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05 . Jul . 2018
Sustainability

Amorim Rubber Flooring offers a range of patterns and colors that make a singular design statement while helping preserve the environment. Our product is a high quality recycled rubber material made using scrap rubber from the recycling of truck tires and virgin rubber materials, saving energy, reducing oil consumption…

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Corticeira Amorim presents its Sustainability Report

Corticeira Amorim publishes its ninth Sustainability Report for 2014 and 2015.

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2. Sustainability

Cork is a renewable and recyclable product, of a 100% natural origin. As tree bark, cork contributes to CO2 retention. During the production process of the infill, all generated waste is reusable and, in the end-of-life treatment of a turf system, cork is the type of infill that releases the lowest amount of CO2.

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Environmental Sustainability

100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is one of the most versatile materials in the world, from an environmental, social or economic perspective. In addition to cork, all materials used in the production of our underlays are based on the concept of the circular economy. Therefore when looking for a solution that…

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 13 . Sep . 2018
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Sustainability

Sustainable

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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It is at the forefront of industry, technology and sustainability

Its signature is on the most unlikely everyday objects, Olympic sports equipment, organic solvents, high profile global works, state-of-the-art road and railway projects, spacecraft... Within the panorama of contemporary creation, it challenges designers, scientists and architects to explore the endless potential of co…

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This action forms part of the company's Sustainability Program, the "Natural Choice".

Vila de Mora, in the district of Évora, recently welcomed 80 volunteers of Corticeira Amorim who planted 2000 cork oaks, thus increasing the forest area of Portugal's National Tree. Herdade da Barroca, a property of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora, was the scene of the initiative that directly involved the community…

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

Yes, of course, sustainability was one aspect of cork that attracted me to the material. Cork is not only sustainable in its production but since it is a relatively lightweight material, it requires much less energy to transport and install. The fact that there is almost zero waste in the cork manufacturing process was…

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Sustainability is more than a trend.

Cork, one of the most sustainable materials in nature, presented its charm at the 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.  The Scandinavian market continues to be a trend se…

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

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

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Cork: Different features for different applications

All products by Amorim Cork Composites rely on a sustainability model that has been perfected throughout the company's history.

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
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11 . Apr . 2017
Acoustic Insulation

Materials designed with urbanisation, acoustic environments and sustainability in mind.

23 . Jan . 2018
Acoustic Insulation

Materials designed with urbanisation, acoustic environments and sustainability in mind.

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06 . Aug . 2018
Are issues of the environmental impact of constructions and the sustainability of materials relevant? Why?

Yes. Scarcity of natural resources, global warming and environmental pollution are our main concerns in terms of sustainable development. Promoting green products is essential if this global mission is to be successful.

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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…

05 . Feb . 2018
Entities involved

SecilUniversity of CoimbraInstitute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ITeCons)Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC)

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03 . Apr . 2017
World leaders in sustainable products

Our raw material – cork - is one of the world’s most sustainable natural resources, in environmental, economic and social terms. All our solutions are based on our sustainability policy, and are 100% recyclable and reusable.

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27 . Sep . 2016
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The Board of Directors and the Executive Board take responsibility for the communication, implementation and success of this Management Policy, as a significant factor for the sustainability of the business. March 2018

03 . Jul . 2017
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…

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Solution

The IB Tower is an intelligent building that provides long-term sustainability, with minimal environmental impact. The controls integrated in the building allow it to optimise business operations and improve energy efficiency.

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
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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.

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
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Project Objective

The development of the new cork concrete solution was produced through a partnership between Amorim Cork Composites, the Cement Applications Development Centre (CDAC), Secil, the Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability ( ITeCons) of the University of…

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
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Main Goal

Introducing a new material category to create Beller Collection was Spinneybeck goal to design a different and innovative line of products. The materials for all the collections are criteriously selected to attend demanding clients. In this context, cork came up as an excellence material with the great benefit of versa…

08 . May . 2017
A sustainable and high performance solution

In addition to the appropriate functioning of the building and its envisaged uses, it also has a strong concern for environmental and sustainability issues, and Acousticork Underscreed, as a recycled material, fits perfectly with these premises. It is made from recycled car and truck tyres, part of a recycling and reco…

27 . Sep . 2016
Food contact

Amorim Cork Composites develops a product suitable for the food industry   Aware of the need to permanently update itself, Amorim Cork Composites is now launching a line of “Food Contact” materials, consisting of products suitable for being in contact with food. These solutions, made of cork, a 100% natural and recycl…

27 . Mar . 2018
Cork-based solutions: one of the main pathways for development

The museum structure itself attracts at least as much attention as the art works on display. It is a spectacular building carved out of former grain silos, dating back to 1920, which now house the Zeitz Museum and a 28-room boutique luxury hotel designed by the renowned UK architect, Thomas Heatherwick. In today’s worl…

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Could you share with us US-MFAssociation's main goals for the future?

The MFA's primary goal is to establish consensus-based standards for this new category of flooring. Not only are working on performance standards, but we will also develop safety and sustainability standards. The American consumer wants transparency. And with transparency comes confidence. Ultimately, if you want to dr…

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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…

27 . Sep . 2016
Due to its generosity, the cork tree becomes the main reason for countless thriving villages and communities all over the Mediterranean.

Over one hundred thousand people in southern Europe and north Africa directly and indirectly depend on these forests, according to the WWF. These forests are a perfect example of the balance between preserving the environment and sustainable development - just the fact that no tree is felled during the stripping of the…

Case Studies 31 . May . 2017
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More green shipping and greater IMO compliance

“Safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans” is future-proof. Indeed, this guideline set down by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) provides the framework for the construction and operation of ships that will become established in global markets. The “strategic goals for marine technology”, formulat…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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Responsability

For us, the importance of the responsibility of contributing today for the future is an essential objective. Thus, we incorporate various raw materials into our products which aim to innovatively respond to competitive market demands, as well as create advances and cutting edge procedures which grant the final consumer…

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Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer…

The designer Tiago Sá da Costa was inspired by the appearance, sustainability, flexibility and versatility of cork to create Curcubita. Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held between May 13 and November 26, in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer to discover…

11 . Apr . 2017
Urbanisation is a megatrend, one of the major pathways of development.

With it, the importance of quality acoustic environments for human well-being continues to grow. People around the globe are more aware of the impact that acoustics have on their daily lives and expect higher quality acoustic experiences.On the other hand, trends in sustainability, recycling and the circular economy re…

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Further information about Be Brasil:

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

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