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08 . Jan . 2019
Materia

MATERIA is a collection of objects that work well and feel good in contemporary homes and lifestyles.

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Materia

The MATERIA collection was designed to occupy a place in the space of those who appreciate the comfort and functionality of objects.

News 06 . Nov . 2017
News
Stow It

Stow It is a multi-functional wall shelf which combines stylish design with acoustic properties. Stow It was designed by the renowned designer James Irvine, who previously designed Six, for the Materia collection.

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Press Release | Materia Stow It

Press Release | Materia Stow It

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Press Kit | Materia

Press Kit | Materia

News 25 . Oct . 2016
News
TIPSY, by Keiji Takeuchi, included in MATERIA’s collection

Curated by experimentadesign, this collection produced by Amorim Cork Composites now includes 24 items designed by 12 national and international designers.

21 . Feb . 2019
Material used

The Acousticork Underscreed insulation layer was installed on the slab during the construction phase of the building. Meanwhile, there was a perimeter strip made of elastic material intended to be used as perimeter strip installed, which is very important to avoid “sound bridges” and ensure proper performance of the fl…

27 . Sep . 2016
New material for shoe insoles

The use of cork in footwear dates back to the 3rd century B.C. This new material – which has already been launched internationally – combines cork with an elastomeric polymer that ensures comfort for the end user.

Articles 21 . Jul . 2017
Articles
Cork, our raw material

The development of this raw material begins very early in the tree. Cork develops different elements from the denser and harder outer layer to the less dense and more elastic inner layer. The different features of cork allow us to obtain raw material of several types completely different from each other in their shape…

10 . May . 2018
Cork as a damping material

Due to its closed, cellular structure, filled with air, cork has a higher loss factor than rubber, which is essential for damping and consequent energy dissipation. Our specific polymer formulations and the addition of cork, with its unique compressibility and recovery features, enhance the material’s high loss factor.…

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Automotive 27 . Sep . 2016
Automotive
Material Conformability

In stamped steel or lightweight assemblies Accoseal sponge grade materials are especially useful, being able to compress with minor fastener loading and minimum hardware distortion allowing for an overall optimized system design. Its controlled side flow allows for groove assembling without the need for allowance on th…

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
Seals and Gaskets
Material Conformability

In stamped steel or lightweight assemblies Accoseal sponge grade materials are especially useful, being able to compress with minor fastener loading and minimum hardware distortion allowing for an overall optimized system design. Its controlled side flow allows for groove assembling without the need for allowance on th…

Case Studies 13 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Lightweight material

Lightweight core material

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Lightweight flexible core material

Lightweight flexible core material

Case Studies 13 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Flexible and lightweight interior material

Flexible and lightweight interior material

08 . Jan . 2019
Catalogue | Materia | EN

Catalogue | Consumer Goods

05 . Feb . 2018
Material Used

Material Category Granulated cork

10 . Dec . 2018
Material used

Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

08 . Jan . 2019
Designers

Curated by experimentadesign, MATERIA débuts 14 projects by 12 designers.

08 . Jan . 2019
Our Collection

Curated by experimentadesign, MATERIA débuts 14 projects by 12 designers.

26 . Jul . 2017
We are a material supplier that understands material properties and how they contribute to system performance.

Excellent performance is not only determined by the infill material or the type of grass but also by your choice of shock pad.However, excellent performance means different things for different stakeholders, such as: athletes, installers, turf manufacturers, designers or regulatory entities.Our main objective, as a mat…

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Temperature and Medium

Our products are made to proprietary formulas and are only manufactured by Amorim. There are literally infinite possible formulations within each type of polymer and cork, inclusively the blend of polymer types. A wide range of variations on physical properties like tensile strength, compressibility, and hardness can b…

08 . Jan . 2019
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18 . Apr . 2019
intro 3 - a cortiça é uma matéria-prima

100 % natural, reusable and recyclable; from an environmental, social or economic viewpoint, cork is one of the most versatile materials in the world.

News 30 . Jan . 2017
News
What do you think about the cork moulding properties? Do you consider it a good material to work with this technique?

I believe that moulding in an excellent alternative to machining, as it is more cost-efficient, offers a superior finish and uses less raw material. It is really interesting being part of a team that is trying to take this technology to the next level, with a higher degree of both precision and automation. We are also…

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
Seals and Gaskets
Techseal - Multipurpose Seals and Gaskets

Soft Gasket Material Technology.

News 07 . Dec . 2017
News
How and when did you get the idea to use this raw material (cork) to create these acoustic and decorative panels?

When I visited the Convent of the Capuchos in Sintra in 2014, I was amazed by the use of cork throughout the interior. I knew then that this material was very special, and when I visited Amorim (also in 2014) to learn about the cork manufacturing process, I left Portugal with a strong desire to use this material for my…

27 . Sep . 2016
Flexible Materials for Aerospace Structures

Our products can be easily bonded to most substrate materials, using designated adhesive systems and coated with specific coatings or varnishes. Parts can be trimmed and machined with tooling to the required geometry and also easily integrated into FRP (fiber reinforced plastics) structures.

Case Studies 29 . Sep . 2016
Case Studies
Lightweight flexible core material

Extremely light and buoyant

03 . Jan . 2019
Material used

The underscreed from the Acousticork range selected to be applied at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River combines agglomerated cork with recycled rubber, making it a product that is 100% recycled and sustainable.   It stands out thanks to its high performance in the reduction of the propagation of impac…

Automotive 21 . Oct . 2016
Automotive
Unique features make it the preferred material used across multiple applications in automotive sealing.

Techseal is a range of engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application environments in automotive sealing, while providing cost effective final product customization and manufacturing options. Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materi…

11 . Apr . 2017
Produced from Recycled and Natural material

Produced from Recycled and Natural materials

11 . Apr . 2017
Vibration Isolation

A specific material formulation for vibration control which allies performance with environmental concerns

Articles 12 . Feb . 2018
Articles
Materials vs Performance

The advantages of cork in an underlay and the comparison in terms of performance of this sustainable material with other materials.

News 10 . Jul . 2018
News
"Cork slows heat transmission through the fairing and keeps the carbon structure below a critical temperature"

Cork was the material highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten.

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

Cork is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character.

News 03 . Jul . 2017
News
Cork presented in New York at 5th Avenue

The window of the renowned fashion brand Saks Fifth Avenue presents the Lisbon Collection which has cork as the main material.

News 15 . Feb . 2017
News
Cork under the spotlight of Stockholm Furniture Fair

The material library was the main stage for cork´s presentation, where designers and architects had the opportunity to be introduced to the science of nature.

News 25 . Oct . 2016
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U.Porto and Amorim Cork Composites have brought 40 researchers together to reinvent cork

The initiative got the company and researchers to work side by side, making clear both parties’ willingness to collaborate in projects that promote cork as a raw material.

29 . Jun . 2017
Thermal Conductivity

The ability of a material to conduct heat.

13 . Mar . 2018
Thermal Conductivity

The ability of a material to conduct heat.

Articles 22 . Jun . 2018
Articles
The durability of cork and its properties are easily understood by considering the material’s best-known use: stoppers.

In 2010, 30 bottles of champagne were found in the Baltic Sea, estimated to have been under water for over 200 years. According to specialists, the shipwrecked champagne was in “excellent condition”, testimony to the unique ability of cork stoppers to preserve wine and champagne for an indefinite period of time.

05 . Apr . 2018
Overlay

Detailing on a shoe made by layering material on top of other material.

27 . Sep . 2016
Accoseal

Reliable and market renownedsSealing material brand.

News 22 . Feb . 2017
News
Versatility. That’s one of cork’s main characteristics, which has now brought this exceptional natural raw material to the world of music.

The initiative is the brainchild of Portuguese company, Audolici, which has launched Cork turntable mats. The use of cork or cork rubber turntable mats delivers clearer sound – by absorbing resonance and vibration. In addition to these technical advantages, a cork mat also delivers a new look to the turntable, giving i…

News 19 . May . 2017
News
Concerning cork, which cork characteristics do you value most? Do you agree that cork is past, present and future material for the flooring…

The diversity of applications – far beyond the flooring business – the top performance and also the important factor of sustainability makes cork probably one of the most amazing materials to work with. The presentations we all had at the Amorim plant were extremely impressive. Cork is one of the fascinating hidden cha…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Jasper Morrison, British product designer

Cork is a material which is certainly worthy of attention in design. Its appeal lies in the combination of its old-world appeal and new-world technical capabilities.

News 07 . Mar . 2018
News
Lisbon Cruise Terminal by architect Carrilho da Graça

In this video, the architect Carrilho da Graça concludes that “it’s a material that I’ll come to use in the future and I hope it has quite a future”.

27 . Sep . 2016
Accoseal

Reliable and Market Renowned Sealing Material Brand.

27 . Mar . 2018
Materials Used

Material Category Acoustic Insulation & Vibration Isolation     Material Reference Underlay and underscreed

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
Articles
1 - Easy and simple to install

The installation of the underlay is easy, simple and effective. The material is lightweight, but extremely durable. With less than 6 steps, anyone can easily apply an underlay to the floor. Check out installation instructions here.

News 06 . Dec . 2017
News
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.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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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.

27 . Sep . 2016
Cork, the art of nature. Design, the elegance of function. Its combination unleashed creativity in the furnishing industry, resulting in a s…

Sensorial and functional attributes frame cork as a highly competitive material and thus a premium material of choice for designers and engineers from the furnishing industry.

05 . May . 2017
Acoustical

The properties of a material to absorb or reflect Sound (adjective) Acoustically, (Adverb).

23 . Jan . 2018
Vibration Isolation

A specific material formulation for vibration isolation which allies performance with environmental concerns.

28 . Nov . 2018
António Salazar - CEO Kankura Golf

Using cork brings several key advantages. For example, cork offers comfort and thermal inertia, which is very important in footwear used for golf, given that golfers may face very cold temperatures in the winter and a lot of heat in the summer. Moreover cork is a material with tremendous elasticity, cushioning the impa…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Cork technology is making an important contribution to a cleaner, greener shipping industry, with IMO compliance. Because our range’s main c…

Amorim Cork Composites primary decking solutions have the IMO/MED Wheelmark certification that guarantees our ongoing commitment to product quality and safety of customers for sea-going yachts, offshore and passenger vessels, including cruise ships.

News 01 . Jun . 2017
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All of these products use high density cork as insulation material. Nitrocork products are also combined with high quality materials, such as stainless steel for the work plate.Several top chefs who use this cooking technique - such as Dani Garcia, Celler de Can Roca and Nandu Jubany - have placed their trust in Nitroc…

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…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
Case Studies
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Turbine Hall’s floor was made using a cork composite that combines natural and expanded granules on the surface. After several tests using various materials, cork was the only natural material able to respond positively to the project’s stringent requirements.

17 . Nov . 2016
Thermal Insulation

Corkwall's composition makes it a natural thermal insulation material, eliminating thermal bridges and thus protecting a building from energy losses.

11 . Apr . 2017
Thermal Insulation

Corkwall's composition makes it a natural thermal insulation material, eliminating thermal bridges and thus protecting a building from energy losses.

05 . Apr . 2018
Lightweight thermal insulation and high comfort performance

Footcork granules of carefully selected raw material enable simple and comfortable molded forms to satisfy the most demanding walkers.

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…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Product

The product used in the design of this work was cork agglomerate. This material is easily mouldable, resulting in geometrically different solutions that harmoniously coexist in the same space.

Case Studies 27 . Sep . 2016
Case Studies
PRODUCTS

Amorim P50 cork composite material with very high thermal insulating performance; AVIO SV2 silicone based material for covering antennas and electronic devices in order to assure radio transparency for ground to spacecraft communications. Due to the TPS´s high thickness all the tiles are realized by 3D machining, the…

10 . Oct . 2018
Cork: natural, versatile and sustainable.

Cork is a natural, recyclable, renewable raw material that plays an important role in the reduction of greenhouse gases. Over recent years, it has been gaining prominence in the area of sustainable and eco-efficient construction, mainly due to its thermal insulation, and acoustic and vibration isolation properties. In…

19 . Oct . 2017
Gaskets and much more

Our commitment to support industry partners and improve their products by continually offering new material solutions, has culminated in a broad range of products with specific features tailored to the requirements of multiple industries and applications.

03 . Apr . 2017
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.

Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
Case Studies
Product

Amorim Nature 130 is a natural infill for artificial turf using 1-2 mm cork granules.   It contains only high quality material, is highly resistant to wear and tear and meets all player safety requirements.

11 . Apr . 2017
Under Sleeper Pads

Under Sleeper Pads are elastic elements located between the sleeper and the ballast mats. This material is a cost-effective way of increasing the elasticity of the superstructure and reducing wear and tear on the ballast.

04 . Jul . 2017
Noise reduction coefficient (NRC)

The NRC of an acoustical material is the arithmetic average to the nearest multiple of 0.05 of its absorption coefficients at 4 one third octave bands with center frequencies of 250, 500, 1000, 2000 Hertz.

30 . Jun . 2017
Joint Q-Tool

A quick and comprehensive simulation tool for your joint system to define the best material solution for your sealing requirements Software requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 and superior Remove Access 2007 Runtime if installed Release 3.0

05 . Apr . 2018
Footcork® Future

Footcork® Future the new thermoformable material, specially developed for thermoformed insoles and orthopaedic components. Future, brings to the footwear industry a sustainable product using two prime raw materials - natural cork and EVA.

08 . Feb . 2019
Joint Q-Tool

A quick and comprehensive simulation tool for your joint system to define the best material solution for your sealing requirements Software requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 and superior Remove Access 2007 Runtime if installed Release 3.0

Notícias 17 . Apr . 2019
Notícias
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.

11 . Apr . 2017
Sustainable construction

How can we make the construction industry more sustainable? Cork presents a series of other characteristics that make it a raw material that offers a broad field of applications in building construction and rehabilitation.

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Natural Frequency

All anti-vibration pads/materials, components and systems have a natural frequency (fn). In case of the anti-vibration pad the natural frequency, fn, is dependent upon the stiffness of the pad material, K, and the mass of the load that it is supporting (M). In elastomeric materials the fn is not only defined by the act…

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…

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Our materials are easily integrated into laminate manufacturing processes and numerous substrates, such as plywood, aluminum, steel, plaster…

Amorim multilayer panel materials are a combination of cork in selected elastomeric compound matrix to yield specific performances ranging from thermal insulation, noise reduction to fire resistance whilst maintaining the reduced surface weight, depending on the requirements of the final application. The wide applicabi…

29 . Jun . 2017
Low temperature sealing

Amorim TD1310 Nitrile cork rubber blend is formulated for low temperature sealing, showing compliance to a minimum of -55ºC, according to ASTM material testing procedures such as temperature retraction testing and DMTA glass transition methods. Application thermal cycling down to -60ºC has confirmed why several OEM’s a…

04 . Jul . 2017
Cork inlay, where comfort meets beauty

The NRT technology allows the flooring manufacture to take advantage of the exclusive properties of cork as part of an unique engineered multilayer structure.A natural material with incomparable insulation and shock absorption features, cork provides superior comfort, noise reduction, thermal insulation and resistance.…

News 22 . Sep . 2017
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After WWII agglomerated and rubber cork have been a constant feature of orthopaedic applications (orthoses), integrated within specially made shoes, or simply as materials for CNC customized parts or even as a correction material when making adjustments to customised items for patients.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
intro: yoga blocks

They can also be used as a meditation cushion or as support during moments of relaxation at the beginning and end of the practice. Taking advantage of the properties of this raw material, these cork yoga blocks are very lightweight and easy-to-carry, while at the same time conveying a feeling of warmth and comfort duri…

News 19 . May . 2017
News
"The recent MMFA event in Porto, Portugal was the best industry conference that I have attended in my 35 years in the flooring industry."

Harlan Stone, president of the US-MFAssociation, was in Porto for this years' MMFA General Assembly, where he presented his perspective of the USA flooring market. We took the opportunity to interview him and talk about the flooring industry in general, about cork as a trendy and sustainable material for this industry…

28 . Jun . 2017
Reinventing how cork engages the world of flooring.

At Amorim Cork Composites, we use cork as the basic raw material and as the differentiating factor in the production of both composites and materials to be used in the production of each of the several layers that make up a flooring system (top layer, inlay, core layer and pre-attached underlayment), and of accessories…

Case Studies 29 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
Sustainability and technology

For Gisela Simas, who, in the last years, has been working mainly with wood, the possibility of exploring a raw material like cork in the design of furniture, lighting and design pieces was an old dream, and it is especially important to Gisela as the designer enjoys working with natural and sustainable materials.

Panels and Composites 28 . Aug . 2018
Panels and Composites
Multifunctional Modular System

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.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
ACM 49

ACM49 is a cork rubber composite material used for deck coverings in professional and recreational marine vessels, pool decks, pontoons and wellness centers.The combination of cork and selected rubbers leads to unique properties, providing a durable and slip resistant covering, with enviable aesthetics, easy to maintai…

Case Studies 27 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
The winning bid II

The Association required that the covers evoke elements associated with the region and the designer’s idea to make use of cork, a raw material deeply rooted in the culture of Algarve, was selected and implemented. With the covers currently in use, their comfort along with the cork’s visual and practical look are the bi…

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…

Case Studies 14 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Products

CORECORK is a range of cork products designed specifically for the composites industry. Combining a special binder developed for agglomeration, with selected and calibrated cork grains, obtains a unique material fully compatible with all the other raw materials used in this industry, resulting in the Corecork brand. Co…

News 28 . Mar . 2017
News
“Blocks” is an installation by Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz, an Israeli designer based in London, founder and director of the Kukka Studio.

Coming into contact with cork, while socialising and enjoying this community leisure space, is the invitation made by Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz with her installation "Blocks", on display in the Natural History Museum in Tel Aviv, in the framework of the Fresh Paint Contemporary Art & Design Fair, between March 28 and A…

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…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
Corticeira Amorim

Corticeira Amorim is the largest world producer of cork products and the most international of Portuguese companies. It leads the whole sector, contributing to the economy and innovation of the cork industry, unlike any other. With its origins dating back to 1870, the company soon became aware of the endless potential…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Besides cork, what other parts of the cork oak are used and for which purpose?

Nothing is wasted from the cork oak, all its components have a useful ecological or economic purpose:• The acorn, which is the fruit of the cork oak, is used to propagate the species, as animal fodder and in the manufacture of cooking oils;• The leaves are used as fodder and a natural fertiliser;• The material from tre…

Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Conclusion

The technical advantages of Alucork® composite, due to its wide possibility of customization and modular design, allow for unparalleled performance across the value chain, from manufacture to operation. The unique characteristics that each material gives the composite are an example of how such different materials like…

News 21 . Mar . 2017
News
There are three and they draw the attention of those who pass by one of the areas of the Skissernas Museum, in Sweden.

These pouffes made of cork, designed by Matthias Salaets, well communicate the characteristics that make cork such a desirable material for furniture design. The soft touch and great adaptability of cork ensures it provides the desired comfort while sitting down waiting for someone or just to watch passers-by in the mu…

Case Studies 31 . May . 2017
Case Studies
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…

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
Footcork is nature providing a better quality of life.

Cork is abundantly used in orthotics and podiatry applications. It has proved to reduce and prevent foot illness, resulting in a better quality of life. Orthopaedic soles and other components are intended to correct, relieve and better distribute the pressure and shape in the interface between shoe and foot. Cork is a…

04 . Jul . 2017
Innovative solutions fulfilling the market requirements.

NRT Core layers are a result of our proactive innovation capacity (product development) facilitated for a personal relationship with the key industry players. Amorim Cork Composites offers remarkable solutions for waterproof core layers combining a natural raw-material with other eco-friendly materials and fulfilling t…

14 . Jun . 2017
Amorim ECO21dB and the circular economy

Amorim Cork Composites has always defined its products and services to minimise waste, avoiding the “me-too” commodity game, while ensuring an adequate response to the latest market trends. Amorim ECO21dB is the result of market inputs (in performance terms), the company’s DNA (the core raw material) and the company’s…

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…

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…

18 . Apr . 2019
Building with cork: a product with very low embodied energy

The energy that is consumed to extract, produce and transport building materials is called "embodied energy", and is increasingly taken into account when selecting materials for use in construction. Ideally, sustainable materials must also have low embodied energy. As is the case with cork. A renewable raw material, w…

Careers 03 . Apr . 2017
Careers
Thiago Oliveira

“The decision to pursue an internship at Amorim Cork Composites will always be an important milestone in my professional career as an engineer. It was amazing to discover the tremendous potential of working with cork. My internship was in the Granulated Unit, where I had the opportunity to learn the entire life cycle o…

News 06 . Jun . 2017
News
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Cork is incorporated into a bio-composite sandwich panel and delivers unique advantages in terms of thermal insulation, anti-fungal protection, fire retardancy and indoor air quality.Cork cells are impregnated with air, thus making cork an excellent and unrivalled thermal insulator. No other material can deliver such e…

02 . Jul . 2017
We have the capability to supply products specifically designed for the customer’s process

The flooring manufacturers have the most produced panel dimension for flooring mainly because they are also producing MDF/HDM & because they are buying with a specific dimension.The flooring manufacturers focus highly on operational efficiency and technological developments. Because of this, they require material s…

News 04 . Oct . 2017
News
New cork composite developed specifically for this project

The new cork composite is based on an unprecedented combination of natural colour and expanded cork granules. In addition to the aforementioned advantages, it was conceived respecting other requirements of the project, in particular in terms of dimensional stability, waterproofing and resistance to natural sunlight. In…

News 10 . Jul . 2018
News
Part 1

During the design process, the Campana brothers immersed themselves in Portuguese culture and life, through a visit made by Humberto Campana to Portugal in January, 2018, where he discovered elements that best represent the local identity.   The brothers realised that cork - a very important product of Portuguese cultu…

News 18 . Sep . 2018
News
An endless movement

The new product line - consisting of a coffee table and lamp - is inspired by the wing of a Boeing 737-800 jet, and aims to convey a sense of continuous movement.   These two works mark the beginning of a partnership between the studio Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) and Corticeira Amorim, which supported the d…

29 . Jun . 2017
Internal noise control treatments

Amorim VC2100 vibration control material is especially used in power transformers and reactors as vibration pads beneath the active part immersed in oil, as well as decoupling supports between the core structure and the tank wall or tank cover on the core clamping mechanism. It can also be implemented for structural da…

03 . Jul . 2017
Pedro Maria Pinho, Amorim Revestimentos

Cork is a sustainable raw material offering a unique set of characteristics (acoustic and thermal insulation, impact resistance, etc) which adds value to the final product when incorporated in a flooring product. In our specific case, our proprietary cork-based technology – Corktech - is a key differentiator of the Wic…

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…

11 . Apr . 2017
Solutions for different types of final flooring

The flooring material which overlies the underlay can be any of a variety of structures, such as non-glued laminate flooring, glued down wood, ceramic or natural stone or even a LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile), that are one of the biggest trends in the flooring market.   Acousticork soundproof underlays range was designed to a…

04 . Jul . 2017
Build a final flooring thinking about customers feelings

Cork’s normal temperature is very close to the human body, it therefore feels warm to the touch and the cork surface transmit a smooth touch. As pre-attached underlayment, agglomerated cork is perceived since the first interaction with the floor and it is arousing positive feelings that are associated to cork.However,…

18 . Apr . 2019
That’s why we have created the Cork Inside seal

When blended with other materials, in high technological formulae, cork may not be so visible. That's why we have created cork Inside. A seal that assures that, even if you don't see it, cork is present in the optimal amount in our products, rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites’ innovation and engineering teams.…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
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…

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
Case Studies
The Brazilian designer duo has created a group of pieces of furniture that explores the beauty, versatility and sustainability of cork.

Called Sobreiro (cork oak), it is the first line of cork furniture created by the renowned Campana brothers. Made up of an armchair and three cabinets, the collection marked the participation of the Brazilian designers in the 2018 edition of Experimenta Portugal, an initiative of the Consulate General of Portugal in Sa…

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…

Case Studies 23 . Mar . 2018
Case Studies
Advantages

Using a cork infill brings back a part of nature to the artificial turf systems. Cork is a natural and ecological material that offers several advantages if compared with the traditional infill solutions, namely the reduction of maintenance costs, the more natural aspect and feel, the absence of environmental toxicity…

News 17 . Apr . 2018
News
An endless movement

The new product line - consisting of a coffee table and lamp - is inspired by the wing of a Boeing 737-800 jet, and aims to convey a sense of continuous movement.   Presentation of these two works in one of the world’s most important design events, marks the beginning of a partnership between the studio Original Practi…

Articles 18 . May . 2018
Articles
Cork: 100% natural

Although artificial infills are considered environmentally-friendly, cork is a more sustainable option. Cork is a 100% recyclable material, where nearly all industry waste produced is reusable. This helps to minimize greenhouse gases and reduce the carbon footprint. Choosing a cork infill means choosing a solution that…

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 24 . Apr . 2017
News
intro (1)

The house includes cork provided by the companies, Amorim Cork Composites and Amorim Isolamentos. It uses 300 blocks of expanded cork agglomerate, a material used as the structural element of the house’s walls, together with several cork composite solutions, that cover the roof, floor and ceiling, in a total of about 2…

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…

Articles 11 . Oct . 2016
Articles
body (2)

On the theme of "trends and shifts in paradigm”, it should be noted that cork itself is today a fashionable material, widely recognised as such by media figures and influential people from around the world.  Cork is, besides an unbeatable option in terms of sustainability (an increasingly valued requirement), a mouldab…

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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Closely related to Nature

Amorim Cork Composites produces cork and Matceramics produces ceramics. Although not immediately obvious, there are many more factors which bring them together, than those which set them apart. Finding links between one material and the other is both a challenging and rewarding exercise, since discovery takes us down p…

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…

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