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844997767.965Kg

CO2 Released by artificial stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

1819749956.44Kg

CO2 retained by cork stoppers

since: 01/01/2013

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  • How many times can a cork oak be stripped?

    Over the course of its lifetime, a cork oak may be stripped around 17 times, at intervals of at least nine years, which means that the harvesting of the cork will last 150 years, on average.

    The first stripping is called "desbóia" from which the virgin cork is obtained, which has a highly irregular structure and hardness that make it difficult to process.

    Nine years later, when the second stripping takes place, the cork, known as "secundeira", has a regular structure which is not as hard.

    The cork from these first two harvests is not fit for the manufacture of stoppers and thus used in other applications for insulation, flooring, decorative items, among others.

    From the third and following strippings the "amadia" or reproduction cork is obtained. This cork has a regular structure, with a flat front and back and the ideal characteristics for the production of natural, quality cork stoppers.

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  • Does the cork oak need to be cut down to harvest the cork?

    No. Stripping is carried out manually and the trees do not have to be cut down. In fact, the cork oak undergoes a self-regeneration process of the bark, which gives the activity of cork harvesting a uniquely sustainable nature.

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  • Helix adopted by award-winning Spanish wine producer, Neleman.

    Amorim’s revolutionary twist-to-open Helix cork stopper has been adopted by award-winning Spanish wine producer, Neleman.

    04/09/2017close
  • North Americans prefer cork stoppers

    Recent market research conducted in the USA and Canada provides further confirmation that cork is the preferred wine stopper for consumers

    28/11/2016close
  • NDtech wins two major Innovation Awards

    Revolutionary packaging solution wins a Gold Innovation Award at Vinitech Sifel 2016 and an Innovative Tech silver medal at Intervitis Interfructa Hortitechnica 2016

    28/11/2016close
  • Helix enters the US wine market with Bronco

    Bronco launches the first American wine to be sealed with a Helix stopper

    28/11/2016close
  • Amorim launches world's first whole natural corks with proven non-detectable TCA guarantee

    Amorim has achieved a major technological breakthrough to become the world’s first cork producer to deliver natural cork stoppers to winemakers in six countries with a non-detectable TCA guarantee*, using cutting-edge technology that has not only been successfully trialed, but which is also being independently validated on performance.

    17/05/2016close
  • When it comes to wine closures, Amorim is worlds apart and our new video shows it

    Amorim is the largest producer and supplier of cork stoppers worldwide and in whom the main wine producers trust.

    28/01/2016close
  • Stefanie Costa and Paulo Castro  students of Universidade de Aveiro won the first prize at the Glassberries Design Awards

    A cerimónia de entrega de prémios teve lugar pela primeira vez em Madrid, numa gala aberta ao público no Medialab-Prado.

    08/06/2015close
  • Brazil: Cork Stoppers mean quality wines

    Consumers believe that cork best preserves the natural properties of wines.

    16/02/2015close
  • Recycling of Cork Stoppers in France reverts to the fight against cancer

    In the framework of the Ecobouchon recycling programme, Amorim Cork France collected 46 tons of cork stoppers.

    29/01/2015close
  • Amorim Cork South Africa supports the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

    Amorim Cork South Africa has associated itself to The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme – a reputable training and mentoring initiative for future winemakers and vineyard owners.

    05/01/2015close
  • A toast to cork! 

    CBS News

    High in the mountains of Portugal's Algarve region, correspondent Martha Teichner finds herself in “what feels like a misty, magic forest, where giant cork trees grow”.

    07/10/2014close
  • The cork oak and natural cork play an instrumental role in the fight against climate changes

    A well-managed cork oak forest can sequester 14.7 tons of CO2 per hectare and per year

    01/10/2014close