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Unilin continues to defend SPC patent portfolio against Vilox


Unilin Technologies, a global leader in flooring innovation, stands firm in its dedication to protecting its extensive SPC patent portfolio. On January 30, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ruled that a specific non-foamed SPC product from a single Vilox licensee is not covered by the three patents asserted in the 2019 Unilin ITC action. US Customs and Border Protection however agreed with Unilin’s argumentation that the ruling should be limited to the unique non-foamed SPC sample Vilox presented to CBP. Unilin already filed a district court complaint against Vilox based on different patents within their SPC portfolio.

Unilin takes proactive measures against Vilox to protect licensed partners


Unilin Technologies, a global leader in flooring innovation, has filed a complaint in the East Texas District court on January 24 against Vilox, Amy Group and East Texas Floors. The legal action was taken to address the alleged infringement of several claims of multiple US patents within Unilin’s extensive SPC patent portfolio.

TZ leads the way with Unilin Technologies’ P-SPC technology


Unilin Technologies, a global leader in innovative flooring technologies, is delighted to announce the expansion of its licensing partnership with the Zhejiang Tianzhen Technology (also known as “TZ”) group of companies. This expansion focuses on Unilin's patented PET-based P-SPC core material, redefining the resilient flooring market with its eco-conscious approach.

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Unilin launches next-level technical support program for SPC


Unilin Technologies, renowned for its industry-changing click innovations such as Uniclic, introduces a new, all-encompassing technical support program in partnership with WRS Consult. This new support package is designed to provide additional support possibilities for Unilin’s existing and future SPC licensed partners. Services of this new support program range from regarding green field/brown field factory set-ups, advice on machine investments, SPC formulation assistance and foaming, to digital printing. This support package also includes access to on-site SPC manufacturing experts on the factory ground for the launch and ongoing operations of new factories or production lines.

Wim Spriet, General Manager of WRS Consult, who has been involved in several extrusion and SPC projects for 34 years, comments: “It is an honor to partner with Unilin Technologies, a global leader in click solutions for the flooring industry. Their success story is not only attributed to the unique features and advantages of their profiles, but also due to the exceptional technical support Unilin’s experienced engineers provide to their licensed partners. My goal, together with my experienced team, is to offer high-level support options to Unilin’s licensed partners in different SPC and extrusion manufacturing techniques.

“We are excited to go one step further in becoming the knowledge center for resilient flooring. We can now offer our licensees a full range of support possibilities led by top experts in the field,” states Bart Van der Stockt, President of Unilin Technologies. “We are very proud to collaborate with Wim and his exceptionally qualified staff. Whether it is starting SPC production, optimizing existing lines to maximize output, reducing costs by foaming, refining our Pressed Bevel technology or starting-up a Barberan digital printing line, we’ve got it all covered through our exclusive relationship with WRS Consult.”

In addition, Unilin recently installed a state-of-the-art pilot extrusion line, fully equipped for the program’s requirements. This unique facility enables testing of co-extrusion, foaming, EIR, Pressed Bevel, and more. It serves as an unparalleled testing ground to validate the build-up and formulation of products of licensed partners.

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