03 / 09

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Corkwall® won Innovation Award at Tektónica

Corkwall®, a product manufactured by CORTICEIRA AMORIM, won the 2011 Innovation Award at Tektónica, an initiative launched with the aim of promoting innovative products, services and equipments, thus allowing companies operating in a fast-changing marketplace to pull the trigger on new product development.

As the name suggests, Corkwall® is a natural cork wall covering developed by Amorim Cork Composites to be thrown on the walls. Besides its decorative function, this product is used as a finishing coat and for rehabilitation of exterior facades and interior walls. When used to cover up a ceiling, especially a metal ceiling, this product contributes significantly to reduce heat transfer into the living space in addition to providing noise attenuation.

Corkwall® behaves as an elastic membrane whose main function is to provide acoustic and thermal insulation to new constructions or building rehabilitation. This product acts as an effective thermal barrier preventing heat loss and visible cracks at the surface. This new product consists of a mixture of cork grains and polymer resins, and is applied by throwing it onto the walls. Easy and quick to apply, Corkwall® can be used to cover any type of surface - even if somewhat porous - from metal to existing concrete surfaces. Available in 16 colours.

This new solution is a further evidence of the potential use of cork in the construction industry, particularly in projects with a focus on sustainability. Besides being a natural and eco-material, cork has a number of advantages that catapult it into an enviable position in sustainable construction: in fact, cork is a 100% natural, organic, renewable, biodegradable, reusable raw material and is recyclable, both pre-consumer and post-consumer. As regards products for the construction industry manufactured by CORTICEIRA AMORIM, we could not help mentioning several product certifications as well as management systems certifications geared toward enhancing efficiency and improving the technical and environmental characteristics of these products while ensuring the successful adoption of best practices.