Hannover, Germany -- Innovations4Flooring (I4F) announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ulrich Windmöller Consulting (UWC).

UWC owns all the patent rights for Windmöller Plastic Core Patents in Europe and is also co-owner of the Windmöller Patents Rights in the U.S. together with Kowon R&C. These patent rights cover products produced containing a plastic core, including luxury vinyl tile and wood plastic composite.

UWC will offer licenses for the Windmöller Patent Rights directly in Europe and U.S. UWC and I4F also announced that John Rietveldt becomes managing director of UWC in addition to his role as I4F’s CEO and managing director of Classen IP and Kowon. The partnership with UWC follows I4F’s agreements with Classen, Kowon, and Kronospan representing yet another step forward in I4F’s strategy to provide the flooring industry access to innovative, stronger, value creating and more open IP, the company said.

“We believe this new partnership with I4F will generate more value for our Windmöller patent portfolio worldwide and open up new collaborative development opportunities for innovation in the PVC product category,” said Ulrich Windmöller, founder and owner of UWC. “I4F has proven itself to be a leading expert in patent portfolio management and we are looking forward to a fresh and exciting new era working together with them.”

For more information, visit innovations4flooring.com.