July 13, 2024
Machinery

Karl Mayer Group Focuses On Sustainability At Techtextil

The Karl Mayer Group will highlight how sustainability and cost-effectiveness go hand in hand at the upcoming Techtextil in Hall 12, Stall B-73.

Under the motto ‘Master the Change – profitable, flexible, sustainable’ Karl Mayer Group is presenting solutions for challenges in the fields of warp knitting, flat knitting, composites, warp preparation, digitalisation and Care Solutions, with a focus on technical textiles.

In the warp knitting sector, it will be shown how new business potential can be exploited with the HKS 3-M ON PLUS, which was launched last year.

The newcomer offers unprecedented flexibility and also produces open-design fabrics with different densities and constructions, including honeycomb structures, square marquisette fabrics and robust shoe articles, all this in coarse gauges up to E 14.

In addition to pattern variety and efficiency, the production speed is just right. Especially manufacturers in the technical sector are always one step ahead with the fast all-rounder.

An insight into the production repertoire of the HKS 3-M ON PLUS is offered by a selection of articles with grid-like patterns in various gauges and made of different yarns, including a bio-based Tencel yarn that is completely easy to process.

The digitalisation of the fitness, sports and wellbeing industry also offers new business opportunities.

In particular, the fusion of sensors and clothing to create new interactive solutions can improve people’s exercise experience and increase both performance and enjoyment.

The joint project Digital Motion (DiMo) is researching how this can be achieved and Karl Mayer is participating in the project as a partner from the textile sector.

The Textile Circuit team from its Textile Makerspace is very experienced in the field of wearables and is contributing its extensive expertise to the work.

In addition, an MJ 52/1 S from Karl Mayer is being used for production tasks at V-trion, the research company of project partner Grabher in Lustenau, whose initial results will be presented at Techtextil.

Another highlight from the warp knitting sector are extravagant multicolour spacers from a new double raschel machine.

In addition, Karl Mayer will demonstrate with its Care Solutions offerings how its all-round after-sales service at best-in-class level effectively strengthens customers in competition.

One highlight is the new Customer Portal, which offers customers access to the digital world of the Karl Mayer Group.

Stoll will be presenting a wide-ranging sample collection for the flat knit industry that meets the today’s requirements of sustainable and efficient manufacturing.

Seamless compression products for the sports, orthopaedic and medical sectors, shoe upper fabrics with new reinforcing stitch combinations (Flex Ply) and knit to shape seat covers as well as intriguing material combinations will be on display.

The items are produced almost in one piece, meaning that there are as good as no seams and therefore no associated processing costs and waste.

Composite manufacturers will get their money’s worth with a continuation on the topic of sustainable composites.

At Techtextil 2022, Karl Mayer Technische Textilien presented a snowboard made from a non-crimp fabric for reinforcement, which was produced using flax fibers on a COP MAX 4 multiaxial warp knitting machine.

An alpine ski made from hemp will be on show at the upcoming Techtextil. The natural fibre is used as tapes, which are processed into non-crimp fabrics on a COP MAX 5.

The use of natural fibre tapes streamlines the production chain compared to the use of yarns or twisted yarns and opens up new application potential for the composite industry.

In addition to the topic of composites, Karl Mayer Technische Textilien will be showing how fabrics with weft insertion ensure greater efficiency and sustainability.

Applications include those in the construction industry as geotextiles in road construction, as concrete reinforcement in pipe renovation or as a carrier material for roofing solutions.

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