly with these premises. It is made from recycled car and truck tyres, part of a recycling and reco…

News 06 . Jun . 2017
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Innovative cork project improves air quality in buildings

Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials and more sustainable products.

Case Studies 29 . Sep . 2016
Case Studies
The IB Tower building is an iconic landmark: an impressive building that changed the skyline of Kuala Lumpur.

At 274 metres tall, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city. The IB Tower of 60 floors, designed by the award-winning company Foster + Partners, combines category 1 office space with luxury apartments that have multiple services included. The complex is a balanced model, both for business and leisure, perfectly…

Case Studies 14 . Sep . 2020
Case Studies
London Building

APPLICATION: Façade and ventilated ceiling   CHALLENGE: Integration of a light and thin solution, with a limestone façade and ventilated ceiling.   LOCATION: London, UK   AREA: 255m2    Stone thickness: 6mm     Cork thickness (NL10): 10mm   NATURAL STONE: Moca cream limestone

02 . Jan . 2019
Underscreed: more silence and more comfort

Noise control is a fundamental element in the comfort of a building.

News 26 . Sep . 2019
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Cork House: a sustainable and awarded project

Cork House is an innovative project that uses cork as its main building material.

News 19 . Mar . 2018
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11 . Apr . 2017
Acousticork wall bearing increases the lifetime of buildings, decreasing crack appearance due to the decoupling of elements.

The supports formed by cork granulated with recycled materials, are used to decouple the connections of the masonry with the building’s structure. It has been developed to effectively interrupt the transmission of footstep noise vertically through the masonry. If wall bearings are used consistently throughout a buildin…

06 . Aug . 2018
In view of this, in your opinion, what are the main concerns in terms of improving buildings’ acoustic conditions?

The main concerns are related to research into ways to reduce air-borne and structure-borne noise when designing buildings that require a reasonable degree of comfort and privacy, in terms of acoustics.

17 . Nov . 2016
05 . May . 2017
Soundproofing

Building materials that make structures impervious to sound or insulates against sound.

10 . Jul . 2019
Soundproofing

Building materials that make structures impervious to sound or insulates against sound.

11 . Apr . 2017
Expansion Joints

Absorbing expansions and the contractions inherent to concrete buildings.

Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
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Soundproofing

The ability of an underlay to improve a building’s acoustic performance is one of its most valued aspects. Due to their sound-absorbing properties, cork-based materials help reduce day-to-day noise, including airborne and impact noises.

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
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Soundproofing

The ability of an underlay to improve a building’s acoustic performance is one of its most valued aspects. Due to their sound-absorbing properties, cork-based materials help reduce day-to-day noise, including airborne and impact noises.

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
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During the design phase of the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal, the need for a lightweight structural concrete was identified - to reduce the weight of the building’s structure without undermining its strength. It was decided to use natural cork granulates as a lightweight aggregate solution.

Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
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Different types of assemblies and flooring

Different types of assemblies and flooring have different needs and there is no single product that is appropriate for all types of flooring. That is why the market offer a number of different products. Look for a manufacturer who can supply acoustical testing data that most closely matches the type of flooring and the…

Case Studies 03 . Jan . 2019
Case Studies
Underscreed: more silence and more comfort

To meet the high standards of acoustic performance expected in the project of the new Four Seasons building in Bangkok, a cork underscreed with recycled rubber was applied to the entire area of the hotel, including common areas. The flooring was then finished with laminated wood and ceramic material.

05 . Feb . 2018
40% lighter than regular concrete

During the design phase of the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal, the need for a lightweight structural concrete was identified - to reduce the weight of the building’s structure without undermining its strength. It was decided to use natural cork granulates as a lightweight aggregate solution.

10 . Dec . 2018
Underscreed: more silence and more comfort

To meet the high standards of acoustic performance expected in the project of the new Four Seasons building in Bangkok, a cork underscreed with recycled rubber was applied to the entire area of the hotel, including common areas. The flooring was then finished with laminated wood and ceramic material.

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
Articles
Different types of assemblies and flooring

Different types of assemblies and flooring have different needs and there is no single product that is appropriate for all types of flooring. That is why the market offer a number of different products. Look for a manufacturer who can supply acoustical testing data that most closely matches the type of flooring and the…

12 . Apr . 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…

Articles 13 . Oct . 2016
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Need for Underlays

The growing demand of citizens for large urban centres mainly has to do with the incessant search for more satisfying living, conditions. This has given rise to the rural exodus. It became necessary to build upwards, as a result of this overcrowding. This gave rise to the first apartment buildings of small family homes…

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
Articles
Need for Underlays

The growing demand of citizens for large urban centres mainly has to do with the incessant search for more satisfying living, conditions. This has given rise to the rural exodus. It became necessary to build upwards, as a result of this overcrowding. This gave rise to the first apartment buildings of small family homes…

10 . May . 2018
Why is damping important for construction?

Damping is essential for vibration control in construction. With a high loss factor, cork is an excellent damping tool, boosting security and comfort in buildings and infrastructures.

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…

Blog 10 . Oct . 2019
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If you are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable construction materials, cork can be the solution. Find out how Go4cork products can help…

Building (or remodeling) a house is an exciting and challenging project. It's an opportunity to design spaces tailored exactly to your size, choose the materials and finishes that reflect your style, and think through every detail in order to create the home of your dreams. However, building a house also means you can…

11 . Apr . 2017
Decoupling solutions

Acousticork wall bearing increases the lifetime of buildings, decreasing crack appearance due to the decoupling of elements.

11 . Apr . 2017
Solutions for different types of final flooring

The flooring material which overlies the underlay can be any of a variety of structures, such as non-glued laminate flooring, glued down wood, ceramic or natural stone or even a LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile), that are one of the biggest trends in the flooring market.   Acousticork soundproof underlays range was designed to a…

11 . Apr . 2017
Improving comfort with sustainable solutions

Outstanding impact noise insulation, Acousticork underscreed improves the quality of living and working environments. The range offers resilient layers made of natural and recycled materials that provide a low level of compressibility, reduce crack formation in the screed and the resulting costs.   With Acousticork und…

News 30 . Jun . 2017
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Amorim Cork Composites’ Acousticork range, specially developed for building industry, is now more complete with these two vibration control materials, made of engineered compounds with cork and natural rubber. Acousticork VC1005 and VC1006 are suitable for vibration control applications that require very high isolation…

11 . Oct . 2018
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Amorim Cork Composites’ Acousticork range, specially developed for building industry, is now more complete with these two vibration control materials, made of engineered compounds with cork and natural rubber. Acousticork VC1005 and VC1006 are suitable for vibration control applications that require very high isolation…

News 07 . Mar . 2018
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What is the potential of this new solution for the construction industry?

In the future, I’m thinking about using this concrete solution for construction of small buildings, because it delivers a high degree of insulation. Imagine a house made entirely of stone, except that the stone is actually concrete mixed with cork. Therefore, we have resistance capacity and insulation capacity in relat…

12 . Apr . 2017
Contractor

Public Works Authority 'Ashagal'The Public Works Authority 'Ashghal'​ was established in 2004 to be responsible for the planning, design, procurement, construction, delivery, and asset management of all infrastructure projects and public buildings in Qatar.

12 . Apr . 2017
Contractor

Public Works Authority 'Ashagal'The Public Works Authority 'Ashghal'​ was established in 2004 to be responsible for the planning, design, procurement, construction, delivery, and asset management of all infrastructure projects and public buildings in Qatar.

14 . Aug . 2020
Floor underlayment with Nike Grind EVA foam and cork by Amorim

Amorim underlayment made with Nike Grind provides long-term performance. Cork’s resilience offers the ability to support loads without breaking the cells and keeps the initial thickness, thereby maintaining performance during the entire lifetime of the building. On the other hand, cork has a good compensating ability f…

Case Studies 31 . May . 2017
Case Studies
Innovation in deck construction for passenger vessels with cork technology.

Today there is chronic pressure on shipyards’ and shipowners’ margins, while the IMO guidelines call for “safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans”. At the same time, passenger numbers are growing globally, as are new builds and ship modernisations.If the building and operation of passenger vessels are to be…

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
Case Studies
Since September 2018, the Nova School of Business & Economics, one of the most reputable schools of economics and business in Europe, has a…

Among the various spaces and classrooms with a minimalist design, which integrate the school building, cork is highlighted in the Américo Amorim auditorium. As a result of a partnership between Corticeira Amorim and Nova SBE, the auditorium pays homage to Américo Amorim, an entrepreneur and visionary that transformed a…

12 . Apr . 2017
Project Overview

The Doha Metro is part of the Qatar Integrated Railways Programme (QIRP). The Metro’s Green Line underground section runs below ground from the centre of Doha City - south to Karwa City, and north to Al Rayyan North, Education City and Umm Saif Stadium.The scope of work included design and construction of all civil eng…

28 . May . 2019
Profile

Higher Education in Economics, Management or other relevant area; Minimum 3 year experience in the commercial area in the field of building materials and / or technical solutions; Experience in the commercial relationship with distributors; Knowledge in acoustic solutions will be a valued factor; Professional experienc…

Blog 10 . Sep . 2019
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The sound of footsteps becomes less perceptible and you obtain a more durable and resistant floor while still saving energy. The answer to t…

You are in the process of building or renovating your house and, among the many options available, you have finally found the ideal floor for your decoration project. Whether you have chosen a ceramic, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring, did you know that applying an underlay before installing the final floor is critical…

News 22 . Sep . 2017
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About Invisible Network

Invisible Network was a mobilizing project whose global objective was to develop a new generation of interactive products, based on concepts of invisible computing and ubiquitous computing. Invisible computing made it possible to introduce new features into everyday objects, making them interactive and providing the co…

Case Studies 13 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Cork backing is used in wall covering panels to increase soundproofing.

Vivid colours, rich textures, and a strong visual effect are the main features of the acoustic wall coverings created by the studio, Submaterial. Made from wool felt, they incorporate a cork layer that reinforces the soundproofing. Acoustic performance is a decisive factor for ensuring the comfort of any space, whether…

News 25 . Aug . 2020
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What is your dream project with cork, yet to be done?

Building a holistic STILL retreat, a kind of “thermal spa for the mind”, that could be a creative approach to illustrate how cork can be used in its purest sense. Elevating cork in a museological, hospitality project, strongly connected to its source where humans from all over the world would come to enjoy stillness to…

Blog 03 . Jan . 2020
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Discovering Cork Inside products

Cork Inside products are available in almost all Go4cork ranges. In the line designed for interior decoration you’ll find them in decorative panels as well as multifunctional rolls. They already appear in the product line for offices and workspaces in memo boards, mouse and desk pads.In these cases, as many of the mate…

29 . Jun . 2017
External noise control treatment

A number of different options are available to the power industry for external vibration pad materials. The VC6400 power grade formulated for longevity in outdoor environments and designed to withstand conditions such as the presence of Ozone/UV and extreme temperatures is very popular in large power transformers, whil…

27 . Sep . 2016
SprayCork

The SprayCork project aims to develop new coatings based on the removal of cork in the liquid dispersion for spray application. It aims to obtain two types of products, with different purposes: The first will be a decorative covering for furniture, capable of giving or aspiring visual and touching characteristics of c…

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Solution

To answer Spinneybeck criterias and demandings of its new collection, Amorim Cork Composites developed materials, processes and tools to produce the cork tiles designed by Lars Beller Fjetland.  Lisboa and Porto tiles are acoustically absorptive composite cork wall tiles composed of 1’-4” square modules that install ea…

News 15 . Sep . 2017
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You’re very familiar with the fact that Amorim has been working with NASA as a technology partner since the beginning of space exploration.…

I’m extremely proud to have had the opportunity to be part of our country’s space program including the amazing opportunity to fly on the Space Shuttle on four occasions. And to know that Amorim cork played such a critical role in the thermal protection system of the Solid Rocket Boosters makes me so thankful to Amorim…

News 10 . Feb . 2021
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When did you decide that cork would be the main “star” of your work?

My studio started experimenting with cork back in 2010, it took a lot of time and experimenting to learn how the material works and to understand the various grades and the properties of the material. Joaquim Sá, the Managing Director of Amorim Cork, South Africa has always been a wonderful supporter of my work. From t…

News 04 . Jun . 2021
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“The accelerated transition to a circular bioeconomy, based on improving the efficiency of the use of cork throughout the production process, including the remarkable 100% use of the material, is central to the future success of Corticeira Amorim”. She underlines: “Forest for Change, which will also address questions o…

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Did you know that cork is used in special effects in cinema?

Thanks to its lightness, cork granules are used in special effects scenes to simulate explosions. This technique was used in films such as Total Recall, with the actor Colin Farrell, and Gangster Squad, with Sean Penn, Mission Impossible, with Tom Cruise, among others. In turn, expanded regranulated cork was used in Gh…

Blog 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…

Blog 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…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
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 centimetre, 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…

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