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Innovation Culture

A strategic vector of competitiveness Innovation

At Amorim Cork Composites we see innovation as a strategic vector of competitiveness

In our innovation team, our mission is to systematically develop solutions that allow us to be competitive and explore strategic areas where the characteristics of cork are highly valued by clients and consumers, adding value to the organisation and its shareholders.

We believe our innovation processes will be more effective if we integrate a range of knowledge and skills from outside the organisation. This is why we work daily in order to expand our innovation network to organisations in the scientific system, to technology centres and to R&D companies, promoting the unique characteristics of cork and disseminating our innovation challenges. 

From our perspective, we are fully interested in developing solutions that can contribute to the thermal and acoustic performance of cork when applied to the construction area, preferably integrating recycled raw materials or waste from other industries. Other areas of interest are those involving materials for vibration control, sports floors, furniture, the aerospace and transport industries, among others.

We will soon publish on this page a set of innovation challenges for which we aim to identify development partners. 

You can follow the development of our latest products

  • Cork Infill - V2

    This product is a new generation of composite material incorporating cork. It is implemented as an innovative solution for use in artificial grass pitches: its application is similar to that of a substrate, replacing traditional recycled rubber pellets. V2 significantly reduces the surface temperature of the pitch, having a direct impact on the level of comfort for players.


    This product, widely used in the USA, reduces water consumption in pitch maintenance, allowing high biomechanical performance of the artificial grass system.

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  • New material for shoe insoles

    The use of cork in footwear dates back to the 3rd century B.C. This new material – which has already been launched internationally – combines cork with an elastomeric polymer that ensures comfort for the end user.

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  • Underlay solutions for floors

    We recently launched a set of solutions for application under floating and LVT floors. These solutions combine cork with recycled material, ensuring the mechanical, thermal and acoustic performance that our clients require so they can achieve highly demanding performance.

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  • Food contact

     Amorim Cork Composites develops a product suitable for the food industry

     

    Aware of the need to permanently update itself, Amorim Cork Composites is now launching a line of “Food Contact” materials, consisting of products suitable for being in contact with food. These solutions, made of cork, a 100% natural and recyclable resource, are the answer to an ever more demanding market, in terms of aspects such as environmental sustainability and public health.

     

    The secret involves integrating a new technology into cork, thus ensuring total safety for any food that is in direct or indirect contact with the product and, naturally, for the consumer as well. This allows providing a natural and effective alternative while ensuring compliance with the regulations set out in European (Regulation 10/2011 of the European Union) and German (LFGB) standards. Cork is the obvious choice when the aim is using an ecological, sustainable and easily processable material, as the machining and manufacturing processes involved (such as lamination, cutting, creasing and printing) are quicker and more cost-effective.

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