Välinge and Mullican signs License agreement for hardwood flooring
Viken, Sweden - May 23, 2012
Mullican Flooring of Johnson City, Tenn., has decided to introduce Välinge’s 2G mechanical locking systems on its engineered wood flooring and have signed a license agreement with Välinge.
Mullican Flooring have signed a global, non-exclusive, license agreement to use Välinge’s patented 2G technology for mechanical locking systems with Fold Down installation. The Fold Down installation method is fast, easy and suitable for glue free installation as well as glue down or nail down installation methods.“It is exciting for us to support Mullican Flooring with their launch of mechanical locking systems from their US manufacturing entities. The development was preceded by Mullican having marketed engineered hardwood flooring products from Asia using the Välinge locking systems and reinforces the trend towards more hardwood flooring production in North America with mechanical locking systems.”
said Mr. Niclas Håkansson, CEO, Välinge.“We are looking forward to provide mechanical locking systems to a range of our high quality innovative products and working with Välinge Innovation on long term development opportunities”
said Neil Poland, President, Mullican Flooring.2G hook locking as introduced by Mullican with fold down installationAbout Mullican Flooring
Founded in 1985, Mullican Flooring is headquartered in Johnson City, Tenn., and has manufacturing sites in Norton, Va.; Holland, N.Y.; and Ronceverte, W.Va. The company is known for introducing the hardwood flooring industry’s first solid hardwood products that carry a “lifetime moisture warranty.” Mullican is also a leading hardwood flooring producer of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified products for the “green building” LEED market. Mullican has earned the right to display industry logos reflecting correct chain-of-custody and certifications in support of global forest sustainability. For more information about the company’s more than 1,500 products, visit www.mullicanflooring.com
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. Välinge is focused on developing new technologies, expanding its patent portfolio and forming valuable strategic partnerships. Among the so far commercialized technologies are noted the widely used 2G locking system, 5G Fold down locking systems, LVT locking systems and recently the wood fiber floor Nadura™ introduced by Välinge licensees in 2011. Välinge Innovation serves about 120 licensed companies worldwide.
Välinge is pleased to announce the new agreement with Mullican Flooring.
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