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United Surface Solutions enters into cooperation with Unilin, Barberan and Zeetree for Digital Printing and Texturing

17/11/2022
NEWS
  • United Surface Solutions entered into a licensing partnership with Unilin Technologies
  • United Surface Solutions (Chatsworth, Georgia) will be the first US manufacturer of SPC to produce leading digitally printed and digitally embossed SPC flooring products
  • United Surface Solutions has purchased and is currently installing the world-class digital printing line of Barberan using ZEETREE digital inks and texturing consumables

Unilin Technologies strengthens its patent portfolio for waterproof coating technologies

18/10/2022
NEWS

Unilin Technologies, the IP division of Mohawk Industries, is thrilled to announce that they are expanding their patent portfolio on waterproof edge-coatings for MDF and HDF based boards. An additional US patent has been granted on the 18th of October 2022, which will expand the already substantial US and European patent portfolio.

INTERMEBLE signs Unilin license agreement for Uniclic for Furniture

06/10/2022
NEWS

Unilin Technologies is pleased to announce that furniture producer INTERMEBLE has signed a license agreement for their click furniture technology. The shift towards easier and toolless furniture assembly with a high-end look is evolving rapidly due to changing consumer demands. To accommodate these demands, INTERMEBLE will start production of the Uniclic for Furniture technology.

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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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