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05 . Apr . 2018
05 . Apr . 2018
Comfort & Leisure

As light as it is resistant. As natural as it is sophisticated. As traditional as it is timeless. Cork always makes for a perfect fit!

Articles 12 . Feb . 2018
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Thermal comfort

The best way to insulate your room against cold is to install an Amorim underlay. Cork has excellent thermal properties. Its ability to maintain warm floor temperatures and more comfort when walking makes cork one of the material used to achieve high thermal resistance values. The higher the value, the better the insul…

Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
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Cork-based underlays: the balance between performance and comfort

nstalling an underlay plays a critical role in improving the comfort and efficiency of buildings. Cork-based products are an excellent option for underlays.

Articles 14 . Nov . 2018
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1. Functional suitability and comfort

Given cork’s natural touch and feel, synthetic turf with cork-based or cork infill is the closest thing to natural turf and offers great playing conditions. In addition, for avoiding overheating during use, a cork infill makes a positive contribution to players’ performance and comfort, given its ability to absorb mois…

Articles 22 . Jun . 2018
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Origin, durability and comfort guaranteed

Cork applied in artificial turf systems

04 . Jul . 2017
Cork inlay, where comfort meets beauty

The NRT technology allows the flooring manufacture to take advantage of the exclusive properties of cork as part of an unique engineered multilayer structure.A natural material with incomparable insulation and shock absorption features, cork provides superior comfort, noise reduction, thermal insulation and resistance.…

08 . Jan . 2019
Comfort and elegance taken in detail

MATERIA is much more than a collection of cork objects. Each piece represents the perfect balance between the smooth touch of cork, functionality and contemporary design.

11 . Apr . 2017
Maximizing comfort and protecting equipments

Isolating the source of the vibration is essential not only to protect the quality of life of people in both the immediate location and those in the surrounding environment, it also helps to protect equipment from the long term degenerative effects of vibration. Acousticork Vibration Isolation range allows to achieve b…

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…

26 . Jul . 2017
feature: Designed for safety and comfort

Designed for safety and comfort

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Adding comfort and performance to your decking.

Amorim Decking Materials are a combination of incomparable functionality and luxurious aesthetics, bound together in a natural cork composite.Cork is 100% natural, reusable and recyclable. Whether from an environmental, social or economic perspective, it’s one of the world’s most versatile materials.

Articles 10 . Oct . 2017
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Underlay Heat: comfort and energy savings between 30% to 50%

A smart solution for any cooling problem in any residential or commercial building

Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
feature: Prevents injuries and ensures comfort

Prevents injuries and ensures comfort

Case Studies 23 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
feature: Avoid player injury and ensure player comfort

Avoid injuries and ensure comfort

05 . Apr . 2018
Cork grows in orthopaedic and comfort footwear

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

03 . Jul . 2017
Walking comfort, freedom of design, silent and warm thanks to cork

The flooring industry demands freedom of design, silence and warmth. With NRT Inside, these requirements will be met. The air pockets in cork store heat, inviting you to go barefoot. Once again the cork closed cell structure is explored for the application benefit. Cork cells are tiny irregular pentagonal or hexagonal…

26 . Jul . 2017
feature: Avoid player injury and ensure player comfort

Avoid player injury and ensure player comfort

Case Studies 14 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Good cushioning properties providing higher comfort to the rider (1)

Good cushioning properties providing higher comfort to the rider

06 . Jul . 2017
Comfort and energy savings between 30% to 50%.

During these sunny, summer days we already have to prepare for next Winter’s cold. What could be better than a brand new product to present to your customers? Amorim Cork Composites has launched a new underlay, under the Cork4U brand, which offers the full benefits of cork and much more: radiant heating glued to a 100%…

Articles 13 . Oct . 2017
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The use of underlays in all types of flooring solutions provides significant improvements in terms of thermal comfort, sound insulation and…

Underlays can consist of pure agglomerated cork or agglomerated cork mixed with other composites, e.g. Recycled Rubber, PUR or EVA polymers. They can have different sizes, according to the application.Underlays not only improves the thermal and acoustical insulation but also allows the levelling of the floor before lay…

10 . Oct . 2017
The use of underlays in all types of flooring solutions provides significant improvements in terms of thermal comfort, sound insulation and…

Underlays can consist of pure agglomerated cork or agglomerated cork mixed with other composites, e.g. Recycled Rubber, PUR or EVA polymers. They can have different sizes, according to the application.Underlays not only improves the thermal and acoustical insulation but also allows the levelling of the floor before lay…

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
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If you are currently trying to decide on which flooring to use in remodelling your home, and if your main concern is the choice of look that…

An underlay is much more than just something you place under the flooring. The underlay is part of a solid foundation that can determine the floor’s performance in terms of acoustic properties and comfort, while also adding to its lifespan. Even though it is not visible, it can still be felt and perceived thanks to the…

03 . Jan . 2019
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.

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.

26 . Jul . 2017
Sport Surfaces

Comfort and safety with cork-based materials that improve shock absorption.

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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Advantages

100% recycclable Aesthetics Acoustic comfort Thermal comfort

Case Studies 29 . Sep . 2016
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IB Tower – Kuala Lumpur

Acousticork Recycled Rubber Underscreed provided acoustic comfort and noise control between compartments.

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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MATERIA

The MATERIA collection was designed to occupy a place in the space of those who appreciate the comfort and functionality of objects.

28 . Nov . 2018
05 . Apr . 2018
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.

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Álvaro Siza, Portuguese architect winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1992

"The advantages of working with cork as a raw material in this project are fully evident if we consider the temperature, lightness and flexibility that the bench will have, which is reflected in comfort at various levels."

02 . Jul . 2017
The use of underlays in all types of flooring solutions provides significant improvements in terms of thermal comfort, sound insulation and…

Underlays can consist of pure agglomerated cork or agglomerated cork mixed with other composites, e.g. Recycled Rubber, PUR or EVA polymers. They can have different sizes, according to the application.Underlays not only improves the thermal and acoustical insulation but also allows the levelling of the floor before lay…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Thermal and acoustic insulation

In addition to being decorative, these products act as a thermal and acoustic insulator, reducing noise and improving the sense of comfort at home.

05 . Apr . 2018
Hidden Gore

An elastic panel at the front of a shoe that is covered by the shoe’s tongue. Provides added comfort.

Articles 13 . Oct . 2016
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The materials in the construction area have undergone constant improvements over time. This evolution is due to the non-conformist spirit of…

The need to create priorities range from the more traditional - such as impermeability, stability, visual requirements - to the most recent fields, which relate to energy, sustainable, thermal and acoustic issues. Cork, as a multifaceted product, can meet the demands of today's markets through its natural properties.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Alucork is used as a lightweight floating floor system for railway interiors which addresses all comfort aspects of a railway floor, while u…

It’s a true sustainable product, using renewable materials and assuring full recyclability of raw material at End Of Life. The manufacturing technology behind Alucork allows project engineers’ to rethink how the floor is installed, significantly reducing lead-times and lowering total costs. Composed of a sandwich panel…

Articles 18 . May . 2018
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The choice of cork as an infill for artificial turf also guarantees safety for sporting activities and enhances performance and comfort for players thanks to the neutral odour and more natural appearance and texture than other infills, which also allows the playing surface temperature to be reduced by up to 30% compare…

News 22 . Sep . 2017
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FootCork® follows market trends and focus on customers' most challenging needs, developing and enlarging the FootCork® range with innovative…

As result of new EVA solutions, a practical and simple manufacturing process has been developed – thermoforming. This process is widely used in the footwear industry, mainly in orthopaedic components: material is heated to a pliable forming temperature, and then formed to a specific shape in a mould and trimmed to crea…

27 . Sep . 2016
New material for shoe insoles

The use of cork in footwear dates back to the 3rd century B.C. This new material – which has already been launched internationally – combines cork with an elastomeric polymer that ensures comfort for the end user.

08 . Jan . 2019
Construction Materials

Greater silence and comfort. Improve thermal and acoustic insulation, reducing noise and saving energy with solutions based on expanded cork and cork insulation boards with different materials for application on walls.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Thermal insulation

ACM30 structure has a low thermal conductivity of 0,065 W/mºK throughout a wide temperature range, resulting in energy savings and reduced condensation. This attribute contributes to passenger comfort like no other primary decking material.

Articles 21 . Jul . 2017
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Benefits

Cork provides comfort (thermal, acoustic and walking), it is a hypoallergenic solution, and has high durability and low maintenance costs. A floor that contains at least two cork components benefits from a high acoustic performance, both in terms of insulation for adjacent rooms and in terms of inside comfort in a livi…

08 . Jan . 2019
Love Story

Cork is nature's own high-tech achievement. Down to the cell structure, its unique composition and characteristics cannot be replicated by anything man-made. Extracted from the bark of the cork oak -a native specimen of the Western Mediterranean basin- cork is a state-of-the-art raw material, requiring minimum transfor…

02 . Jul . 2017
Solutions for flooring

Sustainable solutions made of cork agglomerate to improve thermal comfort, sound insulation and energy efficiency of your home, such as underlays, floor skirting and other flooring accessories specially designed for flooring distributors.

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.

03 . Jul . 2017
Kettler Volker, Meister Werke Schulte

We have a long-standing relationship with cork. We value its comfort and elasticity and the positive feeling associated to cork. The use of cork means good and positive product features.We have a very long and positive partnership between Meister and Amorim Group and of course with Amorim Cork Composites.

Case Studies 13 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Main goal

ALUCORK® flooring, from Amorim Cork Composites equips the new generation of high speed trains of the Portuguese train company CP – Comboios de Portugal. The project includes overall refurbishment of the ten trains included in the fleet of the Alfa Pendular service, in order to optimize passenger comfort and safety, and…

26 . Jul . 2017
SPORTSFLOOR surfaces are manufactured through the combination of different elastomer combinations to achieve a unique level of flexibility,…

SPORTSFLOOR products are not only recyclable but also in compliance with both indoor air quality and low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emission requirements. It's the right choice for flooring surfaces requiring high levels of resilience, optimizing at the same time the comfort levels during sports practice or leis…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
intro: yoga blocks

They can also be used as a meditation cushion or as support during moments of relaxation at the beginning and end of the practice. Taking advantage of the properties of this raw material, these cork yoga blocks are very lightweight and easy-to-carry, while at the same time conveying a feeling of warmth and comfort duri…

14 . Jun . 2017
Unbeatable performance with reduced thickness.

Design and performance have changed the flooring industry, especially in the context of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT). To meet the latest requirements we’ve developed the brand-new solution, Amorim ECO21dB - the perfect underlay for LVT flooring, that uses cork and other recycled materials, improves living comfort and is in…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Transportation

As in all models of mobility today such as marine, bus, coach or rail, the need to reduce weight to lower energy costs and increase multi-functionality to products has become paramount. Our core materials can be found in a number of different components and applications such as interior side and ceiling panels, floor p…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Window Frame Applications

Providing comfort with reduced energy use is the real energy benefit of efficient window assemblies. Low U-factors (rate of heat loss) are required to reduce heat loss through window assemblies, especially in colder climates where larger window assemblies are used for greater sunlight exposure. The U-factor performance…

News 21 . Mar . 2017
News
There are three and they draw the attention of those who pass by one of the areas of the Skissernas Museum, in Sweden.

These pouffes made of cork, designed by Matthias Salaets, well communicate the characteristics that make cork such a desirable material for furniture design. The soft touch and great adaptability of cork ensures it provides the desired comfort while sitting down waiting for someone or just to watch passers-by in the mu…

Case Studies 31 . May . 2017
Case Studies
Optimisation of carrying capacity

Lightweight construction with cork technology reduces the deck weight of passenger vessels by 30% to 50%, thereby enabling a larger passenger and/or cargo capacity. Depending on their objectives and requirements, ship operators can use this weight advantage to enhance equipment, comfort, catering or on-board entertainm…

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
General presentation of the project

The new Lisbon Cruise Terminal involved Amorim Cork Composites, Secil and ITeCons in the development of a new type of lightweight structural white concrete, incorporating cork, that is used in the building’s façades. The new compound made it possible to reduce the weight of the building’s structure, while maintaining i…

News 10 . Jul . 2018
News
intro

Designed by Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados, TAP Premium Lounge in the Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon, which incorporates various cork-based solutions, has been distinguished in the A'Design Awards 2017-2018, described by the organization as the “world's largest and most influential design award”. The design a…

05 . Feb . 2018
General presentation of the project

Designed by the Portuguese architect Carrilho da Graça, the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal involved Amorim Cork Composites, Secil and ITeCons in the development of a new type of lightweight structural white concrete, incorporating cork, that is used in the building’s façades. The new compound made it possible to reduce the…

11 . Apr . 2017
Agglomerated cork and recycled materials layers are pressure-resistant and an effective way to provide reliable protection of the flooring a…

Acousticork underlays range can be the solution to insulate new builds, refurbishments and bespoke architectural projects including residential commercial and education settings. 100% produced from recycled and natural materials, Acousticork underlays are a totally sustainable solution that are compatible with underflo…

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…

10 . Oct . 2018
Cork: natural, versatile and sustainable.

Cork is a natural, recyclable, renewable raw material that plays an important role in the reduction of greenhouse gases. Over recent years, it has been gaining prominence in the area of sustainable and eco-efficient construction, mainly due to its thermal insulation, and acoustic and vibration isolation properties. In…

27 . Sep . 2016
CoMMUTe

CoMMute project has developed a prototype of modular and multifunctional floating flooring for regional and intercity railway coaches, using materials with low environmental impact.  This solution makes it possible to cut total installation costs and guarantees greater comfort for passengers by delivering improved ther…

News 16 . Feb . 2017
News
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…

08 . May . 2017
Project Overview

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 th…

News 19 . May . 2017
News
Your participation in this year's MMFA's General Assembly brought to Europe, in this particular case, to Portugal, a very complete perspecti…

The Multilayered Flooring (MLF) business in North America has evolved in quite a different way than it has in Europe. Firstly, we really never saw much traction with the LVT on HDP/MDF that has been the dominant MLF product in Europe. Secondly, we did see the very explosive growth of Polymer-based cores, initial with w…

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…

Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
Articles
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…

News 19 . May . 2017
News
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…

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