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Unilin continues to defend SPC patent portfolio against Vilox

31/01/2024
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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

25/01/2024
NEWS

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

22/01/2024
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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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United Surface Solutions enters into cooperation with Unilin, Barberan and Zeetree for Digital Printing and Texturing

17/11/2022
  • 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

United Surface Solutions and Unilin Technologies are pleased to announce their license cooperation regarding digital printing and texturing technologies which allows United Surface Solutions to utilize the broadest patent portfolio in the digital printing space today.

The advanced digital printing and texturing machines from Barberan, headquartered in Spain, and the consumables developed by the Italian company ZEETREE have led to this amazing digital offering. The solution has been specifically engineered for the purpose of allowing ultrahigh resolution printing direct to board, wear layer advancements to deliver class AC5 scratch resistance, and state-of-the-art digital embossed textures and durability never seen before on SPC products.

“We are very excited to employ this world-class technology,” states Eric Ericson of United Surface Solutions. “The Unilin licensing agreement, combined with the latest Barberan equipment and ZEETREE consumables, is the result of an extensive 3 year global research effort by our team. We have been very careful and measured in our research effort and in the selection of these technologies to ensure that our investment will deliver products of enhanced quality and superior value to the marketplace. Our current installation and development timeline intends to have product available for sale starting in December with EIR Digital Embossing available in early Q2 .”

Unilin Technologies is one of the frontrunners in digital printing technologies for flooring and has been granted the most relevant and comprehensive patents on digital texturing, such as the early blockbuster patents US 11,198,318, granted on December 14th, 2021, and US 11,236,514 granted on February 1st, 2022.

“Barberan has been the first in the industry to start the development of digital printing technology for the furniture and flooring market back in 2004 which has resulted in state of the art equipment and a very deep knowledge of the technology,” states Eladio Lerga, head of digital R&D at Barberan. Barberan manufactures its machines in Barcelona, Spain but also offers local support in the US.

Giorgio Macor, ZEETREE CEO adds, “Since 2016, we are pioneering the design, development and manufacturing of high-performance digital texturing solutions to reproduce wood and stone like never before. The combination of digital printing with natural digital texturing in register with the image creates the look and feel of a real wood product. Unlike other applications the texture is made into the wear layer with has an unparalleled wear performance.”

About United Surface Solutions

United Surface Solutions is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, decorative hard surface products for residential and commercial applications. They are founded in 2017 and the headquarter is in Georgia, Chatsworth.

unitedsurfaces.com

Contact: eerickson@unitedsurfaces.com

 

About Barberan

BARBERÁN S.A., founded in 1929, is a family-owned enterprise that designs and manufactures innovative machines to improve productivity in a wide variety of manufacturing processes used in the furniture, construction, decoration, and packaging industries. The company provides systems for coating, printing, drying, profile wrapping, laminating, post-forming, and sanding, as well as a range of complementary machines for spooling and cutting. Barberan is headquartered in Castelldefels, Barcelona and offers its services worldwide.

barberan.com

Contact: barberan.com/en/contact

 

About ZEETREE

ZEETREE designs, developments and manufactures high-performance printing and texturing solutions to serve design, home decor and architectural applications. ZEETREE is headquartered in Italy with local offices in China and the US. To better serve the American market, a production plant will be established in Charlotte by the end of 2023.

zeetree.com

Contact: zeetree@zeetree.com

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