03 / 09

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Cork will be present at Concreta 2011

Amorim Isolamentos, a subsidiary of CORTICEIRA AMORIM, will be present at Concreta 2011 – the 25th International Building Materials exhibition, which will take place at Exponor - Oporto between 18 and 22 October, to showcase its newest solutions for urban renewal and construction projects. 

In an innovative stand designed by architect Nuno Graça Moura, the Company will present a cutting-edge insulation solution, i.e., an insulation corkboard with built-in wooden slats called Lambourdé. Among the many advantages of this insulation solution especially designed for the rehabilitation of buildings, are its easy application on walls and floors and effective thermal and acoustic insulation properties, a hallmark feature of cork. Remember that the Portuguese government has been paying particular attention to this area and set up a EUR 1,000 million JESSICA Holding Fund.

According to Carlos Manuel da Silva, General Manager of Amorim Isolamentos, "Cork is increasingly being recognized as a building material of the future. It is flexible, durable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and offers a combination of desirable properties not found in any other raw material. This year, our presence at Concreta will allow us to demonstrate how cork can be a key successful element in urban regeneration, an area in which sustainability and energy efficiency are so important."