GREENSBORO -- Hymmen GmbH of Biefeld, Germany, a manufacturer of laminating presses, digital printing equipment, liquid coating lines and process automation has announced the opening of Hymmen North America in Greensboro, NC. The facility will serve the U.S. and Canada under the direction of Mark Joel, CEO. Joel has a long track record of experience in the North American woodworking market, with a specialization in laminating.
Benefits of digital printing
Digital printing provides some basic essential benefits: it enables industrial production of small batch sizes, the embedding of digital print in process chains in the decor industry, individualized mass production, speedy reaction to market trends, short retooling times and low warehouse costs. Digital printing creates products which would be impossible with analog technology. Extra-long pattern repeats, designs with 25 or more different boards, without repetition and designs with motifs which spread over multiple boards (logos, mosaic etc.) are just a few examples of decorative options. It is fair to say that printing decorative designs digitally with CMYK inks has become more or less established. The production of digitally printed flooring with Hymmen JUPITER printing lines alone is estimated at 70 million m²/year.
Digital lacquer embossing
Digital lacquer embossing of a surface (DLE) is a new technology that creates an in-register, embossed structure into the UV lacquered topcoat. One of the most important properties, alongside the appearance of the flooring, is quite definitely the surface structure. However, the flexibility of digital printing is confronted by the inflexibility of the analog structuring processes. When it comes to appearance, decorative designs can be changed without losing time, pattern repeats can be infinitely long etc., as already mentioned.
When it comes to the surface feel, the analog structuring processes cannot keep up the pace. This is where Hymmen's patented, in-house development Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLE) comes into play. It can be connected directly to a JUPITER digital printing line or even be used for digital structuring of surfaces printed and lacquered in other ways.
For more information contact:
Hymmen North America, Corp. Mr. Mark Joel, CEO North America Stoneleigh Business Park 7325 West Friendly Avenue, Suite A1 Greensboro, North Carolina, 27409 Tel. +1 336 509 3716 E-Mail: [email protected]