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

Cork is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character.

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
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.

27 . Sep . 2016
Cork Oak Forest

From all the cork oak forests, approximately 340 000 tonnes of cork are harvested each year.

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
What is the world cork production?

The world cork production is 340 000 tonnes per year, 55% of which is from Portugal.

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
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.

27 . Sep . 2016
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…

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Is cork good for your health?

Yes. Research carried out by University of Porto reveal that cork has antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. The University of Bordeaux II also discovered that cork stoppers pass those health-giving properties to the wine. Furthermore, when it is applied to flooring and footwear, cork contributes to improve post…

Articles 14 . Nov . 2018
Articles
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…

03 . Aug . 2021
27 . Sep . 2016
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.

26 . Jul . 2017
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…

03 . Aug . 2021
How does the cork respond mid-term to possible attacks by insects, fungi, moss, etc.?

Cork has antibacterial properties that indicate a low propagation of microorganisms.

Articles 31 . May . 2021
Case Studies 17 . Dec . 2020
Case Studies
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…

28 . Jun . 2021
25 . Oct . 2016
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When choosing to be present on online social networks, it's important that Amorim Cork Composites employees understand what is recommended and expected, both professional and personally on these channels. On social media, your updates are usually searchable, accessible to a global audience, and can influence not only y…

27 . Sep . 2016
News

Discover all the news about Corkeen and all the cork sector.

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23 . May . 2018
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17 . Nov . 2016
Water Proof

The presence of suberin and ceroid cells lining the cork granules preserve, unalterable, cork´s insulating properties.

17 . Nov . 2016
Reinventing The World

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27 . Sep . 2016
Stad + Groen – The Netherlands

Cork fall surface as the "more sustainable alternative to EPDM"   Corkplay supplies impact-absorbing surfaces made from the natural and versatile cork material. At the end of 2020, the Corkeen cork floors were brought to the Netherlands by this company. See more

13 . Oct . 2017
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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.

25 . Oct . 2016
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Case Studies 17 . Dec . 2020
Case Studies
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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…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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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.

03 . Aug . 2021
Can Corkeen surface be installed on rainy days?

Corkeen is an in situ system. This means that the cork granules are agglomerated with a PU resin, which cures with humidity and is accelerated by temperature. If the surface is humid, due to rain, this will accelerate the curing process and quality problems will arise. Corkeen should not therefore be installed on r…

30 . Jul . 2020
1. Definitions

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…

12 . Jul . 2021
What are the main benefits of the Corkeen system, compared with synthetic and natural playground surfaces?

Before Corkeen, the selection of a retained fall surface system faced the difficult task of simultaneously satisfying the natural, ecological and sustainable materials option, without compromising accessibility and stability during maintenance. In large spaces, where it is important to think about a diversity of soluti…

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