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News 13 . Apr . 2021
News
Energy sector: one of Amorim's main growth pillars

"From solar energy to electric mobility, the goal is to make this sector one of Amorim's principal growth pillars."

27 . Sep . 2016
Energy Commitment

Energy has a decisive impact on the product’s industrial cost, which is why we use and consume it in a balanced way, choosing energy efficient products, devices, technologies, and services. We favour the use of cork dust, generated in ACC’s value chain, as biomass, making a decisive contribution to minimising greenhous…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Renewable Energy

Perfectly aligned with the philosophy of renewable energy, Corecork is the green material for green energy production. Renewable energy equipment like wind turbine blades are often subject to the unpredictable power of nature, Corecork’s functionality introduces damping into the composite structure reducing structural…

29 . Jun . 2017
Sound energy, E

J-energy added to an elastic medium by the presence of sound, consisting of potential energy in the form of deviations from static pressure and of kinetic energy in the form of particle velocity.

13 . Mar . 2018
Sound energy, E

J-energy added to an elastic medium by the presence of sound, consisting of potential energy in the form of deviations from static pressure and of kinetic energy in the form of particle velocity.

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…

05 . Apr . 2018
Energy Return

In running and athletic shoes, it is the response after the foot strikes the ground, a sort of propulsion that helps maintain an effective 'gait' or stride E.V.A.: (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) A synthetic compound used for outsoles. E.V.A. provides cushioning to the foot and is easily shaped by heat and pressure.

News 06 . Jun . 2017
News
Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials and more sustainable products.

These are the key characteristics of Osirys - an international project that aims to improve buildings’ energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Inevitably cork is one of the project’s core features, with solutions supplied by Amorim Cork Composites and Amorim Isolamentos. The result is a set of eco-innovative material…

10 . Jul . 2019
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…

News 01 . Oct . 2021
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02 . Jul . 2019
Building Materials

Improve thermal and acoustic insulation, reduce noise and save energy with expanded cork solutions.

Blog 10 . Sep . 2019
Blog
Do you want a more efficient and comfortable home? Install an underlay

The sound of footsteps becomes less perceptible and you obtain a more durable and resistant floor while still saving energy.

17 . Nov . 2016
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…

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
Porquê a Cortiça?
Sustainable by nature

As a leader of the cork industry, sustainability, technology and innovation are intrinsic pillars of our culture and strategy. We focus on R&D that result in products and solutions with unparalleled advantages, including reducing the carbon footprint of the end product, saving energy or water, cleaning the environmen…

Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
Articles
Sustainable materials for all types of flooring

Cork is the common denominator used in all our underlays. When applied beneath a flooring system, a cork-based underlay provides greater comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, ensuring greater energy efficiency and better acoustic and thermal insulation.

02 . Jul . 2019
Underlays

Cork is a common denominator in the production of our accessories and supporting materials for floorings, such as, underlayment. When applied under a floor, an underlayment provides more comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, guaranteeing even greater energy efficiency and acoustic insulation.

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
Articles
Sustainable materials for all types of flooring

Cork is the common denominator used in all our underlays. When applied beneath a flooring system, a cork-based underlay provides greater comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, ensuring greater energy efficiency and better acoustic and thermal insulation.

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Damping

Damping is the dissipation of energy, usually by releasing it in the form of low-grade heat. The loss factor quantifies the level of damping of a material, it is the ratio of energy dissipated from the system to the energy stored in the system for every cycle. Due to corks closed cell structure filled with air, cork ha…

26 . Jul . 2017
Sport Surfaces

Comfort and safety with cork-based materials that improve force reduction and decrease energy restitution.

10 . Jul . 2019
Inlay

The use of a NRT inlay placed very close to the noise source dissipates energy transmitted by the foot when hitting the floor.

News 10 . Sep . 2020
News
Impact Strength

3 x higher impact strength and higher energy absorption when compared to conventional stone solutions or other brittle materials.

05 . May . 2017
Damping

The dissipation of vibratory energy in solid media and structures with time or distance. It is analogous to the absorption of sound in air.

05 . Feb . 2018
Entities involved

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

10 . Jul . 2019
Damping

The dissipation of vibratory energy in solid media and structures with time or distance. It is analogous to the absorption of sound in air.

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Advantages

Greater comfort in use Greater impact resistance Thermal stability Greater energy efficiency Sustainable and recyclable material

10 . May . 2018
What is damping?

Damping is the dissipation of vibratory energy in solid mediums and structures over time and distance. Similar to the absorption of sound in air, damping occurs whenever there is any type of friction that diminishes movement and disperses the energy. Each material’s damping capacity is referred to as its loss factor, a…

Blog 10 . Oct . 2019
Blog
What makes cork environmentally friendly?

Among other factors, “embodied energy” is an element increasingly taken into account when classifying building materials as environmentally friendly or not. The “embodied energy” of a given material corresponds to all energy consumed during the extraction, production and transportation of that material. Ideally, for mo…

11 . Nov . 2019
Feature 5

Cork is a 100% sustainable raw material with a negative carbon footprint and low incorporated energy. Cork expansion joints are fully recyclable and act as carbon sinks.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Window Frame Applications

Providing comfort with reduced energy use is the real energy benefit of efficient window assemblies. Low U-factors (rate of heat loss) are required to reduce heat loss through window assemblies, especially in colder climates where larger window assemblies are used for greater sunlight exposure. The U-factor performance…

14 . Aug . 2020
Amorim underlayment delivers great benefits in all flooring installations

When applied under a floor, an underlayment provides more comfort, protection, and longevity to the final floor, guaranteeing even greater energy efficiency and acoustic insulation.

08 . Jan . 2019
Construction Materials

Greater silence and comfort. Improve thermal and acoustic insulation, reducing noise and saving energy with solutions based on expanded cork and cork insulation boards with different materials for application on walls.

12 . Apr . 2017
Materials specially developed to absorb expansions and the contractions inherent to concrete buildings.

Continuous deformations caused by different climate conditions and thermal ranges are a challenge to expansion joints. Expandacork provides the performance, durability and mechanical resistance required. The better the thermal insulation, greater is the amount of energy saved... and the lower the impact on the environm…

News 17 . Apr . 2019
News
Thermal Insulation

ACM52 structure has a low thermal conductivity of 0,065 W/mºK across a wide temperature range, resulting in energy savings and reduced condensation. This attribute enhances passenger comfort like no other primary decking material.

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

ACM30 and ACM52 structure have a low thermal conductivity of 0,065 W/mºK throughout a wide temperature range, resulting in energy savings and reduced condensation. This attribute contributes to passenger comfort like no other primary decking material.

Case Studies 29 . Sep . 2016
Case Studies
Solution

The IB Tower is an intelligent building that provides long-term sustainability, with minimal environmental impact. The controls integrated in the building allow it to optimise business operations and improve energy efficiency.

10 . Jul . 2019
Impact noise insulation as part of the system.

The use of a NRT pre-attached underlayment acts like the traditional underlay, preventing the transmission of mechanical energy through the slab. The perfect energy attenuation is provided by the engineered combination of different cork granules, targeted to be underneath the MDF, plywood, staves, WPC's or polymer or p…

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 13 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Main goal

ALUCORK® flooring, from Amorim Cork Composites equips the new generation of high speed trains of the Portuguese train company CP – Comboios de Portugal. The project includes overall refurbishment of the ten trains included in the fleet of the Alfa Pendular service, in order to optimize passenger comfort and safety, and…

News 07 . Dec . 2017
News
Cork is a natural, 100 per cent recyclable and environmentally friendly product. Were these characteristics important for your decision? Is…

Yes, of course, sustainability was one aspect of cork that attracted me to the material. Cork is not only sustainable in its production but since it is a relatively lightweight material, it requires much less energy to transport and install. The fact that there is almost zero waste in the cork manufacturing process was…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
intro2: decoration

Whether in the form of wallpaper, formed into boards or self-adhesive rolls, cork allows for walls to be covered quickly and easy, making it stand out as a material for decoration. A natural, elegant and modern material, cork makes spaces more welcoming and inviting while also adding thermal comfort, reducing noise and…

02 . Jul . 2019
Versatility with sustainability in mind

Cork's visual and sensorial appearance, it's reliability, durability, sense of comfort and safety and ecological features will inspire you to shape a whole new sustainable world. No other energy-efficient material performs so well and with such quality. And not only it is eco-friendly, but also it is good for your heal…

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
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.

Articles 21 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Benefits

Cork provides comfort (thermal, acoustic and walking), it is a hypoallergenic solution, and has high durability and low maintenance costs. A floor that contains at least two cork components benefits from a high acoustic performance, both in terms of insulation for adjacent rooms and in terms of inside comfort in a livi…

10 . Jul . 2019
Nothing compares to the sensation of walking over a comfortable surface like cork!

A floor that contains at least two of our components will benefit from cork's acoustic high-performance, both in terms of noise insulation, for adjacent rooms, and in terms of internal comfort of the room, in which footfall noises are significantly cut down. Benefits will also be noted with regard to thermal comfort, a…

10 . Jul . 2019
Benefits

Cork provides comfort (thermal, acoustic and walking), it is a hypoallergenic solution, and has high durability and low maintenance costs. A floor that contains at least two cork components benefits from a high acoustic performance, both in terms of insulation for adjacent rooms and in terms of inside comfort in a livi…

Blog 03 . Jul . 2019
Blog
Circular forever

Amorim Cork Composites, founded in 1963 by Corticeira Amorim and manager of the Go4cork brand, is an exemplary model of a circular economy. The company came into being to extract value from cork not used by the wine cork industry and recycle used wine corks. Since then, it has progressively expanded its circular profil…

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
Project Objective

The development of the new cork concrete solution was produced through a partnership between Amorim Cork Composites, the Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC), Secil, the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability ( ITeCons) of the University of…

07 . Apr . 2021
Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites part of Corticeira Amorim, the world leader in the cork industry with a long track of achievements using cork in demanding industries such as construction, flooring, sports surfaces, mobility, energy sealing, consumer goods, furnishings, and footwear. We recycle, reuse and reinvent entirely natur…

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 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…

Flooring 10 . Jul . 2019
Flooring
Flooring solutions

Underlays are tiles to place between the floor surface and flooring which can result in several key benefits. They can be used in all types of flooring solutions providing significant improvements in terms of thermal comfort, sound insulation, floor leveling and energy efficiency. Underlays can consist of pure agglomer…

27 . Mar . 2018
Prime building materials are cork-based

Cork-based materials have become prime building materials in world-class projects such as these buildings. In addition to the quality of the material and its insulation properties, such buildings have to comply with green construction and sustainable building principles and efficient use of natural and energy resources…

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…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
Safety guarantee

Cork was also used in the swivel seats, one of the most striking elements of the exhibition concept presented by SUPERFLEX. Agglomerated cork blocks were used for this purpose, which was then painted. The main objectives were to guarantee load capacity (i.e. support the users’ weight), and above all ensure safety in th…

Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Reduction of costs in the transport industry

The Amorim Cork Composites, business unit of the Amorim Group, is committed to the development and manufacture of technical, environmentally friendly products based on cork, for numerous industries and applications.  The rail industry is one of the strategic segments of the company, where innovation and creativity in t…

News 13 . Jan . 2017
News
Snowboard with Next Core© technology developed by the Swiss company "Anticonf" which integrates Amorim cork, has just won one of the most re…

The Anticonf Snowboard is a both green and high-performance product. The Next Core © technology shows impressive mechanical performances while being lighter and better at absorbing vibrations. Instead of a classical longitudinal wooden core, it is composed of bended bamboo stringers that direct energy transmission from…

News 19 . Mar . 2018
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The main challenge for this project was to look for better, healthier and sustainable solutions for the construction of façades, exterior walls and interior divisions.  Cork is a key material within the OSIRYS project to provide thermal and acoustic insulation and fire resistance. The project’s results confirm that use…

Blog 10 . Sep . 2019
Blog
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Step 1: Go4cork products are produced mainly with unused cork from the cork stopper industry. When we think about cork, we almost automatically think about cork stoppers. However, the production of cork stoppers uses only around 30 % of this raw material. It was precisely to give new life to this industry’s unused cork…

27 . Sep . 2016
Crushable TPS

Development and functional testing of an innovative protection system that will simultaneously perform structural and thermal functions, allowing the re-entry process of space capsules to Earth to be simplified. This system will combine the capacity to absorb impact energy on landing and the capacity to support the the…

News 22 . Sep . 2017
News
Amorim Cork Composites is a member of the consortium responsible for the patent of a totally innovative system, that makes it possible to pr…

The production process of agglomerated cork, preparation of cork surfaces and printing of heating circuits was designed to be continuous, or using sheets. This prevents separation of the layers (delamination) offering the benefit of thermal insulation provided by cork. The invention has various possible industrial appl…

Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
Articles
IIC values

IIC values are not heavily influenced by the presence of mass in the structure. A 6” solid concrete slab, for example, has an IIC rating of about 28, without underlayment or flooring materials installed. Wood frame assemblies, without a sound mat or flooring installed typically have IIC ratings around 30. These ratings…

Notícias 02 . Nov . 2020
Notícias
Nota de rodapé

* The life cycle assessment, which was conducted in 2019 and 2020, was based on a cradle-to-gate approach, i.e. contemplating all environmental impacts up to the factory gate. The assessment also included additional information on the carbon sequestration of the cork oak forest. The methodology of the EY studies was ba…

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
Articles
IIC values

IIC values are not heavily influenced by the presence of mass in the structure. A 6” solid concrete slab, for example, has an IIC rating of about 28, without underlayment or flooring materials installed. Wood frame assemblies, without a sound mat or flooring installed typically have IIC ratings around 30. These ratings…

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

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

News 30 . Jan . 2017
News
If you had to highlight two major advantages of cork, which ones would you choose?

One of the things that I find really fascinating about cork is that, in many ways, it acts like a very dense memory foam. It always bounces back to its original form after being subject to mechanical pressure. This unique trait is a result of its iconic hexagonal cellular structure that also gives the material the abil…

Blog 31 . Jul . 2019
Blog
It’s easy to do it yourself with cork

In these cases, cork is ideal for improving rooms’ thermal and acoustic insulation, reducing interior noise and helping to save energy. You can take advantage of these benefits by installing a cork underlay or floor base and applying expanded cork agglomerate or cork boards to the walls. Placed between the floor and t…

04 . Nov . 2021
Noise pollution

Noise pollution is a serious environmental problem in European cities, that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation. The main sources of pollution in urban areas are road, rail and air traffic, and industry (EEA Report: Environmental noise in Europe , 2020). However, since this is not a new problem, the co…

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