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Blog 09 . Aug . 2019
Blog
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.

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

When blended with other materials, in high technological formulae, cork may not be so visible. That's why we have created cork Inside. A seal that assures that, even if you don't see it, cork is present in the optimal amount in our products, rigorously tested by Amorim Cork Composites’ innovation and engineering teams.…

Articles 12 . Feb . 2018
Articles
WHY CORK?

Cork is a 100% natural material that has a honeycomb-like structure of microscopic cells filled with an air-like gas and coated mainly with suberin and lignin. One cubic centimetre of cork contains about 40 million cells. It has a closed-cell structure, making it lightweight, airtight and watertight. Cork is an amazing…

News 18 . Dec . 2020
News
Why cork?

As curator of The Bridge Collection, my goal was to connect the museum and the collection in an engaging and accessible way and, on a broader spectrum, to connect the physical exhibition with the narrative and the history of the collection. In this sense, I tried to bring together art and ecology. Cork offers both, bei…

Articles 10 . Jul . 2019
Articles
WHY CORK?

Cork is a 100% natural material that has a honeycomb-like structure of microscopic cells filled with an air-like gas and coated mainly with suberin and lignin. One cubic centimetre of cork contains about 40 million cells. It has a closed-cell structure, making it lightweight, airtight and watertight. Cork is an amazing…

02 . Jul . 2019
News 20 . Sep . 2019
News
Why Cork?

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

News 24 . Jun . 2021
News
How did this project come about and why did you choose cork for the first Google Store?

I should first note that the Store was designed by Reddymade, a New York Architecture office founded by Suchi Reddy. I was working directly for them, although Google was of course the end client. There were three main reasons why Google was interested in choosing cork as a theme for their retail environment. First, the…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Why is the discovery of cells related to cork?

Cells were discovered in 1665 by Robert Hooke. On observing a sliver of cork under a rudimentary microscope, the English scientist discovered that it was made up of multifaceted cavities, which he called cells (from the Latin cellula, small room).

Flooring 10 . Jul . 2019
Flooring
Why choose a cork-based underlay?

Learn more about underlays and cork-based underlays, their purposes and features. With this eBook we expect to highlight and spread all the advantages of having a cork-based underlay.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Why is the cork oak called Quercus suber L.?

The name Quercus suber L. stems from the fact that the cork oak belongs to the oak family - «Quercus (oak) suber», because it is a subspecies of the oak tree - and L. derives from Linnaeus, who was the first botanist to describe the species.

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Why are cork oak forests natural fire retardants?

Thanks to the thermal and weak combustion properties of cork, cork oaks are more fire-resistant than other trees. The slow combustion of cork makes it a natural fire retardant, forming a barrier against fires. Its combustion does not release smoke or toxic gases.

News 10 . Feb . 2021
News
With so many materials to choose from, why cork?

As a product design studio we are constantly looking for unique and sustainable materials to work with.   Cork is certainly one of the most sustainable materials in the world with a large variety of applications and available grades.   Cork is not often seen or used within high-end product design, it was therefore impo…

News 13 . Apr . 2021
News
Why does cork have great potential in the energy sector?

The main characteristics of cork that we can highlight for application in the energy sector, include its negative contribution in terms of CO2, its resistance to extreme temperatures, chemical compatibility and low thermal conductivity, its resilience, and damping properties.

Notícias 11 . Nov . 2020
Notícias
Why cork?

Blog 27 . Nov . 2019
Blog
And why not cover an entire wall with cork?

If you like memo boards, covering a wall with cork rolls or panels may also be an interesting option. In the office, this creates a large space where you can take notes, outline projects and organise your work week. In the children's room, it’s the perfect place for kids to display their drawings and creations.

News 06 . Dec . 2017
News
Your work is all about cork? Why cork?

Cédric: It's about cork, but not as you know it. Working with the perception of how people look at cork to create a renewed awareness of its richness. Cork is a unique material, but it's mainly used in similar applications - for interior or decorative use. We want to ennoble it, give it an artful touch, by taking advan…

News 12 . Dec . 2017
News
Your work is all about cork? Why cork?

Cédric: It's about cork, but not as you know it. Working with the perception of how people look at cork to create a renewed awareness of its richness. Cork is a unique material, but it's mainly used in similar applications - for interior or decorative use. We want to ennoble it, give it an artful touch, by taking advan…

News 07 . Mar . 2018
News
Why was it important to explore the visual effect of cork in this project?

The visual effect wasn’t the main issue. Although, in the case of the Cruise Terminal, since we removed the concrete’s surface layer, the cork appears beneath. This produces a certain roughness and an appearance that I like very much, almost similar to the look of taipa – raw earth used in traditional constructions. Th…

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

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

29 . Jun . 2017
Low temperature sealing

Amorim TD1310 Nitrile cork rubber blend is formulated for low temperature sealing, showing compliance to a minimum of -55ºC, according to ASTM material testing procedures such as temperature retraction testing and DMTA glass transition methods. Application thermal cycling down to -60ºC has confirmed why several OEM’s a…

News 01 . Jun . 2017
News
Nitrocork is a new range of products developed by the renowned brand Bahí&Güell in partnership with Amorim Cork Composites.

It is the first range of products that uses cork as an insulating material to cook food using liquid nitrogen.Cork is the best material for thermal insulation purposes and Bahí&Güell came up with this idea: Why not take advantage of this exceptional material for cooking purposes? Amorim Cork Composites was the idea…

27 . Sep . 2016
Energy Commitment

Energy has a decisive impact on the product’s industrial cost, which is why we use and consume it in a balanced way, choosing energy efficient products, devices, technologies, and services. We favour the use of cork dust, generated in ACC’s value chain, as biomass, making a decisive contribution to minimising greenhous…

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…

News 30 . Jan . 2017
News
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…

27 . Sep . 2016
At Amorim Cork Composites we see innovation as a strategic vector of competitiveness.

In our innovation team, our mission is to systematically develop solutions that allow us to be competitive and explore strategic areas where the characteristics of cork are highly valued by clients and consumers, adding value to the organisation and its shareholders.We believe our innovation processes will be more effe…

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