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11 . Apr . 2017
Construction

Technical sustainable solutions with high performance and durability for demanding construction systems.

10 . Oct . 2018
Sustainable construction: the role of cork

Cork is one of the main materials that have been gaining prominence in the area of sustainable and eco-efficient construction.

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.

05 . Apr . 2018
Cemented Construction

A shoe construction in which the upper of a shoe is cemented, rather than stitched, to the sole of the shoe. Cement construction results in a lighter, more flexible shoe.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Construction Materials

Expanded cork and cork boards with various materials that improve thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as energy efficiency in your home.

Notícias 17 . Apr . 2019
Notícias
Green Construction

The main constituent of ACM52 is cork, which is 100% natural, reusable and recyclable. A sustainable product that guarantees protection against risks to human health and the environment, in compliance with current REACH regulations, contributing to energy savings.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Green construction

The main constituent of ACM30 and ACM52 is cork which is 100% natural, reusable and recyclable, it is a sustainable product that guarantees protection against risks to human health and the environment, complying to current REACH regulation, contributing to energy savings.

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.

04 . Jul . 2017
Cross-Ply Construction

Engineered hardwood is constructed by stacking planks in alternating directions. This creates stable flooring that is less affected by moisture or changes in humidity.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
23 . Jan . 2018
Two-tier construction

Two-tier construction

Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
Articles
How to simplify the sound control for flooring applications in multi-family construction

Different types of assemblies and flooring have different needs and there is no single product that is appropriate for all types of flooring.

18 . Apr . 2019
Construction

Improve thermal and acoustic insulation, reduce noise and save energy with expanded cork solutions, and insulation boards for attaching to walls.

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…

News 07 . Mar . 2018
News
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
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Construction Materials

Expanded cork and cork boards with various materials that improve thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as the energy efficiency of your home.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
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Designed to fill the gaps left between expansion joints in concrete slabs, Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions and contra…

Expandacork's unique flexibility enables its easy deployment and also its capacity to resist without any deterioration the continuous deformations caused by different climate conditions. Expandacork materials correspond to a long term compromise between performance, durability and mechanical resistance required on the…

Articles 13 . Oct . 2016
Articles
The evolution of underlay solutions in the US market

The materials in the construction area have undergone constant improvements over time

News 19 . Mar . 2018
News
European Commission considers OSIRYS a success story

Innovative cork-based solution for construction improves buildings' air quality.

31 . Oct . 2018
Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
06 . Aug . 2018
Are issues of the environmental impact of constructions and the sustainability of materials relevant? Why?

Yes. Scarcity of natural resources, global warming and environmental pollution are our main concerns in terms of sustainable development. Promoting green products is essential if this global mission is to be successful.

11 . Apr . 2017
Corkwall

Corkwall is an eco-friendly final coating that can be used for different purposes like construction and renovation of external and internal elements.

17 . Nov . 2016
Final Coating with Corkwall

Corkwall is an eco-friendly final coating that can be used for different purposes, ranging from new construction, renovation of external façades to the decoration of internal walls and ceilings.

Case Studies 29 . Sep . 2016
Case Studies
tags - IB Tower

21 . Feb . 2019
Companies involved

Construction company Calbud   Underscreed installation Epufloor

News 06 . Jun . 2017
News
Osirys Project

This project is a reference on the new trends in building and construction: composites, indoor air quality and positive life cycle assessment.

12 . Apr . 2017
Expandacork

Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions and contraction caused by heat in the different construction materials.

12 . Apr . 2017
Expandacork

Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions and contraction caused by heat in the different construction materials.

12 . Apr . 2017
Expandacork

Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions and contraction caused by heat in the different construction materials.

12 . Apr . 2017
Expandacork

Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions and contraction caused by heat in the different construction materials.

12 . Apr . 2017
Expandacork

Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions and contraction caused by heat in the different construction materials.

12 . Apr . 2017
Expandacork

Expandacork products absorb the vibrations, expansions and contraction caused by heat in the different construction materials.

11 . Apr . 2017
In a railway track structure, the most basic parameter in the design, construction and maintenance is track stiffness. It defines the load…

The track’s vertical dynamics are a significant part of the stresses exerted on the structure as well as the level of vibration and noise transmitted, hence the track is influenced by the incorporation of elastic elements, their dynamic properties and the way these are arranged on the structure leads to a considerable…

14 . Aug . 2018
Join Us at Acosutex 2018

Visit us at stand XXXX at the region’s leading international trade event for the contruction industry. Be inspired by new solutions and ideas at acoustex. An extensive supporting programme provides new input. Test the presented products, services and innovations directly on site and try them out as you like. Schedule a…

08 . May . 2017
Distributor

NationalRevNacionalRev is a construction multi-material distributer that has also good partnerships with specialized applicators to provide a good service with the warranty needed.

05 . Feb . 2018
Entities involved

SecilUniversity of CoimbraInstitute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ITeCons)Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC)

News 08 . Jan . 2019
News
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Considering a desired acoustic performance and base structural materials intended to be used. Based on this information the MPS simulator will define the best core solution constructions for your multilayer panel.

Case Studies 23 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
High performance, sustainable and ecological turf field.

GOTEC Sportsysteme, a German company specialized in the construction and maintenance of sports grounds, chose a cork-based natural infill for artificial turf for the construction project of the SG Malsburg-Marzell Sports Club football field in Germany.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Other applications of cork

As a result of technological advances and strong investment in R&D+I, the applications of cork are increasingly surprising, from its use in construction and architecture, in design, in the manufacture of clothing, jewellery and footwear, in furniture, decoration, health and cosmetics, in energy production, pollutio…

News 25 . Oct . 2016
News
"Academia to Business"

During the session, those present had the opportunity to learn more about the characteristics of cork, and the way in which it is integrated into a range of solutions. This universe of applications in areas such as construction, furniture, footwear or the transport industry demonstrates the personality of this raw mate…

26 . Jul . 2017
Cork infills designed to avoid unwanted consequences

We offer natural and extruded compounds specifically designed to be used as artificial turf infills that respect the specification of an appropriate construction standard and to avoid unwanted consequences.Our infills are designed to allow functional suitability, a balance between cost-effectiveness and environmental c…

03 . Jan . 2019
Underscreed 2

With the purpose of reducing the propagation of impact noise and improving the acoustic insulation of buildings, an underscreed is a resilient sublayer applied to the floor, between the structural slab and the screed, during the construction process. In addition to the acoustic comfort, the use of an underscreed also i…

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…

10 . Dec . 2018
Underscreed 2

With the purpose of reducing the propagation of impact noise and improving the acoustic insulation of buildings, an underscreed is a resilient sublayer applied to the floor, between the structural slab and the screed, during the construction process. In addition to the acoustic comfort, the use of an underscreed also i…

News 15 . May . 2017
News
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We have gathered a team capable of delivering competitive solutions for large scale projects, encompassing mold construction, technical support in product industrialization and acoustic performance.Each shape is a new challenge and so we invite designers, architects and technical experts to join us on this exciting new…

Articles 10 . Oct . 2017
Articles
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.

06 . Jul . 2017
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.

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
Project Objective

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…

News 17 . Apr . 2018
News
Functionality, Customization and Versatility

Gisela Simas’ work is characterised by functionality, customisation and versatility, and is not conceived to achieve mass-market sales of her works.   With contemporary lines, made from cork and wood, the Dora coffee table has an innovative, practical and highly original construction, conveying a great feeling of softn…

News 18 . Sep . 2018
News
Functionality, Customization and Versatility

Gisela Simas’ work is characterised by functionality, customisation and versatility, and is not conceived to achieve mass-market sales of her works.   With contemporary lines, made from cork and wood, the Dora coffee table has an innovative, practical and highly original construction, conveying a great feeling of softn…

Case Studies 29 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Elegant and refined lines

Inspired by the shape of the wings of a Boeing 737-800, the pieces intend to create a feeling of continuous movement. With contemporary lines and a glass top, made from cork and wood, the Dora coffee table has an innovative, practical and very original construction, conveying great softness. In turn, the grand but eleg…

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…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Acoustic Performance

Reduction of noise transmission can reach levels of 5 to 12dB (across the frequency range up to 5kHz) compared to conventional flooring systems and depending on the Alucork construction type. Overall when considering the soundproofing per unit of mass (dB / kg), Alucork distances itself from any system known, making it…

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
The Noise Conundrum

As T&D equipment become larger and more powerful, due to electrical grid complexity and natural energy sources, general tank construction relies on rigidity and stiffness to reduce the amplitude of vibrations that reach the tank wall, which are then released as airborne noise. Whilst the increase of stiffness of th…

News 06 . Dec . 2017
News
What's next? What projects do you have in mind?

Cédric: Our next collection is called MOTHER. To step back to what Mother Earth offers us. A series of abstract shapes, based on the circle, symbolising the infinite cycle of "cradle to cradle". We share shapes, inspire moods ... and the end users determine the final destination.   Klas: To work hard on how to implemen…

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
What's next? What projects do you have in mind?

Cédric: Our next collection is called MOTHER. To step back to what Mother Earth offers us. A series of abstract shapes, based on the circle, symbolising the infinite cycle of "cradle to cradle". We share shapes, inspire moods ... and the end users determine the final destination.   Klas: To work hard on how to implemen…

27 . Sep . 2016
New product design & business models

Amorim Cork Composites’ new approach is based on the knowledge that product design, throughout its life cycle, has huge relevance on environmental impacts. We are committed to ensuring that the design of products extends their function as far as possible. This is our working philosophy and we want to spread the message…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
Innovation is our attitude and driving force.

Like the Sun, soil and water have driven the Cork Tree to spread its branches as high and in the most diversified ways possible, we too feed on Ideas. We feed on ideas, to thrive with innovation. That's how we always find something new to do with cork. The cork not incorporated into the stopper industry represents the…

Articles 14 . Sep . 2017
Articles
Amorim Provides Solution to Multi-Family Building.

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.Before the Great Recession, our focus in marketing sound control underlay products was the condominium market, which…

14 . Jun . 2017
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…

Case Studies 13 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Solution

Weighing about 40% lower – in comparison with similar alternative thicknesses available in the market – the ALUCORK® system will make it possible to reduce energy consumption and expenses for this type of high-speed trains, thus constituting a more advantageous option in environmental and economic terms. Produced using…

News 15 . Apr . 2018
News
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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…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
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…

29 . Jun . 2017
Interference

The combining of two or more signals results in an interaction called interference. This may be constructive or destructive. Another use of the term is to refer to undesired signals.

13 . Mar . 2018
Interference

The combining of two or more signals results in an interaction called interference. This may be constructive or destructive. Another use of the term is to refer to undesired signals.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.).

100 percent natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials. It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time and it is only from the third stripping (at 43 years of age) that the cork, th…

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…

08 . Jan . 2019
The companies

Amorim Cork CompositesAmorim Cork Composites is a world leader in cork composite materials with a long track record of achievements using cork in demanding industries such as construction, flooring, sport surfaces, aerospace, automotive, panels and composites, power industry, seals and gaskets, consumer goods, furnishi…

Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Description and functionality

When Amorim Cork Composites added cork and rubber as the core material applied to sandwich wood panels (CPA - acoustic plywood) this was an innovative solution to reduce noise and vibration in interior floors for trains. The combination of viscoelastic material (such as cork) in a sandwich panel contributes greatly to…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
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 11 . Oct . 2016
Articles
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On the theme of "trends and shifts in paradigm”, it should be noted that cork itself is today a fashionable material, widely recognised as such by media figures and influential people from around the world.  Cork is, besides an unbeatable option in terms of sustainability (an increasingly valued requirement), a mouldab…

ACC na Web Social 25 . Oct . 2016
ACC na Web Social
Engaging in our social media channels.

We're on Youtube, Linkedin and Slideshare and encourage our employees to have an active and constructive dialogue on these channels, amplifying our content and helping with useful comments.  As some geographies might have different products or commercial policies, we may remove or moderate the comments in order to avoi…

08 . Jan . 2019
Closely related to Nature

Amorim Cork Composites produces cork and Matceramics produces ceramics. Although not immediately obvious, there are many more factors which bring them together, than those which set them apart. Finding links between one material and the other is both a challenging and rewarding exercise, since discovery takes us down p…

29 . Jun . 2017
RIP cork rubber Inlay is a practical solution for the RIP Condenser/Bushing technology manufacturing process.

It serves as an excellent stress/dimensional absorber during the resin impregnation process, absorbing contradicting dimensional changes. Due to the expansion of the internal metal conductor and the contraction of the external RIP isolator during the curing process, preventing cracking of the resin insulator and reduci…

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