CFL Flooring announced it has been granted a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the GridTech SPC Extrusion Technology used on its acoustic multilayer flooring products and other SPC based products. With similar patents in Europe and in other countries, this stronger protection further reinforces CFL’s position as a leading flooring innovator, providing a range of value-added flooring products.
GridTech is an embossing technology applied on the bottom surface of a rigid core flooring panel that makes the product lighter without creating any extra production offcuts. The embossing can be of any design or shape and provides acoustical reduction. The reduced weight on the products is more cost-effective, resulting in lower shipping costs and higher returns on investments. With the significantly lower need for production materials, production, handling, transport, and distribution is faster and more efficient. This patented technology also helps improve the products’ acoustic performance and overall stability. Most importantly, the creation of GridTech contributes to CFL’s commitment to helping make the industry more sustainable.
“Sustainability within CFL is one of the utmost important objectives throughout our innovation efforts,” said Thomas Baert, owner and president of CFL. In the future, he adds that “this revolutionary technology will soon be applied to most SPC and other extruded multilayer flooring products making our industry more sustainable. Thanks to GridTech we can make our products lighter, reducing our carbon footprint in the supply chain.”
The GridTech SPC Extrusion Technology is commercialized in certain Firmfit and Novocore lines in the US, Europe, and other countries around the world.
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