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27 . Sep . 2016
Innovation Culture

In our innovation team, our mission is to systematically develop solutions that allow us to be competitive and explore strategic areas.

28 . May . 2019
Innovation and creativity

Innovation is part of Amorim Cork Composites’ DNA and underpins the future sustainability of our business. We value creative, inspiring, action-oriented people who enjoy critical thinking.

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i.cork factory, the new Amorim Cork Composites’ innovation pilot plant

i.cork factory is Amorim Cork Composites’ new innovation centre, entirely dedicated to research and development that valorises the use of cork, determining precisely the right amount of cork that, in conjunction with other materials, can bring value to different business sectors.

27 . Sep . 2016
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08 . Jan . 2019
The ultimate innovation in cork transformation

Natural Textile fibers TechnologyThe fusion of polymeric layer over agglomerated cork. Adaptable and FlexibleProvides the sophisticated look and luxurious feel of soft leather or nubuck suede with the unique features of cork. Use of lamination/gluing technologyEnables it to be applied to highly flexible and durable mat…

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Spirit of Innovation

Douglas concluded: “This was an extremely successful project and we were pleased to partner with Amorim Cork Composites in bringing new innovations to market. Electroflight is looking forward to future work with Amorim Cork Composites to develop new technologies that will support the electrification and decarbonization…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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Innovation and Design

More than any other player in the market, Corticeira Amorim made unparalleled investments in innovation and design, developing a portfolio of high added value products and solutions, which anticipate market trends and surpass the expectations of some of the most demanding industries in the world.

29 . Apr . 2022
Innovation in solar energy

In the solar energy sector, Amorim Cork Composites has also been presenting innovative solutions that are important steps towards a more responsible energy production. One of these projects focuses on the development, in partnership with EDP and the Spanish company Isigenere, of a cork-based float for photovoltaic pane…

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Innovation-based DNA

Driven by its innovation-based DNA, the company “continuously pursues the development of new products that also combine cork with other materials”, explains António Rios de Amorim. “We are always looking to enhance the many properties of our raw material through the best practices of the circular economy, that have bee…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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Innovation is our attitude and driving force.

Like the sun, soil and water have driven the Cork Tree to spread its branches as high and in the most diversified ways possible, we too feed on ideas. We feed on ideas, to thrive with innovation. That's how we always find something new to do with cork. The cork not incorporated into the stopper industry represents the…

27 . Sep . 2016
04 . Nov . 2021
Silence! We’re about to talk about cork

In the future, cities will be smarter, as a direct consequence of the current dizzying pace of technological innovation.

02 . Jul . 2019
Go4cork

Go4cork exists to materialize Amorim Cork Composite's innovation culture.

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
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Creativity and innovation in Portuguese architecture and craftmanship

The shop’s arch is inspired by the arches of the São Bento train station in Porto, whose architectural project was presented in the same year as the brand was created – 1887. The arch creates a kind of tunnel that visitors can pass through, appreciating the hand-designed iconic packages while immersing themselves in th…

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Innovation in deck construction for passenger vessels with cork technology.

Today there is chronic pressure on shipyards’ and shipowners’ margins, while the IMO guidelines call for “safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans”. At the same time, passenger numbers are growing globally, as are new builds and ship modernisations.If the building and operation of passenger vessels are to be…

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05 . Apr . 2018
Fashion

We're innovating in the global footwear industry with comfortable and natural materials, with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design.

19 . Apr . 2022
Fashion

We're innovating in the global footwear industry with comfortable and natural materials, with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design.

07 . Apr . 2022
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i.cork factory, the pilot plant and innovation department of Amorim Cork Composites, was created precisely to respond to the challenges of our customers in the development of new products.

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Eduardo Soares, Innovation DirectorJoão Queirós, Raw Material Procurement Officer

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What do you think about cork moulding techniques?

Cédric: These will help the material explore new applications. Klas: I think this is a key factor to creating new business options, and I believe this is the most interesting innovation for cork, especially for Studio Corkinho.

12 . Apr . 2017
Contractor

Fosroc Thailand LimitedFosroc is a world leader in the delivery of tailored constructive solutions for virtually any type of construction project, combining high quality products, expert technical support, customer service and innovation.

07 . Apr . 2021
The development of this collection

The development of this collection takes advantage of the physical and psychological characteristics of both materials. The contribution of all the senses was fundamental to the final result. The mix of definitions is such that not even the most classical chemical compounds have resisted such innovation.

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
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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…

08 . Apr . 2022
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…

18 . Apr . 2022
Join Us at Industry Space Days

The largest space innovation B2B meeting event will take place between 11 and 12 September at ESTEC Noordwijk • The Netherlands. Schedule a meeting with us at stand M10. It will be a pleasure to share our solutions for the Aerospace sector with you.

02 . Jul . 2019
The Cork Inside seal guarantees that a product contains, in its cork formulation, a 100% natural and recyclable material with unique technic…

Cork Inside formulations combine cork with other materials and are developed and rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites' innovation and engineering teams. Cork Inside responds to stringent requirements and guarantees the performance required for its application.

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…

10 . Jul . 2019
Edwin Lingg, Li&Co

For us, cork is a very important aspect of the business. We have been producing cork floors for 29 years and we have a strong relation with this natural product and its evolution. Cork is very important since it differentiates us from other producers. We place a priority on cork in our innovation processes. When we thi…

21 . Apr . 2022
Edwin Lingg, Li&Co

For us, cork is a very important aspect of the business. We have been producing cork floors for 29 years and we have a strong relation with this natural product and its evolution. Cork is very important since it differentiates us from other producers. We place a priority on cork in our innovation processes. When we thi…

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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…

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For Nuno Terrível

For Nuno Terrível, innovation director of ACC, “this overture to universities is absolutely critical, principally to the University of Porto, taking into account the historical relationship we have. ACC has a strategy for networked development and we want to continue to open this strategy to you. We want you to think a…

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Novel applications for cork.

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company’s history. Based on the use of waste from the cork stopper industry and powered by a strong capacity for innovation, resilience and ingenuity, we have discovered several novel applications for cork throu…

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The collaboration between Amorim Cork Composites and VDM is supported by Amorim’s mission to add value to cork in a different, qualitative and innovative manner, in particular, by supporting various artistic, educational and scientific projects. These initiatives help disseminate the versatility, multi-disciplinarity…

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What was it like to work with Amorim Cork Composites?

ACC has been a partner in my cork design projects for many years. First, ACC is committed to innovation, and is forward-looking in seeing the new potential for cork applications in design and architecture. ACC was able to custom produce many of the materials and components for this project. Second, ACC and Amorim are w…

News 19 . May . 2017
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After this MMFA's initiative, how would you describe the event and what are the main conclusions that you are taking with you?

The recent MMFA event in Porto, Portugal was the best industry conference that I have attended in my 35 years in the flooring industry!  The quality of the presentations, the attitude of cooperation and sharing, and the outstanding hospitality and planning were exceptional. I found that the different players involved i…

08 . Apr . 2022
INTRO

The ACC Design Studio is a space for innovation and creativity where cork and design meet.    We have a multidisciplinary and specialised team prepared to support the development of cork-based new products and creative projects that explore the appearance and functionalities of this material.  Our main goal is to enabl…

10 . Jul . 2019
We have discovered several novel applications for cork

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company's history.Based on the use of waste from the cork stopper industry and powered by a strong capacity for innovation, resilience and ingenuity, throughout its history, we have discovered several novel appl…

10 . Jul . 2019
New applications for cork

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company’s history. Based on the use of waste from the cork stopper industry and powered by a strong capacity for innovation, resilience and ingenuity, we have discovered several new applications for cork through…

05 . Apr . 2018
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Cork is a natural material with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design. Cork components are used by several famous brands to present novelties based on a lightweight and comfortable material.  Highly dependent on fashion demands, we have developed our cork garments for heel covering, uppers, and…

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Do you know what this symbol means?

Many Go4cork products combine cork with other materials in order to enhance their properties. Since cork may not always be immediately visible, we have created the Cork Inside seal. This seal gives you a guarantee that the product incorporates the optimal quantity of cork to ensure the best performance and that it has…

19 . Apr . 2022
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Cork is a natural material with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design. Cork components are used by several famous brands to present novelties based on a lightweight and comfortable material.  Highly dependent on fashion demands, we have developed our cork garments for heel covering, uppers, and…

21 . Apr . 2022
New applications for cork

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company’s history. Based on the use of waste from the cork stopper industry and powered by a strong capacity for innovation, resilience and ingenuity, we have discovered several new applications for cork through…

21 . Apr . 2022
We have discovered several novel applications for cork

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company's history.Based on the use of waste from the cork stopper industry and powered by a strong capacity for innovation, resilience and ingenuity, throughout its history, we have discovered several novel appl…

27 . Sep . 2016
Amorim cork composites management policy (1)

Amorim Cork Composites’ main activity is the production of cork granules and cork composites. In its context, customer satisfaction and the satisfaction of the remaining stakeholders is decisive for the sustainable development of the Organisation, which takes on continuous improvement and availability of the necessary…

22 . Jan . 2020
About Amorim Cork Composites

Amorim Cork Composites is a world-renowned company with a long legacy of achievements in aerospace, transportation, construction and sustainable green products using cork. At our Innovation and R&D centre, we are always searching for new and high performance solutions.Targeted towards the LVT flooring industry’s ne…

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Based on a strong culture of innovation, we develop highly efficient solutions and incorporate by-products from other industries - such as foams, polymers and rubbers - into our processes, giving them a second life, since they would normally be deposited in landfills.   Examples include Footcork® Evolution and Underlay…

Case Studies 25 . Jan . 2022
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The chairman

The Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim, António Rios de Amorim, states that 'the use of cork in an iconic car model such as the MINI is the premise of a change in the mobility sector that is already underway. A paradigm shift of which Corticeira Amorim is an integral part'. He adds that 'cork is a raw material so na…

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We also research and develop innovative cork-based materials, through the application of extrusion, lamination or moulding processes, and by combining cork with other raw materials, in order to produce new materials.By using cork or composites that combine cork with materials from other industries, it is possible to cr…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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Solution

The items of the METAMORPHOSIS exhibition, developed by a group of naturally talented persons, open up a new range of products and applications. The invited professionals joined their technical vision with artistic sensibility and the knowledge they have of the market, creating solutions where cork intersects with vari…

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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…

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This new solution combines cork – a 100% natural, recyclable and biocompatible raw material – with recycled polymers and was developed at i.Cork factory, the pilot plant and innovation hub of Amorim Cork Composites. Isigenere, one of the most innovative international companies in the development of floating solar syste…

Articles 03 . Jan . 2020
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Innovate with cork

Seeking to take cork’s unique profile even further, Amorim Cork Composites continually develops new formulas and composites that enhance this material’s natural properties and enable the creation of innovative products. Given that in some of these products cork is combined with other raw materials, it may not always be…

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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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…

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Cork is a natural, 100% recyclable and environmentally-friendly product. Were these characteristics important for your decision? Is sustaina…

Cork is an amazing and unique material, and its set of unique properties is almost too good to be true. The interesting thing is that it’s not just the material itself that is environmentally friendly; the whole process, from extraction to processing to manufacturing, has been tailored to have as little impact on natur…

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Further information about Be Brasil:

Any visitor to Milan's Design Week (held in Milan between April 17-22) upon entering the Brazilian space, located on Via Maroncelli 14, will journey through time in the company of Brazilian design: from modernist masters such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi and Sérgio Rodrigues to the contemporary highlights of Gustav…

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More about RETALT

RETALT (RETro propulsion Assisted Landing Technologies) is a project which received a funding of 3 M€ from the EU Commission in the frame of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 821890. The partners of the project are DLR (Germany), CFS Engineering (Switzerland), Elecnor Deimos (S…

Case Studies 14 . Oct . 2016
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Project Description

Amorim Cork Composites is developing cork surfboards for the Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara. These cork surfboards are specifically designed to successfully surf amazing sized waves never ridden before. This project was launched in 2013 with a view to designing high efficiency surfboards making use of Portuguese raw…

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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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