Patents Assigned to Flooring Technologies Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11351769
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the production of synchronous-pore layered materials. Also disclosed is a device for the conduct of the process. In further aspects, the invention relates to layered materials which can be produced by the process, and also to wood-composite boards equipped with the layered materials produced by the process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Joachim Hasch, Bernd Stiewe
  • Patent number: 11292291
    Abstract: A method for the production of grounded panels and to a panel having a core made from a wood material board. The method includes provision of a wood material board, application of a grounding in the form of a synthetic resin layer to at least one topside of the wood material board, application of a coating to an underside, lying opposite the topside of the wood material board, of the wood material board, pressing of the layer build-up consisting of the wood material board, grounding and coating under the influence of pressure and, if appropriate, temperature, division of the grounded and coated wood material board into individual panels, cutting machining of side faces of the panels for the incorporation of connection and locking means, and transport-safe packaging of the grounded panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 11292926
    Abstract: An impregnate with antistatic properties for use in laminates or for coating wood-based panels is disclosed. A resin used for impregnating and/or coating paper may include carbon-based particles, at least one compound of the general formula (I) R1aR2bSiX(4-a-b), and/or hydrolysis products thereof. X is H, OH, or a hydrolysable moiety selected from the group including halogen, alkoxy, carboxy, amino, monoalkylamino or dialkylamino, aryloxy, acyloxy, or alkylcarbonyl. R1 is an organic moiety selected from the group including alkyl, aryl, or cycloalkyl, which may be interrupted by —O— or —NH—. R1 has at least one functional group Q1 selected from a group including a hydroxy-, amino, monoalkylamino, carboxy, mercapto, alkoxy, aldehyde, acrylic, acryloxy, methacrylic, methacryloxy, cyano, isocyano or epoxide group. R2 is a non-hydrolyzable organic moiety selected from the group including alkyl, aryl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl; a is 0, 1, 2, or 3, and b is 1, 2, 3, or 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Andreas Gier, Norbert Kalwa
  • Publication number: 20220016872
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a wooden material having a supporting plate and at least one first, non-external veneer and a second veneer on a first surface of the supporting plate, wherein the supporting plate, the first and the at least second veneer are connected to one another by synthetic resin. In order to create a cost-effective wooden material board with a veneered surface, a liquid synthetic resin is applied, in excess, in relation to the quantity required for gluing purposes, to the supporting plate and/or to the first veneer and/or the at least second veneer, the synthetic resin applied in excess is dried but not cured, a stack of material to be pressed comprising the supporting plate, the first, non-external veneer and the at least second veneer is assembled, and the stack of material to be pressed is compressed in a high-pressure press to form a wooden material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 11220130
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a panel, the method includes a) a relief embossed into the upper side in the form of at least one strip-shaped depression with a depth (T), b) a decorative paper applied to the upper side, c) an overlay paper applied to the decorative paper as an abrasion-resistant layer, d) the lower side provided with a backing layer, e) the structure pressed at a high pressure and temperature, and f) during the pressing, at least one strip-shaped depression again embossed in a second embossing without changing the depth (T). Also, the upper side features a press skin that has a thickness of 0.3 to 0.5 mm, the bulk density of the panel in a top layer is between 950 and 1,000 kg/m3, and an aqueous melamine resin is applied to the upper side as a tempering agent before or after embossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Frank Oldorff, Ingo Lehnhoff, Norbert Kalwa, Rüdiger Klupsch
  • Patent number: 11198319
    Abstract: A method for producing an abrasion-resistant wood-based panel with a top side and a bottom side, wherein at least one decorative layer, in particular as a printed decoration, is provided on the top side, includes applying at least one first resin layer to the at least one decorative layer on the top side of the wood-based panel, uniformly scattering abrasion-resistant particles onto the first resin layer on the top side of the wood-based panel; wherein the first resin layer on the top side of the wood-based panel provided with the abrasion-resistant particles is not dried after application, and applying at least one second resin layer to the first, moist resin layer provided with the abrasion-resistant particles on the top side of the wood-based panel, then drying the assembly of first resin layer and second resin layer on the top side of the wood-based panel in at least one drying apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Andre Denk, Maika George, Sabrina Pfeiffer, Björn Burgmann
  • Patent number: 11192398
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an abrasion-resistant wood material panel that has a decorative layer, including the following steps: applying one first resin layer to the decorative layer on the top and bottom sides of the wood material panel, scattering abrasion-resistant particles onto the resin layer on the top side of the panel; drying the resin layer provided with abrasion-resistant particles onto the first resin layers on the top and bottom sides of the panel in a drying device; applying another resin layer to the dried resin layers on both sides of the panel; drying the second resin layers on both sides of the panel in the drying device; and pressing the layer structure. The invention further relates to a production line for carrying out the method and to a wood material panel that can be produced by means of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Ingo Lehnhoff
  • Patent number: 11156004
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a supplied building panel made of a wood material, in particular MDF or HDF, with an upper side and a lower side, wherein, in a first embossing step, a relief is embossed at least into the upper side as first strip-shaped depressions with two opposing side walls, a bottom wall connecting said side walls and a depth (T), and subsequently a decorative pattern (3) is printed on the embossed upper side of the building panel, and the decorative pattern is then sealed by applying an abrasion-resistant layer (4). According to the invention, additional depressions extending at an angle (?) transversely to the first depressions are embossed, and the large-format supplied building panel is divided into individual panels by carrying out a saw cut in and along each of the depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Frank Oldorff, Ingo Lehnhoff, Norbert Kalwa, Rüdiger Klupsch, Thomas Lehmann
  • Patent number: 11072087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wooden material panel, in particular a wood-plastic composite material, including particles of wood and at least one plastic that is functionalized with at least one organic compound. At least one decorative layer is provided on at least one side of the wooden material panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Jens Siems, Ingo Lehnhoff
  • Patent number: 11059071
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood-based board with an upper face and a lower face, having the following steps: a) applying a undercoat made of a liquid melamine resin onto the upper face, the melamine resin at least partly penetrating into the upper edge layer of the wood board, b) drying the undercoat into an undercoat layer, c) applying a base color onto the undercoat layer, d) drying the base color into a base color layer, e) applying a base color onto the base color layer in order to produce a decorative element, f) drying the decorative element into a decorative layer, g) applying a liquid melamine resin onto the dried decorative layer, h) drying the melamine resin into a melamine resin layer, and i) applying a liquid medium with a proportion of isocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 10981370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a laminate having a backing sheet and a decorative paper arranged on the backing sheet, including the steps of: a) providing the backing sheet, b) scattering at least one layer of at least one powdered resin onto at least one side of the backing sheet, the surface of the side of the backing sheet that is to be scattered with the powdered resin being unsmoothed, c) placing at least one decorative paper onto the side of the backing sheet that is provided with the powdered resin, and d) pressing the layered structure including the backing sheet, the powdered resin and the decorative paper. The present invention likewise relates to a laminate that can be produced by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 10899167
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the production of synchronous-pore layered materials. Also disclosed is a device for the conduct of the process. In further aspects, the invention relates to layered materials which can be produced by the process, and also to wood-composite boards equipped with the layered materials produced by the process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Joachim Hasch, Bernd Stiewe
  • Patent number: 10889022
    Abstract: A device and a method for specifically influencing the technological properties of individual regions of a sheet-like material are provided, including the following steps: a) fixing the sheet-like material or a pre-compacted material nonwoven or a material fibre cake on a workbench, b) placing at least one applicator on the upper side and/or the underside of the sheet-like material, the material nonwoven or the material fibre cake, c) specifically moving the at least one applicator on the upper side and/or the underside and pressing an improving medium into partial regions of the sheet-like material, the material nonwoven or the material fibre cake in a predetermined amount and under a predetermined pressure, d) optionally, subsequently pressing the pre-compacted material nonwoven or the material fibre cake to form a sheet of the desired thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Gerhard Stahl
  • Patent number: 10399377
    Abstract: A method for providing a roller assembly for producing a decorative pattern on a wood material surface, wherein the roller assembly comprises at least one decorative paint roller and at least one structured lacquer application or embossing roller, and the structured lacquer application or embossing roller and the decorative paint roller are matched to create a structured decorative pattern, includes the steps of applying first the decorative paint roller and then the structured lacquer application roller on the wood material surface. The method uses at least two different decorative paint rollers for creating two different decorative patterns are matched with a structured lacquer application or embossing roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ralf Sczepan, Roger Braun
  • Patent number: 10385512
    Abstract: A method for producing an impregnated article comprising a cellulose layer which is impregnated with a melamine resin in order for a core impregnation to be formed is characterized in that a layer of a liquid medium having a moiety of isocyanate groups is applied to the top face and/or the bottom face of the core-impregnated cellulose layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 10369721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wooden material panel, in particular a wood-plastic composite material, including particles of wood and at least one plastic that is functionalized with at least one organic compound. At least one decorative layer is provided on at least one side of the wooden material panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Jens Siems, Ingo Lehnhoff
  • Patent number: 10328602
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face. A layer of liquid synthetic resin is first applied at least onto the upper face or the lower face, and at least one paper ply soaked with a synthetic resin is then applied. The structure is then pressed in a press under high pressure and at a high temperature, wherein the synthetic resin melts and is connected to the upper face or the lower face of the wood board. The invention is characterized in that the upper face and/or the lower face is provided while still having a press skin and in an ungrounded state, and the layer is applied so thinly that the liquid synthetic resin is completely drawn into the press skin, the layer is not actively dried, and the paper ply is positioned on the press skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ingo Lehnhoff, Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 10315410
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing decorative prints having identical quality on at least two carrier materials comprising the following steps: a) providing at least one print motif; b) converting the at least one print motif into at least one high resolution electronic data set having a resolution of up to 1200 dpi, preferably 1000 dpi, by means of at least one image processing software; c) reducing the resolution of the at least one high resolution electronic data set down to 100 dpi, preferably 60 to 80 dpi, by means of at least one image processing software; d) creating at least one first print décor on at least one first carrier material by using at least one digital printer by means of the at least one resolution reduced electronic data set; e) creating at least one print cylinder for a gravure printing process by using at least one resolution reduced electronic data set, wherein the resolution reduced electronic data set can be identical to or different from the resolution reduced
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Ingo Lehnhoff
  • Patent number: 10254238
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for at least qualitatively determining at least one physical and/or chemical characteristic of a laminate panel (2) by means of a mobile radio device (14), wherein the method comprises the following steps: (a) arranging the mobile radio device (14) on a surface (10) of the laminate panel (2); (b) measuring at least one physical and/or chemical measurement variable by means of a measurement instrument (28) integrated into the mobile radio device (14); and (c) at least qualitatively determining the at least one physical and/or chemical characteristic from the at least one measured physical and/or chemical measurement variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Martin Weigl
  • Patent number: 10226960
    Abstract: A method for the refinement of a panel and an apparatus for the refinement of a panel according to a method of this type. The method for the refinement of a panel includes: unpacking of a panel having a core made from wood material from a transport-safe packaging, a grounding in the form of at least one synthetic resin layer pressed together with the core and, if appropriate, a primer being arranged on a top side of the core, and a coating being arranged on a core underside lying opposite the top side of the core, and connection and locking means being attached to at least two mutually opposite side faces; application of a decorative layer having a decoration to the grounding or primer; and application of at least one wear layer to the decorative layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Roger Braun