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Cork for a greener and more sustainable home

If you are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable construction materials, cork can be the solution.

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.

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 30 . May . 2019
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Cork: a natural and sustainable choice

Based on his commitment to work only with natural, sustainable or directly recyclable materials, Tom Dixon chose agglomerated cork to cover the floors and the stairway leading to the garden’s upper level. Cork is also used in the items of furniture that invite visitors to sit and contemplate the green surroundings. The…

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
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Sustainable by nature

As a leader of the cork industry, sustainability, technology and innovation are intrinsic pillars of our culture and strategy. We focus on R&D that result in products and solutions with unparalleled advantages, including reducing the carbon footprint of the end product, saving energy or water, cleaning the environmen…

07 . Apr . 2021
Sustainable by nature

Cork is 100 percent natural, reusable and recyclable, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials.

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
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Cork, a sustainable realm of visuals and performance

Amorim has been encouraging designers to envision and explore another world.

Case Studies 03 . Jan . 2019
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Recyclable and sustainable

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10 . Dec . 2018
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21 . Feb . 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.

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Cork is used in the new 100% electric Mobilize vehicles of the Renault Group

Cork was selected for the new Mobilize vehicles because it is a natural and sustainable raw material.

News 01 . Oct . 2021
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An (even more) sustainable solar

The main properties of cork – such as impermeability, lightness, elasticity, compressibility and resilience - remain unchanged, ensuring the floater's performance. It should also be noted that, for each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO2. This factor reduces the environmental i…

Porquê a Cortiça? 19 . Feb . 2021
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Articles 03 . Jul . 2019
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Sustainable decoration: 3 ideas for putting it into practice right away

Want to make your home more welcoming and nature-inspired? Follow these tips.

Case Studies 23 . Mar . 2018
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High performance, sustainable and ecological turf field.

GOTEC Sportsysteme, a German company specialized in the construction and maintenance of sports grounds, chose a cork-based natural infill for artificial turf for the construction project of the SG Malsburg-Marzell Sports Club football field in Germany.

07 . Feb . 2022
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 eleme…

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Cork gives life to sustainable vertical gardens

Cork is the main protagonist of Mac Van Dam’s project, “Vertical Grounds”.

07 . Feb . 2022
Flooring Accessories

Recycled and sustainable accessories for flooring systems

29 . Jul . 2019
Cork-rubber Solutions

Recycled and sustainable accessories for flooring systems.

07 . Feb . 2022
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Recycled and sustainable accessories for flooring systems

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…

21 . Mar . 2022
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…

Articles 18 . Nov . 2022
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Whether on land, in the air or water, cork’s properties, combined with Amorim Cork Composites' expertise, can respond to the great mobility…

Ensuring transport sustainability is an increasing concern for companies and citizens. Global awareness of this concern has led car manufacturers to progressively choose raw materials that guarantee a symbiosis between performance and sustainability. The sector’s biggest companies are now investing in more environmenta…

29 . Apr . 2022
Energy

Cork solutions for a more sustainable energy sector

27 . Sep . 2016
Structural materials

Structural elements with cork for more sustainable and efficient mobility.

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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.

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Construction

Technical sustainable solutions with high performance and durability for demanding construction systems.

Articles 12 . Feb . 2018
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Materials vs Performance

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

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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

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Innovative cork project improves air quality in buildings

Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials and more sustainable products.

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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Our mission

To value cork, designing sustainable composite solutions for multiple applications.

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Amorim Cork Composites joins forces with Nike for a more circular economy

The underlay Go4cork Blend with Nike Grind aims to have a positive impact on the environment by creating a sustainable solution based on circular economy principles.

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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Preservation of the cork oak forest

It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim o…

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What challenges does EGGER face in terms of sustainability?

The demand for sustainable products is growing, and it is good to see that customers are focusing on this topic. As a manufacturer, our main challenge is to meet the growing demand for sustainably produced inputs and raw materials such as packaging, glue, PEFC wood, etc., which makes purchasing increasingly challenging…

17 . Nov . 2016
Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
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Does the cork oak need to be cut down to harvest the cork?

No. Stripping is carried out manually and the trees are never cut down. After each stripping, the cork oak undergoes an original process of self-regeneration of the bark, which gives the activity of cork harvesting a uniquely sustainable nature.

News 24 . Jun . 2021
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Daniel Michalik

"Cork was a natural choice, since it is so sustainable it helped to achive the LEED Platinum status".

Articles 31 . Jul . 2019
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In recent years, talking about trends in decoration almost always involves talking about cork. Natural and sustainable, cork helps create we…

If you would like to try using cork to improve comfort or change your home décor, but don't know where to start, Go4cork can help you. Specialised in DIY cork products, Go4cork offers a wide range of items for people who like to get down to work and create their own interior design project, but are also concerned about…

04 . Nov . 2021
Four Seasons Hotel

Bangkok, Four Seasons Hotel. The underscreed from Acousticork range, combines agglomerated cork with recycled rubber, making it a 100% recycled and sustainable product. In addition to acoustic comfort, the use of an underscreed also improves the building’s thermal performance, making a decisive contribution to the well…

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.

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Greater comfort in use Greater impact resistance Thermal stability Greater energy efficiency Sustainable and recyclable material

Mobility 09 . Mar . 2018
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Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of Amorim Cork Composites’ primary decking materials. Innovative and sustainable cork-…

The key factor in ensuring a negative carbon footprint is the cork oak forest itself - which is a carbon sink, responsible for retaining 73 tons of CO2 per ton of cork used for a typical application, which corresponds to 2,7 kilotons of CO2 retention.

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.

10 . Jul . 2019
Harlan Stone, President of the US-MFAssociation

The North American market sees cork as a value-added product, and as a sustainable product. (…) The MLF category is a great opportunity for increased use of Cork as we put together different features in the different layers. Cork fits in well to this opportunity.

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.

21 . Apr . 2022
Harlan Stone, President of the US-MFAssociation

The North American market sees cork as a value-added product, and as a sustainable product. (…) The MLF category is a great opportunity for increased use of Cork as we put together different features in the different layers. Cork fits in well to this opportunity.

08 . Apr . 2022
CPCs (cork-polymer composites)

CPCs are a range of cork composites that combine the adaptability of polymers and the lightness and sustainability of cork. We use bio-based polymers derived from recycled resources, developing sustainable and versatile solutions suitable for moulding, injection moulding and blow moulding processing.  Compared to 100%…

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…

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"Cork seemed the obvious choice"

In relation to the choice of cork, Jack Headford explains: “During development of the project, it became obvious that we needed to work with materials that convey a sense of empathy and robustness within the forest. Cork seemed the obvious choice, due to its wooden tones and smooth texture, and its inherent sustainable…

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…

Articles 03 . Jul . 2019
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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.

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.

21 . Mar . 2022
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.

27 . Sep . 2016
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The Board of Directors and the Executive Board are responsible for providing the information and resources necessary for the pursuit of the management objectives and for the success of this Policy, which are crucial for ACC’s sustainable development. João Pedro AzevedoCEOOctober 2022

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.

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…

10 . Jul . 2019
A kraft paper carrier for the pre-attached underlay

A paper kraft carrier is available to laminate to the cork backing, improving the tensile strength, the client’s production process efficiency and the final floor value proposition. This sustainable and natural solution will improve the homogeneity of the adhesion of the pre-attached underlay to other layers of the flo…

21 . Apr . 2022
A kraft paper carrier for the pre-attached underlayment

A paper kraft carrier is available to laminate to the cork backing, improving the tensile strength, the client’s production process efficiency and the final floor value proposition. This sustainable and natural solution will improve the homogeneity of the adhesion of the pre-attached underlayment to other layers of the…

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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…

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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…

Articles 09 . Aug . 2019
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1. Cork is an organic and sustainable material Cork is the bark of the cork oak. It is removed every nine years, without the tree having to be cut down, and it grows back again. In fact, the cork oak is the only tree with self-regenerating bark, making cork a 100 % renewable and sustainable material. Choosing cork cont…

08 . Jan . 2019
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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…

02 . Jul . 2019
Versatility with sustainability in mind

Cork's visual and sensorial appearance, it's reliability, durability, sense of comfort and safety and ecological features will inspire you to shape a whole new sustainable world. No other energy-efficient material performs so well and with such quality. And not only it is eco-friendly, but also it is good for your heal…

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The materials in the construction area have undergone constant improvements over time. This evolution is due to the non-conformist spirit of…

The need to create priorities range from the more traditional - such as impermeability, stability, visual requirements - to the most recent fields, which relate to energy, sustainable, thermal and acoustic issues. Cork, as a multifaceted product, can meet the demands of today's markets through its natural properties.

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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…

08 . Apr . 2022
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To this end, we combine all our knowledge and experience about cork with a highly qualified technical follow-up in the development of products for the home, office and leisure sectors.  From choosing the most appropriate technologies and work processes for each project, we work closely with the customer to offer the ma…

12 . Apr . 2017
Project Overview

This project is meant to meet the increasing need for power cables as a result of the rapid urban boom that Qatar is currently witnessing. It stands in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the basic infrastructure project for achievement of comprehensive and sustainable development, he added.

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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…

27 . Mar . 2018
Prime building materials are Cork-based (1)

100% produced from recycled and natural materials, such as cork, Acousticork underlays and underscreeds are sustainable and constitute the best solution for excellent impact noise and thermal insulation, long-term resilience and durability. The same material was also chosen for the VIP area of the Cape Town Stadium dur…

02 . Jul . 2019
Intro text - underlays

Underlayment may consist only of cork agglomerate or contain other recycled materials, such as PU, Recycled Rubber or EVA. Some of our underlays have a pre-attached vapor barrier. Compared to synthetic materials, cork is the right choice when looking for a solution that guarantees performance but is also sustainable…

07 . Feb . 2022
Durability and performance over time

Sustainable, highly durable and performing solutions made of agglomerated cork to assure sound insulation, improve thermal comfort, and protect the floor of any space. Cork is a common denominator used in all our underlayments. When applied beneath a flooring system, a cork-based underlayment provides greater comfort,…

21 . Mar . 2022
Prime building materials are Cork-based (1)

100% produced from recycled and natural materials, such as cork, Acousticork underlays and underscreeds are sustainable and constitute the best solution for excellent impact noise and thermal insulation, long-term resilience and durability. The same material was also chosen for the VIP area of the Cape Town Stadium dur…

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…

22 . Jan . 2020
About Amorim Cork Composites

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

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…

09 . Mar . 2018
Multilayer door and wall partition panel applications

Depending on the panel application a variety of core options are available to achieve your project goals. Our ACM product range is targeted already to the end benefit, allowing to mix and match several layers and thicknesses to obtain the final desired performance, being it for high thermal capacity, acoustic or fire r…

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This solution delivers benefits such as low density and good buoyancy, low maintenance costs, durability, sustainable water treatment, and modular design with easy connection between modules. It’s a cork agglomerate with a density of 0.2, which can support up to 16 kg of plants per square metre. Each module is 100 cm w…

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…

Case Studies 25 . Jan . 2022
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Adding value to cork in a competitive, differentiated and innovative way

The integration of cork inside the MINI Strip is thus another achievement in line with Corticeira Amorim's mission: adding value to cork in a competitive, differentiated and innovative way, in perfect harmony with Nature. In other words, fostering the development of sustainable products, practices, and solutions. While…

Mobility 09 . Mar . 2018
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Visual cork materials

Cork is a natural and sustainable option for the various elements that make up the vehicle's interior, such as door linings, the interior console or the dashboard. In addition to their sophisticated look and the comfort they provide, our materials are able to respond to the wear and tear caused by everyday use. Thanks…

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…

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…

Articles 28 . Jul . 2017
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If you are currently trying to decide on which flooring to use in remodelling your home, and if your main concern is the choice of look that…

An underlay is much more than just something you place under the flooring. The underlay is part of a solid foundation that can determine the floor’s performance in terms of acoustic properties and comfort, while also adding to its lifespan. Even though it is not visible, it can still be felt and perceived thanks to the…

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How did it all begin?

Doghammer was founded in 2015, by two friends - Maximillian (Founder and CEO) and Matthias (Co-founder and CEO), with a small production unit in Rosenheid, Germany. Their passion for mountaineering - whether biking, climbing or hiking - started at university. The feeling of having their feet always inside tight-fitting…

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…

22 . Sep . 2022
Material used

The underscreed selected for application in the eMedia Investments building was the Acousticork U38. Made from cork and recycled polyurethane foam, it guarantees excellent impact noise insulation in new and refurbished buildings.   In addition to the thermo-acoustic insulation properties, the U38 has a high load capaci…

23 . Sep . 2022
Material used

The underscreed selected for application in the eMedia Investments building was the Acousticork U38. Made from cork and recycled polyurethane foam, it guarantees excellent impact noise insulation in new and refurbished buildings.   In addition to the thermo-acoustic insulation properties, the U38 has a high load capaci…

07 . Apr . 2022
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Here we research and develop innovative cork-based materials. We do this by applying extrusion, lamination or moulding processes, as well as by combining cork with other raw materials, giving rise to new materials.  This way, by using only cork or composites that combine cork with materials from the circular economy, i…

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Main Goal

The main goal of this body of work is to demonstrate the versatility and potential of a material with centuries of history - cork - which is still used today in different areas because of its technical characteristics. Cork can simultaneously be light, strong, waterproof, an excellent insulator (thermal and acoustic) a…

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In order to meet the new GRI directives, in version 4, Corticeira Amorim built a materiality matrix based on the results of the stakeholder consultation (performed in 2015) and on the importance of the different sustainability topics for the company. As a result of the materiality analysis, the most important topics fo…

Case Studies 31 . May . 2017
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Optimisation of carrying capacity

Lightweight construction with cork technology reduces the deck weight of passenger vessels by 30% to 50%, thereby enabling a larger passenger and/or cargo capacity. Depending on their objectives and requirements, ship operators can use this weight advantage to enhance equipment, comfort, catering or on-board entertainm…

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Cork was the material highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten, in the section dedicated to aerospace. The article is entitled "cork in orbit" and addresses the benefits of using this natural, sustainable and high-performance raw material in the aerospace industry, citing real-world cases…

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Cork is visually appealing and sustainable, easy to mould, pleasing to the touch, making it ideally suited for developing distinct, contemporary and elegant items of furniture. The Campana Brothers’ first collection of cork furniture share these qualities. The Sobreiro collection marks the Campana Studio’s first partic…

Case Studies 27 . Feb . 2019
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Marta Sande Castro

Marta Sande Castro is a young Portuguese designer graduated in Interior Design and Decorative Arts by the School of Decorative Arts (ESAD) in Lisbon. Adopting an ecological and sustainable design approach, she works mostly with natural and recycled raw materials. Her creative process features an in-depth study of mater…

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What do you value the most about cork?

Most of all, its natural source and its cyclical dynamism. It is a natural material, fully sustainable, used in so many different ways, with so many properties. Also the way that it can be manipulated, thanks to deep understanding of its composition.We want to requalify cork in the worlds of interior design and archite…

Articles 10 . Sep . 2019
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Natural, renewable and recyclable, cork is a safe choice for those who care about the future of the planet. But we believe it is possible to…

We are hearing more and more about ‘circular economy’. A more sustainable development model where the logic of “extraction, transformation, use and disposal” of products, characteristic of the linear economy, is replaced by circular reuse, recovery and recycling processes. This way, once used, materials are returned to…

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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…

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…

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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…

29 . Apr . 2022
Innovation in solar energy

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

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Douglas Campbell

Douglas Campbell, Technical Director for Electroflight, explained: “The battery case was an extremely challenging piece of engineering, as the entire powertrain is connected to the front of the aircraft. The battery case is therefore doing an extremely important job, not just providing containment in the case of a batt…

26 . Apr . 2022
Cork-rubber composite solutions specifically designed to produce the most suitable materials for sealing

Amorim Tech Seal's priority are the automotive, heavy duty and gas industries. As a result of continuous investment in R&D, we have developed a very diversified portfolio of sealing solutions for these areas. We work closely with our customers to develop sealing joints adapted to the requirements of each project. O…

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
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The beauty of architectural concrete

The working group concluded that lightweight structural white concrete, incorporating recycled natural cork granules, met all the design requirements, by striking a balance between the concrete’s mechanical strength and bulk density, while guaranteeing a high-quality finish, insulation and durability as well as the des…

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When did you begin using cork in your works?

I first discovered cork when I was looking for new materials for furniture made for my clients. I wanted to discover a distinctive raw material that is sustainable and versatile. Cork was the answer.   My increasing use of cork in my commissioned works has made me realize the versatility of this raw material. That’s wh…

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

05 . Feb . 2018
The beauty of architectural concrete

The working group concluded that lightweight structural white concrete, incorporating recycled natural cork granules, met all the design requirements, by striking a balance between the concrete’s mechanical strength and bulk density, while guaranteeing a high-quality finish, insulation and durability as well as the des…

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 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…

News 13 . Apr . 2021
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Why is it important to quantify these services?

Firstly, because we need to understand the complex interaction of biological and ecological processes that result in the provision of a service, thus providing the basis for managers of the territory to intervene in the system, in order to maximise the provision of ecosystem services in a sustainable manner. Secondly,…

News 23 . May . 2022
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According to an analytic study conducted by the consultancy firm, EY, the underlay Plus Go4Cork by Amorim has a negative carbon balance of -8.1kg CO2 eq/m². The carbon balance of the underlay Plus VB Go4Cork by Amorim is -7.8kg CO2 eq/m². By promoting carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest that is superior to the…

News 22 . Sep . 2022
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This innovative material also represents a huge benefit in terms of innovation

Cork Polymer Compounds are produced through an extrusion process in which cork and thermoplastics are mixed to deliver the best of both worlds. The introduction of cork to produce CPCs can result in a reduction of up to 60% in the volume of plastic consumption, due to cork’s low density, delivering a more sustainable s…

News 19 . Aug . 2020
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Texto Lasca Marco Sousa Santos

Cork has many qualities, especially when we think that no technologically produced material can offer as many and as diverse attributes. But what should be highlighted in this material that is so complete and versatile? Marco Sousa Santos has no doubts: “Its plastic and its mechanical nature. Plastic - due to its textu…

27 . Sep . 2016
CorkAL

This project aims to create an innovative frame system, based on the development of aluminum profiles with thermal cut that break with the traditional concept of aluminum windows. Contrary to the majority of solutions available on the market, thermal cutting will not be carried out using polyamides or other materials d…

Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
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Reduction of costs in the transport industry

The Amorim Cork Composites, business unit of the Amorim Group, is committed to the development and manufacture of technical, environmentally friendly products based on cork, for numerous industries and applications.  The rail industry is one of the strategic segments of the company, where innovation and creativity in t…

News 30 . Jan . 2017
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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…

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…

Case Studies 14 . Oct . 2016
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Amorim Cork Composites is developing cork surfboards for the Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara. These cork surfboards are specifically designed to successfully surf amazing sized waves never ridden before. This project was launched in 2013 with a view to designing high efficiency surfboards making use of Portuguese raw…

Articles 10 . Sep . 2019
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Underlay: simple, but efficient An underlay is a layer of material applied during the installation process between the concrete layer (or the previous flooring) and the final flooring. It is an element that is out of sight, but whose presence is felt with every step. With an underlay, the sound of children jumping and…

Articles 27 . Nov . 2019
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Cork for a naturally-inspired environment

If you have doubts about which material to choose for your office, choose cork. In addition to being functional and visually appealing, cork accessories also have the advantage of introducing an element of natural origin to your office, creating a mild and quiet environment that invites you to work.In this article, fin…

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