Techtextil 2011 Exhibitor Preview: Karl Mayer

OBERTSHAUSEN, Germany — March 2, 2011 — KARL MAYER will mainly be exhibiting alongside its
subsidiary, KARL MAYER Malimo, as a leading pioneer in the field of technical textiles. This
well-known, global company, which is based in Obertshausen, not only builds efficient, flexible
machines for producing functional textiles, it also develops new applications and markets for
warp-knitted products. The end-uses currently showing the most potential are the sectors of
composites for lightweight construction technology and coatings. Particular requirements here are a
low weight, a long service life, and a high load-bearing capacity, requirements that can be met
optimally by the multiaxial reinforcing textiles produced on the Malitronic® MULTIAXIAL machine and
the grid-like warp-knitted backing/coating substrates produced on the Wefttronic®. The success of
these high-speed machines in practice speaks for itself. The textiles, which are bonded by means of
thermosetting or thermoplastic materials, are already being used to reinforce car bodies and
aircraft components, the rotor blades of wind turbines, sports equipment and moving machine
components, but they are also being used in the construction industry as backings for the
reinforcement in textile-reinforced concrete — and these are just a few of their many applications.
The increased demand for lightweight components in the automotive sector and the need to generate
renewable energy is likely to lead to rapid growth in the business for the products manufactured on
the Malitronic® MULTIAXIAL machine.

The Wefttronic® raschel machine with magazine weft insertion mainly produces grid-like and
full-width warp-knitted fabrics from high-performance yarns for use as printed advertising media in
particular. As well as having a low weight, these high-quality textiles are suitable for use
outdoors, which makes them ideal for use as all kinds of coating/backing substrates.

KARL MAYER will also be focusing on the production of textiles that match the contours of the
end product at Techtextil. In particular, the double-bar raschel machines manufactured by this
well-known manufacturer can produce a wide range of ‘ready-to-use’ products.

These include the warp-knitted spacer textiles produced on the HighDistance® machine in the
shape of car seats for use in the sub-upholstery, seven-zone mattress components, which are also
produced on the HighDistance® machine, and functional, seamless sportswear, which can be produced
in a wide range of different styles and at a high production rate on the DJ series of machines.

KARL MAYER’s innovative machine technology not only focuses on manufacturing textiles
directly, but also on the preliminary stages. This company supplies the Multitens yarn tension
controller from the range it acquired from Benninger’s Weaving Preparation Division, which can
process technical yarns both gently and efficiently. The Rot-O-Tens is another innovative product
for controlling the yarn tension. This is a motor-driven type with an efficient energy recycling
system, which helps to reduce the amortisation period.

KARL MAYER’s clients can rely completely on the Opt-O-Matic for producing warp beams for
technical applications. This warping machine produces uniform band circumferences at high operating
speeds, even when processing extremely sensitive yarns. Visitors to Techtextil 2011 can expect
clearly laid-out exhibits, detailed information and knowledgeable conversations about this wide and
varied range of products. Therefore, it is well worth paying a visit to KARL MAYER on stand B07 in
hall 3.0.

Posted on April 18, 2011

Source: Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH