CFL signs i4F license agreement
Hamount, Belgium—i4F, a group of companies that provides patents and technologies to the flooring industry, has signed a new license agreement with CFL regarding i4F’s low-gloss, matte surface finish technology. The technology, developed by Tarkett, is available exclusively through an i4F license as one of its cluster innovations in surface finishing, according to the company.
“We are delighted that CFL has signed a new i4F license for this highly advanced surface finishing technology,” said John Rietveldt, CEO of i4F. “Not only does this innovative technology meet the growing consumer demand for low-gloss/matte floors, but it also delivers some really meaningful benefits, including reduced light reflection at any angle, easy maintenance and improved surface performance.”
Using an advanced proprietary curing process, this technology was created to deliver a highly realistic matte surface on panels with minimal variation in gloss over time, according to i4F. In addition, the technology significantly improves surface properties at critical dimensions that can be applied to all gloss levels. This amplifies the micro-scratch resistance levels on floor panels for easier maintenance.
“We strive to bring demanding flooring solutions to the market, which is why we chose this unique Tarkett technology that is only available from i4F,” said Tom van Poyer, CEO, CFL. “Experience has taught us that i4F has the required know-how and flair to find the latest and greatest innovations in the flooring industry.”
According to Poyer, the NatureTrend coating will be an important part of the company’s Firmfit collections introduced on Surfaces 2022.