The Amorim Group is one of the largest, most entrepreneurial and dynamic multinationals of Portuguese origin. Its origins were in the cork business, back in 1870 and today it is the world leader in the sector. Four generations, one destination: excellence.
Under the slogan “not a single market, nor a single client, nor a single currency, nor one single Product”, the Amorim Group crossed risky geographical boundaries and constraints for the time, in order to present cork to the four corners of the world, now with us in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
One of Nature’s Most Extraordinary Product : Cork is the bark of the Cork Oak tree. It is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character. Furthermore, it is completely biodegradable, renewable and recyclable.
Natural, Versatile, Resilient, Comfortable and Sustainable.
|Extremely Light and Buoyant :
Over 50% of its volume is air, which makes it very light – it weighs just 0.16 grams per cubic centimeter and can float.
|Excellent Elasticity & Compressibility :
It is the only solid which, when compressed on one side, does not increase in volume on another; and as a result of its elasticity it is able to adapt, for example, to variations in temperature and pressure without suffering alterations.
|Impermeable to Liquids & Gases :
Thanks to the suberin and ceroids contained in the cell walls, cork is practically impermeable to liquids and gases. Its resistance to moisture enables it to age without deteriorating.
|Excellent Thermal & Acoustic Insulator :
Cork has low conductivity to heat, noise and vibration. This is because the gaseous components contained in cork are enclosed in small impermeable compartments, isolated from each other by a moisture-resistant substance.
|Excellent Resistance to fire and high temperaturess :
Cork is also a natural fire retardant: it burns without a flame and does not emit toxic gases during combustion.
|Highly Abrasion / Friction Resistant :
Cork is extremely resistant to abrasion and has a high friction coefficient. Thanks to its honeycomb structure, its resistance to impact or friction is greater than that of other hard surfaces.
Because cork does not absorb dust, it helps protect against allergies and does not pose a risk to asthma sufferers.
|Natural – Soft to the touch :
The natural texture of cork combines softness and flexibility to the touch with a naturally uneven surface. The variable degree of irregularity is given by the type of cork used and the finish chosen.
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