I4F Becomes Exclusive Provider of Poreguard Wood Coating

Turnhout, Belgium, July 26, 2023-I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, has signed a technology licensing partnership agreement with Hesse-Lignal for its Poreguard technology. As a result of the agreement, and with immediate effect, i4F becomes the sole licensor of Poreguard worldwide.

Poreguard is a patented technology delivering advanced deep-pore coating suitable for all wood surfaces, including parquet and engineered wood. The treatment coats the pores of deep pored and brushed structured wood while keeping pores open, providing deep pore protection yet preserving the natural look and feel of wood structures.

Moisture- and dirt-resistant, Poreguard enables easy cleaning and upkeep and avoids discoloration and shiny, lacquered surfaces.

Suitable for use with existing lacquering lines, the introduction of the technology into production incurs little to no investment, according to I4F.