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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.

Unilin Technologies and Pelican Creations Home bring innovative flooring technology to the world market

27/01/2022
NEWS

Unilin Technologies and Pelican Creations Home and enter into a joint licensing agreement to bring a new patent pending Comfort Core Technology to the world flooring market. This ground-breaking technology is designed to put a comfort-first feel by integrating a soft comfort layer between layers of resilient products in order to upgrade walking comfort, while also improving the ergonomics and sound characteristics of the floor.

Schiele and Unilin Technologies partner up to roll-out the Unicoat technology for waterproof flooring

25/01/2022
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Schiele Maschinenbau and Unilin Technologies have signed a cooperation agreement to formalize their partnership on the Unicoat technology. With this partnership, Schiele will become the official dealer of the Unicoat coating material and machine integrations needed to apply the patented technology, forming a one-stop-shop for all producers that are looking to integrate a new water-resistant edge-coating.

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

03/05/2022
  • European Patent Office confirms validity of EP patent covering Unilin’s waterproof Unicoat® technology. Similar patent protection exists in USA and other countries world-wide.
  • The patent EP 3 294 969 does not only protect the specific Unicoat® solution, but also other waterproof coating solutions.
  • High interest from the industry which will result in strong adoption of the technology.
Unilin’s patent portfolio concerning waterproof edge-coatings confirmed by European Patent Office

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. The detailed and well-motivated written decision clearly confirms that this patent EP 3 294 969 is not limited to the specific Unicoat® technology, but also covers other waterproof coatings that protect the edges of HDF-based floors from water damage. Similar patent protection of the different types of edge coating exists in USA and other countries.

“Unicoat® is an amazing technology”, states Floris Koopmans, Sales Director at Unilin Technologies. “It outperforms all other solutions in the market. Even in tests of more than a week, Unicoat® protects the floorboard from water damage. The importance of this patent victory cannot be underestimated. The decision does not only reinforce the protection on this unique Unicoat® solution, it also strongly supports our position that other different waterproof coatings for HDF-based floors in the market today are covered under our patent coverage. We are in the process of finalizing agreements with many big industry players that want to use the Unicoat® technology, so we are looking forward to a broad adoption of yet another Unilin technology in our flooring industry.“

In January of this year, Unilin Technologies entered into a partnership agreement with the industry renowned machine supplier Schiele Machinebau GmbH for the further roll-out of the Unicoat® technology.

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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