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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…

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.

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…

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

- Most natural components in the system. - Drainage capacity - Smell less than rubber system - Lower temperature - Lightweight material - Lower costs regarding maintenance if compared with loose material like sand or barch.

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
Why are cork oak forests natural fire-retardants?

Cork burns without a flame and does not emit toxic gases during combustion.

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.

Articles 31 . May . 2021
Articles
The system incorporates 90% natural cork

The system incorporates 90% natural cork, and is completely free from all types of toxins and chemicals such as heavy metals, EDC, T-VOC, formaldehyde or PAH. Even the smallest cork granules are used as a valuable energy source.  Over 60% of our energy needs are met through use of biomass (cork dust), which is a CO2 ne…

Case Studies 22 . Jul . 2022
Case Studies
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…

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.

07 . Jun . 2021
About Us

Sustainable, safe, and fully accessible, Corkeen is a revolutionary solution for the construction of fall protection systems for playgrounds, composed of cork - a 100 % natural, recyclable, and reusable material.

27 . Sep . 2016
17 . Nov . 2016
Thermal Insulation

Corkwall's composition makes it a natural thermal insulation material, eliminating thermal bridges and thus protecting a building from energy losses.

27 . Sep . 2016
Bora Ambientar (SIC / Quercus) – Portugal

Corkeen: cork at your feet!   100% natural, recyclable, renewable and... Portuguese! Cork is all this and much more... a raw material so versatile that it can even be used to cover the entire floor of a playground. See more

02 . Apr . 2020
Vasco Costa Simões - FL GASPAR

"(...) In the proximity spaces, the smaller area hinders the same diversity of solutions and, if we wanted to guarantee accessibility and lower maintenance requirements, we ended up being reduced to synthetic solutions without a real circular economy and not always permeable, nor comfortable under the sun from southern…

News 05 . Apr . 2022
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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…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
Besides cork, what other parts of the cork oak are used and for which purpose?

Nothing is wasted from the cork oak, all its components have a useful ecological or economic purpose:• The acorn, which is the fruit of the cork oak, is used to propagate the species, as animal fodder and in the manufacture of cooking oils;• The leaves are used as fodder and a natural fertiliser;• The material from tre…

03 . Aug . 2021
Over the years, does Corkeen’s visual appearance maintain with regular cleaning or UV exposure?

Corkeen is made of cork, a natural material, and it will change color naturally with UV exposure, like other natural materials. Initially, the surface will become yellowish; after a few months or years, the surface will become lighter and reach a light grey finish when completely matured. This exposure is only sup…

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…

Case Studies 22 . Jul . 2022
Case Studies
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The Corkeen system was chosen. It is made of cork, a raw material of 100% natural, recyclable and renewable origin, with negative CO2 emissions and free from all types of toxins and chemicals. During the installation process, Eco Top, the Corkeen brand master for the Polish market, removed the rubber plates, which had…

30 . Nov . 2020
The greenest and safest answer

All children deserve to play in outdoor spaces where they can run, jump, and let their imagination run wild safely. Spaces where falling are part of the game and are not a concern for parents. The Corkeen system creates these spaces. Produced with 90% cork, it is the natural response to the creation of safe and enviro…

Case Studies 22 . Jul . 2022
Case Studies
Fun and safe playground

An 87 m2 public playground located in the city of Hougang, Singapore, is the project that opens the doors to Southeast Asia for the Corkeen system. The client is the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council. The council was looking for a flooring solution with a natural and uniform color, capable of maintaining impact-dampening c…

27 . Sep . 2016
Corticeira Amorim

Corticeira Amorim is the largest world producer of cork products and the most international of Portuguese companies. It leads the whole sector, contributing to the economy and innovation of the cork industry, unlike any other. With its origins dating back to 1870, the company soon became aware of the endless potential…

28 . Jun . 2021
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Building on the expertise and reputation of the Amorim Group, Corkeen brings to the markets a differentiating solution that meets society's current and future needs. Created from a natural, reusable and recyclable raw material, Corkeen helps to combat waste and create a more harmonious relationship between human beings…

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…

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…

23 . May . 2018
Privacy Date

1- Corkeen Global, Lda. (Corticeira Amorim) undertaking Corkeen Global, Lda. (Corticeira Amorim) makes a fundamental commitment to its Stakeholders to uphold their privacy and protect their personal data. Corkeen Global, Lda. (Corticeira Amorim) encourages you to read this Privacy Policy and its respective updates. 2-…

27 . Sep . 2016
Privacy Policy

Corkeen Global, Lda. Commitment The protection of privacy and personal data is a fundamental commitment of Corkeen Global, Lda. to the customers ("Customers") of its products and services. Corkeen Global, Lda. (Corticeira Amorim) advises you to read this Privacy Policy and its updates.   Responsible for data process…

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