CFL Acquires Hymmen Jupiter Digital Printing Line
Hamont, Belgium, January 24, 2022-I4F, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, announced that CFL Flooring has acquired a Hymmen Jupiter digital printing line for its U.S. facility and, has signed a new digital printing technologies license agreement with i4F. This reinforces CFL’s long term digital printing strategy as well as the company’s commitment to innovation firsts whilst reducing its carbon footprint. CFL’s next-generation rigid core produces will be produced using Hymmen’s Jupiter JPT-C print-to-board line.
With some 4,500 employees, CFL Flooring is an innovator in rigid core manufacturing as well as other hybrid vinyl floorcovering solutions. Over the last eighteen months, the company has heavily invested in its state-of-the-art production facility in Calhoun, Georgia that is now fully operational. The new Jupiter digital printing line will be be located in Calhoun and be used to produce CFL’s next-generation rigid core lines.
In addition to the multiple design and production advantages, CFL’s decision to buy the digital printing line was driven by its goal to reduce its carbon footprint as well as to become more sustainable. Digital printing eliminates the need for certain elements, including décor films and plastic wearlayers, thus reducing the total amount of PVC use, reducing plastic waste, as well as reducing the impact of supply chain strains linked to production.
Designed to enable 24/7 industrial production, Hymmen’s Jupiter JPT-C print-to-board lines deliver highly precise register accuracy. This ensures the highest levels of color stability and print quality output while maintaining printing speeds of 25 to 50 meters per minute.