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US6319349: Plastic tiles and process for preparing the same

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Inventor(s) Pao-Chin Lin ·
Assignee(s) None listed in document.
Attorney/Agent(s) Ladas & Parry ·
Primary Examiner Richard Crispino ·
Assistant Examiner Cheryl N. Hawkins ·
Application Number US9365701
Filing date 08/02/1999
Issue date 11/20/2001
Predicted expiration date 08/02/2019
U.S. Classifications 156/209  · 156/289  · 156/278  · 156/220  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 156 71 · 156 82 · 156184 · 156191 · 156199 · 156206 · 156209 · 156219 · 156220 · 156221 · 156269 · 156278 · 156289 · 1563317 · 427355 · 427154 · 427155 · 118 45 · 428 401 · 428 417 · 428 418 · 428 45 · 428 44 · 428 47 · 428 49 · 428 95 ·
10 Claims, 4 Drawings


Abstract

A process for the preparation of plastic tiles includes the steps of (a) preparing a plastic substrate, (b) providing a pattern layer on a plastic skin layer, (c)applying a varnish coating to the pattern layer, (d) covering a releasable paper on the varnish coating before the varnish coating becomes dry, (e) removing the releasable paper from the varnish coating after the varnish coating becomes dry, and (f) bonding together and embossing, after step (d), the varnish coating, the pattern layer, the skin layer, and the plastic substrate to form a laminate with an embossed surface.

Independent Claims | See all claims (10)

  1. 1. A process for the preparation of plastic tiles, comprising the steps of: (a) preparing a plastic substrate; (b) providing a pattern layer on a plastic skin layer; (c) applying a varnish coating to said pattern layer; (d) covering a releasable paper on said varnish coating before said varnish coating becomes dry; (e) removing said releasable paper from said varnish coating after said varnish coating becomes dry; and (f) bonding together and embossing, after step (e), said varnish coating, said pattern layer, said skin layer, and said substrate to form a laminate with an embossed surface.
  2. 8. A process for the preparation of plastic tiles, comprising the steps of: (a) preparing a plastic substrate; (b) providing a pattern layer between a plastic skin layer and a plastic transparent layer; (c) applying a varnish coating to said transparent layer; (d) covering a releasable paper on said varnish coating before said varnish coating becomes dry; (e) removing said releasable paper from said varnish coating after said varnish coating becomes dry; and (f) bonding together and embossing, after step (e), said varnish coating, said transparent layer, said pattern layer, said skin layer, and said plastic substrate to form a laminate with an embossed surface.

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents

Document NumberAssigneesInventorsIssue/Pub Date
US4196243* GAF Corporation Sachs et al. Apr 1980
US4211810* BSB Aktiengesellschaft fur Mechanische Beschriftung und Dekoration Barta Jul 1980
US4678528* American Biltrite, Inc. Smith et al. Jul 1987
US5304272* American Biltrite, Inc. Rohrbacker et al. Apr 1994
US5401348* DAINIPPON PRINTING CO LTD Oguchi et al. Mar 1995
* cited by examiner

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