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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.
What is the world cork production?
The world cork production is 340 000 tonnes per year, 55% of which is from Portugal.
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.
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…
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…
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 oak forest, a positive contribution for climate regulation
The cork oak forest provides an essential contribution to the air that we breathe, by absorbing carbon dioxide. It is estimated that per each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO2. Source: https://www.apcor.pt/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Brochura_Ambiente__EN.pdf
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 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…
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.
The Contribution of Cork
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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Cork: a natural choice
Sandvik Play, the Corkeen brand master for the Norwegian market, installed the Corkeen Play system in the outdoor playground of the renovated Holen School in Bergen. Aimed at 650 students, the Holen School is the first non-fossil construction project in the municipality of Bergen. To meet this objective, only electrica…
The presence of suberin and ceroid cells lining the cork granules preserve, unalterable, cork´s insulating properties.
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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
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.
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Made from cork - a 100% natural, recyclable and renewable raw material - Corkeen has strong safety, accessibility and sustainability credentials, and combines the concepts of Community, Nature and Planet. Developed in accordance with circular economy principles, the innovative Corkeen system incorporates waste resultin…
Made of cork - a 100 % natural, recyclable, and reusable material – and produced by Amorim, the world leader of the cork industry, Corkeen is a sustainable, safe, and fully accessible solution for the construction of fall protection systems for playgrounds. This recently launched solution has been installed in over 20…
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.
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…
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…
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…