Patent Number: 6,167,879

Title: Process for producing non-slip floor covering

Abstract: Non-slip floor covering and method of producing a non-slip floor covering. The non-slip floor covering includes a plurality of depressions that are regularly or randomly distributed over a floor covering surface such that the depressions provide a suction effect. The method includes directing pulsed laser beams onto a surface of the floor covering, forming micro-craters having suction effect with the directed pulsed laser beams, and distributing the formed micro-craters over the surface of the floor covering.

Inventors: Sievers; Thomas (Rullstorf, DE), Wiedemann; Gunter (Dresden, DE), Sturmer; Udo (Tharandt, DE)

Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

International Classification: B28D 1/22 (20060101); C04B 41/53 (20060101); E04F 15/02 (20060101); B28D 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018