i4F® and Hymmen today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office issued notices of allowance for the grant of two new Hymmen US patents. The patents (granting on applications 16/494,308 and 16/494,309) cover digital embossing technologies delivering enhanced embossed optics on panels. At the same time, Hymmen also received a patent grant from China, patent number CN110290925B, covering aspects of Hymmen’s award winning DLEPlus digital embossing technology. All new US and China patents are exclusively available via an i4F license and provide further protection for Hymmen’s state-of-the-art digital printing technologies on any type of panel material.
The new Hymmen patents are included in i4F’s cluster of DigitalPrintingTechnologies covering the world’s most advanced digital printing and digitalembossing technologies. i4F’s patent portfolio covers all relevant jurisdictions – including the US, China as well as Europe - offering one of the world’s most comprehensive digital printing patent portfolios for flooring on offer today.
Digital printing is set to play a crucial role in the future of new material flooring as it enables unlimited design as well as embossing-in-register flexibility, and can be applied to a wide range of materials. This facilitates faster response times to market demands and trends while reducing material waste.
Dr. René Pankoke, Hymmen’s CEO comments, “These latest grants add even more patent protection for those licensed by i4F to use our advanced digital printing technologies. Additionally, this further validates the novelty and effectiveness of our digital printing embossing technologies on panels in any material. Hymmen’s portfolio goes from strength to strength, capturing the newest and most exciting areas of the digital printing market space.”
Hymmen – the technology partner for excellent surfaces: The company predominantly deals with industrial production technology for the production of board materials or the surface finishing of board or roll materials. With 200 employees worldwide Hymmen works on investment projects in the following industries: Furniture, Flooring, Doors/Gates, Decorative Laminates, Building Materials, Steel & Aluminium, Composites & Technical Laminates. The offered technologies include Industrial Press & Calender Lines, Liquid coating & Lacquering, as well as Industrial Digital Printing Lines and Automation & Control Technology.
Since 2008 Hymmen has put its focus of R&D on industrial digital printing. With more than 45 operating digital printing lines worldwide and a cumulated sales volume of more than 100 Mill. EUR in digital printing lines it may be seen as market leader in the woodworking industry. The latest developments in digital printing include process optimizations in décor printing with UV-curing inks as well as the digital structuring (Hymmen DLE plus).
Hymmen operates a spacious technology center and laboratory in which all production processes with customers' original materials can be tested and optimized. Hymmen is the right partner for every customer seeking high-quality mechanical engineering combined with profound technological know-how, innovative strength and development potential for its own products.Visit www.hymmen.com