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According to the United Nations data, approximately 55% of the world's population lives in urban areas, a number that could increase to 68% by 2050.
Therefore, improving the quality of life in these centres becomes essential. Whether in terms of comfort or environmentally friendly solutions, Corkeen emerges as an excellent option in sustainable construction.
#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #cities #greencities #construction
We are strong advocates for the green cities of tomorrow!
According to the United Nations data, approximately 55% of the world's population lives in urban areas, a number that could increase to 68% by 2050. Therefore, improving the quality of life in these centres becomes essential. Whether in terms of comfort or environmentally friendly solutions, Corkeen emerges as an excellent option in sustainable construction. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #cities #greencities #construction
We are proudly part of Corticeira Amorim, the world's biggest cork processing group and one of the most successful Portuguese multinational companies!
Founded in 1870, it has been at the forefront of transforming this 100% natural raw material into high-value products that contribute to the business, market, economy, innovation, and sustainability across the entire cork industry.
With Corkeen, we continue this legacy of excellence, offering playground solutions that prioritize safety and fun and embrace cork's natural beauty and versatility.
#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #amorimcork #corticeiraamorim World, Nature, Raw Materials, Oak Forest, Innovation, World's Biggest, Natural Beauty
We are proudly part of Corticeira Amorim!
We are proudly part of Corticeira Amorim, the world's biggest cork processing group and one of the most successful Portuguese multinational companies! Founded in 1870, it has been at the forefront of transforming this 100% natural raw material into high-value products that contribute to the business, market, economy, innovation, and sustainability across the entire cork industry. With Corkeen, we continue this legacy of excellence, offering playground solutions that prioritize safety and fun and embrace cork's natural beauty and versatility. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #amorimcork #corticeiraamorim
In 1665, scientist Robert Hooke made a groundbreaking observation while looking through a primitive microscope at a piece of cork. He discovered a network of tiny polyhedral structures, which he called "cells" (from the Latin word "cellula", meaning small room).

Today, we are astonished that this material has unleashed a revolutionary understanding of the building blocks of life.

#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #cells Primitive, Microscope, Structures, Building Blocks, Cell, Scientist, Building, Understanding
Did you know that the discovery of cells is linked to cork?
In 1665, scientist Robert Hooke made a groundbreaking observation while looking through a primitive microscope at a piece of cork. He discovered a network of tiny polyhedral structures, which he called "cells" (from the Latin word "cellula", meaning small room). Today, we are astonished that this material has unleashed a revolutionary understanding of the building blocks of life. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #cells
The carbon balance of our Corkeen system, a revolutionary impact-absorbing surface solution for play, leisure, and recreational spaces, is -102kg CO₂ eq/m². This means Corkeen not only offsets its production emissions but goes beyond promoting carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest.

Corkeen is paving the way to a sustainable tomorrow!

#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #sustainability #carbonbalance #play Play, Carbon Sequestration, Emissions, Balance, Leisure, System, Surface, Spaces
We are committed to a greener and more sustainable future!
The carbon balance of our Corkeen system, a revolutionary impact-absorbing surface solution for play, leisure, and recreational spaces, is -102kg CO₂ eq/m². This means Corkeen not only offsets its production emissions but goes beyond promoting carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest. Corkeen is paving the way to a sustainable tomorrow! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #sustainability #carbonbalance #play
It's a fantastic fact we share with you!
Corkeen's water permeability capacity is 480 times higher than the value required by EN 12616:2013, the European standard which specifies the use of different test methods to determine vertical water infiltration and horizontal water flows in surfaces for sports areas! Isn't it amazing? This means that playgrounds with our surfaces are perfect for children to play on, irrespective of the weather. The fun doesn't have to stop, even on the rainiest days! Let it rain! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #permeability #sports #playgrounds
The experience should be complete, friendly and, above all, safe. We rely on our system that revolutionises the whole experience by providing a sustainable, comfortable and secure surface. Every step counts when the priority is to create unforgettable moments of joy and safety. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #play #sustainability #safety #surface Friendly, Experience, In This Moment, Safe
At Corkeen, we believe that playing is much more than just fun!
The experience should be complete, friendly and, above all, safe. We rely on our system that revolutionises the whole experience by providing a sustainable, comfortable and secure surface. Every step counts when the priority is to create unforgettable moments of joy and safety. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #play #sustainability #safety #surface
There's no doubt that Corkeen is an innovative solution with exceptional features! Don't wait any longer. If you want to implement this system in the playground, garden or recreational park you are designing or managing, talk to your country's Corkeen Brand Master! Come meet our representatives! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #fallprotection #accessibility #negativecarbonbalance #playgrounds #parks Design, Playgrounds, Implement, Parks, Garden, Protection
Fall protection, full accessibility and a negative carbon balance!
There's no doubt that Corkeen is an innovative solution with exceptional features! Don't wait any longer. If you want to implement this system in the playground, garden or recreational park you are designing or managing, talk to your country's Corkeen Brand Master! Come meet our representatives! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #fallprotection #accessibility #negativecarbonbalance #playgrounds #parks
Besides being eco-friendly, it has a soft touch, is pleasing to users, and maintains a temperature level lower than synthetic surfaces due to cork thermal insulation properties. Immerse yourself in the Corkeen universe, where every detail is designed to provide a sense of safety, joy and well-being. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #fallprotectionsystem #ecofriendly #thermalinsulation #safety Thermal Insulation, Eco Friendly, Eco, Environment, Senses
Corkeen system: a retained fall protection solution that cares for the environment and your senses!
Besides being eco-friendly, it has a soft touch, is pleasing to users, and maintains a temperature level lower than synthetic surfaces due to cork thermal insulation properties. Immerse yourself in the Corkeen universe, where every detail is designed to provide a sense of safety, joy and well-being. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #fallprotectionsystem #ecofriendly #thermalinsulation #safety
Whether integrating playgrounds, landscaping areas or recreational spaces, it's not just a surface. It's a symphony with nature! Experience the perfect union of function and aesthetics with Corkeen! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #playgrounds #aesthetics #function Areas, Landscape
Did you know the Corkeen system is designed to blend seamlessly with its surroundings?
Whether integrating playgrounds, landscaping areas or recreational spaces, it's not just a surface. It's a symphony with nature! Experience the perfect union of function and aesthetics with Corkeen! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #playgrounds #aesthetics #function
Renowned for its versatility, cork is a natural insulator, resilient and eco-friendly. Its impermeability makes it resistant to moisture, and on top of all that, it is reusable and recyclable. Resistant to fire and high temperatures, its exceptional properties include elasticity and compressibility. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #insulator #ecofriendly #impermeable #fireresistant Recycling, Cork, Wonder, Resilience
Ready to unlock the wonders of cork?
Renowned for its versatility, cork is a natural insulator, resilient and eco-friendly. Its impermeability makes it resistant to moisture, and on top of all that, it is reusable and recyclable. Resistant to fire and high temperatures, its exceptional properties include elasticity and compressibility. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #insulator #ecofriendly #impermeable #fireresistant
Corkeen was born to answer this concern: to provide a safe, accessible, and ecological surface for playgrounds. At a time when the world is looking for greener solutions, this innovative system proves to be a great option, as it is made from cork, a 100% natural, recyclable and reusable resource. Do you want to know more about this retained fall protection system? Contact the Corkeen Brand Master in your geography and find out all the advantages. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork Outdoor Spaces, Parents, Leisure Space, Innovative Systems
Parents are happy when their children are playing safely!
Corkeen was born to answer this concern: to provide a safe, accessible, and ecological surface for playgrounds. At a time when the world is looking for greener solutions, this innovative system proves to be a great option, as it is made from cork, a 100% natural, recyclable and reusable resource. Do you want to know more about this retained fall protection system? Contact the Corkeen Brand Master in your geography and find out all the advantages. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork
This innovative system, made with cork, a 100% natural resource, benefits from all the advantages of this raw material, making it an excellent option for those who care both about the environment and toddlers' health. Providing eco-friendly leisure spaces where children and young people can play and have fun safely is all we want, right? #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #ecofriendly #playgrounds Ecology, Outdoor, Fun, Greenest
Corkeen is an ecological and safe answer for playgrounds and other recreational spaces!
This innovative system, made with cork, a 100% natural resource, benefits from all the advantages of this raw material, making it an excellent option for those who care both about the environment and toddlers' health. Providing eco-friendly leisure spaces where children and young people can play and have fun safely is all we want, right? #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #ecofriendly #playgrounds
Our fantastic Brand Masters are companies with a lot of experience in playground implementation! Certified by Corkeen, these agents can apply our innovative solution in their geographic territory and train other professionals to do the same. Due to these enterprises, our eco-friendly product is now recognised and installed in several countries, integrating sustainable and safe playgrounds and public spaces. #corkeen #amorimgroup #cork #corkoakforest #ecofriendly #sustainability #playgrounds Brand, Master, Safe Playground
Who installs the Corkeen system all over the world?
Our fantastic Brand Masters are companies with a lot of experience in playground implementation! Certified by Corkeen, these agents can apply our innovative solution in their geographic territory and train other professionals to do the same. Due to these enterprises, our eco-friendly product is now recognised and installed in several countries, integrating sustainable and safe playgrounds and public spaces. #corkeen #amorimgroup #cork #corkoakforest #ecofriendly #sustainability #playgrounds
Did you know Corkeen has a negative carbon balance?
An environmental footprint study revealed the carbon balance of our revolutionary impact-absorbing surface solution is -102kg CO₂ eq/m². This means that our system benefits from the carbon sequestration in the cork oak forest that exceeds the CO₂ emissions from its production. It's fantastic, don't you agree? #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #negativecarbonbalance
Did you know over 60% of Corkeen’s energy needs are met through biomass?
We reuse cork dust, which is a CO2-neutral power source! Thus, we are minimising greenhouse gas emissions and reducing our carbon footprint. Even the most minuscule granules are used! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #biomass #lowcarbonfootprint
We honoured our commitment to the planet and nature by planting 2,500 new cork oaks trees at Herdade da Baliza, Castelo Branco. With the help of around 150 volunteers, we sowed the seeds of hope for a greener future in this joint effort by Corkeen, Amorim Group, Quercus and Floresta Comum. We thank all the participants and hope this was a time of conviviality, teamwork and celebration. #corkeen #amorimgroup #cork #volunteer #treesplanting #corkoaktrees #reforestation #sustainablefuture Plants, Tree, Oak, Trees To Plant
For every cork oak tree planted, a more sustainable tomorrow is born.
We honoured our commitment to the planet and nature by planting 2,500 new cork oaks trees at Herdade da Baliza, Castelo Branco. With the help of around 150 volunteers, we sowed the seeds of hope for a greener future in this joint effort by Corkeen, Amorim Group, Quercus and Floresta Comum. We thank all the participants and hope this was a time of conviviality, teamwork and celebration. #corkeen #amorimgroup #cork #volunteer #treesplanting #corkoaktrees #reforestation #sustainablefuture
Cork is an astonishing natural resource!
Why is that? It's a versatile material used in numerous products and sectors due to its characteristics, such as: - Excellent thermal insulation; - Exceptional elasticity and compressibility; - Impermeability to liquids and gases; - High friction resistance and good resilience; - Comfortable and warm feeling. We believe it's one of Nature's most extraordinary gifts! #corkeen #amorimgroup #cork #corksolution #thermalinsulation #elasticity #compressibility #impermeability #resiliency
Our innovative solution, produced by Amorim, the cork industry leader, has been tested according to Critical Fall Height (CFH) criteria specified in EN1177, EN 1176, and ASTM1292. Thus, Corkeen follows strict safety standards and offers state-of-the-art technical performance and maximum safety for children! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #safesurfacesystem Art, Performance, Technical
Why do we state that Corkeen is a safe surface system?
Our innovative solution, produced by Amorim, the cork industry leader, has been tested according to Critical Fall Height (CFH) criteria specified in EN1177, EN 1176, and ASTM1292. Thus, Corkeen follows strict safety standards and offers state-of-the-art technical performance and maximum safety for children! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #safesurfacesystem
Corkeen is Safe, Stable and Sustainable!
Our revolutionary compact surface system complies with strict safety standards, offering children state-of-the-art technical performance and maximum security. Besides, Corkeen is made of cork, a 100% natural, recyclable and renewable material with negative CO2 emissions. Who wouldn’t like to see toddlers play in such ecological and healthy playgrounds? #corkeen #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #surfacesystem #security #recyclable #negativeco2emissions
While playing in these outdoor spaces, kids develop their intellectual skills, such as problem-solving and memory.
Their ability to reason, process information, communicate, and interact with others is positively impacted.

Playgrounds are wonderful places full of magic and benefits for toddlers, don't you agree?

#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #playground #outdoorspaces Learning, Toddlers, Kids, Childrens, Development, Intellectual Skills
How does a playground impact children's cognitive learning?
While playing in these outdoor spaces, kids develop their intellectual skills, such as problem-solving and memory. Their ability to reason, process information, communicate, and interact with others is positively impacted. Playgrounds are wonderful places full of magic and benefits for toddlers, don't you agree? #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #playground #outdoorspaces
We never cease to be amazed about what our brand brought together: cork + keen! We have joined an outstanding marvel of nature with children’s cheerful spirit to create a safe and green surface solution for playgrounds. While bringing nature back into play, our mission is to generate healthy and sustainable spaces for toddlers to protect them, the environment and, thus, their future.
With Corkeen, laughing has a more promising sound!
Find out more on our website. Marvel, Cheerleading
Our brand joined cork + keen!
We never cease to be amazed about what our brand brought together: cork + keen! We have joined an outstanding marvel of nature with children’s cheerful spirit to create a safe and green surface solution for playgrounds. While bringing nature back into play, our mission is to generate healthy and sustainable spaces for toddlers to protect them, the environment and, thus, their future. With Corkeen, laughing has a more promising sound! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak
In 1665, Robert Hooke, an English scientist, was observing a sliver of cork under a rudimentary microscope when he found that it was made up of multifaceted cavities, which he called cells (from the Latin cellula, small room). An intriguing revelation of the building block of life!
#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation Composition, English, Microscopic Cells, Curiosity, Cavities, Did You Know
Did you know that the discovery of cells is related to cork?
In 1665, Robert Hooke, an English scientist, was observing a sliver of cork under a rudimentary microscope when he found that it was made up of multifaceted cavities, which he called cells (from the Latin cellula, small room). An intriguing revelation of the building block of life! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation
Cork has unique properties which give it an unrivalled character!
The bark of the Cork Oak tree is an entirely natural, recyclable and renewable raw material.
It is fire retardant, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic, compressible and highly abrasion-resistant.
The benefits list is endless!
#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #corkbenefits Oak Tree, Raw Material, Fire Retardant, Raw
Cork has unique properties!
Cork has unique properties which give it an unrivalled character! The bark of the Cork Oak tree is an entirely natural, recyclable and renewable raw material. It is fire retardant, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic, compressible and highly abrasion-resistant. The benefits list is endless! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #corkbenefits
Did you know cork is decay resistant?
That's right!
This incredible natural resource is highly resistant to moisture due to its chemical composition, with hydrophobic compounds that guarantee its impermeability.
Therefore, it's improbable to watch cork oxidate and deteriorate!
Learn more about cork, Corkeen's raw material, on our website.
#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #hydrophobic #decayresistant Hydrophobic, Compounds, Chemical
Did you know cork is decay resistant?
Did you know cork is decay resistant? That's right! This incredible natural resource is highly resistant to moisture due to its chemical composition, with hydrophobic compounds that guarantee its impermeability. Therefore, it's improbable to watch cork oxidate and deteriorate! Learn more about cork, Corkeen's raw material, on our website. #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #hydrophobic #decayresistant
That’s right!
Due to the gaseous mixture within its cells, this material can be compressed to around half its thickness without losing any flexibility and decompressed and returned to its original shape.
This feature enables cork surfaces to adapt to variations in temperature and pressure!
#corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #curiosities Facts
Did you know cork has an elastic memory?
That’s right! Due to the gaseous mixture within its cells, this material can be compressed to around half its thickness without losing any flexibility and decompressed and returned to its original shape. This feature enables cork surfaces to adapt to variations in temperature and pressure! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #curiosities
Due to their generosity, they are the main reason for countless thriving villages and communities all over the Mediterranean. It’s the best-paid agricultural activity in the world and paves the way to a wide range of forestry, forest grazing, hunting and economic occupations. The cork industry is a driving force of sustainable development! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #keen #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #benefits Benefit, Forestry, Village, Forest, Pillars
Cork oak forests create employment and wealth in its country!
Due to their generosity, they are the main reason for countless thriving villages and communities all over the Mediterranean. It’s the best-paid agricultural activity in the world and paves the way to a wide range of forestry, forest grazing, hunting and economic occupations. The cork industry is a driving force of sustainable development! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #keen #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #benefits
This tree belongs to the oak family, which is named “Quercus”;
“suber” means that it is a subspecies of the cork oak;
And the “L.” derives from Linnaeus, who was the first botanist to describe this particular species.
The “Quercus suber L.” is an ancient tree native to the Western Mediterranean Basin, where it finds the ideal conditions to grow! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #curiosities Species, Linnaeus, Name Origins, Botanist, Ancient Tree
Are you curious why the cork oak is called “Quercus suber L.”? Let’s break it down!
This tree belongs to the oak family, which is named “Quercus”; “suber” means that it is a subspecies of the cork oak; And the “L.” derives from Linnaeus, who was the first botanist to describe this particular species. The “Quercus suber L.” is an ancient tree native to the Western Mediterranean Basin, where it finds the ideal conditions to grow! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #curiosities
So is cork, one of the world’s most versatile materials. And there are several interesting numbers regarding its universe: Cork is harvested every 9 years, without any tree being felled during the process; It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time; And over the course of its lifetime, which on average lasts 200 years, it may be stripped around 17 times. Do you love this marvel of nature as much as we do? #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #corkoak #benefits
100% natural, reusable and recyclable!
So is cork, one of the world’s most versatile materials. And there are several interesting numbers regarding its universe: Cork is harvested every 9 years, without any tree being felled during the process; It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time; And over the course of its lifetime, which on average lasts 200 years, it may be stripped around 17 times. Do you love this marvel of nature as much as we do? #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #corkoak #benefits
Our revolutionary retained fall system is produced by Amorim, the world’s biggest cork producer, in accordance with strict safety standards EN1176 and EN1177. It’s securer in the event of a fall, accessible, and environmentally friendly! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #safe Event, Offer, Environmentally Friendly
Corkeen offers state-of-the-art technical performance and protection for children
Our revolutionary retained fall system is produced by Amorim, the world’s biggest cork producer, in accordance with strict safety standards EN1176 and EN1177. It’s securer in the event of a fall, accessible, and environmentally friendly! #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #safe
It is the only solid which, when compressed on one side, does not increase in volume on another! As a result of its elasticity, it can adapt, for example, to variations in temperature and pressure without suffering alterations. It’s incredible, don’t you think? #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #curiosities The Incredibles, Thinking Of You
Are you aware that cork has excellent elasticity and compressibility?
It is the only solid which, when compressed on one side, does not increase in volume on another! As a result of its elasticity, it can adapt, for example, to variations in temperature and pressure without suffering alterations. It’s incredible, don’t you think? #corkeen #corkeensystem #amorimgroup #cork #corkoak #corkoakforest #corksolution #corkinnovation #curiosities