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Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Cork

Cork is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character.

18 . Apr . 2019
Cork Inside

When cork isn't completely visible, this seal guarantees that the product contains cork in the optimal amount, giving the required performance.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Cork harvesting

The wise hands that plant the trees of the cork oak forest are the same ones that skilfully strip the bark every year. Removing the bark from each cork oak.

Articles 14 . Nov . 2018
Articles
7 reasons to choose cork infills

Main benefits of cork-based or cork infill

Case Studies 27 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
Cork chair cover

Cork offers additional comfort to your aluminium chair.

27 . Sep . 2016
Cork Oak Forest

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

Case Studies 13 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Cork in acoustic wall coverings

Cork backing is used in wall covering panels to increase soundproofing.

News 27 . Sep . 2019
News
Cork is art at the Venice Biennale

Cork once again inspired and was chosen by artists attending the Biennale.

12 . Jul . 2017
Multipurpose Cork Rubber and Rubber Flooring

Cork Rubber and Rubber products for different applications.

05 . Apr . 2018
Cork in orthopaedic and comfort footwear

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!

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

The world cork production is 340 000 tonnes per year, 55% of which is from Portugal.

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
How do cork oaks grow?

The cork oak may be sown, planted or propagate spontaneously, which is often the case in cork oak forests, thanks to the acorns that fall on the ground.

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.

Case Studies 29 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Cork pieces by Gisela Simas

The Brazilian designer chose cork to create two new pieces of furniture, a coffee table and a lamp.

News 04 . Oct . 2017
News
Tate Modern embraces cork

Visitors to the "Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX: One Two Three Swing!" are now able to walk along a colossal cork installation.

News 22 . Feb . 2017
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The finest music … to the sound of cork

The initiative is the brainchild of Portuguese company, Audolici, which has launched Cork turntable mats.

27 . Sep . 2016
Cork mindset

Cork, as part of the world’s forests, helps maximize carbon sequestration and consequently counters global warming and climate changes. Cork is the bark of Quercus Suber L. and is renewed every nine years. Amorim Cork Composites is also using sub-products from cork stoppers production as raw material. This value-chain…

27 . Mar . 2018
Insulation with cork in the Zeitz Museum

Acousticork cork underlay and agglomerated cork and rubber underscreeds are the materials responsible for the excellent insulation characteristics of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.

News 26 . Sep . 2019
News
British architects create sustainable cork house

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

Blog 31 . Jul . 2019
Blog
Creative ideas for decorating with cork

Cork provides colour, texture and a natural and organic look to your surroundings. Find out how to use it for decorating your home or office.

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…

Articles 12 . Feb . 2018
Articles
WHY CORK?

Cork is a 100% natural material that has a honeycomb-like structure of microscopic cells filled with an air-like gas and coated mainly with suberin and lignin. One cubic centimetre of cork contains about 40 million cells. It has a closed-cell structure, making it lightweight, airtight and watertight. Cork is an amazing…

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
Articles
WHY CORK?

Cork is a 100% natural material that has a honeycomb-like structure of microscopic cells filled with an air-like gas and coated mainly with suberin and lignin. One cubic centimetre of cork contains about 40 million cells. It has a closed-cell structure, making it lightweight, airtight and watertight. Cork is an amazing…

News 15 . May . 2017
News
Cork 3D Molding - Unleashing Creativity

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

News 20 . Sep . 2019
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Why Cork?

“The idea is to produce cork-based shoes because we believe in the properties of cork such as its lightweight and sustainability, but we also really appreciate that the material comes from Europe and not from somewhere else requiring long-distance transportation. Cork is also a nice material to work with; it's easy to…

Articles 21 . Jul . 2017
Articles
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.

News 11 . Dec . 2017
News
Cork floating islands treat wastewater

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

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Cork rolls

Rolls of agglomerated cork, available in various thicknesses and sizes, with or without adhesive. In addition to application on walls, these can be used as an anti-slip lining on the inside of drawers or for carrying out crafts/handiwork.

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…

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.

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Campana brothers create furniture made of cork

Collection includes an armchair and three cabinets made using various types of cork.

News 22 . Sep . 2017
News
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.

Articles 18 . May . 2018
Articles
Cork: 100% natural

Although artificial infills are considered environmentally-friendly, cork is a more sustainable option. Cork is a 100% recyclable material, where nearly all industry waste produced is reusable. This helps to minimize greenhouse gases and reduce the carbon footprint. Choosing a cork infill means choosing a solution that…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
Why choose cork for your home?

Cork is environmentally friendly and a highly versatile material when used for interior decoration. But that’s not all. Read this article to find out seven good reasons why you should have it with you every day.

Blog 11 . Sep . 2019
Blog
Choose cork for a simple and contemporary decor

Naturally sourced materials such as cork, are an excellent choice to create comfort-able and relaxed environments that make us feel at home. Try using it on walls or as a small detail and let it surprise you.

02 . Jul . 2017
Multipurpose Cork Rubber and Rubber Flooring

Cork Rubber and Rubber products for different applications.

02 . Jul . 2017
Multipurpose Cork Rubber and Rubber Flooring

Cork Rubber and Rubber products for different applications.

Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
Articles
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.

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
Cork is the central element in the installation by the Danish collective SUPERFLEX

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

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
Articles
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.

News 30 . May . 2019
News
Cork integrated within programme for reusable space vehicles

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

News 30 . May . 2019
News
Cork installation in New York, in the showroom of Ligne Roset

Designed by the architect Bernard Dubois, Ligne 102 offers a unique and unexpected visual concept of cork.

News 26 . Jul . 2017
News
Cork Thermal Protection Heat Shield for Mars Spacecraft

Cork is being used by Aerospace contractors working on the future spacecrafts that are expected to take humans to Mars and deep space in the coming decades.

News 03 . Jul . 2017
News
Cork presented in New York at 5th Avenue

The window of the renowned fashion brand Saks Fifth Avenue presents the Lisbon Collection which has cork as the main material.

News 15 . Feb . 2017
News
Cork under the spotlight of 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.

News 16 . Feb . 2017
News
Cork becomes art in the Palais de Tokyo

The iconic Palais de Tokyo in Paris was the stage for an artistic intervention where cork emerges as the decisive element in the performative language.

10 . May . 2018
Cork as a damping material

Due to its closed, cellular structure, filled with air, cork has a higher loss factor than rubber, which is essential for damping and consequent energy dissipation. Our specific polymer formulations and the addition of cork, with its unique compressibility and recovery features, enhance the material’s high loss factor.…

News 10 . Jul . 2018
News
TAP Premium Lounge, incorporating cork-based solutions, is distinguished in the A'Design Awards

The space incorporates various cork-based solutions - in particular wall coverings supplied by Amorim Cork Composites.

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.

11 . Apr . 2017
Cork composites for high performance

While cork has a higher loss factor than rubber – which is essential to the dampening function and consequent dissipation of energy – anti-vibration rubbers are isolative and offer very little damping. The combination of these two materials as a cork rubber composite brings added characteristics as a vibration isolatio…

News 24 . Apr . 2017
News
Cork house in the Gulbenkian Foundation during a 20-day concert

The artist Ricardo Jacinto has created a temporary cork residence, which will be inhabited by the pianist Marino Formenti, who will sit at the piano, play, sleep, eat and live.

26 . Jul . 2017
Elasticity thanks to cork cellular structure

Cork is made of millions of airtight cells, divided by a gaseous mixture which allows it to be compressed to half its thickness without losing any flexibility, and to be decompressed to return to its original shape.This characteristic lends cork high elasticity and compression resistance that is advantageous when cork…

Case Studies 31 . May . 2017
Case Studies
Cork reducing weight in river cruise ships

A primary cork decking used in a 6* river cruising ship built by MV WERTFEN for the Genting Group. The result? Better navigation performance and a significant reduction in the installation time.

News 18 . Sep . 2018
News
New cork objects designed by Gisela Simas

Congonhas lamp and Dora coffee table mark the beginning of a partnership between the studio Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) and Corticeira Amorim, which supported the designer in development of these new cork-based items.

News 16 . May . 2017
News
Cork lamps to illuminate La Biennale di Venezia

Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer to discover new ways to work with cork, resulting in a creative lighting game.

News 25 . Oct . 2016
News
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.

28 . May . 2019
Work at Amorim Cork Composites

Achieving the impossible is what drives our company. 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 strat…

News 31 . Oct . 2018
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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.

02 . Jul . 2019
Cork with you, every day.

We bring cork to your life. We’re with you every day, whether you’re looking for a solution for a quieter and more comfortable environment, whether it is a construction work or looking for a natural and unique element to complete your home or workspace design.

Articles 11 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Cork: a universe of possibilities one step away from the consumer

How cork became a favoured decoration element in furniture, upholstery, wall coverings, cushions and curtains.

News 18 . Apr . 2019
News
Amorim Cork Composites Infills awarded RAL quality certificate

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

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.

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
Claus Porto’s first store outside Portugal is in New York - and it’s made from cork

1,500 diamond-shaped cork pieces create a fascinating 13-metre long arch

08 . Jan . 2019
Cork Fabrics

Cork textile for a wide range of uses.

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.…

10 . Jul . 2019
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.…

28 . Jun . 2017
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…

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…

News 01 . Jun . 2017
News
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'.

Articles 22 . Jun . 2018
Articles
Does cork infill limit granulate agglomeration?

When subject to higher temperatures or increased pressure, non-organic infills, particularly EPDM, tend to soften or agglomerate, creating granules. These agglomerates are hazardous for players and increase the likelihood of injuries. Furthermore, if the performance infill is agglomerated, it loses optimal performance…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Build with cork: a product with very low embodied energy

The energy that is consumed during the extraction, production and transport of construction materials is called "embodied energy" and is a key factor that is increasingly taken into account when selecting materials for use in construction. Ideally, to achieve more sustainable construction, one aspect to consider is th…

09 . Aug . 2019
Cork memoboards

Cork memoboards

02 . Jul . 2019
Cork Pure

Cork Pure

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
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.

Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Elastic cork flooring for playgrounds

Jayang Play and Play Space - South Korea.

28 . May . 2019
29 . Jul . 2019
Cork-rubber Solutions

Recycled and sustainable accessories for flooring systems.

News 15 . Apr . 2018
News
Cork on mission to Mars

Project cTPS – Crushable TPS - and Innovative Earth re-entry capsule forms part of the European Space Agency’s Mars exploration programme.

News 07 . Dec . 2017
News
Cork acoustic panels in Singapore

Interview with Gabriel Tan, designer.

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

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

14 . Dec . 2016
Cork and Nature

Cork oak forest

News 28 . Nov . 2016
News
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.

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Cork, a sustainable realm of visuals and performance

Amorim has been encouraging designers to envision and explore another world.

Case Studies 14 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
McNamara’s cork Surf board

To develop Corecork surfboards, specifically designed to meet the unique characteristics of big waves and to fulfil McNamara’s needs.

27 . Sep . 2016
Amorim Cork Composites

Rua de Meladas, 2604535-186 Mozelos VFR . Portugal Tel. +351 22 747 5300Fax. +351 22 747 5301

14 . Dec . 2016
ACC - Cork Solutions and Processes

ACC - Cork Solutions and Processes

15 . Jul . 2019
MULTIPURPOSE ADHESIVE CORK ROLL

Multipurpose Adhesive Cork Roll

14 . Dec . 2016
Brochure | Amorim Cork Composites

Brochure | Amorim Cork Composites

14 . Dec . 2016
Brochura | Amorim Cork Composites

Brochura | Amorim Cork Composites

News 07 . Mar . 2018
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"I think that cork is extraordinary!"

In this interview, the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça talks about his emblematic work - the Lisbon Cruise Terminal - which uses an innovative solution that endows it with greater structural lightness: concrete mixed with cork.

Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Cork applied in artificial turf systems

Cork infill applied in the soccer field of the Tangstedt Sports Club's soccer field in Germany.

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
Case Studies
Cork in the garden of the future, by Tom Dixon and IKEA

The interactive garden created by the British designer won the silver medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, in London, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

News 10 . Jul . 2018
News
Campana Brothers present their first collection of cork furniture

Sobreiro is the new collection from the Brazilian designers, developed in partnership with Corticeira Amorim, Época and the European Capital of Furniture.

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

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

News 21 . Mar . 2017
News
Cork pouffes invite you to a break at the Skissernas Museum

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

News 01 . Jun . 2017
News
Cork presented in new installation of MAAT in Lisbon

A sensorial experience at APQHome – MAAT, by Ana Pérez-Quiroga.

News 10 . Jul . 2018
News
"Cork slows heat transmission through the fairing and keeps the carbon structure below a critical temperature"

Cork was the material highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten.

News 16 . Sep . 2019
News
Recycled cork and new products

The cork oak forest helps preserve biodiversity and guarantees the survival of many native species, some of which are endangered. It is also equally important as a carbon sink, and ensures regulation of the water cycle and water retention, and helps prevent desertification and depopulation of rural areas. Recycling, in…

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.

News 06 . Dec . 2017
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“It's cork, but not as you know it.”

Studio Corkinho is an Antwerp-based design studio, run by two young designers - Cedric Etienne and Klas Dalquist – whose company motto is “It's cork, but not as you know it.” In this interview, Cedric and Klas explain why they decided to channel their energies into producing innovative products with cork and their plan…

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
“It's cork, but not as you know it.”

Studio Corkinho is an Antwerp-based design studio, run by two young designers - Cedric Etienne and Klas Dalquist – whose company motto is “It's cork, but not as you know it.” In this interview, Cedric and Klas explain why they decided to channel their energies into producing innovative products with cork and their plan…

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.

08 . Jan . 2019
A different insight into cork

MATERIA cork by Amorim curated by Experimentadesign is a collection of everyday objects produced in cork. Each piece combines the unique personality and properties of cork with a contemporary glance from 12 different national and international studios and designers: Big Game, Daniel Caramelo, Fernando Brízio, Filipe Al…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world | EN

Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world | EN

Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world | EN

Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world | EN

Brochure | Reinventing how cork engages the world

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
Articles
8 Reasons for using cork underlays when renovating your home

If you are currently looking to decide on which laminate flooring to use in the remodelling of your home choose, an underlays that will guarantee maximum comfort and durability.

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
Articles
8 Reasons for using cork underlays when renovating your home

If you are currently looking to decide on which laminate flooring to use in the remodelling of your home choose, an underlays that will guarantee maximum comfort and durability.

News 28 . Mar . 2017
News
Mega cork installation in the inauguration of the Natural History Museum in Tel Aviv

"Blocks" is the name of the mega installation by the designer Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz.

News 13 . Jan . 2017
News
Snowboard with Amorim cork wins ISPO BRANDNEW 2017 prize

Snowboard with Next Core© technology developed by the Swiss company "Anticonf" which integrates Amorim cork, has just won one of the most renowned awards within the sporting goods industry, the ISPO BRAND NEW 2017.

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…

04 . Jul . 2017
Stability through cork

NRT 3D is part of NRT Core Layers range and is waterproof material. Can be very flexible with an excellent performance in terms of thermal dimensional stability. With this type of product matrix we could find the perfect balance between technical market high requirements and the final customer’s value perception. Cork…

10 . Jul . 2019
Stability through cork

NRT 3D is part of NRT Core Layers range and is waterproof material. Can be very flexible with an excellent performance in terms of thermal dimensional stability. With this type of product matrix we could find the perfect balance between technical market high requirements and the final customer’s value perception. Cork…

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…

10 . Jul . 2019
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…

News 19 . May . 2017
News
What is the perspective of the North America flooring industry about cork?

The North American market sees cork as a value-added product, and as a sustainable product. But it is not yet a mainstream product. Most of the cork use in USA is for industrial applications, that will change as the demands of the market change. Of course, we are the world's biggest users of cork wine stoppers so every…

20 . Aug . 2019
О компании Amorim Cork Composites

Мировой лидер пробковой промышленности В компании Amorim Cork Composites мы стараемся ежедневно придумывать что-то новое: повторно используем и перерабатываем природные материалы и органическое сырье. Таким образом мы изобретаем новый мир. Пробковый материал, не используемый в производстве пробок – это идеальное сырье…

News 15 . Sep . 2017
News
Cork is being part of the news. What do you think that hasn't been said yet about cork in the space industry?

Cork… it’s not just for use on Planet Earth! Just as cork has been such an important component of the thermal protection of nearly every rocket launched from Earth, I expect it will find similar applications when we are visiting other moons and planets in our solar system and eventually launching rockets back home from…

News 17 . Apr . 2018
News
New cork objects designed by Gisela Simas are presented during Milan Design Week

Rio + Design Milan 2018 is the name of the exhibition which, during Milan Furniture Salon (Salone Internazionale del Mobile), will present a major exhibition of works by over 60 Brazilian designers, as part of the event, Be Brasil.

News 19 . May . 2017
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Concerning cork, which cork characteristics do you value most? Do you agree that cork is past, present and future material for the flooring…

The diversity of applications – far beyond the flooring business – the top performance and also the important factor of sustainability makes cork probably one of the most amazing materials to work with. The presentations we all had at the Amorim plant were extremely impressive. Cork is one of the fascinating hidden cha…

News 25 . Oct . 2016
News
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.

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

The main activity of Amorim Cork Composites is the production of cork granulates and composite cork. In the business area in which the company operates, the satisfaction of customers as well as of other stakeholders is decisive for the sustainable development of the Organisation, in which continuous improvement is a de…

11 . Apr . 2017
HK Acoustic Seminar

Some of the leading stakeholders from Hong Kong’s Noise & Vibration market attended the HK Acoustic Seminar – Cork in Building to listen to The Sound of Silence. It was a pleasure to organize this special networking moment, supported by our local partner: NAP Acoustics. Several interesting topics were discussed dur…

02 . Jul . 2019
Case Studies 13 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
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…

06 . Aug . 2018
How do you follow the evolution of cork-based materials and systems in this specific market (Noise & Vibration)?

Cork-based materials have been used in other industries for many centuries. The current challenge in the building acoustics market is to present these cork-based materials to architects and consultants who can then apply them in the design of their buildings in order to reduce impact noise.

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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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…

News 30 . Jan . 2017
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How and when did you have the idea of using this raw material (cork) to create the Beller Collection?

It all started in January 2015 when Benjamin Pardo, executive vice president at Knoll, reached out to me. Both he and Roger Wall, president of Spinneybeck, had been interested in adding cork products to the Knoll and Spinneybeck collection. During their preliminary research they had come across some of my earlier work…

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27 . Sep . 2016
Cork, the art of nature. Design, the elegance of function. Its combination unleashed creativity in the furnishing industry, resulting in a s…

Sensorial and functional attributes frame cork as a highly competitive material and thus a premium material of choice for designers and engineers from the furnishing industry.

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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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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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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…

29 . Jun . 2017
Power equipment noise emissions have become significant contributors to urban noise pollution, Amorim’s solutions are cork rubber based elas…

Cork plays a significant role in the elastomer and is directly responsible for the damping function, commonly designated as the energy loss factor, while the rubber matrix takes care of the isolation, together they are the ideal combination when considering vibration and noise reduction solutions especially at resonanc…

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Design is one of the main ways to enhance the unique characteristics of cork. Hence, Corticeira Amorim challenged experimentadesign to commi…

The design process of the items created combines functionality and relevance (an essential concern of the modern world), with keen sensitivity for the dynamics of use. The MATERIA collection, by joining the sensory characteristics and the unique personality of an ancient material - cork - with the challenging perspecti…

05 . Apr . 2018
Cork and Comfort

Footcork is recognized for its innovative nature and continuous reinvention. It is also accompanied by an easy management and transformation process.

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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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Cork-based Underlays

The perfect balance between performance and comfort

05 . Feb . 2018
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Material Category Granulated cork

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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…

26 . Jul . 2017
Infill

Cork or cork based infills designed to avoid unwanted consequences

02 . Jul . 2017
Core Layer

Dimension Stability through a cork compound

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Dimension Stability through a cork compound

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Dimension Stability through a cork compound

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Dimension Stability through a cork compound

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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Jasper Morrison, British product designer

Cork is a material which is certainly worthy of attention in design. Its appeal lies in the combination of its old-world appeal and new-world technical capabilities.

14 . Dec . 2016
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Brochure | Cork at Tate Modern

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Lisbon Cruise Terminal

Development of a concrete solution with cork for application in Lisbon Cruise Terminal.

08 . Jan . 2019
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Designer, functional products, made from cork, for everyday use.

17 . Nov . 2016
Corkwall : protecting your house as the cork protects the tree.

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.

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28 . Jun . 2017
Multiple Solutions for the Power Industry

Cork composites extend the lifetime of components in electrical power plants and distributions networks.

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

Cork has a unique cellular structure that cannot be technologically replicated.

10 . Dec . 2018
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Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

27 . Sep . 2016
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Find here the most relevant articles on the cork sector and follow the entire industrial revolution around it.

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

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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.

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Serpentine Gallery Pavillion 2012

Over 80 m3 of cork to cover the entire underground space, projected by the Herzog & de Meuron architectural office and the artist Ai Weiwei.

13 . Oct . 2017
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Over the years we have been developing cork´s moulding techniques, and thus providing the furnishing industry with the possibility to use cork in different shapes under a competitive framework.

27 . Sep . 2016
Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing.

The best sealing technology often renders the highest performing engines. The secret for such results lies in all the research required to reach the perfect blend. Three worlds combined: Nature, Industry, and Science.

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…

04 . Jul . 2017
Polyurethane

A type of finish used on hardwood to protect it from damage. A type of binder used on aglomeration of cork layers for a flooring system.

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Polyurethane

A type of finish used on hardwood to protect it from damage. A type of binder used on aglomeration of cork layers for a flooring system.

27 . Sep . 2016
Car engines are subject to extreme tests of endurance, resistance, heat and pressure.

So we develop unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing.

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…

Panels and Composites 28 . Aug . 2018
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Final Decking Materials

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.

25 . Oct . 2016
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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:

23 . Jan . 2018
Why Acousticork

Discover a 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 chemical resistance levels. See below the possible applications of Acousticork materials. Cork absorbs energy due…

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3D Gasket Materials

For specific hardware designs we also provide the possibility of 3D cork rubber gasket materials developed and used for injection and transfer molding. These innovative materials have been used in heavy duty applications for heat resistance and chemical compatibility depending on the environment, whilst maintaining the…

11 . Apr . 2017
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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 chemical resistance levels.

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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…

11 . Apr . 2017
Impact attenuation for light and heavy rail applications

Cork engineered compounds materials are designed for use as rail pads, baseplate, under sleeper pads and ballast mats. Available in a wide variety of thicknesses these materials provide different degrees of impact attenuation, for light and heavy rail applications, in slab and ballast track, used as well in special tra…

Panels and Composites 28 . Aug . 2018
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Core Materials for Multilayer Structures & Panels

Amorim multilayer panel materials are a combination of cork in selected elastomeric compound matrix to yield specific performances ranging from thermal insulation, noise reduction to fire resistance whilst maintaining the reduced surface weight, depending on the requirements of the final application.

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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…

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Accoseal is a range of market renowned and extensively specified sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, with a proven history in…

Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing, that due to reduced side flow, allow for larger contact areas and higher compression ratios which guarantee an effective sealing barrier against potential flange surface imperfections, distortions and leakage paths.

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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 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.

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Accoseal is a range of market renowned and extensively specified sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, with a proven history in…

Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing, that due to reduced side flow, allow for larger contact areas and higher compression ratios which guarantee an effective sealing barrier against potential flange surface imperfections, distortions and leakage paths.

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In order to meet the new GRI directives, in version 4, Corticeira Amorim built a materiality matrix based on the results of the stakeholder consultation (performed in 2015) and on the importance of the different sustainability topics for the company. As a result of the materiality analysis, the most important topics fo…

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
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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…

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
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Unique features make it the preferred sealing material used across multiple applications in industrial equipment, natural gas and liquid pet…

Techseal is a range of engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application in several environments, while providing cost effective final product customization and manufacturing options. Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicat…

12 . Apr . 2017
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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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Alma Gémea, a love story.

Alma Gémea combines cork and ceramics - two noble materials, both of which have a long tradition in Portugal. The use and combination of these materials, in an innovative and differentiating manner, naturally brings us to the most sophisticated dimension of contemporary home design. Alma Gémea is a forward-looking prod…

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Upon being named "Entrepreneur of the Year", António Amorim congratulated the other nominees - João Mirada, Luís Miguel Sousa, Luís Moura e Silva, Mário Ferreira, Nuno Sebastião and Rui Miguel Nabeiro/Manuel Rui Nabeiro - revealing that "It was a pleasure and an honour to share this nomination with so many distinguishe…

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