Välinge said Kährs is the first wood flooring licensee using Välinge’s latest technology, 5G-S. Välinge and Kährs have signed a global license agreement which gives Kährs the right to produce and sell wood floor featuring the 5G-S fold down locking system. The system, based on side-push technology, has been adjusted for Kährs with a displaceable wood-based tongue.
According to Välinge, the 5G-S system is compatible
with the existing 5G system and production equipment, and the tongue can be
made in wood-based or plastic-based material. In production it uses the by
Välinge developed Screw Cutter tooling system.
"Välinge is very pleased that Kährs is the first
company to utilize the new 5G-S technology," said Darko Pervan, Välinge
Innovation's CEO. "We are also proud that Kährs have taken the direction
of working closer to Välinge in regards to development, laboratory resources
and strategies. Kährs is a company that has seen the potential in Välinge’s new
R&D center and we welcome their intention to use our facility and the
know-how and experience we have in order to improve their quality and
technology even further."
"We see Välinge as a valuable and strategic
partner in product development and innovation, and we are pleased to announce
that Kährs is now in the process to launch Woodloc Next Generation," added
Per Skarner, CEO of Kährs and NFI.
Kährs to use latest Välinge tech in its wood floors
July 2, 2009