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278896037.067Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

600618215.272Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

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  • What is cork made of?

    Cork consists of suberin cells in the shape of tiny pentagonal or hexagonal honeycombs, a complex fatty acid and is filled with an air-like gas, which makes up 90% of its volume. It possesses an average density of around 200 kg/m3 and low thermal conductivity.

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  • How many times can a cork oak be stripped?

    Over the course of its lifetime, a cork oak may be stripped around 17 times, at intervals of at least nine years, which means that the harvesting of the cork will last 150 years, on average.

    The first stripping is called "desbóia" from which the virgin cork is obtained, which has a highly irregular structure and hardness that make it difficult to process.

    Nine years later, when the second stripping takes place, the cork, known as "secundeira", has a regular structure which is not as hard.

    The cork from these first two harvests is not fit for the manufacture of stoppers and thus used in other applications for insulation, flooring, decorative items, among others.

    From the third and following strippings the "amadia" or reproduction cork is obtained. This cork has a regular structure, with a flat front and back and the ideal characteristics for the production of natural, quality cork stoppers.

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  • El Corte Inglés hosts Ervideira's worldwide launch of Helix

    Ervideira wines are the first to use an innovative solution developed by the North American Owens-Illinois and the Portuguese cork producer Corticeira Amorim

    30/07/2014close
  • Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée

    350 bottles of Champagne were submerged into the sea at a depth of 43 m, in total darkness and a constant water temperature of around 4-6°C

    25/07/2014close
  • Metamorphosis: Innovation and Creativity

    The result of a process of research and development around the cork potential

    15/07/2014close
  • Cork dress
    At drinks retailing awards at London

    Cork to create a unique dress, created by the renowned designer Kevin Freeman

    15/07/2014close
  • Cork synonymous with quality

    Consumer surveys show that consistently and in different markets – USA, Australia, Germany and China – the cork stopper is a powerful selling point

    15/07/2014close
  • A Cork Comeback

    After a journey to Portugal and to Amorim facilities, Tal Gal Cohen and Snow Shai present: “A Cork Comeback” part of web series “Wine Passions”.

    08/10/2013close
  • Amorim and O-I Launch Wine Packaging Innovation

    HELIX, the cork & glass solution with an ‘unexpected twist

    17/06/2013close
  • Corticeira Amorim nominated finalist of the European Business Awards, in the Top 10 Innovative Companies

    Corticeira Amorim is one of the 10 selected finalists in the Innovation category, an award rewarding excellence associated with innovation, based on strict ethical principles.

    11/01/2013close
  • Cork used in state-of-the-art Siemens metro

    Amorim provided solutions for the state-of-the-art Inspiro metro, designed by Siemens to be one of the most efficient and sustainable vehicles of its kind, boasting cutting-edge design.

    07/01/2013close
  • Seal of Sustainability awarded to Corticeira Amorim

    Corticeira Amorim acknowledged by the Portuguese Platform for Sustainable Construction as the only gold level company

    25/09/2012close
  • Anna Loskiewicz, winner of Vitra Design Museum competition

    367 projects from 39 countries have responded to the challenge launched by Vitra Design Museum and Domaine de Boisbuchet in partnership with Corticeira Amorim.
    Ana Loskiewicz, a Polish designer, is the winner of a competition sponsored by Corticeira Amorim.

    12/09/2012close
  • Leading Australian winery returns to cork

    Leading Australian winery Rusden Wines has announced it is giving up on screwcap closures after five years as a result of persistent quality control issues and will now bottle its entire product range under cork.

    30/07/2012close