Patents Assigned to UNILIN, BVBA
  • Publication number: 20190218794
    Abstract: A panel including at least a substrate of thermoplastic material and a top layer with a printed decor and a translucent or transparent wear layer. The substrate includes three layers, including a lowermost layer, a central layer and an uppermost layer, all made from thermoplastic material, where the thermoplastic material of the central layer is more rigid than the thermoplastic material of the lower most layer and the uppermost layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Martin SEGAERT, Christophe NAEYAERT
  • Patent number: 10323670
    Abstract: Composed element including at least two panel-shaped elements, which each have an edge zone in which coupling means are present in the form of a profiled part respectively extending in the longitudinal direction of the respective edge zone, as well as each including an end face extending transversely to the respective edge zone, wherein said profiled parts allow coupling the panel-shaped elements together in an interlocking manner, wherein at least one of the panel-shaped elements includes an arrangement which hides from view at least a portion of the profiled part formed at the pertaining edge zone at the location of the end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Luc Maertens, Mark Cappelle, Luc Vanhastel, Luc Deman, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 10308056
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes the steps of a) inkjet printing an image on a first thermoplastic foil using a pigmented UV curable inkjet ink; b) applying a second thermoplastic foil on the inkjet printed image; and c) heat pressing the first and second thermoplastic foils into a decorative laminate; wherein the pigmented UV curable inkjet ink contains a polymerizable composition having 30 to 70 wt % of monofunctional polymerizable compounds and 30 to 70 wt % of polyfunctional polymerizable compounds, the weight percentage wt % is based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition; and at least one of the first and second thermoplastic foils is a transparent foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: AGFA NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Nadine Willems
  • Patent number: 10293512
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing drawers in which the drawers comprise walls, and a bottom. At least first and second walls comprise a tongue and a groove with locking parts. The respective groove is provided on the interior side of the first wall, whereas the respective tongue is provided on the distal end of the second wall. The first and second walls are manufactured of respectively one board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Pieter Devos, Benny Schacht, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Publication number: 20190143717
    Abstract: Panels having a decorative surface may include a substrate and a top layer, and the top layer may include a paper layer having a printed pattern. A method for manufacturing such panels may involve providing the paper layer with a treatment that includes providing the paper layer with an ink receiving substance, and providing the treated paper layer with at least a portion of the printed pattern. The printed paper layer may be provided with thermosetting resin. Providing the portion of the printed pattern may involve depositing pigment containing inks on the treated paper layer using a digital inkjet printer. The printed pattern may be provided in a single continuous relative movement of the paper layer with respect to the digital inkjet printer. The pigments may be color pigments. The digital inkjet printer may include print heads with nozzles for firing droplets of the pigment containing inks onto the treated paper layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Benjamin CLEMENT, Luc DE BOE
  • Patent number: 10285499
    Abstract: Composed element, with at least two wood-based panel-shaped elements; wherein said panel-shaped elements can be coupled to each other at an angle and with a miter joint by means of a locking tongue and groove connection; wherein the tongue consists of a split tongue, with thus at least a first tongue portion and a second tongue portion, as well as a slit situated there between; characterized in that said slit, seen in cross-section, globally extends according to a direction which deviates from the direction of the center line of the panel-shaped element on which the tongue is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Pieter Devos, Luc Maertens, Luc Deman
  • Patent number: 10239346
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a floor board comprises the steps of supplying a panel, printing a curable substance or surface removing substance onto the panel in a predefined pattern for creating an elevation on the panel at the pattern or removing a portion of the surface of the panel at the pattern, respectively, and curing the curable substance or removing any re-action products of the surface removing substance and the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: UNILIN BVBA
    Inventor: Bruno Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10214028
    Abstract: Panels having a decorative surface may include a substrate and a top layer, and the top layer may include a paper layer having a printed pattern. A method for manufacturing such panels may involve providing the paper layer with a treatment, and providing the treated paper layer with at least a portion of the printed pattern. Providing the portion of the printed pattern may involve depositing pigment containing inks on the treated paper layer using a digital inkjet printer. The pigments may be color pigments. The digital inkjet printer may include print heads with nozzles for firing droplets of the pigment containing inks onto the treated paper layer. A contact angle at the interface between the droplets of pigment containing ink and the treated paper layer may be between 0° and 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Benjamin Clement, Luc De Boe
  • Publication number: 20190032342
    Abstract: A Floor panel for forming a floor covering, wherein the floor panel includes a layer-shaped substrate, as well as a decorative top layer situated above the substrate; and wherein the substrate includes at least a layer which is realized on the basis of a composition including at least a thermoplastic synthetic material; and the composition, apart from the thermoplastic synthetic material, also includes at least one or more elastomers; and that said thermoplastic synthetic material concerns thermoplastic polyester.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventor: Martin SEGAERT
  • Publication number: 20190023047
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing paper or thermoplastic foil printable with an inkjet printer for use as a decor paper, respectively decor foil in a laminate or laminated panel may involve providing a paper layer, respectively a thermoplastic foil. At least one side of the paper layer, respectively the foil may be coated with an inkjet receiver coating that includes pigment and binder. Application of the inkjet receiver coating may involve applying a first layer with a first composition and, subsequently, applying a second layer with a second composition. Both the first and the second compositions may include the binder. Papers and foils may also be obtained. A method of manufacturing panels may involve providing the paper or foil with a printed pattern and used as a decor in the panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventor: Benjamin CLEMENT
  • Publication number: 20190016153
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing panels having a decorative surface, wherein the panels at least include a substrate and a top layer, and wherein the top layer includes a paper layer having a printed pattern. The method may involve providing the paper layer with an inkjet receiver coating by transporting the paper layer relative to a coater in a coating direction. The coated paper layer may be provided with at least a portion of the printed pattern using a digital inkjet printer that includes a housing containing print heads. The printed pattern may be a wood motif having wood nerves extending generally in a nerve direction that substantially corresponds to the coating direction. Providing the printed pattern may involve a relative motion between the digital inkjet printer and the paper layer during a printing operation in a printing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicants: UNILIN, BVBA, AGFA, NV
    Inventors: Benjamin CLEMENT, Laurent MEERSSEMAN, Patrick VAN DEN BERGEN, Rudi VANHOOYDONCK
  • Patent number: 10124603
    Abstract: Method for manufacturing panels having a decorative surface, wherein the panels at least comprise a substrate and a top layer, wherein the top layer comprises a paper layer having a printed pattern, and wherein the method at least comprises the step of providing the paper layer with thermosetting resin by transporting the paper layer through a resin application device in a resin application direction, and the step of providing the paper layer with at least a portion of the printed pattern by means of a digital inkjet printer, wherein the printed pattern comprises a wood motif having wood nerves extending generally in a nerve direction substantially corresponding to the resin application direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: UNILIN, BVBA, AGFA, NV
    Inventors: Benjamin Clement, Laurent Meersseman, Patrick Van Den Bergen, Rudi Vanhooydonck
  • Patent number: 10112426
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of decorative laminates includes the steps of: a) printing an ink acceptance layer by jetting droplets having a volume of 1 to 200 nL onto a paper substrate; b) forming a decorative layer by jetting ink droplets having a volume of up to 30 pL of one or more aqueous pigmented inkjet inks onto the dried ink acceptance layer; and c) heat pressing the decorative layer into a decorative laminate; wherein the ink acceptance layer contains an inorganic pigment P and a polymeric binder B in a weight ratio P/B larger than 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: AGFA NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Patrick Van Den Bergen, Johan Van Hunsel
  • Patent number: 10104960
    Abstract: Composed element, with at least two wood-based panel-shaped elements; wherein said panel-shaped elements can be coupled to each other at an angle and with a miter joint by means of a locking tongue and groove connection; wherein the tongue consists of a split tongue, with thus at least a first tongue portion and a second tongue portion, as well as a slit situated there between; characterized in that said slit, seen in cross-section, globally extends according to a direction which deviates from the direction of the center line of the panel-shaped element on which the tongue is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Pieter Devos, Luc Maertens, Luc Deman
  • Publication number: 20180274246
    Abstract: A floor panel with a substrate and a top layer of laminate, which floor panel, at one or more edges, is provided with a lower edge region, wherein the laminate extends in one piece from the actual upper surface of the substrate over the lower edge region at least up to a point, wherein the laminate surface is situated at a level in a horizontal plane which intersects the substrate, and that the substrate material, at the location of the lower edge region, has the same or a lower density than at the actual upper surface of the substrate material. The invention also relates to a method for realizing such floor panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventor: Christof VANDEVOORDE
  • Patent number: 10066401
    Abstract: Panel for forming a floor covering, where this panel has at least two layers of thermoplastic material, where the two layers substantially have a strewn and pressed granulate, where the respective layers enclose a glass fiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Martin Segaert, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 10047529
    Abstract: A floor panel has a core, a print and a wear resistant layer. The core is assembled at least from a plurality of paper sheets, or other carrier sheets, impregnated with a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Christof Vandevoorde, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Publication number: 20180209155
    Abstract: A panel that includes at least a substrate of thermoplastic material and a top layer with a printed decor and a translucent or transparent wear layer. The substrate substantially consists of three layers, including a lowermost layer, a central layer and an uppermost layer, all made from thermoplastic material. Additionally, the thermoplastic material of the lower most layer and the uppermost layer is more rigid than the thermoplastic material of the central layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Martin SEGAERT, Christophe NAEYAERT
  • Patent number: 10022956
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes the steps of inkjet printing a color pattern with one or more aqueous inkjet inks including a polyurethane based latex binder; impregnating a paper substrate with a thermosetting resin; and heat pressing the thermosetting resin impregnated paper substrate carrying the inkjet printed color pattern into a decorative surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: AGFA NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Laurent Meersseman
  • Publication number: 20180155937
    Abstract: A method may be provided for manufacturing a floor panel having a decorative upper side formed by a top layer. The top layer may have at least a decorative layer that includes a digital print and a transparent or translucent wear layer. The method may involve providing a plurality of pigmented liquid inks. The pigmented liquid inks may include a first binding agent. A film may be provided. The digital print may be provided on the film by jetting one or more of the pigmented liquid inks onto the film using a digital inkjet printer. A second binding agent may be provided on the top of the digital print or the bottom of the translucent or transparent wear layer. The film and the transparent or translucent wear layer may be laminated such that the digital print is in between the film and the transparent or translucent wear layer, and the second binding agent is between the digital print and the bottom of the transparent or translucent wear layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventor: Benjamin CLEMENT