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Kastamonu and Unilin to launch new product line

 Friday, January 27, 2023

Kastamonu Entegre and Unilin Technologies have expanded their partnership with the addition of the waterproof technology Unicoat. With this new contract, Kastamonu becomes the first Turkish flooring company to acquire a license for the coating technology created by Unilin. With Kastamonu’s adoption, some of the biggest players in the market in North America, Europe, and Asia will now use the Unicoat technology. Unilin Technologies will showcase this innovative new product at TISE in Las Vegas, from January 31st – February 2, 2023

The Unicoat water-repellent coating seals the edges of wood-based flooring panels to prevent swelling and keeps liquids from seeping in between the joints. Over and above the minimal standards imposed by commonly acknowledged norms, Unicoat shields the floor from spillage.

Products be launched by February 2023
Kastamonu is all set to launch products incorporating this state-of-the-art technology by February 2023 and is planning to make the new products available both for export and the Turkish domestic market. Their choice for Unicoat shows that waterproof laminate becomes increasingly important.

“We have been looking for the right technology to create waterproof laminate flooring. Unilin has been our preferred partner for flooring technologies for years and we are happy that they offer the perfect solution,” states Yusuf İleri, Technical Director at Kastamonu. “With the implementation of Unicoat we can offer more durable, waterproof products to our customers. We are working closely with Unilin and their partners Schiele and PTS for the smooth integration of the coating into our production line.”

“Unilin and Kastamonu have been close partners for many years. They are great supporters of our click systems. Therefore, we are more than happy we could also offer them a solution to make their laminate products waterproof,” states Floris Koopmans, Sales Director at Unilin Technologies. “After the many years of R&D and the use of the Unicoat solution within our own group, it is great to see that one of the largest manufacturers of laminate flooring in the world, Kastamonu Entegre, is now also at the forefront of innovation by adopting this innovative edge coating technology. We believe that this partnership is the next step towards a more waterproof future for the laminate category.”

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