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27 . Sep . 2016
Cork Oak Forest

From all the cork oak forests, approximately 340 000 tonnes of cork are harvested each year.

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
Preservation of the cork oak forest

It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim o…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
What is the cork oak?

The cork oak is an evergreen tree, of the Fagaceae family (Quercus suber), to which the chestnut and oak tree also belong. There are 465 species of Quercus, mainly found in temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Cork is harvested from the Quercus suber L species.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Why is the cork oak called Quercus suber L.?

The name Quercus suber L. stems from the fact that the cork oak belongs to the oak family - «Quercus (oak) suber», because it is a subspecies of the oak tree - and L. derives from Linnaeus, who was the first botanist to describe the species.

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
How important are cork oak forests?

Cork oak forests contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and the survival of many indigenous animal species, some of which in danger of extinction. Equally important is its role in capturing CO2, the regulation of the hydrological cycle and restraining environmental and social desertification.Cork oak forests fo…

27 . Sep . 2016
Cork oak forests are natural CO2 retainers, the major cause of global warming

It is estimated that every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change.

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…

14 . Dec . 2016
Cork and Nature

Cork oak forest

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

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

02 . Jul . 2019
Respect for nature

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is one of nature’s most extraordinary products. When harvesting cork bark, no trees are cut down, and the process is even beneficial, since a stripped cork oak absorbs on average five times more carbon dioxide during the natural process of regeneration than a regular cork oak…

10 . Oct . 2018
Proteção natural do ambiente

Montados (cork oak forests) are natural retainers of CO2 - the biggest cause of global warming. It is estimated that cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2 per year, a valuable aid for reducing greenhouse gases - the main source of climate change. Carbon retained by cork oak trees is stored in the cork…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
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1. Cork is an organic and sustainable material Cork is the bark of the cork oak. It is removed every nine years, without the tree having to be cut down, and it grows back again. In fact, the cork oak is the only tree with self-regenerating bark, making cork a 100 % renewable and sustainable material. Choosing cork cont…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
What is cork?

Cork is the bark of the Cork Oak tree (Quercus suber L). It is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character. It is light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic and compressible, provides thermal and acoustic insulation, it is a fire retardant and highly abrasion-re…

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

News 15 . Feb . 2017
News
Sustainability is more than a trend.

Cork, one of the most sustainable materials in nature, presented its charm at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.  The material library was the main stage for cork´s presentation, where designers and architects had the opportunity to be introduced to the science of nature.  The Scandinavian market continues to be a trend se…

News 06 . Dec . 2017
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How would you describe the cork harvesting process?

Cédric: It’s a void of inspiration. A unique process that feeds so many industries. With so many diverse applications. And all this just from the cork oak tree. Klas: It’s romantic, tough, an entire history encapsulated in a single moment, filled with laughter, expertise, warmth, gentleness and complete harmony.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
How would you describe the cork harvesting process?

Cédric: It’s a void of inspiration. A unique process that feeds so many industries. With so many diverse applications. And all this just from the cork oak tree. Klas: It’s romantic, tough, an entire history encapsulated in a single moment, filled with laughter, expertise, warmth, gentleness and complete harmony.

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
The Brazilian designer duo has created a group of pieces of furniture that explores the beauty, versatility and sustainability of cork.

Called Sobreiro (cork oak), it is the first line of cork furniture created by the renowned Campana brothers. Made up of an armchair and three cabinets, the collection marked the participation of the Brazilian designers in the 2018 edition of Experimenta Portugal, an initiative of the Consulate General of Portugal in Sa…

26 . Jul . 2017
Bringing back a part of nature to the artificial turf system.

As a natural product, granulated cork is a renewable raw material derived from the bark of cork oak from sustainably managed sources.  Since 2007, granulated cork has been increasingly put to use as infill in artificial turf systems. For infill production, leftover material from bottle cork production is granulated.The…

News 28 . Nov . 2016
News
This action forms part of the company's Sustainability Program, the "Natural Choice".

Vila de Mora, in the district of Évora, recently welcomed 80 volunteers of Corticeira Amorim who planted 2000 cork oaks, thus increasing the forest area of Portugal's National Tree. Herdade da Barroca, a property of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora, was the scene of the initiative that directly involved the community…

Blog 03 . Jul . 2019
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Because every choice counts, we've put together three tips for more sustainable interior design. These may be small steps, but they impact both your quality of life and the planet. Take note. 1. Give preference to natural lightingMake the most of daylight. Even if the size of your home’s windows or its exposure to the…

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
body - sustainable realm

The cork oak is the only tree whose bark regenerates, acquiring a smoother texture following each harvest. To participate in the harvesting of cork is an experience of a life time, and the start of an endless journey of discovery, where one´s senses are continuously granted with nature’s symphony. Over its history, Amo…

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