Viken, Sweden–Välinge obtained 350 new patents in 2017. More than 200 of those patents are related to floor-locking technologies such as 2G and 5G fold-down locking systems for wood, laminate, powder-based flooring and resilient flooring categories.

Välinge is the proprietor of more than 1,850 granted and enforceable patents and has expanded its intellectual property portfolio significantly in the past years both within floor locking technology but also in other technology fields such as luxury vinyl tile/wood plastic composite/rigid core, powder technology, digital printing, nano technology and locking systems for furniture in order to offer an extensive patent protection to its licensees.

Välinge has further broadened the possibility to offer its licensees a full protection for all relevant patents related to bevels and embossing through a non-assertion agreement with Unilin. This offer also includes among others locking systems, waxed profiles, bevelled edges in various embodiments as well as embossing technology including embossing-in-register and matt/gloss technologies.

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