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Engineered Floors buys printing line and signs agreement with i4F

 Thursday, November 25, 2021

Engineered Floors is the first US manufacturer to buy Hymmen digital printing line and signs digital printing license agreement with i4F. Hymmen recently made it official that Engineered Floors is now the first manufacturer in the United States to purchase a Hymmen JUPITER Digital Printing Line.  Engineered Floors has also signed a license agreement with i4F for digital printing technologies.  Hymmen and i4F’spatent partnership givesi4F exclusive licensing rights for all Hymmen’s digital printing patents and technologies for flooring production.

Engineered Floors, founded in 2009 by Robert E. Shaw is one of the leading carpet manufacturers and flooring provider based in Dalton Ga. Enginneered Floors serves multiple markets including retail, new home construction and multifamily.  The new JUPITERDigital Printing Line from Hymmen will be located in North Georgia where the company already operates multiple manufacturing facilities. The decision to start with the JUPITERLine highlights Engineered Floors’ strategy todigitally print allLVT flooring produced in North America usingnew materials.

Digital printing will play a crucial role in the future of new material flooring as it enables unlimited design and 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.

i4F licenses the world’s most advanced digital printing technologiesandoffers exclusive access to all Hymmen digital printing technologies.  This includes Hymmen’s award-winning Digital Lacquer Embossing + (DLE+) technology offering unbelievably real optics and haptics.

Robert E. Shaw, Chairman and CEO of Engineered Floors says, “The latest ‘Innovation and Technology’ has always been important to us. Whether it is carpet or LVT, our customers can expect high quality stylish products made with disruptive technology like solution dyed PET or digital print LVT. We will continue to innovate.”

i4F’s CEO, John Rietveldt, comments, “Engineered Floors continues to be a front runner especially when it comes to leading change within the global flooring industry through innovation. High quality digitally printed flooring is the future and now Engineered Floors is pioneering that shift by producing all multi-layer modular flooring to digital printing.  Hymmen digital printing technologies produce the world’s most advanced flooring and are exclusively available via an i4F license.” 

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