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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.

Blog 27 . Nov . 2019
Blog
Cork for a naturally-inspired environment

If you have doubts about which material to choose for your office, choose cork. In addition to being functional and visually appealing, cork accessories also have the advantage of introducing an element of natural origin to your office, creating a mild and quiet environment that invites you to work.In this article, fin…

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.

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
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…

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
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…

Blog 27 . Nov . 2019
Blog
Create a space for organisation and inspiration with a memo board

Made of cork or other materials, memo boards easily adapt to any environment and are very useful and practical for a more organised daily routine.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
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The materials in the construction area have undergone constant improvements over time. This evolution is due to the non-conformist spirit of…

The need to create priorities range from the more traditional - such as impermeability, stability, visual requirements - to the most recent fields, which relate to energy, sustainable, thermal and acoustic issues. Cork, as a multifaceted product, can meet the demands of today's markets through its natural properties.

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)

10 . Jul . 2019
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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

Articles 18 . May . 2018
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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.

News 20 . Nov . 2019
News
Innovative from an environmental perspective

This underscreed is also innovative from an environmental perspective, given that in addition to cork - a naturally sustainable material - it solely uses waste from the footwear industry, in particular low density polyethylene foams. This industrial symbiosis process enables these materials to be recycled and reinforce…

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…

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…

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

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

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.

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 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…

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…

Blog 31 . Jul . 2019
Blog
In recent years, talking about trends in decoration almost always involves talking about cork. Natural and sustainable, cork helps create we…

If you would like to try using cork to improve comfort or change your home décor, but don't know where to start, Go4cork can help you. Specialised in DIY cork products, Go4cork offers a wide range of items for people who like to get down to work and create their own interior design project, but are also concerned about…

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
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1. Cork is an organic and sustainable material Cork is the bark of the cork oak. It is removed every nine years, without the tree having to be cut down, and it grows back again. In fact, the cork oak is the only tree with self-regenerating bark, making cork a 100 % renewable and sustainable material. Choosing cork cont…

Blog 10 . Sep . 2019
Blog
The sound of footsteps becomes less perceptible and you obtain a more durable and resistant floor while still saving energy. The answer to t…

You are in the process of building or renovating your house and, among the many options available, you have finally found the ideal floor for your decoration project. Whether you have chosen a ceramic, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring, did you know that applying an underlay before installing the final floor is critical…

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…

02 . Jan . 2019
The application of an underscreed during the construction process of a building plays a fundamental role in its acoustic insulation and, con…

Acoustic comfort inside buildings represents a growing concern. The development of urban centres, along with economic and technological advances, has multiplied noise sources both inside and outside buildings, leading to environments with higher noise indexes. In addition, populations are more and more aware of the imp…

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…

Blog 10 . Oct . 2019
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A more comfortable home, day after day  Once the work is finished, the cork won’t be visible but you’ll feel its benefits every day. Cork’s low thermal conductivity and ability to store heat and release it little by little will prevent your home from overheating in summer days and help maintain a pleasant indoor temper…

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…

Blog 03 . Jul . 2019
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Let us introduce you to Go4cork, a new brand of DIY cork products created especially for people who are always thinking of the next project for renovating or decorating their house or office, but are also concerned with the environment and value responsible consumption. With Go4cork it’s so easy to make small changes o…

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…

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…

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.

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…

02 . Jul . 2019
Intro text - underlays

Underlayment may consist only of cork agglomerate or contain other recycled materials, such as PU, Recycled Rubber or EVA. Some of our underlays have a pre-attached vapor barrier. Compared to synthetic materials, cork is the right choice when looking for a solution that guarantees performance but is also sustainable…

10 . Jul . 2019
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…

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

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

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…

News 26 . Sep . 2019
News
Awarded with RIBA's Stephen Lawrence 2019, the Cork House project paves the way towards a more sustainable architecture by reducing the numb…

A house built almost entirely from cork, with low carbon emissions and whose components are recyclable at the end of its life cycle. This is the proposal from a group of British architects to promote ideas about the environmental impact of the construction industry. Created by Matthew Barnett Howlandwith Dido Milne and…

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…

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…

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…

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