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Unilin Technologies and PREWI partner up for revolutionary quality control device for click profiles called ClickControl


Unilin Technologies, the IP and technology division of Mohawk Industries, has announced a partnership agreement with PREWI, a renowned manufacturer of quality measuring equipment and tooling systems for the wood-based material processing sector. With this partnership, Unilin and PREWI will provide the technology, software and machinery for a quality control system that ensures the highest level of precision in the manufacturing process of click profiles.

Seizure and forfeiture order for SPC products infringing Unilin’s patents


In April 2023, the US International Trade Commission again ordered to seize and forfeit containers of infringing SPC products, this time imported by a company from Toronto. Four months ago, the US ITC also publicly seized products that violate the General Exclusion Order regarding Unilin’s click SPC patents.

Unilin and Barberan host successful open house event showcasing digital printing for flooring industry


Unilin Technologies partnered with Barberan to organize an exclusive Open House event at the Barberan premises in Barcelona. The event provided attendees with valuable insights into the technical aspects of digital printing for the flooring industry, particularly for SPC and laminate products.

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Kastamonu Entegre takes next step for waterproof laminate with Unilin’s waterproof coating technology


Unilin Technologies and Kastamonu Entegre are happy to announce the extension of their licensing cooperation to include the waterproof technology Unicoat. With this new agreement Kastamonu becomes the first flooring manufacturer in Turkey to sign a license agreement for the coating technology developed by Unilin. With the adoption by Kastamonu, the Unicoat technology will now be used by some of the largest players in the industry in North America, Europe and Asia.

The water-repellent coating, branded under the name Unicoat, seals the edges of wood-based flooring panels to avoid swelling, while also preventing liquids to penetrate between the joints. Unicoat protects the floor from spills beyond the standard requirements set by the generally accepted norms.

“We have been looking for the right technology to create waterproof laminate flooring. Unilin has been our preferred partner for flooring technologies for years and we are happy that they offer the perfect solution,” states Yusuf İleri, Technical Director at Kastamonu. “With the implementation of Unicoat we can offer more durable, waterproof products to our customers. We are working closely with Unilin and their partners Schiele and PTS for the smooth integration of the coating into our production line.”

Kastamonu is set to launch products incorporating the technology by February 2023 and is planning to make the new products available both for export and the Turkish domestic market. Their choice for Unicoat shows that waterproof laminate becomes increasingly important.

“Unilin and Kastamonu have been close partners for many years. They are great supporters of our click systems. Therefore, we are more than happy we could also offer them a solution to make their laminate products waterproof,” states Floris Koopmans, Sales Director at Unilin Technologies. “After the many years of R&D and the use of the Unicoat solution within our own group, it is great to see that one of the largest manufacturers of laminate flooring in the world, Kastamonu Entegre, is now also at the forefront of innovation by adopting this innovative edge coating technology. We believe that this partnership is the next step towards a more waterproof future for the laminate category.”


Discover this technology at The International Surface Event

Unilin Technologies will show this innovation at The International Surface event in Las Vegas.


Booth 6414
The International Surface Event
31 January - 2 February 2023

Mandalay Bay Convention
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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About Kastamonu

Kastamonu, part of the Hayat Holding, was founded in 1969 in Istanbul to manufacture wood-based panels. They currently produce in 6 manufactory locations in Turkey and have production facilities in 6 other countries as well, including Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia and Italy. They employ approximately 6,300 people in their domestic and international production facilities and offices. Their facilities have a total production capacity of 6.5 million m³ / year, including 2.9 million m³ / year MDF, 3.6 million m³ / year chipboard, 70 million m² / year laminate flooring. These figures make them one of the largest producers of laminate flooring in the world.


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