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

Mainly found in temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere, the oak tree has an average lifespan of over 200 years.

27 . Sep . 2016
Portugal's National Tree

The cork oak plays such an important role that at the end of 2011, it was unanimously declared by the Portuguese Parliament to be Portugal's National Tree and has been protected by law since the 13th century. In our opinion, few national symbols are as amazing as this one...

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.).

100 percent natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials. It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time and it is only from the third stripping (at 43 years of age) that the cork, th…

17 . Nov . 2016
Corkwall : protecting your house as the cork protects the tree.

An eco-friendly final coating that can be used for different purposes, ranging from new construction, renovation of external façades to the decoration of internal walls and ceilings.

05 . Apr . 2018
Cork grows in orthopaedic and comfort footwear

From the cork oak tree creating comfort in the footwear industry.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Facts and Curiosities

Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.

10 . Jul . 2019
Sapwood

The tree's pipeline for moving water and minerals up the tree trunk to the leaves. Sapwood is new wood. As newer rings of sapwood are produced, its inner cells lose their vitality and turn into heartwood.

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Does the quality of cork differ between countries?

Not necessarily. The Quercus suber L genome is the same, therefore there are no significant differences according to origin. There are, however, individual differences from tree to tree.

12 . Apr . 2017
The Interior Spaces

The interior spaces of Qatar Foundation Headquarters are enclosed in a white concrete precast façade, perforated by a large number of recessed windows. The perforations are part of an overall architectural language employed by OMA throughout the building and form a stylised and pixelated Sidra tree – the Qatar Foundati…

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
Articles
Amorim has been encouraging designers to envision and explore another world.

Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected.

02 . Jul . 2019
Cork

Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected. Cork oak forests are natural retainers of CO2, they prevent soil degradation, they regulate the hydrological cycle, they combat deser…

Blog 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…

News 06 . Dec . 2017
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How would you describe the cork harvesting process?

Cédric: It’s a void of inspiration. A unique process that feeds so many industries. With so many diverse applications. And all this just from the cork oak tree. Klas: It’s romantic, tough, an entire history encapsulated in a single moment, filled with laughter, expertise, warmth, gentleness and complete harmony.

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
How would you describe the cork harvesting process?

Cédric: It’s a void of inspiration. A unique process that feeds so many industries. With so many diverse applications. And all this just from the cork oak tree. Klas: It’s romantic, tough, an entire history encapsulated in a single moment, filled with laughter, expertise, warmth, gentleness and complete harmony.

Articles 14 . Nov . 2018
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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.

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…

News 15 . Feb . 2017
News
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 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
The spectrum of benefits introduced by cork

In this industry in particular, we are able to showcase in one single product (flooring) the entire spectrum of benefits introduced by cork, from the core of the bark (smoother) to the outer layer (harder and denser).The development of this raw material starts early in the tree. Cork develops different elements, from t…

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…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
Innovation is our attitude and driving force.

Like the Sun, soil and water have driven the Cork Tree to spread its branches as high and in the most diversified ways possible, we too feed on Ideas. We feed on ideas, to thrive with innovation. That's how we always find something new to do with cork. The cork not incorporated into the stopper industry represents the…

News 28 . Nov . 2016
News
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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