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Dear Customers,


we have to share with you the sad news that our long time representative and business partner in Turkey, Dr. Cihan Ayla, passed away last week. Our sympathy goes to his family and to the employees of his company. We will always remember him as reliable and highly respected partner and will keep him in honourable memory.

With a silent greeting


Dr. René Pankoke

geschäftsführender Gesellschafter / CEO



Saygıdeğer Müşterilerimiz,

Türkiye’deki uzun vadeli temsilcimiz ve iş ortağımız Sayın Dr. Cihan Ayla’ yı geçen hafta itibariyle kaybettiğimizi  üzüntü ile duyurmak isteriz. Ailesine ve şirket çalışanlarına başsağlığı diliyoruz.  Kendisini, her daim güvenilir ve saygın bir iş ortağımız olarak, onurla hatırlayacağız.

Sessiz bir selamla,


Dr. René Pankoke

geschäftsführender Gesellschafter / CEO



I4F and Hymmen enter into exclusive patent partnership for advanced digital printing technologies



Hymmen’s patented digital printing and structuring technologies only available via an I4F license

Significant addition to I4F’s digital printing patent cluster

HAMONT, BELGIUM – I4FÒ, a group of companies providing patents and technologies to the flooring industry, today announced that it has entered into a patent partnership with Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, a leading global digital printing systems provider, specialized in flooring.  This new strategic partnership gives I4F exclusive licensing rights for all Hymmen’s digital printing patents and technologies for flooring production, including Hymmen’s award winning Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLE) technology. This represents an important addition to I4F’s comprehensive digital printing portfolio that already includes market leading technologies from Classen, Kronospan and Benchwick.

Hymmen has established itself as one of the world's leading providers of industrial digital printing for flooring and won an Interzum Red Dot Award for its patented DLE technology in 2019. Hymmen is completely dedicated to flooring, and has provided most of the digital printing lines in the global flooring industry. More than 80%  of digitally printed flooring around the world is produced using Hymmen technologies.

In addition to its exclusive licensing rights, I4F will work in close collaboration with Hymmen to promote digital printing opportunities in the flooring industry and will represent Hymmen on future patent protection related issues.  Historically, Hymmen has maintained a strong IP position including, for example, its recent filing of a patent infringement lawsuit against Barberán S.A. at the District Court in Düsseldorf.

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

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. René Pankoke, CEO and President of Hymmen, says, “I4F is the perfect match for Hymmen as we share the same passion for innovation and continuous development within the global flooring industry.  I4F is recognized as the technology leader in the flooring industry and will support us on developing and further expanding the market for digital printing.” 

John Rietveldt, I4F’s CEO, adds, “The ability to produce high quality digitally printed flooring has become strategically important for the future of our industry. I4F believes that Hymmen not only has the most innovative and highest quality technologies, it also maintains a fiercely strong IP position. This latest addition to our patent cluster concept reinforces our promise to licensees to receive the world’s best, most cutting-edge technologies in the industry backed up by a robust patent protection infrastructure.”

Digital printing from Hymmen - Many years of R&D – Patent protection against Barberán

For Hymmen as a supplier of industrial digital printing systems, it is important that our customers and our partners from the lacquer industry can operate their systems safely. To this end, we are at your side with our experience and expertise.
For this reason, our experts regularly monitor our competitors and other market participants for decorative and digitally printed surfaces. Where we deem it necessary, we will take actions to protect our intellectual property. For your information we would therefore like to inform you about the following decision from Hymmen:

On April 14, 2020 Hymmen GmbH filed a patent infringement suit against Barberán S.A. at the District Court in Düsseldorf (File No. 4b O 26/20). 

Link to the complete document


Hymmen wins Interzum Award 2019


The jury of this year´s Interzum Red Dot Award was impressed by our latest and patentgranted technology Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLE).

So Hymmen won the price for high product quality.

All Trade Fair Dates in 2021

Date Trade Fair Location
06/22nd - 25th/2021 ForMobile Sao Paulo
09/27th - 10/1st/2021 Ligna Hannover
10/9th - 13th/2021 Intermob Istanbul
SATURN Digital Printing Line - a breakthrough for waterbased production of decor paper
Automatic Color Calibration (ACC) for highest and sustainable decor quality

Laminat-Magazin 2017

pages 102-105

Surface-Magazin 2015

pages 24-31

WIN No. 1 3.2017

pages 34-35

DDS August 2014

page 70

Holz-Zentralblatt No. 21.2018

page 490

WIN, 2.2018

pages 28-29

Laminat-Magazin 2018

pages 64-67

Besser Lackieren 15_2017

page 2

HOB 5.2017

page 17

PanelWorld May 2017

page 52

Parkett Magazin 3.2017

pages 42-43

material+technik möbel 02/2017

pages 22-23

Specialist Printing Worldwide, 1.2017

S. 22-24

Laminatmagazin 2017

pages 102-105

You will find an overview of all key press reports in our Press Reviews 2018


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