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11 . Apr . 2017
Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
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Capacity to resist loads

Daily use exposes the flooring to various types of loads. The underlay allows the floor to support these loads without changing its properties. Given the intimate relationship between the elastic capacity and compressibility of cork-based materials, it is possible to ensure greater uniformity of the flooring over time.…

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
Articles
Capacity to resist loads

Daily use exposes the flooring to various types of loads. The underlay allows the floor to support these loads without changing its properties. Given the intimate relationship between the elastic capacity and compressibility of cork-based materials, it is possible to ensure greater uniformity of the flooring over time.…

08 . Jan . 2019
intro - Components

Reusable and biodegradable, cork is one of the most versatile and sustainable raw materials in the world. It is impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic, compressible, hypoallergenic, highly resistant, light and can float. Unique characteristics that the objects of the MATERIA collection celebrate and exploit through…

11 . Apr . 2017
Under Sleeper Pads

Under Sleeper Pads are elastic elements located between the sleeper and the ballast mats. This material is a cost-effective way of increasing the elasticity of the superstructure and reducing wear and tear on the ballast.

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

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

Notícias 02 . Nov . 2020
Notícias
Cork: a natural raw material, numerous environmental advantages

When cork is used in the development of a product, this means that all the environmental advantages associated with this raw material are also integrated in the product. Cork is 100% natural and has unique, unparalleled properties: it is light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic and compressible, offers thermal…

Articles 21 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Cork, our raw material

The development of this raw material begins very early in the tree. Cork develops different elements from the denser and harder outer layer to the less dense and more elastic inner layer. The different features of cork allow us to obtain raw material of several types completely different from each other in their shape…

10 . Jul . 2019
Cork, our raw material

The development of this raw material begins very early in the tree. Cork develops different elements from the denser and harder outer layer to the less dense and more elastic inner layer. The different features of cork allow us to obtain raw material of several types completely different from each other in their shape…

05 . Apr . 2018
Thermoplastic Rubber (T.P.R.)

A plastic material used by many manufacturers in the injection molding process.

News 06 . Nov . 2017
News
About MATERIA

By combining cork’s unique personality and sensory characteristics with a challenging design perspective, MATERIA is a collection of objects that fluidly and functionally fit into any contemporary environment and experience. Curated by experimentadesign, the collection is designed by 12 international designers and stud…

21 . Feb . 2019
Material used

The Acousticork Underscreed insulation layer was installed on the slab during the construction phase of the building. Meanwhile, there was a perimeter strip made of elastic material intended to be used as perimeter strip installed, which is very important to avoid “sound bridges” and ensure proper performance of the fl…

10 . Jul . 2019
The spectrum of benefits introduced by cork

In this industry in particular, we are able to showcase in one single product (flooring) the entire spectrum of benefits introduced by cork, from the core of the bark (smoother) to the outer layer (harder and denser).The development of this raw material starts early in the tree. Cork develops different elements, from t…

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…

11 . Nov . 2019
Objective

The objective is to create an empty space between the various elements of the structure so that, whenever they contract or dilate, due to weather conditions or thermal variations, these movements do not cause structural damages To ensure optimal performance, the gaps between the elements should be filled with a pre-for…

Articles 22 . Jun . 2018
Articles
Natural raw materials

What is the source of the chemical materials and elements used in plastic- and rubber-based infills? Despite the strict rules on raw materials that can be used to produce synthetic infills, concerns remain regarding the potential use of poorer-quality materials or materials from an unknown source. This is not the case…

Blog 10 . Oct . 2019
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Cork is one of these eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

Of 100 % natural origin and from a renewable source, it has a number of properties that make it hard to match. It’s light, elastic, fire- and moisture-resistant, hypoallergenic and impermeable to liquids and gases. In construction, it stands out due to its thermal and acoustic insulation capabilities.     Build with G…

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

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
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2. It makes a difference in the lives of people who depend on it Cork is an important social and economic development factor for Western Mediterranean countries, enabling people to continue living and working in arid and semi-arid areas. In addition to thousands of direct jobs, the cork oak forest generates various oth…

News 19 . Aug . 2020
News
Texto Lasca Marco Sousa Santos

Cork has many qualities, especially when we think that no technologically produced material can offer as many and as diverse attributes. But what should be highlighted in this material that is so complete and versatile? Marco Sousa Santos has no doubts: “Its plastic and its mechanical nature. Plastic - due to its textu…

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