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i4F succesfully obtains payment from Chuzhou Jingtian for unpaid royalties following Court ruling

- Chuzhou Intermediate People’s Court rules in favor of i4F
- Court temporarily froze various Chuzhou Jingtian’s assets; ordered to pay i4F
- i4F continues compliance actions for the protection of its technologies and to recover unpaid royalties

PLASTOR reinvents itself to showcase wood and the talent of professionals Plastor, a specialist in the formulation and manufacture of wood finishes since 1957, today reaffirms its raison to be, expertise and commitments.

Our OPERA range of base kits, made from gesso-coated Merkusii Pine, bring undeniable elegance and charm to your interiors. They underline the architectural beauty of living spaces by combining aesthetics and functionality.

Voka West-Flanders Celebrates Its Sustainable Companies
IZEGEM - Voka West-Flanders and POM West-Flanders proudly awarded the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (VCDO) annual certificates to 51 companies that have successfully integrated sustainability into their core activities. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 25, at De Leest in Izegem.

Välinge announces that it has entered into an agreement with i4F relating to the use of US “SPC” trademark based on their legal proceedings against the previous trademark owner, Mr. Dan Mitchell. This agreement resolves the issues regarding “SPC” branded products in the US market, ensuring freedom to operate for Välinge licensees and their partners.

- i4F acquires “SPC” trademark rights
- All current "SPC" trademark US customs actions lifted
- No longer necessary to cover "SPC” name on product packaging on US product imports

Brussels, 18 June 2024 – The Annual General Assembly of the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA) has elected its Board of Directors for the 2024-2026 term. Jan Dossche (USFloors International) was re-elected for a second two-year term as President, while Sebastian Wendel (Classen) will return as a Director. The Board also welcomes Pieter Wilmots (Unilin) as a new Board member, after Carl Ruland (Novalis) decided not to run again. Michael Strack from PKF WMS GmbH & Co. KG. was appointed as auditor.

Bjelin’s exceptionally durable hardened wood flooring has won the ‘Best of NeoCon 2024 Award’. This prestigious award recognises ground-breaking ideas and innovative, sustainable design.

Team Portugal wins the Magic Oil Wood Floor World Cup

The international world championship for wood floor layers, the Magic Oil Wood Floor World Cup, once again offered many projects of the highest craftsmanship this year. After intensive scrutiny by an international Pallmann jury, the strongest team has now been selected. The winners of this year's Wood Floor World Cup come from Portugal.

Eagle Innovative Material Technology China CO., Ltd signs license agreement to use Välinge's reliable locking technology on its resilient products, starting with implementation of Välinge’s 5G® technology in chevron products.

"We are thrilled to partner with Eagle and eagerly anticipate their exciting journey ahead," says Per Plate, Senior Key Account Manager at Välinge Innovation.

On May 15, 2024, Välinge Innovation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Canadian flooring manufacturers and distributors Triforest Inc. and Triforest Manufacturer Inc., alleging infringement of Välinge’s patent rights. The lawsuit was also filed against the Canadian retail entity Vancouver Mouldings & Floors Inc.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the European Producers of Laminate Flooring Association (EPLF), a significant milestone in the history of laminate flooring excellence. Established in 1994 by eight pioneering European manufacturing companies, EPLF has grown significantly over the years, and is now recognised as the voice of the laminate flooring industry in Europe, carrying the sector’s commitment to sustainability, innovation and quality.

Since the launch of Välinge Innovation's new PRO installation system, the company has signed seven licensing agreements for the high-performing technologies 2G PRO™, 5G-i PRO™ and 5G PRO™.

Välinge Innovation's PRO technology provides efficient optimisation of all resilient products. Although the technology was introduced only a few months ago, they can already announce seven new licensees:

The 26th edition of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, Asia Pacific’s largest flooring tradeshow, is opening its doors in Shanghai from May 28th to 30th at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC – Hongqiao). After the remarkable return of scale and internationality in 2023, another strong edition will be presented again year, reconfirming show’s leading position in the region. Already fully opened and eager to do business with the rest of the world, China and Asia remain important hubs for the international flooring industry on both supply and demand sides.

Successful third edition leaves visitors with taste for more

YesterdayYesterdaythe key players at Flanders Flooring Days shut the doors behind them with satisfac-tion at the end of a successful event. This third edition really put the trade fair for the Euro-pean flooring industry on the international map.

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