Cork Industry R&D
The cork industry is today one of the most advanced and innovative manufacturing sectors, since it has combined ancestral knowledge with modern knowledge and technologies. In recent years, the Portuguese cork industry has invested heavily in research and development and also in modernisation, new factories and new technologies. The Portuguese cork industry inaugurated a new paradigm for industrial management, adopting a verticalisation strategy to control the whole supply chain and simultaneously moving closer to the two opposite poles of forestry production and end users. Today, it is proud to assume total commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
To this end, the Portuguese cork industry has increased investment in research and development in the area of quality, implementing projects in various fields ranging from the renewal of manufacturing processes to the guaranteeing of better occupational safety and health conditions or even the intensification of the internationalisation process. Examples include the projects Delfin, Symbios, Rosa, Advances in the chemical destruction of TCA, Cork in aerospace.