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Cork, as part of the world’s forests, helps maximize carbon sequestration and consequently counters global warming and climate changes. Cork is the bark of Quercus Suber L. and is renewed every nine years. Amorim Cork Composites is also using sub-products from cork stoppers production as raw material. This value-chain …
Sustainability and high performance for the “Forest City” Schöneiche’s artificial turf pitch
The SV Germania 90 club and the municipality of Schöneiche chose a cork-based natural infill for artificial turf when they rebuilt their pitch in Germany.
Natural raw materials
What is the source of the chemical materials and elements used in plastic- and rubber-based infills? Despite the strict rules on raw materials that can be used to produce synthetic infills, concerns remain regarding the potential use of poorer-quality materials or materials from an unknown source. This is not the case …
What is the cork oak forest’s total area?
Cork oak forests occupy an estimated area of over 2.2 million acres in the Western Mediterranean basin. Around 90% of the species is distributed in Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Algeria. Approximately 200,000 tons of cork are harvested from the world’s cork oak forests each year. Portugal, which has a third of the tota…
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…
The wise hands that plant the trees of the cork oak forest are the same ones that skilfully strip the bark every year. Removing the bark from each cork oak.
Environmental and Social Benefits
Perfectly adapted to the warm climate and arid soil, cork oak forests protect against erosion and resulting desertification.