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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
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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
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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.

08 . Jan . 2019
Materia | To buy

Add a new new design object from MATERIA to your collection.

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News 25 . Oct . 2016
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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…

21 . Mar . 2022
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…

08 . Apr . 2022
Organic and sustainable material

Cork is a material of natural origin, 100% renewable, reusable and sustainable. Choosing it as raw material contributes to a cleaner and more balanced environment.

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.

21 . Apr . 2022
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…

Articles 21 . Jul . 2017
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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 . Jul . 2019
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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What about South African consumers? What is their perception and knowledge about the material?

The understanding of cork as a multiuse material in South Africa is certainly increasing, but it is still relatively limited to the wine industry and very rare in the product design industry. The experience I have gained by working with Architects, Interior Designers and some of our private clients shows that there is…

News 24 . Jun . 2021
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What do you like the most about this raw material?

I love the fact that when one works with cork, whether you are a farmer, harvester, producer or designer, one must take the entire ecosystem into account. Since cork is responsibly harvested, the material is not just extracted. It is extracted from the tree, but the tree grows stronger and healthier. When the tree grow…

News 14 . Jun . 2021
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Cork once again chosen as elected material for the Serpentine Summer Pavilion

200m2 of cork respond to South African architecture collective Counterspace challenge to build a sustainability-focused installation.

02 . Jan . 2019
Underscreeds made from natural or recycled material, an ecological choice

Polyethylene foams, mineral wool, wood and coconut fibers, synthetic rubbers and cork and its derivatives are the most commonly used materials in the manufacture of underscreed blankets currently available on the market. However, some of these materials come from non-renewable resources and their production and process…

10 . Jul . 2019
Cork, our raw material

These different features within the same piece allow us to obtain raw materials that are completely different from each other in their shape and characteristics through grinding, stratification and granulometric separation processes.The softest and most resilient layer is mainly used as "pre-altached underlayment", whi…

21 . Apr . 2022
Cork, our raw material

These different features within the same piece allow us to obtain raw materials that are completely different from each other in their shape and characteristics through grinding, stratification and granulometric separation processes.The softest and most resilient layer is mainly used as "pre-altached underlayment", whi…

Case Studies 13 . Oct . 2016
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Lightweight material

Lightweight core material

08 . Jan . 2019
Catalogue | Materia | EN

Catalogue | Consumer Goods

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
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Lightweight flexible core material

Lightweight flexible core material

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

Flexible and lightweight interior material

05 . Feb . 2018
Material Used

Material Category Granulated cork

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.

10 . Dec . 2018
Material used

Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

21 . Mar . 2022
Material used

Material category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork cork underscreed with recycled rubber

07 . Feb . 2022
Made of natural and recycled raw material

Made of natural and recycled raw material

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Made of natural and recycled raw material

Made of natural and recycled raw material

07 . Feb . 2022
Made of natural and recycled raw material

Made of natural and recycled raw material

News 08 . Sep . 2021
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What do you like most about this raw material?

The first thing is its versatility, but I believe that the most fascinating thing about cork is its overall journey - from the way that it is cultivated and harvested to its processing for different solutions in different areas of activity – including, in my case, use in an item of furniture that will last for decades.…

28 . Jun . 2017
Technical bulletin | TD1150 bushing gasket material

Technical bulletin | TD1150 bushing gasket material

20 . Apr . 2022
Technical bulletin | TD1150 bushing gasket material

Technical bulletin | TD1150 bushing gasket material

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…

31 . Mar . 2022
Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

02 . Jul . 2019
Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

05 . Jul . 2022
Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

14 . Aug . 2020
Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

Material Data Sheet - Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind EN

News 02 . Nov . 2020
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Cork: a natural raw material, numerous environmental advantages

When cork is used in the development of a product, this means that all the environmental advantages associated with this raw material are also integrated in the product. Cork is 100% natural and has unique, unparalleled properties: it is light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic and compressible, offers thermal…

News 30 . Jan . 2017
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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…

News 27 . Apr . 2022
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Cork is a material that can be applied in a wide array of different situations in our daily lives. From its gentle touch to its thermal and…

At Amorim Cork Composites, we place our experience and knowledge of cork at the service of creativity, through the design of different items in which this material makes a difference.

News 07 . Dec . 2017
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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…

News 25 . Aug . 2020
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You know cork so well, does it still surprise you as a material? Why?

We are still only beginning to understand all the benefits of cork, how to use them, and how to ennoble this material, in line with our design philosophy of “rebirth”. We’ve set up a “cork lab” in our studio in Antwerp, where we push the limits of the material by mixing it with other natural materials, or manipulating…

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

Extremely light and buoyant

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 03 . Jan . 2019
Case Studies
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…

Mobility 09 . Mar . 2018
Mobility
With an attractive look and a warm and soft touch, cork is an innovative option for interior vehicle components that combine the beauty of a…

Cork can take on many different shapes, from the simplest to the most complex, to meet the manufacturers' design requirements and create sophisticated and elegant interiors, using, for example, moulding, lamination, extrusion and injection processes. Lightweight, durable and with a high thermal insulation and anti-vibr…

21 . Apr . 2022
M.S.D.S. (Material-Sicherheitsdatenblatt)

Auflistung gefährlicher Inhaltsstoffe, Sicherheitsvorkehrungen und Informationen zur ersten Hilfe zu einem Produkt.

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

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

Articles 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 11 . Nov . 2020
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Cork used inside Mazda’s new 100% electric car

Cork was chosen for the interior lining of the car because it is a sustainable and biodegradable raw material

News 26 . Sep . 2019
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Cork House: a sustainable and awarded project

Cork House is an innovative project that uses cork as its main building material.

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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"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 21 . Jun . 2021
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Ai Weiwei: cork elected to create original work

Our raw material was used to create Brainless Figure in Cork, a sculptural self-portrait by the activist.

News 04 . Jun . 2021
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Portuguese cork in London Design Biennale 2021

Corticeira Amorim is the official Material Partner of Forest for Change - The Global Goals Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2021.

News 03 . Jul . 2017
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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
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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.

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Thermal Conductivity

The ability of a material to conduct heat.

Articles 22 . Jun . 2018
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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.

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.

Case Studies 25 . Jan . 2022
Case Studies
Amorim cork used inside the MINI Strip

Integrated in the dashboard, sun visors and doors, cork is a natural raw material that provides the German brand's car with comfort, water resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, and anti-vibration.

Articles 09 . Aug . 2019
Articles
Why choose cork for your home?

Cork is environmentally friendly and a highly versatile material when used for interior decoration. But that’s not all. Read this article to find out seven good reasons why you should have it with you every day.

05 . Apr . 2018
Overlay

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

19 . Apr . 2022
Overlay

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

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
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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”.

News 22 . Feb . 2017
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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
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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…

07 . Feb . 2022
Vibration Control

Vibration Control: Specific material formulation for vibration isolation

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
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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 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.

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
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"More than finding new products, we aspired to make a unique and challenging reflection on the material, a catalyst to take cork to another level."  António Rios de Amorim, Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim

27 . Mar . 2018
Materials Used

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

21 . Mar . 2022
Materials Used

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

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…

19 . Apr . 2022
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…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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authors

Eduardo Soares, Innovation DirectorJoão Queirós, Raw Material Procurement Officer

05 . May . 2017
Acoustical

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

07 . Feb . 2022
Vibration Isolation

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

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…

Case Studies 10 . Oct . 2018
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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.

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.

19 . Apr . 2022
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.

News 30 . May . 2019
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Dynamic modular installation

Dubois designed a set of modular pieces whose shapes depict various architectural periods, from the 1451 "Palazzo Rucellai by Alberti" to the 1972 "Muralla Roja". The material chosen for the project was cork - natural granulated cork and expanded granulated cork – which fully satisfied the project’s structural and visu…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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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.

11 . Nov . 2019
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Cork is a 100% sustainable raw material with a negative carbon footprint and low incorporated energy. Cork expansion joints are fully recyclable and act as carbon sinks.

News 18 . Dec . 2020
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What do you believe is the future when it comes to using cork in museums?

As museums around the world are looking for additional ways to incorporate sustainable elements into their institutions, the diversity of uses cork offers to help achieve an eco-label status without visually compromising an exhibition makes cork a futuristic product, already available in the present. This is a raw mate…

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
Porquê a Cortiça?
A waste free future

To protect the future we need to rethink the way that we see waste. At Amorim Cork Composites, we aim to develop a circular future, transforming what was previously considered to be waste into new creative opportunities. We combine cork with surplus products from other industries and this helps us to develop solutions…

Case Studies 27 . Sep . 2016
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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…

Articles 10 . Oct . 2019
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What makes cork environmentally friendly?

Among other factors, “embodied energy” is an element increasingly taken into account when classifying building materials as environmentally friendly or not. The “embodied energy” of a given material corresponds to all energy consumed during the extraction, production and transportation of that material. Ideally, for mo…

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.

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.

News 17 . Apr . 2019
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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.

08 . Apr . 2022
Lamination

Lamination is a technique widely used in the furniture industry in which cork is used to cover wooden structures, foams, plastics, metal, rubber or fibres. It is thus possible to associate the appearance of cork with the robustness and resistance of the material that serves as its structure.

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.

10 . Jul . 2019
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.

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.

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

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

19 . Apr . 2022
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.

Mobility 09 . Mar . 2018
Mobility
Thermal insulation

ACM30 and ACM52 structure have a low thermal conductivity of 0,065 W/mºK throughout a wide temperature range, resulting in energy savings and reduced condensation. This attribute contributes to passenger comfort like no other primary decking material.

20 . Apr . 2022
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

20 . Apr . 2022
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

21 . Apr . 2022
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.

26 . Apr . 2022
Controlled side flow

No allowance need to be made for side flow if a cork rubber material of the correct firmness is selected. The compressability of cork-rubber can be used instead ofnon-compressible molded rubber o-rings.

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…

News 20 . Sep . 2019
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Why Cork?

“The idea is to produce cork-based shoes because we believe in the properties of cork such as its lightweight and sustainability, but we also really appreciate that the material comes from Europe and not from somewhere else requiring long-distance transportation. Cork is also a nice material to work with; it's easy to…

News 13 . Mar . 2020
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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…

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…

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…

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…

09 . Mar . 2018
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…

10 . Jul . 2019
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.…

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…

20 . Apr . 2022
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…

21 . Apr . 2022
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.…

11 . Apr . 2017
Long term durability with easy installation

The use of Amorim Expandacork will provide a positive contribute allowing the construction elements to contract and expand, consequentely avoiding cracks and lowering its maintenance ratio. Selecting the right material to apply to expansion joints is critical to ensure safety and durability in construction. Cork-based…

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.

News 19 . May . 2017
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"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…

News 01 . Oct . 2021
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“Cork has been used in the energy market for a long time, but its potential is now more evident than ever. From solar energy and wind energy, to electric mobility, the ambition is, in the medium term, to make this sector one of the main pillars of growth for Corticeira Amorim in the area of composite materials,” says…

10 . Jul . 2019
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
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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.

Case Studies 27 . Feb . 2019
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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…

News 20 . Nov . 2019
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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…

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
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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
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“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
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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
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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…

22 . Jan . 2020
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…

Articles 10 . Sep . 2019
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Hands on: it's easy to install an underlay

Whether you are dealing with your new home or a remodeling job, applying an underlay is such a simple process that you can do it yourself. Cork is a very light material, easy to handle and cut. After choosing the most suitable underlay for the final flooring, gather the materials, follow our instructions and, in a few…

Articles 03 . Jan . 2020
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When cork is not visible in a Go4cork product, this seal guarantees that it is present in the right quantity to offer the best results.

Cork is a very special material. Natural and eco-friendly, it is fully reusable and recyclable, making it a sustainable and environmentally friendly option. Along with benefits for the planet, it has unique features that also make it special for people. Reliable, durable and highly versatile, it can be used to create f…

18 . Apr . 2022
Since the Scout rockets in the 1960's passing through the iconic Space Shuttle to today’s Falcon, Delta or Ariane and Vega programs, we’ve c…

Our Aerospace grade materials constituents and structure make them ideal thermal protection materials with excellent ablation and insulating properties, maintaining a low weight to low thermal conductivity performance, creating a sturdy char layer that protects the inner material, maintaining its integrity and slowing…

29 . Apr . 2022
Cork solutions for a more sustainable energy sector

Its negative carbon footprint, low thermal conductivity and sealing capacity, together with resistance to extreme temperatures and a high damping capacity are characteristics that make cork a raw material with enormous potential for this sector.  From electric mobility to wind and solar energy, Amorim Cork Composites e…

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…

News 06 . Jun . 2017
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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…

News 04 . Oct . 2017
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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
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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
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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…

10 . Jul . 2019
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…

10 . Jul . 2019
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,…

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…

20 . Apr . 2022
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…

21 . Apr . 2022
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…

21 . Apr . 2022
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,…

26 . Apr . 2022
Gas meters

These applications due to being situated outdoors are normally painted, adding another variability factor to the system. Other designs sometimes use a stress riser introducing the need for superior material resistance to crush-out. Therefore a great variety of flange loads are possible, depending on meter size, hardwar…

26 . Apr . 2022
Performance and sustainability

In addition to the performance of Amorim Tech Seal products, the choice of a solution based on cork and rubber was also motivated by the fact that cork is a natural and sustainable material. ​ The sector has been increasingly focused on the end-of-life impact of vehicles, looking for materials that can be recycled and…

26 . Apr . 2022
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To select the most proper Amorim Tech Seal solutions, for gasket application in gasoline engines, we disassembled and benchmarked three distinct small gasoline engines in our laboratory.​ Our main goal was to test the gaskets behaviour in the three gasoline engines to verify the performance regarding the following item…

29 . Apr . 2022
Sealing

In the area of sealing, always focusing on maximum battery protection, we offer solutions that protect these components from external elements such as humidity. Cork-based gaskets and seals help ensure the performance and longevity of electric vehicles. In addition to taking advantage of its insulation capacity, therma…

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

When blended with other materials, in high technological formulae, cork may not be so visible. That's why we have created Amorim 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…

Articles 10 . Sep . 2019
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Step 1: Go4cork products are produced mainly with unused cork from the cork stopper industry. When we think about cork, we almost automatically think about cork stoppers. However, the production of cork stoppers uses only around 30 % of this raw material. It was precisely to give new life to this industry’s unused cork…

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
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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…

News 13 . Apr . 2021
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What are the reasons that justify the fact that cork still has a very limited presence in the energy sector?

If we look at the energy sector over recent decades, it appears that it is characterized by the intensive exploitation of fossil fuels, where, although cork was present, it did not have any factor that would make it a strategic material. Nowadays, the energy transition and the objective of carbon neutrality have create…

07 . Apr . 2021
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…

19 . Apr . 2022
Infinite possibilities

Nowadays cork has a place in numerous sports and leisure activities.Its 100% natural origin and characteristics such as lightness and durability also make it the ideal raw material for creating products that can be used in many sports. A conscious cork-based yoga collection that aims to convey mindfulness and profound…

News 23 . May . 2022
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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…

Case Studies 23 . Mar . 2018
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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
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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
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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…

Articles 03 . Jul . 2019
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Because every choice counts, we've put together three tips for more sustainable interior design. These may be small steps, but they impact both your quality of life and the planet. Take note. 1. Give preference to natural lightingMake the most of daylight. Even if the size of your home’s windows or its exposure to the…

News 16 . Feb . 2017
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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
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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
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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…

News 14 . Apr . 2022
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The ‘Spirit of Innovation’ officially became the world’s fastest all-electric vehicle in January 2022, when speeds of 387.4mph reached during test flights in November 2021 were officially verified by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale – breaking three separate world speed records. It was the result of a long-te…

21 . Apr . 2022
Das Gefühl über einen komfortablen Bodenbelag wie Kork zu laufen, kann mit nichts anderem verglichen werden!

Ein Boden, der mindestens zwei unserer Komponenten enthält, profitiert von der akustischen Leistungsfähigkeit von Kork, sowohl in Bezug auf die Schalldämmung für angrenzende Zimmer als auch in Bezug auf den Rauminnenkomfort, bei dem die Trittgeräusche deutlich reduziert werden. Vorteile ergeben sich auch in Bezug auf d…

02 . Jul . 2019
A wheel that reinvents itself and never stops turning.

The dynamics of movement can be found in all our products.   Products created through a logic of continuous improvement, from a perspective that is also circular: to create to improve the world around us, let the world turn in order to continue to create more and better things.   The breadth of this circle enables us t…

Articles 11 . Oct . 2016
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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…

Articles 31 . Jul . 2019
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It’s easy to do it yourself with cork

In these cases, cork is ideal for improving rooms’ thermal and acoustic insulation, reducing interior noise and helping to save energy. You can take advantage of these benefits by installing a cork underlay or floor base and applying expanded cork agglomerate or cork boards to the walls. Placed between the floor and t…

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
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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…

News 13 . Apr . 2021
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Why is it important to assess ecosystem services in order to reinforce public perception and interest in the conservation of ecosystems and…

The concept of ecosystem services – which can be defined as nature’s contributions to people’s well-being – has been instrumental in increasing public awareness of the importance of the conservation and biodiversity of ecosystems. This concept introduces a perspective in which ecosystems and biodiversity are part of a…

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