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Further expansion of Unilin's clic LVT licensees portfolioFurther expansion of Unilin's clic LVT licensees portfolio2013-03-24T23:00:00Z

​Additional LVT manufacturers have entered into license arrangements with Flooring Industries, the intellectual property company of the Unilin Group. Today, more than 35 companies have already entered into a license agreement with Unilin’s IP company for the manufacture and sales of glueless LVT products.

Flooring Industries strengthened its patent position in 2011 by entering into a cooperation agreement with the company Windmöller Consulting, by which the Unilin licensees had the possibility to obtain extra patent protection on specific Windmöller patents that covered certain glueless LVT products. In addition, Flooring Industries is now also able to enforce and commercialize the important Pergo patent portfolio after the recent acquisition of Pergo by its parent company Mohawk. Pergo also has some specific patents that cover glueless LVT products. Flooring Industries, Pergo and Windmöller have already started to take actions against manufacturers and distributors who are doing business in glueless LVT products which do not have a full patent protection.

“The very strong patent protection, together with the continuous technical support to our licensees, made the big majority of the LVT manufacturers enter into a license agreement with Unilin”, states Bart Van der Stockt, managing director of Unilin’s IP company. “We developed the first commercial clic LVT with our Asian partners in 2009 and have built a lot of clic LVT know-how together with these partners throughout the years. During the last Domotex exhibition in Hannover, we introduced the latest innovation in the LVT business, being the Multifit fold-down solution which can be applied to LVT panels.

The glueless LVT licensees of Unilin’s IP companies currently are: Yi Hua Plastics (China), Eletile Plastic (China), Jinka (China), Novalis (China), Changlong Plastics (China), Kingdom Plastics (China), K&C Plastic (China), Potiloor (China), SS Floor (China,) Jianchen Bonie (China) , Tiantai Feima (China), Lodgi Woods (China), Daou (China), Senhong (China), Licheer (China), Goldenburg (China), Oulong (China), Jinhai Anti Static (China), Runchang (China), Lingdian (China), Beier (China), TianZhen (China), Huajing (China), Hongrun (China), Jihnfeng (China), MGM (China), NOX (Korea), Nan Sing Plastics (China), Adore Floors (Korea), Daejin (Korea), Classen (Germany), Parador (Germany), Unilin (Belgium), IVC (Belgium), Windmoller (Germany), Handsome Plastics (China), Intree (Korea).

Flooring Industries will be presenting the latest LVT technologies (Multifit, 3 mm clic LVT, strengthened locks, …) at the upcoming Domotex Shanghai fair at booth K05, Hall N5. For more information regarding these technologies or regarding Unilin’s LVT patent portfolio, do not hesitate to contact Flooring Industries on the Domotex Shanghai booth or by email at info@uniclic.com.

 

 

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