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Unilin’s patent portfolio concerning waterproof edge-coatings confirmed by European Patent Office

03/05/2022
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Unilin Technologies, the IP division of Mohawk Industries, is thrilled to announce it received the written decision in which the Opposition Division of European Patent Office confirms the validity of its patent covering the groundbreaking Unicoat® technology.

Unilin Technologies extends its patent portfolio on digitally printed SPC

31/01/2022
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Unilin technologies is pleased to announce that the USPTO found Unilin’s US ser. No. 16/984,747 to fulfil all conditions to become granted. The patent will issue as US 11,236,514 on February 1st, 2022. The scope of the patent, with a priority date as early as 2010, will concern floor, wall and ceiling panels with a synthetic material core, a print performed on the panel itself and being finished with a UV coating.

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Barberan joins the Unilin Technologies & ZEETREE partnership on digital printing & texturing for decorative boards

16/12/2021

Waregem, Belgium – 16 December, 2021

In today’s highly competitive global market, the need to reduce inventory costs, to implement just-in-time manufacturing, to meet consumer demands and many other challenges has motivated the development of new digital solutions. Barberan’s advanced digital printing and texturing lines combined with Unilin Technologies’ strong patent portfolio in this field are now delivering the ideal, comprehensive technical solution for decorative rigid board manufacturers.

“We believe the time was right to join forces with Unilin Technologies. Their early and continued research into this technology resulted in the first and most relevant IP relating to digital printing and texturing. They are a powerful ally and therefore ideally placed to license this technology into the decorative board market,” says Eladio Lerga at Barberan.

Jasmine Geerinckx, Unilin Technologies’ Business Development Director stated, “We’re very pleased to partner with Barberan, a leader in innovative industrial solutions for surface finishing and specialized single-pass printing and texturing lines for decorative rigid board production.” She added, “It’s also good to see that their successful implementation of our partner ZEETREE’s texturing technologies further enhances our cooperation with Barberan, and we look forward to welcoming other companies with relevant IP and technology into our cooperative partnership model.”

About Barberan

BARBERÁN S.A., founded in 1929, is a family-owned enterprise that designs and manufactures innovative machines to improve productivity in a wide variety of manufacturing processes used in the furniture, construction, decoration, and packaging industries. The company provides systems for coating, printing, drying, profile wrapping, laminating, post-forming, and sanding, as well as a range of complementary machines for spooling and cutting. Barberan is headquartered in Castelldefels, Barcelona and offers its services worldwide.

www.barberan.com

Contact: https://barberan.com/en/contact/

About Unilin Technologies

Unilin Technologies is an innovator and technology provider in the flooring, furniture and construction industry. The company manages the worldwide protection and commercialization of product and process innovations that matter , granting hundreds of licenses to trusted partners via an extensive sales network. Unilin Technologies focuses on renewed manufacturing technologies such as digital printing innovations for different industries, managing more than 3,000 patents in over 450 patent families.

Contact us at info.technologies@unilin.com

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