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    Välinge receives Outstanding Contribution award at Domotex asia/ChinaFloor

Välinge receives Outstanding Contribution award at Domotex asia/ChinaFloor

Viken, Sweden—Välinge received the “20 years of Outstanding Contribution Award” during Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 20-year anniversary gala dinner, March 19. “We are very grateful for this award and for being recognized as a significant and loyal exhibitor through the years at Domotex asia/ChinaFloor” said Per Nygren, vice president of Välinge Innovation. Välinge has been active on the Chinese market for a long time and has experienced a strong annual growth in the region. In order to

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My take: The ins and outs of innovation

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Steven Feldman   Innovation. It’s more than a buzzword; it’s basically a blueprint for survival in the face of competition. Talk to any manufacturer, and most will tell you their ability to innovate is what sets it apart from the pack. Whether it’s a product like Air.o from Mohawk; a new locking system from Unilin, Välinge or Innovations 4 Flooring; a novel

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    Välinge expands its horizons

Välinge expands its horizons

March 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 19 By Ken Ryan   Las Vegas—Historically known for its prowess in the area of locking systems, Välinge Innovation is now positioning itself as a complete manufacturer, revealing plans to open a new hardwood production facility in Viken, Sweden, this summer that will produce what it hails as “a new generation of surfaces.” The Nadura and Woodura surface technologies from Välinge provide durable surfaces

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    Swiss Krono, Kronospan sign long-term agreements with Välinge Innovation

Swiss Krono, Kronospan sign long-term agreements with Välinge Innovation

Viken, Sweden—Swiss Krono and Kronospan groups have recently signed long-term agreements with Välinge Innovation, committing to promote Välinge’s 5G technology worldwide. Swiss Krono and Kronospan have both been Välinge licensees since 2005. “Both Swiss Krono and Kronospan have been early adopters of the 5G technology to offer their customers fast, easy and robust installation and a significant part of their product portfolio is already today offered with 5G Fold Down technology,”

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Välinge acquires Inotec’s patent portfolio of fold down locking systems

Viken, Sweden—Välinge has purchased all Inotec’s patents regarding one-piece, fold-down systems (all side or short side), which are registered in countries such as the U.S., Canada as well as China and with many more applications worldwide including Europe. This patent portfolio also consists of several applications with some impressive specifications, which are expected to be granted shortly in Europe and other areas. “We see the acquired patents as a good

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KIRKBI to acquire a significant minority stake in Välinge Group from KKR

Viken, Sweden—KIRKBI, the holding and investment company of the Kirk Kristiansen family, has signed an agreement to acquire KKR’s 49.8% stake in Välinge alongside the founding Pervan family that via Pervanovo Invest AB will maintain its majority ownership of 50.2%. The partnership with KIRKBI aims to strengthen Välinge’s position as a leading industrial R&D company and flooring producer. “I would like to thank KKR for the support they have provided us,

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    Laminate: The latest innovations in ‘click’ technologies

Laminate: The latest innovations in ‘click’ technologies

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Reginald Tucker   With all the attention being paid to WPC-type floors—and rightfully so—one might think there’s not much happening in the way of innovations with other competing hard surface categories. That notion could not be further from the truth as evidenced by what’s taking place in the mature-but-still-evolving laminate flooring sector. As several manufacturers continue to fortify their coreboards with materials

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    Välinge unfolds new locking system

Välinge unfolds new locking system

May 22/29, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 25 By Reginald Tucker   Phoenix—Välinge, which pioneered the concept of glueless click flooring, continues to demonstrate its knack for innovation with the latest iteration of its signature 5G locking system. Dubbed 5G-i, the new system is designed, in part, to expand the installation options for a variety of new floating plank flooring products hitting the market. “The new locking profile is just as

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    KKR acquires 50% stake in Välinge

KKR acquires 50% stake in Välinge

Viken, Sweden–KKR, a leading global investor, announced the signing of three agreements to ultimately acquire a combined 50% stake in Välinge. Through the agreements, KKR will acquire the two 20% stakes of the current minority owners, Kronospan and Swiss Krono Group, as well as an additional 10% stake from the founder. The partnership with KKR will allow Välinge to invest behind new technologies in fast growing areas such as luxury

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    USFloors grants sub-license rights for COREtec to Flooring Technologies, Välinge

USFloors grants sub-license rights for COREtec to Flooring Technologies, Välinge

Hannover, Germany—Following the issuance of USFloors’ third COREtec patent, the company entered into sub-licensing arrangements with Unilin’s Flooring Technologies and Välinge, granting each the worldwide right to sub-license USFloors’ COREtec patents to their respective licensees. “Having the two most important intellectual property licensing companies in the flooring industry validate the strength and importance of our COREtec WPC technology by entering into these arrangements is a significant achievement for USFloors,” said

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    Välinge makes significant investments in new flooring concepts

Välinge makes significant investments in new flooring concepts

Viken, Sweden—Välinge Innovation will add further capacity for development and production of its powder-based flooring concepts. The new investment includes additional 4,000 square meters to the current R&D center as well as a new production line. Välinge’s flooring concepts with the surface technologies Nadura and Woodura combine high impact and wear resistance with new design possibilities. The demand for these floors around the world has steadily increased. As a result,

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    Välinge introduces Flexdura

Välinge introduces Flexdura

Viken, Sweden—Välinge Group has developed Flexdura, a new floor covering based on powder technology in which a waterproof thermoplastic core is combined with a high quality surface comprising thermosetting melamine resins. The new Flexdura floor is an alternative to LVT and ceramic tiles. Its major advantages are cost efficient production combined with superior surface and core properties allowing the formation of strong locking systems for floating installations. “Moisture resistant cores

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    Välinge successfully defends patent

Välinge successfully defends patent

Viken, Sweden — Välinge successfully defended the European Patent No. 1 108 529 against the opposition filed by Flooring Industries Limited, SARL (the IP company of Unilin) in the oral proceedings on Oct. 14, 2014, before the Opposition Division. The patent is thereby maintained as granted after the opposition proceedings. According to Välinge, the patent was originally filed by Mannington Mills, Inc. and relates to resilient floor panels. The Opposition

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    New wrinkles enhance locking systems

New wrinkles enhance locking systems

September 15/22, 2014; Volume 28/Number 7 By Ken Ryan Specialty retailers often cite ease of installation as one of the major benefits of laminate floors, particularly in comparison to other types of products. Indeed, the innovation of locking systems over the past decade has greatly simplified the installation process, allowing these floors to be used immediately, without the need for cleanup. “Locking systems are a critical item,” said Derek Welbourn,

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    Välinge awarded U.S. patent

Välinge awarded U.S. patent

Viken, Sweden – Välinge said it has been awarded a U.S. patent regarding mechanical locking of LVT/resilient floorboards. The patent protects methods for assembling resilient floorboards provided with a mechanical locking system by using the resiliency of the floorboard. By upwardly bending a first floorboard at its first edge such that the first edge is curved, locking is facilitated and the force required to lock the floorboard with an adjacent

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Dal-Tile provides jobs for work-study program

Dallas—Dal-Tile Corporation recently held a luncheon to celebrate several of Dallas Cristo Rey High School students who work at the company’s headquarters as part of an innovative corporate work-study program.

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Mohawk Industries releases 2017 Sustainability Report

Calhoun, Ga.—Mohawk Industries has released its 2017 Sustainability Report online, which outlines how business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility have resulted in great dividends for the company, its customers,

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William M. Bird expands commercial product offering

Charleston, S.C.—William M. Bird has expanded its commercial product offering to include American Tile, InstaFloor and Centaur Floor Systems. The new products will be available throughout William M. Bird’s entire

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