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Acousticork by Amorim underscreeds have a negative carbon balance

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study conducted by Itecons confirms that Acousticork by Amorim U36 and U38 underscreeds have a negative carbon balance. The underscreeds produced by Amorim Cork Composites, contribute to the performance of the flooring solutions where they are applied, in terms of acoustic insulation and thermal comfort, while at the same time improving air quality.

According to the study conducted by Itecons, Acousticork U36 and U38 underscreeds have a negative carbon balance of -13.6 kg CO₂ eq/ m2 and -24.5 kg CO₂ eq/ m2, respectively. This means that the carbon sequestered by the cork oak forest, associated with the cork used in these products, is greater than the CO₂ emissions resulting from their production.

Acousticork U36 and U38 underscreeds are made from circular economy materials and cork, a 100% natural, reusable and recyclable raw material. They offer high performance and impact resistance, enabling greater durability over time.

The study’s results reinforce Amorim's position in terms of developing a business activity that promotes the conservation of ecosystems and climate regulation, since it offers customers products with CO2 sequestration levels that are higher than the emissions associated to their production, as well as offering an alternative to synthetic-based solutions, thereby minimising dependence on the use of fossil fuels.

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