Shanghai, China — I4F announced three technologies being showcased on its booth at Domotex asia/ChinaFloor 2018. This includes a 3D wall installation system, a flat wall and ceiling click-system and Liquid Laminate Technology (LLT) “Light.” All three technologies are immediately available through an I4F license.

The new 3D wall installation system enables three different levels of panels to interconnect for the creation of a 3D effect and endless design opportunities on walls. This unique system enables fast and easy installation and is suitable for all materials. Moisture and heat resistant joints make 3D walls installed with this technology suitable for bathrooms and wetrooms.

The flat wall and ceiling panel click-system is an innovative profile providing variable joint options for easy installation and diverse design possibilities. The profile’s flush joint and a space on the long side enables either concealed or visible joints, or a combination of both. The system, providing moisture and heat resistant joints, is suitable for all materials and can be used to install panels on walls and ceilings.

The 3D wall and flat wall and ceiling installation systems, both developed and patented by I4F’s strategic partner, Kronospan, enable manufacturers to enter new markets as well as leverage their existing designs by launching new collections combining flooring, walls and ceilings.

Liquid Laminate Technology (LLT) developed and patented by I4F’s strategic partner, Classen, is a chemical process for the cost-effective production of high-quality melamine surfaces on laminate floor boards. A “light” version of LLT was created to meet customer needs and the increasing amounts of embossed-in-register (EIR) textures. LLT Light delivers significant costs savings through the use of less raw materials (paper, resin and melamine) and a sustainable production process. As dry decor paper is fixed on to the HDF board before in-line liquid treatment, paper growth is eliminated delivering unrivalled optics and haptics, ideal for synchronized decors or Embossed-in-Register (EIR) textures.

“These great technologies are exciting examples of how our strategic partnerships are accelerating accessibility to exciting innovations designed to help the flooring industry tap into new growth opportunities and make cost savings through the use of highly efficient production processes,” said John Rietveld, I4F CEO.

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