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Articles 31 . May . 2021
The increasing importance to preserve the environment

On December 15, 1972, at the Stockholm Conference, in Sweden, the UN General Assembly designated June 5 as World Environment Day. In 2021 the United Nations has launched the campaign “Reimagine, Recreate, Restore” 1), as the starting point of taking measures to preserve the planet. The global population is as healthy a…

03 . Aug . 2021
What is the composition of the Corkeen system that makes it safe for children and the environment?

The system is composed by CORKEEN TOP LAYER ENGINEERED CORK GRANULES, which are coated cork granules, free of heavy metals, EDCs, T-VOCs, formaldehyde or PAHs. CORKEEN BASE LAYER ENGINEERED CORK GRANULES are natural cork granules, free of heavy metals, EDCs, T-VOCs, formaldehyde, PAHs or any contaminations. The co…

Case Studies 13 . Apr . 2023
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Lots of fun in a safe and sustainable environment

Parc Astérix, located 35 km north of Paris, has an attraction inaugurated in April 2023, called "Toutatis", the highest and fastest rollercoaster in France. With this fantastic attraction, the "Sanglier d'Or" area was born. This space, specially developed for the youngest, has chosen the Corkeen system as an impact-abs…

09 . Jul . 2021
27 . Sep . 2016
Environmental and Social Benefits

Perfectly adapted to the warm climate and arid soil, cork oak forests protect against erosion and resulting desertification.

Articles 14 . Nov . 2018

30 . Nov . 2020
A naturally positive brand

Is there anything better than the sound of children laughing while playing and having fun on a playground?   This is the essence of Corkeen: cork with a cheerful and keen spirit like that of children.  A comfortable, safe system in the event of a fall that protects the environment to provide today's children with a b…

28 . Jun . 2021
Sustainable by nature

As a leader of the cork industry, sustainability, technology and innovation are intrinsic pillars of our culture and strategy. We focus on R&D that result in products and solutions with unparalleled advantages, including reducing the carbon footprint of the end product, saving energy or water, cleaning the environment,…

Case Studies 22 . Jul . 2022
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Bergen, Norway

Corkeen system installed in a model-school playground from an environmental perspective

News 15 . Apr . 2021
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An experienced group within the sports surfaces and playgrounds industry founded Eco Top. Since 2008, this team has been accumulating experience, looking for and improving, over time, innovative solutions and products to offer to the market. The excellent knowledge of the properties of each type of surface and the grow…

News 21 . Sep . 2022

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…

26 . Jul . 2017
The right surface

Corkeen is the retained fall protection system for playgrounds produced in cork. The Corkeen system has two layers of cork: a flexible base layer and a firm top layer. This means that the coating will maintain its characteristics even after several years of use, acting as an effective shock absorber protecting against…

Case Studies 10 . Nov . 2022
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Comfort and safety in an open-air maintenance circuit

Park4all is a new sports and leisure park, located in the commune of Châtel-St-Denis, Switzerland. It encompasses technical mountain bike courses, a running trail (Finnish track) and a maintenance circuit. The association that manages the park, chose the Corkeen Play system as the safety flooring surface for the mainte…

Case Studies 12 . Oct . 2022
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Corkeen and the Eden Project – The perfect match

Corkeen System installed in an environmental center that houses one of the world’s biggest tropical greenhouses

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
NRK – Norway

Cork from Portugal can host an environmental solution on Norwegian playgrounds   New solution will be tested on playgrounds as a replacement for environmentally harmful rubber. See more

News 27 . Sep . 2019
For a more sustainable way to play

"An exciting material that can solve the micro plastic challenge", so the jury justified its choice of the winner in the innovation competition organized by IVL with funding from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The competition is part of the work towards a more sustainable use of plastic and has taken plac…

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…

News 05 . Apr . 2022

The Environmental Footprint study, conducted by EY, according to a Life Cycle assessment, which also considers the carbon sequestration of the cork oak forest, was based on the cradle-to-gate approach. That contemplates the environmental impact of all activities, from the extraction of raw material, through the product…

Case Studies 17 . Dec . 2020
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Cork was an interesting solution and the Corkeen system is now being tested to assess its durability, as well as its resistance to the harsh Norwegian weather. The municipality also intends to study the total carbon footprint of this solution in order to ensure that it is the best option from an environmental perspecti…

Case Studies 22 . Jul . 2022
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Brand Master: Eco Top

Eco Top is the Corkeen Brand Master for the Polish market. Founded in 2008, Eco Top specializes in the construction of sports and recreational surfaces, with the installation of artificial turf systems and other polyurethane projects in its portfolio. Attentive to market demands, it has been focusing its offer on solu…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
The Cork Oak is Portugal's National Tree

At the end of 2011, the cork oak was unanimously established as Portugal's National Tree. This classification is directly related to the economic, social and environmental performance that it represents to the country. Around 23% of Portugal's forest area is made up of cork oaks, which support the country's main indust…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
How important are cork oak forests?

Cork oak forests contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and the survival of many indigenous animal species, some of which in danger of extinction. Equally important is its role in capturing CO2, the regulation of the hydrological cycle and restraining environmental and social desertification.Cork oak forests fo…

Case Studies 17 . Dec . 2020
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Children's playground in Lisbon is the first Corkeen project in Portugal

The children's playground at Espaço Monsanto, in Lisbon, is the first facility in Portugal to receive Corkeen, an innovative retained fall protection system for playgrounds made of natural cork, developed, and produced by Amorim. Located in the largest Portuguese forest park, the playground has about 90 m2 and has bee…

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…

30 . Jul . 2020
3. Exclusions

This Warranty shall not apply in any of the following cases: 3.1. IMPROPER OR INADEQUATE INSTALLATION. Installation not made in children playgrounds, not made according to procedures and without using the approved Corkeen Products or improper or not recommended refurbishment (in each case as set forth in the Corkeen…


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