– Tarkett grants I4F licensing rights for 167 patents
WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today announced that it has signed a license agreement with Tarkett. As part of this agreement, Tarkett grants I4F with licensing rights for 167 Tarkett patents covering locking, decor and surface performance technologies for floor covering products. I4F also has partnership agreements in place with Kronospan, Classen, Ulrich Windmöller Consulting, Kowon, CFL Flooring and KingdomFlooring.
Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions. The company develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks. With 36 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day to customers in over 100 countries worldwide.
Commenting on this new agreement with I4F, Antoine Prevost, Tarkett’s EVP, R&D and Operations said, “We believe this agreement is a good opportunity for Tarkett to capitalize on I4F’s expertise and network to license some of our IP rights in locking, decor and surface performance technologies for surface covering products. This agreement demonstrates Tarkett’s innovation capabilities, and we are excited about offering customers the opportunity to benefit from our innovative flooring solutions.”
John Rietveldt, I4F’s CEO adds, “Tarkett is one of global flooring’s heavy weights, with 135 years of experience in providing high quality flooring products worldwide to customers. This agreement with Tarkett underpins our strategy to work with the best and adds to agreements already in place with global players in manufacturing and flooring solutions. This strengthens I4F’s ability to deliver powerful platforms that enable accessibility to open and meaningful innovations.”