Välinge and Chinafloors extend cooperation with LVT license
Viken, Sweden - July 01, 2011
Välinge Innovation and Chinafloors Timber (China) Co., Ltd has extended their cooperation with an LVT license, for use of Välinge's patented technologies for mechanical locking systems and floorboards with vinyl surfaces.
Välinge licensee since 2006, Chinafloors
, with production and sales of wood and laminate flooring utilizing Välinge’s 2G and 5G locking technologies, has decided to broaden its product range with Luxury Vinyl Tiles, LVT flooring. Chinafloors has therefore signed a global, non-exclusive, license agreement for use of Välinge’s patented technologies for 2G mechanical locking systems and floorboards with vinyl surfaces.
The license agreement includes also the specific Välinge patent family referred to as VA12, based on a Välinge PCT Application WO 03/012224 with priority from July 2001, which discloses floorboards with a resilient plastic surface with a resilient core as well as with an HDF core. The patent family includes i.a. pending European and US applications, as well as registered German utility model No. 20222019.2, branched from a pending European application.“We are very excited to extend our cooperation with Välinge with a license on locking system for LVT. Chinafloors has for years been a pioneer in offering easy –to –install click floors among various product categories, and by adding LVT we can give our customers what is for sure the most complete offering of floating floors in the industry”
, says Thomas Baert, President and owner of Chinafloors“Välinge is pleased to add LVT to the Chinafloor license agreement, and the cooperation covers now a wide range of wood, laminate and vinyl flooring, utilizing Välinge's 2G locking systems as well as the 5G Fold Down technology. We believe that the Välinge locking technologies and profile designs are suitable for resilient materials, such as LVT floor boards, and are convinced that market requirement will be in our favor”
, says Per Josefsson, Manager Business Unit Basic Locking Systems, Välinge.
For more information about Välinge's locking systems for LVT, please see Välinge locking system in LVT
Chinafloors was established in 2004 by European and Taiwanese owners. The company produces solid and engineered wood as well as laminate flooring and recently added LVT as a new product category. A consistent focus on its core values being sustainability, innovation and ease-of-installation has allowed the company to grow into a worldwide pioneer in the development and manufacturing of value added products. Chinafloors’s brand Lamett is now exported into over 70 countries worldwide and the company has offices in the US, the UK, Belgium, Russia and China. The company currently employs 1,300 staff worldwide.About Välinge
Välinge Innovation invented the mechanical locking system for flooring, and its licensees have successfully introduced a wide range of flooring products based on the company's technology. Since then, Välinge has continued to focus on working to increase patent activities, expanding the patent portfolio, developing new technologies and forming strategic partnerships. This has resulted in commercialised technologies such as the favoured and widely used 5G Fold Down locking technologies, floorboards with vinyl surfaces and most recently the new Wood Fiber Floor, WFF, that will be launched by Välinge’s licensees during 2011. The right to use the patented technology from Välinge Innovation is licensed to about 120 companies worldwide.
Välinge is pleased to announce the new agreement with Chinafloors.
For further information, please contact:
Manager Basic Locking Systems
Phone: +46 (0)42 238775