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05 . May . 2017
Acoustical Environment

The acoustical characteristics of a space or room influenced by the amount of acoustical absorption, or lack of it in the space.

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
Articles
8 – Be proud to protect the environment.

In addition to all these benefits, there is also environmental sustainability. Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material. Compared to synthetic materials, the natural qualities of cork add unique benefits that contribute to high performance and comfort.

27 . Sep . 2016
Environmental Commitment

We evaluate the environmental aspects of our activities, with the aim of protecting the environment, adopting practices that enhance pollution prevention as well as improving our environmental performance.

Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
Articles
Environmental Sustainability

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is one of the most versatile materials in the world, from an environmental, social or economic perspective. In addition to cork, all materials used in the production of our underlays are based on the concept of the circular economy. Therefore when looking for a solution that…

18 . Apr . 2019
This is what creators and designers currently aim for when designing practical and elegant accessories for the dinner table and kitchen, but…

Original and resistant, enjoy the aesthetics and versatility of different cork products for home and kitchen. You can use them as decorative pieces alone or explore their practical and useful side. By your side while you cook or enjoy a meal with friends and family, these pieces will enliven every moment.

27 . Sep . 2016
Environmental and Social Benefits

Perfectly adapted to the warm climate and arid soil, cork oak forests protect against erosion and resulting desertification.

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
Case Studies
Because it is a 100% natural and recyclable material, cork is one of the main raw materials used in the installation, Gardening Will Save Th…

Gardening Will Save The World is a space for experimentation and reflection on the social and environmental benefits of home gardens and vegetable gardens in cities, recreating a lush green space, with over 7,500 plants. Divided across two levels, the project combines traditional agricultural methods with the latest ag…

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.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Utility and versatility

Due to the simplicity of their structure, memo boards blend in easily with any space or environment.

29 . Jun . 2017
Free field

An environment in which a sound wave may propagate in all directions without obstructions or reflections. Anechoic rooms can produce such an environment under controlled conditions.

13 . Mar . 2018
Free field

An environment in which a sound wave may propagate in all directions without obstructions or reflections. Anechoic rooms can produce such an environment under controlled conditions.

11 . Apr . 2017
Acoustic Insulation

Materials designed with urbanisation, acoustic environments and sustainability in mind.

23 . Jan . 2018
Acoustic Insulation

Materials designed with urbanisation, acoustic environments and sustainability in mind.

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
image Knoll

“Comfortable furnishings and fluid boundaries characterize this group-based workplace where the actions of the people themselves define the space. The result: an environment that can transform at a moment’s notice and evolve with use.”  Source: www.knoll.com

18 . Apr . 2019
Equally surprising

During the natural regeneration process that occurs after harvesting, cork oaks increase their ability to retain CO2. It’s as if every time bark is harvested, the cork oak redoubles its efforts to protect the environment.

10 . Oct . 2018
The construction industry increasingly requires alternative ecological and renewable materials that deliver a lower environmental impact. Co…

Demographic evolution and urban development have driven rapid growth of built-up areas, thereby contributing to higher resource and energy consumption and increasing the emission of pollutant gases with repercussions on the atmosphere and ecosystems. Construction is now responsible for the consumption of about 30% of t…

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)

04 . Jul . 2017
Acclimation

Refers to the flooring's adjustment to the environment it is in, in terms of moisture and humidity. It is important to let flooring acclimate before installing.

08 . Jan . 2019
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.

Automotive 27 . Sep . 2016
Automotive
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.

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
Seals and Gaskets
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.

Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Environmental awareness

The objective was to develop a new flooring solution that could replace EPDM surfaces, minimizing any negative aspects, in particular in terms of environmental impact, overheating, release of odours and risk of injury in the event of falls.

27 . Sep . 2016
Techseal

Engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application environments in automotive sealing.

27 . Sep . 2016
Techseal

Engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application in several environments.

Articles 18 . May . 2018
Articles
intro

The global growth in the number of artificial turf pitches has given rise to questions on the impact of this type of system on the environment and user safety, calling for a discussion on the technology and materials used for such infrastructures.

18 . Apr . 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, or looking for a natural and unique element to complete your home or workspace design.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
feature: resilience and sound-absorbing properties

At the same time, its resilience and sound-absorbing properties reduce noise from neighbors, the murmur of conversations, and any vibrations produced by appliances or air-conditioning systems, making the home environment healthier and more welcoming.

08 . Jan . 2019
ARO

Highlighting its texture and density, the combination with another material denies nothing of cork's physicality and aesthetic weight. Aro shows off and celebrates these characteristics, putting cork centre-stage in your living environment.

News 17 . Apr . 2019
News
Green Construction

The main constituent of ACM52 is cork, which is 100% natural, reusable and recyclable. A sustainable product that guarantees protection against risks to human health and the environment, in compliance with current REACH regulations, contributing to energy savings.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Green construction

The main constituent of ACM30 and ACM52 is cork which is 100% natural, reusable and recyclable, it is a sustainable product that guarantees protection against risks to human health and the environment, complying to current REACH regulation, contributing to energy savings.

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…

11 . Apr . 2017
Maximizing comfort and protecting equipments

Isolating the source of the vibration is essential not only to protect the quality of life of people in both the immediate location and those in the surrounding environment, it also helps to protect equipment from the long term degenerative effects of vibration. Acousticork Vibration Isolation range allows to achieve b…

06 . Aug . 2018
Do you think that sound insulation is important in the daily lives of users of buildings?

Recent research has revealed that sound insulation is closely linked to productivity and concentration. Environments with poorer acoustic conditions affect people’s health and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

08 . Jan . 2019
Lasca

Like a polished pebble from a riverbed, lasca's softly rounded form and rich texture reintroduce the look and feel of nature into your own environment. Featured in different sizes and shapes, lasca functions as a support or work surface. Steadier than a tray, more practical and unrestricting than a table, you can use i…

18 . Apr . 2019
Solutions that make your home more efficient and comfortable

Although not visible, underlay contributes significantly toward improving your home’s thermal comfort, acoustic insulation and energy efficiency. Installed between the subfloor and the finish floor, this thin layer of material creates a more quiet and pleasant environment, reducing the sound of footsteps for softer wal…

18 . Apr . 2019
Solutions that make your home more efficient and comfortable

Although not visible, underlay contributes significantly toward improving your home’s thermal comfort, acoustic insulation and energy efficiency. Installed between the subfloor and the finish floor, this thin layer of material creates a more quiet and pleasant environment, reducing the sound of footsteps for softer wal…

28 . May . 2019
The Cork Potential Programme offers unique internship opportunities that introduce students and recent graduates into the job market.

Pursuing an internship in our company is a unique experience, due to our global, multicultural environment and major diversity of business activities. Interns can effectively acquire of knowledge in a real work context and develop professional skills and behaviour patterns that will be fundamental for their careers. Jo…

28 . May . 2019
Profile

Higher education in the areas of Engineering Mechanics, Industrial Management or other relevant area; Minimum experience of 2 years in a similar role, namely related to the management of productive teams in a multinational environment with a strong culture of continuous improvement; Knowledge of continuous improvement…

Automotive 21 . Oct . 2016
Automotive
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…

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…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
Forest of swings

Known for their highly humorous works, the artists created a huge "forest" of swings and invited visitors to use them individually or in a group. In addition to the cork floor, which ensures soft landings, while also creating an organic and sensory environment, the swivel seats are also made of cork.   Choice of cork f…

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…

29 . Jun . 2017
External noise control treatment

A number of different options are available to the power industry for external vibration pad materials. The VC6400 power grade formulated for longevity in outdoor environments and designed to withstand conditions such as the presence of Ozone/UV and extreme temperatures is very popular in large power transformers, whil…

11 . Apr . 2017
Improving comfort with sustainable solutions

Outstanding impact noise insulation, Acousticork underscreed improves the quality of living and working environments. The range offers resilient layers made of natural and recycled materials that provide a low level of compressibility, reduce crack formation in the screed and the resulting costs.   With Acousticork und…

28 . May . 2019
Profile

Higher Education in Economics, Management or other relevant area; Minimum 3 year experience in the commercial area in the field of building materials and / or technical solutions; Experience in the commercial relationship with distributors; Knowledge in acoustic solutions will be a valued factor; Professional experienc…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
Responsability

For us, the importance of the responsibility of contributing today for the future is an essential objective. Thus, we incorporate various raw materials into our products which aim to innovatively respond to competitive market demands, as well as create advances and cutting edge procedures which grant the final consumer…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Main Goal

In the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion, Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei took an archaeological approach and designed a pavilion that inspires visitors to look beneath the surface, at its structure. They elected cork because of its acoustic properties and sensory characteristics (especially those linked to touch and smell…

News 16 . Feb . 2017
News
The iconic Palais de Tokyo in Paris was the stage for an artistic intervention where cork emerges as the decisive element in the performativ…

The initiative – opened from 12 till 18 December 2016 – was part of the “Carte Blanche” project second edition, offering spaces in the palace to creations by renowned artists. The artist featured at this “Carte Blanche” is Tino Seghal, who in turn has called on several fellow artists, including the performance artist I…

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…

27 . Mar . 2018
Cork-based solutions: one of the main pathways for development

The museum structure itself attracts at least as much attention as the art works on display. It is a spectacular building carved out of former grain silos, dating back to 1920, which now house the Zeitz Museum and a 28-room boutique luxury hotel designed by the renowned UK architect, Thomas Heatherwick. In today’s worl…

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…

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…

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
body - sustainable realm

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

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 16 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Description and functionality

When Amorim Cork Composites added cork and rubber as the core material applied to sandwich wood panels (CPA - acoustic plywood) this was an innovative solution to reduce noise and vibration in interior floors for trains. The combination of viscoelastic material (such as cork) in a sandwich panel contributes greatly to…

News 25 . Oct . 2016
News
Corticeira Amorim publishes its ninth Sustainability Report for 2014 and 2015, concerning its economic, social and environmental performance…

This information is presented based on the G4 directives of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for the Core level.

12 . Apr . 2017
Acousticork Vibration Control Materials

Acousticork's specific material formulations for vibration control combine performance with environmental concerns.

Case Studies 23 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
Infills E-book

Do you know how to minimize the environmental impact of artificial turf systems?

Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Infills E-book

Do you know how to minimize the environmental impact of artificial turf systems?

Articles 22 . Jun . 2018
Articles
Infills E-book

Do you know how to minimize the environmental impact of artificial turf systems?

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…

26 . Jul . 2017
Cork infills designed to avoid unwanted consequences

We offer natural and extruded compounds specifically designed to be used as artificial turf infills that respect the specification of an appropriate construction standard and to avoid unwanted consequences.Our infills are designed to allow functional suitability, a balance between cost-effectiveness and environmental c…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Since its origins many centuries ago, cork has been associated with the manufacture of cups and other receptacles. Nowadays, developers and…

Original and durable, enjoy the aesthetics and versatility of different cork products for the home and kitchen. You can use them simply as decorative objects or explore the more practical and useful side of our different products. By your side as you cook or enjoy a meal with family or friends, our products can bring…

28 . May . 2019
World leaders in sustainable products

Our raw material – cork - is one of the world’s most sustainable natural resources, in environmental, economic and social terms. All our solutions are based on our sustainability policy, and are 100% recyclable and reusable.

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

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.

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.

08 . May . 2017
A sustainable and high performance solution

In addition to the appropriate functioning of the building and its envisaged uses, it also has a strong concern for environmental and sustainability issues, and Acousticork Underscreed, as a recycled material, fits perfectly with these premises. It is made from recycled car and truck tyres, part of a recycling and reco…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Adding comfort and performance to your decking.

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.

04 . Jul . 2017
Build a final flooring thinking about Health and Nature

Cork is a natural and sustainable raw material, answering the demands of ecofriendly solutions. The use of other recycled materials is also a contribution to this market trend and is aligned with the environmental company strategy. We believe the use of recycled materials, with adequate quality and quantity available r…

27 . Sep . 2016
New product design & business models

Amorim Cork Composites’ new approach is based on the knowledge that product design, throughout its life cycle, has huge relevance on environmental impacts. We are committed to ensuring that the design of products extends their function as far as possible. This is our working philosophy and we want to spread the message…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
The Cork Oak is Portugal's National Tree

At the end of 2011, the cork oak was unanimously established as Portugal's National Tree. This classification is directly related to the economic, social and environmental performance that it represents to the country. Around 23% of Portugal's forest area is made up of cork oaks, which support the country's main indust…

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

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

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Alucork is used as a lightweight floating floor system for railway interiors which addresses all comfort aspects of a railway floor, while u…

It’s a true sustainable product, using renewable materials and assuring full recyclability of raw material at End Of Life. The manufacturing technology behind Alucork allows project engineers’ to rethink how the floor is installed, significantly reducing lead-times and lowering total costs. Composed of a sandwich panel…

27 . Sep . 2016
CoMMUTe

CoMMute project has developed a prototype of modular and multifunctional floating flooring for regional and intercity railway coaches, using materials with low environmental impact.  This solution makes it possible to cut total installation costs and guarantees greater comfort for passengers by delivering improved ther…

Case Studies 13 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Solution

Weighing about 40% lower – in comparison with similar alternative thicknesses available in the market – the ALUCORK® system will make it possible to reduce energy consumption and expenses for this type of high-speed trains, thus constituting a more advantageous option in environmental and economic terms. Produced using…

08 . Jan . 2019
Amorim

The Amorim Group is one of the largest, most entrepreneurial and dynamic multinationals of Portuguese origin. Its origins were in the cork business, back in 1870 and today it is the world leader in the sector. Guided by a vision of sustained growth, the Group has engaged in the diversification of its business in sector…

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