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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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Unilin Technologies releases patented Print-in-Register & Digital Texturing technologies for ceramics at TISE

20/01/2022

The International Surface Event in Las Vegas is the ideal place for Unilin Technologies to present their SynchroTile & SynchroTile+ patent packages that are based on innovative Print-in-Register and Digital Texturing technologies for ceramic tiles for which they started the R&D in 2008.

SynchroTile and SynchroTile+ provide ceramic manufacturers the freedom to achieve remarkable, realistic and natural effects on their ceramic tiles.

SynchroTile is a licensable technology for printing specific surface decoration in register with a correspondingly textured ceramic body. The use of a state-of-the-art camera inspection system recognizes the 3D texture on the base body. This texture is then synchronized with multiple graphic patterns and glazes, producing an absolutely stunning result! The SynchroTile technology package contains multiple worldwide Print-in-Register patents, such as US patents 9,874,030; 10,450,761; 10,988,942 and European patent EP3084100.

SynchroTile+ is a licensable production technology using digital printing to create 3D structure in ceramic tiles. This patent portfolio contains multiple negative and/or positive embossing production methods. The first method includes the use of digital glaze to create a surface texture before or after printing the decorative design (e.g. EP2108524B1 and US8,465,804). The second method involves a glue being digitally printed in a predefined pattern and then a powder being spread onto the glue, creating beautifully embossed structures after vacuum removal of unglued powder and subsequent firing (e.g. EP2542426, EP 3 290 226 B1 and EP2708375). A third method includes generating a structured ceramic 3D tile by using a sinking agent as a substance to interact with the glaze during firing, or a “resist” that repels the glaze before the firing process.

 

Discover these technologies at The International Surface Event

Unilin Technologies will launch these innovations at The International Surface event in Las Vegas.

Details:

Booth 6317
The International Surface Event
1-3 February 2022

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

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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