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Panels and Composites 28 . Aug . 2018
Panels and Composites
Decking Materials

Core materials for primary and final deckings

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods
Construction Materials

Expanded cork and cork boards with various materials that improve thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as energy efficiency in your home.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Composite Core Materials

Core materials for composite structures & panels

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Multilayer Panel Materials

Core materials for multilayer structures & panels

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.

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
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.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Final Decking Materials

Amorim Decking Materials are a combination of incomparable functionality and luxurious aesthetics, bound together in a natural cork composite.

02 . Jul . 2019
Building Materials

Download the brochure, and learn all about our range of construction materials.

News 19 . May . 2017
News
Flooring industry invests in new materials and technologies

The focus on new materials and technologies were considered to be directions that should be followed in order to foster a competitive landscape with major growth potential.

09 . Mar . 2018
Decking Materials

Primary and final decking materials, used in both professional and recreational vessels, such as cruise ships, yachts and other pleasure crafts.

12 . Apr . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

12 . Apr . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

12 . Apr . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

12 . Apr . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

12 . Apr . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

12 . Apr . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryExpansion JointsMaterial ReferenceExpandacork Type II

12 . Apr . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryVibration ControlMaterial ReferenceAcousticork VC1003 (pads 50x50x50mm)

08 . May . 2017
Materials Used

Material CategoryUnderscreedMaterial ReferenceAcousticork Recycled Rubber Underscreed

27 . Mar . 2018
Materials Used

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

Panels and Composites 28 . Aug . 2018
Panels and Composites
Multilayer Panel Materials

Core materials for laminated sandwich structures and panels.

08 . Jan . 2019
Construction Materials

Greater silence and comfort. Improve thermal and acoustic insulation, reducing noise and saving energy with solutions based on expanded cork and cork insulation boards with different materials for application on walls.

12 . Apr . 2017
Automotive 21 . Oct . 2016
Automotive
3D Gasket Materials

For specific hardware designs we also provide the possibility of 3D cork rubber gasket materials developed and used for injection and transfer molding. These innovative materials have been used in heavy duty applications for heat resistance and chemical compatibility depending on the environment, whilst maintaining the…

Articles 22 . Jun . 2018
Articles
Natural raw materials

What is the source of the chemical materials and elements used in plastic- and rubber-based infills? Despite the strict rules on raw materials that can be used to produce synthetic infills, concerns remain regarding the potential use of poorer-quality materials or materials from an unknown source. This is not the case…

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

21 . Feb . 2019
Material used

Product category Underscreed   Material reference Acousticork Underscreed made with recycled rubber

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Primary Decking Materials

IMO/MED Certified deck covering.

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.

28 . Jun . 2017
05 . Apr . 2018
02 . Jul . 2019
11 . Apr . 2017
Sustainable materials with a performance capable of solving all noise-related issues

Acoustics is one of the most important criteria when it comes to insulation, as noise might be a discomfort factor in buildings. Noise easily spreads throughout buildings using its’ elements as sound transmitters. The solution found to reduce noise impact and improve thermal insulation properties is decoupling the elem…

26 . Jul . 2017
Natural and recycled materials engineered specifically as a safe and high performance shock pad

Our offer a dimpled PU-bonded cork, recycled rubber (SBR) and recycled EVA, specifically engineered for use under artificial turf systems and for the highest level elite sports.This enables Amorim Cork Composites to guarantee uniformity in ball rebound, shock absorption, force reduction, elasticity and other cushioning…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
News
New materials, new processes, more circular economy

"Nothing is wasted, everything is valued"

News 20 . Sep . 2019
News
What do you think about mixing cork with other raw materials?

"I think the most important thing is that people can see that what they are buying is cork, a natural material mixed with other recycled materials that can be reused. That makes people feel good. For example for mixed materials based on EVA and cork, we can say, “look, this is your shoe, reused in a material that we ca…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
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…

27 . Sep . 2016
Other raw materials

Amorim Cork Composites goes further in systematic use of sub-products, namely by using sub-products from the footwear, automotive and packaging industries.

10 . Jul . 2019
Materials vs Performance

The advantages of cork in an underlay and the impact on its performance.

10 . Jul . 2019
M.S.D.S. (Materials Safety Data Sheet)

Lists hazardous ingredients, safety precautions, and first aid information about a product.

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
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…

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 . 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.…

Case Studies 27 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
Suitable for high and medium density materials

Suitable for high and medium density materials

02 . Jan . 2019
Made from recycled and natural materials

Made from recycled and natural materials

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Why is cork one of the most important materials in spacecraft?

Due to the fact that it is an excellent thermal insulator. When a rocket or spacecraft is launched into space, its structure is subjected to temperatures exceeding one thousand degrees centigrade. The same occurs on the return to Earth, as soon as the spacecraft enters the atmosphere. Just a coating of a cork compound…

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…

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…

22 . Jan . 2020
Floor covering protection, using natural and recycled materials (crumb rubber free)

Floor covering protection, using natural and recycled materials (crumb rubber free)

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
Articles
Floor covering protection, using natural and recycled materials (crumb rubber free)

Floor covering protection, using natural and recycled materials (crumb rubber free)

Case Studies 13 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Lightweight material

Lightweight core material

Blog 10 . Oct . 2019
Blog
Cork is one of these eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

Of 100 % natural origin and from a renewable source, it has a number of properties that make it hard to match. It’s light, elastic, fire- and moisture-resistant, hypoallergenic and impermeable to liquids and gases. In construction, it stands out due to its thermal and acoustic insulation capabilities.     Build with G…

News 30 . Jun . 2017
News
High performance materials for high loads in isolation systems.

Growing population in urban areas has increased the need to make the standards and norms with regards to control of noise and vibration more stringent. The market is responding to this demand and two new solutions capable of withstanding high loads have just been launched. VC1005 and VC1006 Acousticork, from Amorim Cor…

11 . Oct . 2018
High performance materials for high loads in isolation systems.

Growing population in urban areas has increased the need to make the standards and norms with regards to control of noise and vibration more stringent. The market is responding to this demand and two new solutions capable of withstanding high loads have just been launched. VC1005 and VC1006 Acousticork, from Amorim Cor…

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

News 06 . Jun . 2017
News
Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials and more sustainable products.

These are the key characteristics of Osirys - an international project that aims to improve buildings’ energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Inevitably cork is one of the project’s core features, with solutions supplied by Amorim Cork Composites and Amorim Isolamentos. The result is a set of eco-innovative material…

06 . Aug . 2018
How do you follow the evolution of cork-based materials and systems in this specific market (Noise & Vibration)?

Cork-based materials have been used in other industries for many centuries. The current challenge in the building acoustics market is to present these cork-based materials to architects and consultants who can then apply them in the design of their buildings in order to reduce impact noise.

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…

News 19 . May . 2017
News
Which materials and technologies do you think have the potential to improve and bring new solutions to this industry?

As for technologies, industrial digital printing is one of the big future technologies for the industry. And when considering new and promising materials, there is a lot of development to be seen e.g. in bio-based polymers which are economically friendly and help to optimize the performance features of the MMF products…

05 . Apr . 2018
We’re innovating in the global footwear industry with attractive, comfortable and natural materials.

Cork is a natural, comfortable, lightweight and attractive material. It gives a touch of distinction and originality to the items into which it is incorporated, since it is a natural product. Footcork has its own digital fingerprint, which makes each pair of shoes unique. Cork skin can, for example, be used with its na…

10 . Oct . 2018
The construction industry increasingly requires alternative ecological and renewable materials that deliver a lower environmental impact. Co…

Demographic evolution and urban development have driven rapid growth of built-up areas, thereby contributing to higher resource and energy consumption and increasing the emission of pollutant gases with repercussions on the atmosphere and ecosystems. Construction is now responsible for the consumption of about 30% of t…

29 . Jun . 2017
Amorim T&D is the brand of engineered sealing materials specifically designed and tested for power transmission and distribution equipment,…

Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for flat sealing applications, that due to reduced side flow, allow for larger contact areas and higher compression ratios which guarantee an effective sealing barrier against potential flange surface imperfections, distortions and leakage paths. Exte…

23 . Jan . 2018
11 . Apr . 2017
News 06 . Dec . 2017
News
What distinguishes cork from other natural materials? Which characteristics do you most value?

Cédric: Its texture and touch. We want to push forward the boundaries of cork and challenge its inner properties. Klas: Its lightness, not only in terms of its weight but also its subtle touch and gentle attitude…it’s as if cork was there, hidden, quiet and kind - just waiting to be shaped into something. It’s very sim…

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
What distinguishes cork from other natural materials? Which characteristics do you most value?

Cédric: Its texture and touch. We want to push forward the boundaries of cork and challenge its inner properties. Klas: Its lightness, not only in terms of its weight but also its subtle touch and gentle attitude…it’s as if cork was there, hidden, quiet and kind - just waiting to be shaped into something. It’s very sim…

11 . Apr . 2017
Agglomerated cork and recycled materials layers are pressure-resistant and an effective way to provide reliable protection of the flooring a…

Acousticork underlays range can be the solution to insulate new builds, refurbishments and bespoke architectural projects including residential commercial and education settings. 100% produced from recycled and natural materials, Acousticork underlays are a totally sustainable solution that are compatible with underflo…

17 . Nov . 2016
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19 . Oct . 2017
Gaskets and much more

Beyond the obvious – we are reinventing converter materials.

19 . Oct . 2017
Brochure | Reinventing converter materials

Brochure | Seals and Gaskets

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…

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
Seals and Gaskets
Unique features make it the preferred sealing material used across multiple applications in industrial equipment, natural gas and liquid pet…

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

26 . Jul . 2017
Sport Surfaces

Comfort and safety with cork-based materials that improve shock absorption.

Articles 13 . Oct . 2016
Articles
The evolution of underlay solutions in the US market

The materials in the construction area have undergone constant improvements over time

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
Articles
The evolution of underlay solutions in the US market

The materials in the construction area have undergone constant improvements over 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.

Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
Brochure | Reinventing decking materials | EN

Brochure | Panels and Composites

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…

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Articles 11 . Sep . 2018
Articles
Sustainable materials for all types of flooring

Cork is the common denominator used in all our underlays. When applied beneath a flooring system, a cork-based underlay provides greater comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, ensuring greater energy efficiency and better acoustic and thermal insulation.

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
Articles
Sustainable materials for all types of flooring

Cork is the common denominator used in all our underlays. When applied beneath a flooring system, a cork-based underlay provides greater comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, ensuring greater energy efficiency and better acoustic and thermal insulation.

News 07 . Mar . 2018
News
Amongst other distinctive factors, your work is also recognized due to the uniqueness of the materials you use – such as white concrete used…

I think that cork will tend to be used more and more, because it has unique characteristics. I was recently doing some research about the cork cell and it’s quite amazing. We can leave a bit of cork under a stone weight for centuries and as soon as we remove it the cork progressively returns to its initial shape, which…

30 . Jun . 2017
Tools

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

08 . Feb . 2019
Joint Q-Tool

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

08 . Feb . 2019
Noise & Vibration Design Tool

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

04 . Apr . 2017
Interested in our materials? Schedule a meeting NOW!

Submit your contacts and we will get in touch with you.

News 22 . Sep . 2017
News
FootCork® follows market trends and focus on customers' most challenging needs, developing and enlarging the FootCork® range with innovative…

As result of new EVA solutions, a practical and simple manufacturing process has been developed – thermoforming. This process is widely used in the footwear industry, mainly in orthopaedic components: material is heated to a pliable forming temperature, and then formed to a specific shape in a mould and trimmed to crea…

News 08 . Jan . 2019
News
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Based on a specific set of defined materials and layers, the MPS will simulate the multilayer panel acoustic performance.

11 . Apr . 2017
About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
Amorim Cork Composites

We strive daily to reinvent the world: we recycle, reuse and reinvent entirely natural and organic materials. And thus do we invent a new world.

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

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

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Eduardo Souto Moura, Prémio Pritzker 2011

"There is a world, unknown to me, which is the one of mixtures, combinations. But with cork, I think that there can be mixtures, as long as there is research, associating it with harder and more durable materials, which lend the natural material added value."

News 15 . Sep . 2017
News
"NASA will continue to rely on your aerospace thermal protection materials".

Donald Thomas spoke with Amorim Cork Composites about the benefits of cork for the aerospace industry, his experience and contribution to space achievements and how he sees space exploration over the next decade. A fascinating interview to read, learn and dream.

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…

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

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

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

Extremely light and buoyant

News 01 . Jun . 2017
News
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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
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.

News 15 . May . 2017
News
Different applications

We mold cork with different materials which are available on the market, like wood veneer, bio based materials or polyester fibres.

14 . Sep . 2018
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13 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites 09 . Mar . 2018
Panels and Composites
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27 . Sep . 2016
Unique blends of cork and select rubbers produce materials indicated for soft gaskets sealing.

The best sealing technology often renders the highest performing engines. The secret for such results lies in all the research required to reach the perfect blend. Three worlds combined: Nature, Industry, and Science.

05 . May . 2017
Soundproofing

Building materials that make structures impervious to sound or insulates against sound.

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…

News 31 . Oct . 2018
News
i.cork factory, the new Amorim Cork Composites’ innovation pilot plant

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

02 . Jul . 2019
Underlays

Cork is a common denominator in the production of our accessories and supporting materials for floorings, such as, underlayment. When applied under a floor, an underlayment provides more comfort, protection and longevity to the final floor, guaranteeing even greater energy efficiency and acoustic insulation.

13 . Oct . 2017
download-app-teste

We mold cork with different materials which are available on the market, like wood veneer, bio based materials or polyester fibres. Find our solutions and processes that we provide to furnishing industry.

News 26 . Sep . 2019
News
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
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.

11 . Apr . 2017
Vibration Isolation

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

10 . Jul . 2019
Build a final flooring thinking about Health and Nature

Cork is a natural and sustainable raw material, answering the demands of ecofriendly solutions. The use of other recycled materials is also a contribution to this market trend and is aligned with the environmental company strategy. We believe the use of recycled materials, with adequate quality and quantity available r…

27 . Sep . 2016
Techseal

Engineered sealing materials based on soft gasket technology, specifically designed and tested to withstand application environments in automotive sealing.

11 . Apr . 2017
Low natural frequency / High vibration isolation

Easy to install, natural, sustainable, with proven technical qualities, Acousticork Vibration Isolation materials is the high performance alternative to synthetic products.

29 . Jun . 2017
Structureborne noise

Generation and propagation of time-dependent motions and forces in solid materials which result in unwanted radiated sound.

05 . Apr . 2018
High comfort performance, lightweight, compression recovery, warm feeling, excellent thermal insulation and hypoallergenic

Footcork sheets and rolls of carefully selected raw materials enable simple and easy machining and thermoforming.

05 . Apr . 2018
Footcork® Evolution

Evolution towards an eco footprint is a statement that Amorim Cork Composites believes in and shares, within the framework of development of Footcork® EVOLUTION developed by Amorim, a new thermoformable material produced from recycled and natural materials.

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…

27 . Sep . 2016
3D Moulding for different applications

We developed a special cork formula which withstands the challenges of 3D moulding and thus the creation of complex shapes. We mold cork with different materials which are available on the market, like wood veneer, bio based materials or polyester fibres.

News 01 . Jun . 2017
News
MAAT

The artist spent a long period before creating APQHome - MAAT during which she studied the materials that could be successfully used in the project.

27 . Sep . 2016
Disclaimer and Liability

All materials at amorimcorkcomposites.com are provided on an 'as is' basis. Amorim Cork Composites does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials. Amorim Cork Composites or its suppliers shall not be liable for any damages arising out of t…

News 03 . Jul . 2017
News
intro (2)

Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material that inspires designers creativity. Cork can enter the industry in processes such as: 3D moulding, CNC machining, lamination with different materials, compression moulding, and board on frame.

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
Articles
8 – Be proud to protect the environment.

In addition to all these benefits, there is also environmental sustainability. Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material. Compared to synthetic materials, the natural qualities of cork add unique benefits that contribute to high performance and comfort.

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
Articles
8 – Be proud to protect the environment.

In addition to all these benefits, there is also environmental sustainability. Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material. Compared to synthetic materials, the natural qualities of cork add unique benefits that contribute to high performance and comfort.

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 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.

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.

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

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

29 . Jun . 2017
Power equipment noise emissions have become significant contributors to urban noise pollution, Amorim’s solutions are cork rubber based elas…

Cork plays a significant role in the elastomer and is directly responsible for the damping function, commonly designated as the energy loss factor, while the rubber matrix takes care of the isolation, together they are the ideal combination when considering vibration and noise reduction solutions especially at resonanc…

27 . Sep . 2016
Commitment to the Forest Custody Chain

We prefer to use cork from well managed forests, certified by the forest certification system of the Forest  Stewardship Council® (FSC®- C022338), and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).   We do not sell FSC or PEFC certified products which have included the following categorie…

News 22 . Sep . 2017
News
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The patent was granted in the framework of the Invisible Network project, to the Amorim Cork Research consortium, constituted by Amorim Cork Composites, Amorim Revestimentos and the Centre for Nanotechnology and Technical, Functional and Intelligent Materials.

08 . Jan . 2019
New products

Distinctive and timeless, the Alma Gémea collection is based on principles such as forging a natural symbiosis between two elements and the surprise factor resulting from the unexpected combination of such materials with unprecedented lines, contours and functionalities.

05 . Apr . 2018
Mid-sole

The part of the shoe between the very bottom and where the foot rests.  The midsole is a cushioning layer between the outsole and the upper. Various rubber and foam compounds are used for shock absorption. Generally, heavier-weight materials will be firmer and more durable.

08 . Jan . 2019
Add a new brand to your portfolio, which simultaneously serves as a gift and a collection item.

Alma Gémea combines cork and ceramics – two noble materials, both of which have a long tradition in Portugal. The use and combination of these materials in an innovative and differentiating manner naturally brings us to the most sophisticated dimension of contemporary home design.Alma Gémea is a forward-looking product…

Blog 03 . Jul . 2019
Blog
Is there anything better than the experience of getting down to work and finishing that special project that will make your home even more w…

We don’t think so. And we also believe that your space and your ideas deserve the best materials. Sustainably-produced high-quality materials with a guaranteed performance that allow you to be creative and achieve a final result that’s all your own.

Blog 03 . Jul . 2019
Blog
Protecting the planet and having a healthier and more sustainable life is an increasingly present concern in our daily lives. More than a si…

From the materials used for floor and wall coverings to furniture items and decorative objects, it’s possible to make choices that help reduce your home’s carbon footprint without neglecting room design and comfort. Such is the case with solutions in cork, one of nature’s most sustainable materials.

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.

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
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The result of the work developed by the ten designers was presented to the public, for the first time, in Lisbon, at the design and architecture biennial, EXD’13, and it included not only proposals where cork was the only raw material used, but also solutions that combined cork with materials such as concrete, metal or…

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 10 . Jul . 2018
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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…

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…

Case Studies 31 . May . 2017
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Solution

Given that a large cruise ship can have a deck area of up to 40,000 m2, the advantages of cork-based deck construction – particularly up to 50% less deck weight – are of major interest, as is outlined below.Compared with conventional materials, cork technology reduces the deck weight per ship by a good 7 tonnes (on an…

10 . Jul . 2019
Matthias Windmöller, President of the MMFA

Cork is one of the fascinating hidden champions for so many sectors, I can’t even start to rank the most valuable characteristics.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 t…

Articles 18 . May . 2018
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The global growth in the number of artificial turf pitches has given rise to questions on the impact of this type of system on the environment and user safety, calling for a discussion on the technology and materials used for such infrastructures.

Articles 14 . Nov . 2018
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3. Contamination-free

All materials used in the production process of Amorim Cork Composites’ infills are 100% free from any chemical contamination, in accordance with REACH regulations, and do not show any traces of potentially harmful substances.

Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
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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.

11 . Nov . 2019
Amorim Cork Composites' cork-based solutions for expansion joints in concrete structures, combine performance, low maintenance and sustainab…

Buildings, bridges, highways, dams or airports. There are numerous large-scale concrete structures whose durability and safety depend on correct installation of expansion joints. Expansion joints are structural building elements that are positioned between concrete slabs or between concrete connections to other materia…

Blog 03 . Jan . 2020
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New products, more circular economy

Waste from industries such as footwear, packaging, automobile or upholstery production are some of the non-cork materials that we incorporate in Go4cork products. We chose them because, in addition to enhancing the benefits of cork, they allow us to give new life to materials that would otherwise be destined for the la…

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…

Blog 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…

27 . Sep . 2016
CoMMUTe

CoMMute project has developed a prototype of modular and multifunctional floating flooring for regional and intercity railway coaches, using materials with low environmental impact.  This solution makes it possible to cut total installation costs and guarantees greater comfort for passengers by delivering improved ther…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
Case Studies
Main Goal

The main goal of MATERIA is to raise the profile of the cork and conquer new territories and new audiences. The perfect cocktail for success is created by combining the inspiration of various designers - through a collection where the cork is the main feature (albeit combined with other materials) - with its multifacet…

Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
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A-ROAD

A-Road chose Amorim Cork Composites as its partner for this project, because of its worldwide reputation and extensive track record, explaining that: "We use Amorim Cork Composites' products because we’re sure that it can consistently provide us with high quality raw materials."

08 . Jan . 2019
intro - Components

Reusable and biodegradable, cork is one of the most versatile and sustainable raw materials in the world. It is impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic, compressible, hypoallergenic, highly resistant, light and can float. Unique characteristics that the objects of the MATERIA collection celebrate and exploit through…

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
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Campana Brothers: “Cork has been an incredible experience.”

Known for often working with natural and sustainable raw materials, this is the first time that the Campana brothers have worked with cork. The original pieces were developed with the support of Corticeira Amorim, who played an advisory role and supplied the different types of cork used in the collection.   The project…

29 . Jun . 2017
Long lasting quality

Due to the expansion of the internal metal conductor and the contraction of the external RIP isolator during the curing process in the manufacturing of RIP condensers, the RIP cork rubber inlay displaces volume within itself due to corks cell structure (low poisson ration), preventing the cracking of the resin insulato…

Blog 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…

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 15 . Apr . 2018
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By combining innovative engineering and cork, the consortium formed by Amorim Cork Composites, Critical Materials, PIEP and ISQ has developed a new Earth re-entry capsule (ERC) for the European Space Agency (ESA), that will transport soil samples from Mars back to Earth. The challenge involved the design and production…

Case Studies 06 . Feb . 2019
Case Studies
Award-winning project and considered to be the "most beautiful"

Tacklebox Architecture developed the project of this new Claus Porto store, overseen by the architect Jeremy Barbour, whose portfolio includes a number of other commercial spaces in New York. He chose cork - one of Portugal’s most representative raw materials, as one of the project’s central elements, taking advantage…

News 30 . May . 2019
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Two types of rocket launchers

During the three years of the project lifetime the consortium will investigate the areas of aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics (i.e. the temperatures that evolve at the surface of the vehicle during flight), flight dynamics, guidance, navigation and control, and advanced structural parts, materials and mechanisms. For th…

08 . Jan . 2019
The ultimate innovation in cork transformation

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

28 . May . 2019
Profile

Higher Education in Economics, Management or other relevant area; Minimum 3 year experience in the commercial area in the field of building materials and / or technical solutions; Experience in the commercial relationship with distributors; Knowledge in acoustic solutions will be a valued factor; Professional experienc…

11 . Apr . 2017
Acousticork wall bearing increases the lifetime of buildings, decreasing crack appearance due to the decoupling of elements.

The supports formed by cork granulated with recycled materials, are used to decouple the connections of the masonry with the building’s structure. It has been developed to effectively interrupt the transmission of footstep noise vertically through the masonry. If wall bearings are used consistently throughout a buildin…

News 06 . Nov . 2017
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About MATERIA

By combining cork’s unique personality and sensory characteristics with a challenging design perspective, MATERIA is a collection of objects that fluidly and functionally fit into any contemporary environment and experience. Curated by experimentadesign, the collection is designed by 12 international designers and stud…

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…

Articles 18 . Nov . 2019
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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 16 . May . 2017
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About Tiago Sá da Costa

Tiago Sá da Costa is a Portuguese product designer and his Studio TSC is currently based in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.  At Studio TSC, Tiago's work is focused on ecological design, with cork as a core research matter. Much of Tiago's work has been exploring the functional uses and physical and aesthetic boundaries of…

Blog 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…

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…

News 04 . Oct . 2017
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TATE MODERN IS LINED WITH CORK IN AN INSTALLATION DESIGNED BY SUPERFLEX.

Visitors to the "Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX: One Two Three Swing!" are now able to walk along a colossal cork installation, presented in the Tate Modern - one of the world's most respected contemporary art institutions. About 5,000 m2 of an innovative cork composite have been applied in Turbine Hall - an iconic spac…

Blog 27 . Nov . 2019
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Creative ideas with cork

Go4cork mouse and desk pads, planners and memo boards can also be complemented with other cork items and pieces you’ve made yourself.Go4cork cork trays, for example, are very useful for organising small objects and keeping your desk tidy. Coasters, on the other hand, protect surfaces and prevent spilled drinks. Also, 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…

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.

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Raw Edges Under the name Raw Edges, Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay work towards a common goal: to create objects that have never been seen before. Yael's main focus lies in turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Since the…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Inga Sempé Parisian-born Inga Sempé graduate from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris) in 1993. Since then, she has built up an impressive and diversified portfolio of projects ranging from furniture and lighting to small objects and fabrics. A scholarship holder at the Villa…

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.

Case Studies 05 . Feb . 2018
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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 . Jan . 2019
ARO

Highlighting its texture and density, the combination with another material denies nothing of cork's physicality and aesthetic weight. Aro shows off and celebrates these characteristics, putting cork centre-stage in your living environment.

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.…

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…

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 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…

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
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,…

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…

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…

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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Lasca

Like a polished pebble from a riverbed, lasca's softly rounded form and rich texture reintroduce the look and feel of nature into your own environment. Featured in different sizes and shapes, lasca functions as a support or work surface. Steadier than a tray, more practical and unrestricting than a table, you can use i…

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
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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…

News 25 . Oct . 2016
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TIPSY is the 24th item

TIPSY is the 24th item to be included in the MATERIA collection that was launched in 2011 at FuoriSalone in Milan, at a time when the role and relevance of cork as an ideal material for interior design hadn’t yet been fully perceived. Through the development of this individual bottle support, Keiji Takeuchi joins a pre…

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…

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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Designer

Pedrita Pedrita is Rita João and Pedro Ferreira. Both are Design graduates from the Architecture Faculty of Lisbon's Technical University, having also studied at TU Delft (in Rita's case) and Politecnico di Milano (Pedro). They joined FABRICA in September 2002, where they would head the 3D Design Department in 2004. Re…

08 . Jan . 2019
Experimentadesign

As a cultural non-profit association experimentadesign is a content generating platform geared towards the promotion of design and its role as an operative tool for positive change and mediation in contemporary society. Known for its flagship project - the EXD Biennale – experimentadesign celebrated its 10th anniversar…

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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