Engineered Floors adds Hymmen digital printing line
Hamont, Belgium—Engineered Floors is the first manufacturer in the US to purchase a Hymmen Jupiter digital printing line. Engineered Floors has also signed a license agreement with i4F for digital printing technologies. The patent partnership of Hymmen and i4F gives i4F exclusive license rights to all Hymmen digital printing patents and technologies for the production of floors.
“The latest innovation and technology have always been important to us,” said Robert Shaw, Chairman and CEO of Engineered Floors. “Whether it’s carpet or LVT, our customers can expect high-quality, stylish products made with disruptive technology such as solution-dyed PET or LVT with digital print. We continue to innovate.”
Hymmen’s new line will be located in North Georgia, where Engineered Floors already has multiple production facilities. The decision to start with the Jupiter line highlights Engineered Floors’ strategy to digitally print all LVT floors produced in North America with new materials, the company said.
Hymmen’s Jupiter JPT-C print-to-board lines, designed to enable 24/7 industrial production, are said to deliver intelligent and highly accurate register accuracy. This ensures the highest levels of color stability and print quality while maintaining print speeds of 25-50 meters per minute.
i4F licenses advanced digital printing technologies and offers exclusive access to all Hymmen digital printing technologies. This includes Hymmen’s award-winning Digital Lacquer Embossing+ (DLE+) technology that provides superior optics and haptics.
“Engineered Floors continues to lead the way, especially when it comes to leading change within the global flooring industry through innovation,” said John Rietveldt, CEO of i4F. “High quality digitally printed floors are the future and now Engineered Floors is pioneering that shift by producing all multi-layer modular floors with digital printing. Hymmen’s digital printing technologies produce the world’s most advanced floors and are available exclusively through an i4F license.”
René Pankoke, Managing Partner of Hymmen, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Engineered Floors to the world of superior digital printing from Hymmen. This was only made possible thanks to our partnership with i4F. As our exclusive licensee, i4F guarantees the freedom to operate under the patents in its digital print cluster in the United States and abroad.”