Cork materials for visual parts


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Reinventing the mobility sector Cork solutions for interior components

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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 Cork Veneers These materials can be processed by back-injection and compression molding. The color of the surface can be adjusted in function of the customer’s requests. Cork veneers are natural materials that are combined with different backings (like paper, textile, non‑woven, leather or others) to provide resistance and compatibility with several substrates. Mobility Cork Veneers can be used as a decorative element for interior parts, in order to give a natural and disruptive look to the vehicle. Product range Visual Thickness backing Backing weight Cork thickness Product Total...

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Mobility Interior Compounds Cork polymer compounds replace conventional plastic with a sustainable alternative keeping the performance and aesthetics desired for the application. Developed by Amorim Cork Composites’ i.cork factory, Mobility Interior Compounds area a range of cork polymer compounds, offering the moldability of polymers and the lightness and sustainability of cork. The result is a reduced carbon footprint, increased lightness, improved thermal and acoustic properties or grip performance. Cork Particle Size (mm) Appearance – Color Dark Grey Density (kg/m³) (1) Based on DIN EN...

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Mobility Digital Printing Mobility Digital Printing is a cork agglomerated material with a special primer printing and digital printing with UV-ink. This material increases thermal & acoustic performance, improves shock absorption and it’s lighter when compared with wood. More information under request. Case studies Renault Mobilize Used inside the new Mobilize all-electric cars - the Renault Group’s urban mobility brand, cork contributes to a unique, disruptive and innovative design, increasing sustainability levels and reinforcing circular economy practices. The MONOCAB-OWL, a project...

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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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