EU patent granted

Flexiteek’s 2G technology is used by boatbuilders worldwide

Flexiteek has received a new EU patent for its 2G synthetic teak.

The grant of patent EP3071473A1, covers the material composition and 2G technology used for the product and joins existing patents for material composition in both the USA (US9676925B2) and Sweden (SE538714C2).

“Throughout 2020 we are celebrating 20 years of innovation and are therefore delighted at the timing of the EU patent,” said Tomas Gustafsson, Flexiteek International CEO. “There is a misconception that all synthetic teak is heavy and hot underfoot, this simply isn’t true with Flexiteek 2G synthetic teak.”

The teak has been developed to cool 30% faster than traditional composite decking and have a 35% weight saving compared to other composite decking systems.

It is manufactured using a REACH compliant phthalate-free plasticiser and is fully recyclable.

Flexiteek works with more than 100 major boat builders and OEM clients worldwide, including Hanse Group, Cantiere del Pardo and Sunseeker International.

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