Thursday, February 16, 2023
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At LIGNA 2023 in Hannover, Hymmen will be presenting its latest developments in surface technology at its booth F28 in Hall 26. “We are delighted to be able to explain our latest developments and proven technologies to the international audience again in face-to-face meetings,” summarizes Dr. René Pankoke, Managing Partner of Hymmen.
At the show, Hymmen aims to build on the recent successes of its digital printing technology on an international scale. In the last 12 months alone, 6 new JUPITER digital printing lines featuring Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLEplus) technology have been sold. This means that there are now over 50 JUPITER digital printing systems in operation. For the flooring industry, Hymmen has developed three possible finish options: Viscoelastic topcoat (AC5 falling sand), corundum (S42 Taber) or wear layer lamination. All surfaces convince with 100% synchronous pore structures.
A wide variety of digitally enhanced materials – including the flooring installed at the booth – can be viewed and touched. “The best wood ever printed” sums it up well: It is difficult to distinguish the planks finished with the multiple award-winning Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLEplus) technology from real wood. With the help of a graphic, the individual process steps of the production are explained to the interested visitor. In addition, film recordings show the production in real operation.
Hymmen’s experts will also be available to discuss the proven press technologies, liquid coating, calendar coating inert and laminating equipment, as well as digital printing of décor paper with water-based inks using the SATURN Digital Printing Line. Samples of end products manufactured using these technologies are available for explanation, as are film recordings of production equipment in real operation. Double belt press technology has recently enjoyed unabated attention in the laminate manufacturing market: Only in the fiscal year 2022, Hymmen had 6 continuous HPL lines in its order backlog. The double belt press can be celebrated as the “Grande dame of the wood-based materials industry”, as it is already looking back on the completion of its 4th decade of life.
Another focus at the booth is equally relevant to all Hymmen-owned as well as external machinery and equipment. “This is the smart2i Industry Intelligence solution, for cloud-based monitoring and analysis of all relevant process parameters to optimize the entire production,” summarizes Dr. René Pankoke, owner and CEO of Hymmen. People will be able to experience the live application of smart2i in real time at the booth. This is done via virtual access to real production data.
Hymmen is happy to take advantage of Deutsche Messe’s offer to possibly draw the attention of completely new business partners to its offerings by means of guided tours: On Hybrid Tour 1, entitled “Transforming Woodworking,” Hymmen will be participating with its Industry Intelligence solution smart2i, while Tour 3, “Intelligent Surface Processing,” will showcase Hymmen’s Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLEplus) technology.