Valinge Wins U.S. Patent on Wood Fiber Process
Viken, Sweden, May 31, 2013 -- Valinge said that its subsidiary CeraLoc Innovation Belgium has been granted a U.S. patent regarding how its wood fiber floors are manufactured.
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The patent, issued April 30, protects products marketed under the name Nadura. Specifically, the patent covers the mechanical mixing of wood fibers with a binder and wear resistant particles into a mix and applying heat and pressure.
Valinge said the mix may for example be applied on a MDF or HDF core for forming a surface layer of a floor panel having high wear resistance. The patented methods offer an alternative to conventional laminate flooring production.
The products will be available in the U.S. soon, the company said.