I4F & Hymmen Granted New Patents in U.S. and China

Hamont, Belgium, December 17, 2021-I4F and Hymmen announced that new Hymmen patents relating to digital embossing have been granted in the United States and China. U.S. patent 11141759 B2 and Chinese patent CN110267813B cover methods for digitally embossing panel surfaces with varying gloss grades. 

Both new patents are exclusively available via an I4F license. These freshly granted Chinese and U.S. patents provide further protection for Hymmen’s digital embossing technologies on any type of panel material.

With immediate effect, both patents are added to I4F’s Digital Printing Technologies Cluster, offering digital printing and digital embossing technologies. 

The strategic partnership with Hymmen gives I4F exclusive licensing rights for all Hymmen’s digital printing patents and technologies for flooring production, including Hymmen’s Digital Lacquer Embossing Plus (DLE+) technology. In addition to its exclusive licensing rights, i4F works in close collaboration with Hymmen to promote new digital printing opportunities in the flooring industry and represents Hymmen on patent protection related issues.