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Cork is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character.
What is Cork
100% natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials.
Cork Oak Forest
From all the cork oak forests, approximately 340 000 tonnes of cork are harvested each year.
How do cork oaks grow?
The cork oak may be sown, planted or propagate spontaneously, which is often the case in cork oak forests, thanks to the acorns that fall on the ground.
What is the world cork production?
The world cork production is 340 000 tonnes per year, 55% of which is from Portugal.
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…
Other applications of cork
As a result of technological advances and strong investment in R&D+I, the applications of cork are increasingly surprising, from its use in construction and architecture, in design, in the manufacture of clothing, jewellery and footwear, in furniture, decoration, health and cosmetics, in energy production, pollutio…
Cork oak forests are natural CO2 retainers
It is estimated that per each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO₂, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change.
Cork’s Natural Power
Cork consists of a honeycomb structure, including thousands of microscopic cells, filled by an air-like gas and coated primarily by suberin and lignin. Suberin is the element that makes cork impermeable to liquids and gases, allowing it to age without deteriorating. In addition to its insulation capacity, cork has a se…
Cork vs. rubber: the natural alternative
The Corkeen system has several advantages when compared to conventional rubber-based retained fall protection systems. Cork is hypoallergenic and, even when exposed to high temperatures, does not release odors. Being a natural insulator, it allows the reduction of the surface temperature by more than 20% when compared…
Cork: safety and sustainability
The municipality of Bergen has chosen a small playground at Nordnesparken, a public park located near the city center, as the pilot for the Corkeen system. Developed and produced by Amorim, this system offers a retained fall protection for playgrounds made of natural cork. The Corkeen pilot is part of the ongoing proje…
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The presence of suberin and ceroid cells lining the cork granules preserve, unalterable, cork´s insulating properties.
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Over the years we have been developing cork´s moulding techniques, and thus providing the furnishing industry with the possibility to use cork in different shapes under a competitive framework.
NyTeknik – Sweden
After the alarm about microplastics: Now comes playgrounds with cork Rubber mats on playgrounds can release microplastics that end up in seas and lakes. The alternative: A cork-based playground. See more
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The existing wooden fence around the playground was subject to renovation works and kept there. New equipment was also installed, whose choice took into account the sustainable origin of the wood used in its manufacture and the possibility of being able to be used by children of all ages and abilities, promoting health…
Since the launch of the Corkeen system, in 2019, Nordic Surface already has more than 40 projects in Sweden, in a total of more than 3 500 m2 of cork installed in playgrounds. For 2021, another 30 projects are planned in the pipeline.
1.1. “Authorized Team”: means (i) the installation team directly employed by Seller or its affiliates, trained in the installation of Corkeen Products, or (ii) third party installers and installation companies, trained in the installation of Corkeen Products, who are called in or commissioned by Seller as subcontractor…