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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.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
What is Cork

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials.

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

Main benefits of cork-based or cork infill

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.

12 . Jul . 2017
Multipurpose Cork Rubber and Rubber Flooring

Cork Rubber and Rubber products for different applications.

28 . Sep . 2017
Cork Decking Materials

Amorim Decking Materials are a combination of incomparable functionality and luxurious aesthetics, bound together in a natural cork composite.

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.

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.

News 04 . Oct . 2017
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Tate Modern embraces cork

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

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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…

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

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

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…

Consumer Goods 04 . Oct . 2016
Consumer Goods
Cork rolls

Self-adhesive cork agglomerate rolls Dimensions: 450 x 1m x 1.2mm or 450 x 3m x 1.2mm

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

24 . Aug . 2018
A new perspective on cork

Cork like you have never seen before. With a minimalist aesthetic, each piece takes advantage of the unique features of cork, in particular its tactile properties, to create beautiful objects that you want to have and use at all times.

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.

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
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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 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 16 . Feb . 2017
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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.

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.

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.

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.…

Consumer Goods 12 . Jun . 2018
Consumer Goods
The ultimate innovation in cork transformation

Natural Textile fibers TechnologyThe fusion of polymeric layer over agglomerated cork. Adaptable and FlexibleProvides the sophisticated look and luxurious feel of soft leather or nubuck suede with the unique features of cork. Use of lamination/gluing technologyEnables it to be applied to highly flexible and durable mat…

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 …

News 16 . May . 2017
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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 18 . Sep . 2018
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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.

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 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.

11 . May . 2017
Cork reducing weight in river cruising ships

The owners requirements were achieved with a prefabricated 3D Cork Technology solution by Wolznautic, that saved nearly 7tonnes of weight on a surface of 900m². As a result this solution guarantees better navigation performance and a significant reduction in the installation time.

News 31 . Oct . 2018
News
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.

03 . Apr . 2017
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…

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.

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.

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.…

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…

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 …

Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Amorim Cork Composites, BASF Korea and A-Road develop an elastic cork flooring for playgrounds.

The play-and-play area at Jayang's nursery in Seoul, South Korea, was one of the first places to receive the new, safe and comfortable eco-friendly cork flooring developed by A-Road - a Korean flooring company - in partnership with BASF Korea and Amorim Cork Composites. The solution has been specially designed for publ…

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.

Careers 03 . Apr . 2017
Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
News 07 . Dec . 2017
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Cork acoustic panels in Singapore

Interview with Gabriel Tan, designer.

News 15 . Apr . 2018
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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.

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.

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.

Consumer Goods 27 . Sep . 2016
Consumer Goods
Cork and Design Projects

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Cork, more than appearances

ACM49 and ACM94 are elegant alternatives for a variety of decking surfaces ranging from professional and recreational marine vessels, pool decks, pontoons, to wellness centers.

27 . Sep . 2016
Amorim Cork Composites

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Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
Brochure | Cork at Tate Modern

Brochure | Cork at Tate Modern

14 . Dec . 2016
ACC - Cork Solutions and Processes

ACC - Cork Solutions and Processes

14 . Dec . 2016
Brochura | Amorim Cork Composites

Brochura | Amorim Cork Composites

14 . Dec . 2016
Brochure | Amorim Cork Composites

Brochure | Amorim Cork Composites

Automotive 21 . Oct . 2016
Automotive
Techseal Product Range

Grade Material Description Density(kg/m³) Durometer(pts)Shore A Compressibility(pts)(400 psi) Tile strength(Mpa) TS1028 Cork/SBR blend, with outstanding low sealing stress for low loading applications. Suitable for most lubrication fluids 43–56/700–900 65* 25–40 145/1,0 TS1400 Cork/nitrile blend, high performa…

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.

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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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
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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.

Careers 03 . Apr . 2017
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.

29 . Jun . 2017
RIP Inlay parameters

RI1001 RI1002 Compressibility [%] @ 2,8 MPa 10 – 18 30 - 50 Recovery [%] @ 2,8 MPa >80 >80 Tensile Strength > 4 MPa > 1,3 MPa The data provided in this table represents typical values. This information is not intended to be used as a purchasing specification and does not imply suitability fo…

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.

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 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.

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.

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
Seals and Gaskets
Accoseal Product Range

Product Format Compressibility (%) 400psi / 28 Kg/cm2 Characteristics and Uses Certifications DC100 Sheets and Rolls 25 - 45 General-purpose gasket and sealing material; high cork content, minimum side flow.   DC113 Sheets 10 - 30 General-purpose gasket and sealing material; high cork content for narrow gasket…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Properties and Key Requirements

Key benefits Insulation Cork Board ACM15  ACM17  ACM28  ACM40  ACM87  ACM89  Density (Kg/m³) (1)  120  580–680  850–1000  330–370  200–250  750–850  1150–1250 Thermal Conductivity (W/m°K) (2)  0,040*  0,089*  0,177*  0,055*  0,046*  0,120*  0,150* Loss Factor (20ºC @ 1Hz) (3)  NA  0,20*  0,17*  NA  NA  0,16*…

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.

27 . Sep . 2016
TPS Materials & Properties

Material Properties P45 P50 Cork particle size (mm) 1/2 0,5/1 Sheet dimension (mm) 1270x710 1270x710 Density @ 20° C (Kg/m3) 1 320 480 Tensile strength (MPa) 2 0,76 1,5 Elongation (%) 2 30 13 Thermal conductivity (W)/(m°K) 3 0,07 0,07 Specific heat (KJ/Kg/°K) 4 2,5 2,1 Substractes to bond Metal and…

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 …

Panels and Composites 13 . Oct . 2016
Panels and Composites
Materials & Manufacturing Processes

Grade Hand Lay-Up Vacuum Bagging Resin Infusion RTM/Lite RTM Resign Transfer Molding Prepregs Pre-Impregnated RFI Resign Film infusion NL 10140 Kg/m³ ++ ++ + + ++ ++ NL 20200 Kg/m³ + + ++ ++ ++ ++ NL 25250 Kg/m³ + + + + ++ + NL 11 FR160 Kg/m³ ++ ++ + + ++ ++  ++ Best   + Fair Formats Thickness …

29 . Jun . 2017
Industrial Vibration Control Product Range

Grade  VC2100 VC1047 VC6400 VC7000 Max. Load 2.0 MPa 1.5 MPa  2.0 MPa  8.0 MPa Work Load Range 0.5-1.5 MPa 0.25-1.0 MPa  0.5-1.5 MPa  2.0-6.0 MPa Temperature Range -40°C to 125°C -25°C to 120°C  -50°C to 110°C  -60°C to 175°C Creep rate * < 2.0% 1.7 %  1.4 %  < 1.0% Application Oil Immersed Vibrati…

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 …

Automotive 27 . Sep . 2016
Automotive
Accoseal Product Range

Product Format Compressibility  (%)400psi / 28 Kg/cm2 Characteristics and Uses Certifications DC100 Sheets and Rolls 25 - 45 General-purpose gasket and sealing material; high cork content, minimum side flow.   DC113 Sheets 10 - 30 General-purpose gasket and sealing material; high cork content for narrow gask…

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…

Panels and Composites 13 . Oct . 2016
Panels and Composites
Properties and Key Requirements

Properties Insulation Cork Board ACM 15 (3) ACM 17 (3) ACM 28 (3) ACM 87 (3) ACM 89 (3) Density (Kg/m3) (1) 120 650 965 350 800 1200 Thermal Conductivity(W)/(m°K) (2) 0,040 0,089 0,117 0,055 0,120 0,150 KEY REQUIREMENT Sound performance + ++ +++ + ++ +++ Thermal Insulation +++ ++ + +++ ++ + Fire resist…

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.

Panels and Composites 14 . Oct . 2016
Panels and Composites
Alucork Type

Grade Alucork 2030 Alucork 2034 Alucork 3036 Panel construction Al+Corecork+AL Al+Corecork+AL Al+Corecork+AL Panel thickness (mm) 20  20 30 Damping loss factor 0,10  0,14 0,11 Weight (Floor panel w/o profiles) (Kg/m²)  8,6 12,1 9,9 Mounting Method Al+Corecork+AL Al+Corecork+AL Al+Corecork+AL Load Max 6…

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 19 . May . 2017
News
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…

Consumer Goods 04 . Oct . 2016
Consumer Goods
Cork is a 100% natural, mouldable and malleable raw material that adapts to sport and leisure.

A new category of cork products in the market is born with the development of items that facilitate the practice of sports.

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.

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…

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

In the business area in which Amorim Cork Composites 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 decisive factor in guaranteeing the return of invested capital as well as the option for fut…

Consumer Goods 04 . Oct . 2016
Consumer Goods
The natural look of cork allows the user to be transported to a warm and inviting atmosphere

In addition to contemporary this product is cutting edge, since it favours the noble characteristics of cork. The only interaction between the user and the touch surface of the product makes its handling a unique experience.

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…

News 01 . Jun . 2017
News
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…

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
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
News
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 …

06 . Aug . 2018
“I believe that cork-based materials offer the best way to help people increase their quality of life”.

In this interview, Ir K.K. Iu, an acoustics specialist, explains the increasing importance of noise control in residential and commercial buildings and assesses the possible contribution that cork may provide in this field.

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.

27 . Sep . 2016
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ACC na Web Social 25 . Oct . 2016
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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…

News 02 . Feb . 2017
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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…

17 . Aug . 2017
Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
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.

Articles 18 . May . 2018
Articles
Cork infills

Environmentally and people-friendly artificial turf system solutions.

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
Material Used

Granulated cork

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Discover all the news about Amorim Cork Composites and all the cork sector.

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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.

Consumer Goods 13 . Oct . 2016
Consumer Goods
Underlay Nature

Underlay in cork agglomerate

05 . Feb . 2018
Material Used

Material Category Granulated cork

28 . Nov . 2018
António Salazar - CEO Kankura Golf

Using cork brings several key advantages. For example, cork offers comfort and thermal inertia, which is very important in footwear used for golf, given that golfers may face very cold temperatures in the winter and a lot of heat in the summer. Moreover cork is a material with tremendous elasticity, cushioning the impa…

Consumer Goods 04 . Oct . 2016
Consumer Goods
Memoboard

Cork panel for posting notes, posters or other documents.

05 . Jul . 2018
Amorim Rubber Flooring

Cork Rubber and Rubber products for different applications.

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
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 …

14 . Dec . 2016
Brochure | About Cork | EN

Brochure | Amorim

News 04 . Oct . 2017
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Brochure | Cork at Tate Modern

Brochure | Amorim

26 . Jul . 2017
Infill

Cork or cork based infills designed to avoid unwanted consequences

03 . Jul . 2017
Core Layer

Dimension Stability through a cork compound

02 . Jul . 2017
Core Layer

Dimension Stability through a cork compound

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
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.

11 . Apr . 2017
Case Studies 23 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
SG Malsburg-Marzell Sports Club

Cork infill application in the Malsburg’s artificial turf football field.

24 . Aug . 2018
Aro - Miguel Vieira Batista

Aro is a centerpiece as well as a statement, a bold assumption of cork's personality.

24 . Aug . 2018
Lasca - Marco Sousa Santos

Aro is a centerpiece as well as a statement, a bold assumption of cork's personality.

Our Collection 31 . Aug . 2018
Our Collection
Stow It - James Irvine

Stow It, uses cork to reinvent the concept of the modular shelf unit.

Careers 03 . Apr . 2017
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.

11 . Apr . 2017
Corkwall

Protecting your house as cork protects the tree.

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Case Studies

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

27 . Sep . 2016
Terms of Use

By acscesing Amorim Cork Composites, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use, and are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws.

23 . May . 2018
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Knowledge Center 27 . Sep . 2016
Knowledge Center
Articles

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

Consumer Goods 04 . Oct . 2016
Consumer Goods
Individual place mat – Oval or rectangular format

Add style to your table with cork individual place mats.

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

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

17 . Nov . 2016
Reinventing The World

Subscribe our newsletter and discover how cork engages with the world

10 . Dec . 2018
Material used

Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

28 . Jun . 2017
Multiple Solutions for the Power Industry

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

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
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
download-app-teste

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.

11 . Apr . 2017
Tecnhical Specifications

Filling the JointType II Filling the JointType III Compression 50% of initial thickness with a load of between 0.35 MPa and 10.35MPa (50 to 1500 PSI) Recovery 90% of original thickness following 50% compression, EXPANDACORK attains 95% Extrusion There is a maximum extrusion level beyond the joint of 6.35mm…

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.

09 . Mar . 2018
Multilayer Panel Materials

A combination of polymers, cork granules and engineered compounding to achieve acoustic, fire, lightweight or thermal properties.

Panels and Composites 28 . Aug . 2018
Panels and Composites
Primary Decking Materials

ACM30 is a cork composite, a material specially formulated to be used as an exterior primary deck covering for leveling and fairing with additional features.

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.

24 . Aug . 2018
Par

Fitting comfortably into your hand, these shakers rely on the cork component for upright support, a good hold and an airtight control of the content.

24 . Aug . 2018
Pinha

Cork's low thermal and electrical conductivity ensures that you can handle the lamp's shell in perfect safety.

31 . Aug . 2018
Tipsy

Tipsy is balance and art, like the work of a dancer, with a touch of irony. It is the warmth of cork, influencing the environment with the sweetest, Simplest significance.

News 06 . Nov . 2017
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Elegance to the finest detail

Stow It is more than an object made out of cork, it’s the fusion of contemporary design with pure functionality.

24 . Aug . 2018
Amorim

While tracing its roots to the 19th Century, CORTICEIRA AMORIM has become the world's largest cork and cork derived company in the world, generating over Euro 450 Million in sales throughout more than 100 countries. CORTICEIRA AMORIM SGPS and its subsidiaries are an integral part of a conservationist effort to guarante…

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.

26 . Jul . 2017
Specifications

Property Value Min. Width 915 mm Max. Width 1220 mm Thickness (*) 7,5 mm (*) Other ticknesses available under request   Colours Name  Pattern  409 Terra Cota Red   412 Lipstick Red   416 Brown   417 Gold   423 Tan   425 Gray   426 Green   427 Blue   492 Eggshell   495 Orange   4…

29 . Jun . 2017
Industrial Vibration Control Fastener Accessories

Bolt Size Isolation Collars Washers M10 ID 10mm OD 16mm ID 10mm OD 30mm M12 ID 12mm OD 18mm ID 12mm OD 36mm M14 ID 14mm OD 20mm ID 14mm OD 42mm M16 ID 16mm OD 22mm ID 16mm OD 48mm M18 ID 18mm OD 24mm ID 18mm OD 54mm M20 ID 20mm OD 26mm ID 20mm OD 60mm M24 ID 24mm OD 30mm ID 24mm OD 72mm M26 ID 26mm…

11 . Apr . 2017
Specifications

Flooring Underlay T22 T61 T66 Non Glued Laminate Thickness (mm) - 2 3 ΔLW (dB) - 20 19 IIC (dB) - 54 47 Glued Down Wood Thickness (mm) 4 3 3 (perforated) 3 ΔLW (dB) 20 26 18 16 IIC (dB) 49 59 51 50 Ceramic (Or Natural Stone) Thickness (mm) - 5 3 4,5 ΔLW (dB) - 16 16 18 IIC (dB) - 50 51 5…

Consumer Goods 04 . Oct . 2016
Consumer Goods
Bottle rack

Our bottle rack is a practical and stylish storage solution that is always ready for use. It is made from a combination of cork agglomerates to form a very sturdy support structure.

25 . Oct . 2016
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24 . Aug . 2018
Bathtub fun and other aquatic adventures are guaranteed with Bote.

Composed by a cork hull and a plastic add-on piece (a sail, a row of engine chimneys or a cabin) Bote is your ticket to plenty of imaginative seafaring.

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…

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

Cork's air filled closed cell structure allows for inherent damping of structural noise transmission such as step noise and impacts throughout the decking surface and consequently increased acoustical performance.

11 . Apr . 2017
Intro

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.

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 13 . Oct . 2017
Articles
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…

29 . Aug . 2017
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…

Panels and Composites 28 . Aug . 2018
Panels and Composites
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.

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…

24 . Aug . 2018
Gelo

This lidded ice bucket lined with a plastic inner casing capitalizes on cork's thermal insulation properties coupled with its unique texture. It maintains the low temperature inside, while the outer surface retains its natural warmth and pleasing, soothing feel.   So let the tipple flow and the good times roll.

Our Collection 31 . Aug . 2018
Our Collection
Six

Made of agglomerated cork, in the ideal dimension to perfectly accommodate six bottles, six will be a witty help to any wine collector: by absorbing impact, protecting the wine bottles while moving, or simply displaying the precious nectars… As James would say : Cheers! Alla Salute! Saúde!...

Articles 13 . Oct . 2016
Articles
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.

Case Studies 27 . Sep . 2016
Case Studies
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…

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
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 …

24 . Aug . 2018
Rufo

Rufo is all bam and no noise. This young percussionist's dream is guaranteed to entertain while keeping the peace with parents and neighbours alike. An alternative take on the acoustic properties of cork (known for its excellent insulation capacity), Rufo introduces a softer soundscape in the shape of a near weightless…

31 . Aug . 2018
Senta

Senta is a contradiction on 4 legs: the possibility to sit down while on the move, to harmonize your nomadic and contemplative instincts. A fool-proof, pack & carry stool you can assemble and use anywhere, Senta fits 4 wooden legs into a cork seat that is both sturdy and flexible, making for a comfortable sitting s…

24 . Aug . 2018
A seductive piece that makes you wonder who exactly is drawing the line.

A textured cork body mounted on 36 or 4 pencil-legs, which makes for two different configurations and drawing patterns, Furo can be dismantled for easy storage or to, literally, cut down on its artistic outbursts. Visually striking and mischievously inviting transgression, Furo is a seductive piece that makes you wonde…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Our Corecork range of products enhance the scope of core materials for composite structures with unique properties.

Cork’s elastic structure composed of closed air filled impermeable cells brings features such as noise and vibration attenuation as well as thermal insulation, making it a versatile core alternative for open and closed mold processes in the composites industry. Its specific formulation ensures a natural perforation for…

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
Building Purpose

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

News 25 . Oct . 2016
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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…

14 . Aug . 2018
In Love with Nature.

The Alma Gémea collection is the encounter that lets you surrender to the charm and pleasure of sharing moments and stories. To create memories and bonds that bring other memories - memories that make you dream. Designed from the subtle and unique fusion between two of the countless Mediterranean traditions. Cork and c…

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
Seals and Gaskets
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
Project Overview

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…

17 . Aug . 2017
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…

News 05 . Jun . 2018
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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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