Alloc has signed a license for Välinges 4G and 5G-S systems for laminate flooring
Viken, Sweden - October 11, 2010
Välinge is pleased to announce Alloc as the first Licensee of the new Aluminium based 4G system for the long side as well as the first laminate Licensee of the 5G-S side push system for the shorts side.
In 1996 Alloc was the first in the world to use glue less mechanical locking systems in its laminate floors. This first generation of aluminium locking system, the 1G system, has now been further developed and improved. The new 4G system is more cost efficient and has an even better locking function. The combination with the 5G-S fold down system at the short edges provides a very easy installation with a guaranteed perfect result.
Välinge and Alloc have signed a global license agreement which gives Alloc the right to produce and sell laminate floor utilizing Välinge’s new 4G Aluminum system combined with the 5G-S fold down locking.
Alloc has during the summer of 2010 done a pre-launch to selected customers with excellent feedback. Since then investments are proceeding to prepare for the official launch at the leading fairs Domotex and Surfaces in January 2011. Initially the 4G and 5G-S systems will be launched in the new range of premium products- the Prestige collection
- and later during 2011 more ranges will be converted. ”Alloc is regarded as a leader in design, innovation and product quality. Now with the introduction of 4G and 5G-S we are not only introducing a state of the art locking system but also preparing our whole production in Norway for several new innovative formats and designs. The launch of this next generation of locking systems is also done at Domotex, at the 15 years anniversary of the first Alloc locking system”
says Mr Bengt Rasin, President Alloc. Image showing the installation of a High pressure laminate from Alloc with a 4G aluminium strip long side and a 5G-S short side"Välinge is proud that Alloc, our long term partner that introduced mechanical locking system to the flooring business and changed the way floating floors are used and installed, is now introducing the advanced Välinge 4G & 5G-S locking system. Alloc is an unique example of a company that has been able to commercialize several successful and unique product features such as locking systems, decorative grooves and wall panels by combining Välinge´s technology with its own skills in production, marketing and design"
says Mr Darko Pervan, President Välinge Innovation. About Välinge
Välinge Innovation’s licensees have successfully introduced a wide range of flooring products based on the company's technology, starting in 1996 with the revolutionary Alloc® Flooring. Since then, Välinge has focused on working to increase patent activities, expanding the patent portfolio, developing new technologies and forming strategic partnerships. The right to use the patented technology from Välinge Innovation is licensed to more than 100 companies worldwide. Välinge Innovation has in May 2009 moved into its 17.000 m2 new R&D center in order to remain a leading development company in the flooring industry. Today a substantial part of Välinge´s R&D is done in the Wood Powder Technology where licenses has been granted to Tarkett, Kronotex and only additionally a limited number of more licenses will be granted in 2010/2011.About Alloc
The factory in Lyngdal was established in 1952 under the name ”Fibofabrikken”, and produced lacquered boards for the shipbuilding industry. In 1992 Alloc starts the production of high-pressure laminate flooring in Lyngdal and 4 years later Alloc introduced the worlds first laminate floor with a mechanical looking system, the Välinge 1G. With the locking system a floor could be installed faster, easier and with guaranteed perfect results each time that lasts over time. This was not just a new product, but created a new product category that within some years became a standard in the laminate flooring business.
Since the start, Alloc has focused continuously on innovation and product development, and today offer a complete range of flooring products and accessories to fit all needs. This will now be combined with the latest, most advanced, locking technology from Välinge Innovation.
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