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

20/01/2022
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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.

New technology for square tiles and checkerboard installations with click to be launched at TISE

18/01/2022
NEWS

The flooring industry has been looking for a solution to make checkerboard pattern installations with a click system for a long time. To solve this problem, Unilin Technologies launches SquareClic, a technology which ensures a perfectly aligned floor throughout the whole installation.

Unilin Technologies launches new grout imitating technology at TISE

12/01/2022
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Tile and stone designs are becoming increasingly important for the SPC industry. It is for that reason that Unilin launches a new type of bevel for resilient floors that looks exactly like a grouted groove. This revolutionary bevel technology called “Unigrout” is almost indistinguishable from real grout. Unigrout provides the looks of real ceramics, with all the benefits of an SPC floor.

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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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