Close

Choose your language or region

Close

This website content is also available in COUNTRY TO CHANGE.

19 results found forest

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Cork Oak Forest

With over 2.2 million hectares of cork forest, about one third (approximately 730 000 hectares) is situated in Portugal.

27 . Sep . 2016
Cork Oak Forest

From all the cork oak forests, approximately 340 000 tonnes of cork are harvested each year.

27 . Sep . 2016
Commitment to the Forest Custody Chain

We prefer to use cork from well managed forests, certified by the forest certification system of the Forest  Stewardship Council® (FSC®),  and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).  We do not sell FSC® or PEFC certified products which have included the following categories of fore…

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…

10 . Jul . 2019
Forest Stewardship Council

An independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

04 . Jul . 2017
Forest Stewardship Council

An independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

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…

14 . Dec . 2016
Cork and Nature

Cork oak forest

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.

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.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Cork harvesting

The wise hands that plant the trees of the cork oak forest are the same ones that skilfully strip the bark every year. Removing the bark from each cork oak.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of Amorim Cork Composites’ primary decking materials. Innovative and sustainable cork-…

The key factor in ensuring a negative carbon footprint is the cork oak forest itself - which is a carbon sink, responsible for retaining 73 tons of CO2 per ton of cork used for a typical application, which corresponds to 2,7 kilotons of CO2 retention.

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…

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…

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Facts and Curiosities

Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.

10 . Oct . 2018
Proteção natural do ambiente

Montados (cork oak forests) are natural retainers of CO2 - the biggest cause of global warming. It is estimated that cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2 per year, a valuable aid for reducing greenhouse gases - the main source of climate change. Carbon retained by cork oak trees is stored in the cork…

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…

18 . Apr . 2019
Contribute to a more balanced and sustainable world

Our main raw material, cork, is one of the planet’s most sustainable natural resources when it comes to the environment, economy and society. Cork oak forests are natural retainers of CO2, the main cause of global warming, regulating the water cycle, protecting against erosion and fires, and nourishing biodiversity. In…

02 . Jul . 2019
Cork

Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected. Cork oak forests are natural retainers of CO2, they prevent soil degradation, they regulate the hydrological cycle, they combat deser…

    Filters

    Show me