As a base for future initiatives, we have summarized the main activities that happened during 2018. A new factory, a record number of new patents, more R&D activities than ever before, new licensees and so on. In other words, 2018 has been a great year.
The Chinese flooring producer Jiangsu Beier Decoration Materials Co., Ltd – also known as BBL – has signed a license agreement with Välinge for the use of Liteback® sustainable core technology for thermoplastic flooring.
Classen confirms--in a statement published on the company's website on May 29, 2018--that Välinge has the exclusive sub-licensing rights for the Classen fold-down patents listed in the agreement signed back in 2012.
Välinge has signed new license and cooperation agreements as a result of the increasing demand for its Liteback® core technology. The machines used for the technology—also called “groving units”—are currently being delivered to customers in China and additional machines have been ordered via HOMAG China Golden Field.
Furniture producer TNC-Components OÜ has signed a license agreement with Välinge Innovation for the use of Threespine® click furniture technology. The technology implementation will enable the high-volume manufacturing specialist to improve its current products and to attract new customers.
Innovations4Flooring has initiated legal action against a Välinge licensee and valuable partner, Beauflor US LLC. This action was filed after Beauflor decided to use the innovative 5G-i system by Välinge for its Boardwalk product range. 5G-i is the strongest and best one-piece locking system on the market, and its performance is only exceeded by the premier 5G® two-piece fold down solution by Välinge.