Karl Mayer Malimo To Transfer Nonwovens Technology To Christian Pinkert

Karl Mayer Malimo — the technical textiles business unit of Germany-based Karl Mayer
Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH — has announced that as of Jan. 1, 2012, its machine technology for
producing stitch-bonded nonwovens will be transferred to Christian Pinkert Textilmaschinen, a
19-year-old family-run company that manufactures special machinery for niche markets in the textile
industry. Karl Mayer reports that Christian Pinkert has accumulated considerable experience from
its previous work with Malimo technology, and that the company collaborates with the Chemnitz
University of Technology and the Saxon Textile Research Institute when developing its


Karl Mayer Malimo’s Malivlies stitch-bonding machine

Karl Mayer will transfer all Malimo technology know-how to Christian Pinkert and will license
the company to manufacture the complete range of Malimo stitch-bonding machinery, including the
Malivlies, Maliwatt, Kunit and Multiknit machines. Christian Pinkert also will assume
responsibilities for marketing and distribution, assembly, commissioning, servicing and spare
parts, and will provide customer support when developing products. Caption: Karl Mayer Malimo’s
Malivlies stitch-bonding machine

September 20, 2011