Cork materials for structural parts


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Reinventing the mobility sector Cork solutions for structural parts

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Cork, an exceptional raw material Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.), the 100% natural plant tissue covering the trunk and branches. It consists of a honeycomb-like structure of microscopic cells filled with an air-like gas and coated mainly with suberin and lignin. One cubic centimeter of cork contains about 40 million cells. Cork is also known as “nature’s foam” due to its alveolar cellular structure. It has a closed-cell structure making it lightweight, airtight and watertight, resistant to acids, fuels and oils, and impervious to rot. It is sustainably...

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Cork, sustainable by nature Cork forests are important natural carbon sinks. It is estimated that for each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest sequesters up to 73 tons of CO₂*. These forests, which have a recognized protection status, contribute to climate regulation, are the driving force of sustainable development and play a central role in the ecological balance of the planet. In this way, cork is a naturally sustainable raw material, like no other. * Source: Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), 2016 The circular economy at the heart of innovation At i.cork factory, our...

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Mobility With an attractive look and warm and soft touch, cork is an innovative option for interior vehicle components, which combines the beauty of a natural material with passenger comfort and well-being. Cork's unique properties, together with Amorim Cork Composites' expertise in highly technological and specialized sectors, enable us to develop sustainable and innovative solutions for the mobility sector. Cork can take on many different shapes, from the simplest to the most complex, to meet manufacturers' design requirements and create sophisticated and elegant interiors, using, for...

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Mobility Acoustic Core Floor, side and ceiling panels are examples of applications in which cork's lightness and insulating capacity play an important role in the system's performance. The acoustic core materials can be used to create innovative and more efficient interior systems in different means of transport. Mobility Acoustic Core solutions combine cork with a selected elastomeric compound matrix that yields specific performances, - from thermal insulation, noise reduction to fire resistance - while maintaining a reduced surface weight. Product range Density (Kg/m³) Accoustic...

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Mobility Natural Lightweight Mobility Natural Lightweight materials ensure a natural perforation for resin impregnation and are compatible with most of the resins used in the industry. Manufacturers can thereby obtain an immediate high-quality surface finish. Product range Thermal Conductivity (W/m°K) (2) Hand lay-up Vacuum bagging Resin infusion RTM/LITE RTM resin transfer molding Prepregs pre-impregnated RFI resin film infusion Mobility Bio Based Panels Mobility Bio Based Panels always have cork as a core material and another layer material that depends on the project’s specifications. It...

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MPS: Multilayer Panel Simulator The Multilayer Panel Simulator is a tool developed by Amorim Cork Composites to simulate the acoustic isolation of a multilayer panel, focusing on two main solutions core simulation and performance simulation. For more information, visit our website: Case studies Alfa Pendular CP Siemens Inspiro Platform Lightweight material from Amorim Cork Composites equip the new generation of high-speed trains of the Portuguese train company CP – Comboios de Portugal. Siemens' Inspiro was designed to be the most modern, efficient and...

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Amorim Cork Composites R. Comendador Américo Ferreira Amorim, 260 4535-186, Mozelos VFR, Portugal T. +351 22 747 5300 F. +351 22 747 5301 E. Amorim Cork Composites USA 26112 110th Street Trevor, WI 53179, USA T. +1 262 862 2311 F. +1 262 862 2500 E. The data provided in this brochure refers to typical figures. This information is not intended to be used as a purchasing specification and does not imply suitability for use in any specific application. Failure to select the proper product may result in either product...

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