Welspun expands into flooring products with Välinge technology

Indian company Welspun has signed a license agreement with Välinge Innovation for the use of locking technologies 5G®, 5G-i™ and 2G™ as well as Liteback® core technology. The technology implementation will enable high-quality lightweight SPC flooring with state-of-the-art locking systems. 

A year ago, Welspun announced that its carpet business started a new chapter of growth by adding flooring solutions to its current portfolio of home textile products. Welspun Flooring, the Welspun Group’s newest brainchild, will launch the first of its four scheduled units of integrated SPC tile manufacturing facilities in this July. Welspun plans for an extensive volume, starting with 10 million sq. meters and successively increasing. Products will be sold locally, as well as exported. Welspun Flooring will produce SPC flooring using the Välinge locking systems 2G™ and 5G®, thereby enabling fast and easy installation of its flooring products. Apart from launching the click flooring technology, Welspun is also planning as a next step to provide a 20% lighter product with the patented Liteback® core technology from Valinge.

Liteback is a core technology for panels such as LVT, SPC & EPC/WPC, that opens up opportunities to reduce raw material consumption during production and to make transportation more efficient. By using a grooving unit, grooves are milled on the backside of the floorboard. The material that is removed in the process is recycled back into the production process, thereby reducing material consumption with up to 20%.

“The click flooring installation is easier, less time consuming and avoids the hassles associated with conventional tile-laying process. It is seamless and no grouting is required. The product has applications in both commercial and residential buildings and the tenants can even remove them while shifting to another location,” says Mukesh Savlani, president and CEO of Welspun Flooring.

Välinge is very pleased to welcome Welspun Flooring as a new licensee and we are also looking forward to when Welspun will introduce our new lightweight technology, Liteback®, soon on the market.” says Ulf Molén, Director Sales & Marketing, Välinge Innovation.

The first range of products from Welspun with Välinge technology is scheduled to be launched during the third quarter of 2019.