Warp Knitting & Crochet
Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), in partnership with textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Malimo, has carried out a special project to produce concrete reinforcement from carbon fibre heavy tows (CFHT). A specially modified, industrial Malitronic Multiaxial warp knitting machine developed by Karl Mayer was used in the research work.
According to the latest The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) State of Trade Report, output of global yarn production rose in Q3/2012 in comparison to the previous quarter due to higher output in Asia South and America, while production in Europe and North America was down.
Chinese cleaning textiles producer Suzhou Top Clean Co., Ltd acquired its first Karl Mayer TM 4 T tricot terry machine in December 2011 which was quickly followed by another with EL guide bar control in September 2012. The innovative fabrics produced on the machines are said to be creating a lot of interest on the international market.
Outside was snow, on snow, on snow; inside Hall 1 of Paris’ Porte de Versailles some 26,373 designers, buyers, retailers, and decision makers gathered at the January 2013 Interfilière and Salon International de la Lingerie in search of new concepts in fabrics, technologies, and brand development. Indeed, the show’s ambience seemed particularly suited to the weather, with cozy igloos and fur throws, hostess’ costumes of winter white fleece capes and boots, and trend forums featuring shimmering, sparkling, iridescent innovations.
As part of its Green Packaging Initiative launched in 2011, organic food supplier Ja! Natürlich took a further step to avoid plastics recently by introducing a range of 100% biodegradable fruit and vegetable nets made from Lenzing Modal fibre. Accordingly, onions, potatoes and beetroots are now being packaged in the ‘green’ nets.
Goyal Knitfab Pvt Ltd, a leading Indian specialty warp knit fabric manufacturer, has announced the successful development of permeate spacer for spirally wound filtration modules, specifically RO (reverse osmosis) membranes.
Leading Northern Italy based warp knitter Eurojersey has released its Sensitive Fabrics: Summer 2014 lingerie fabrics’ collection in preparation for the New Year’s European shows.
The Workwear & Corporate Clothing Show is the only UK event dedicated entirely to the manufacture and supply of professional clothing, from cutting edge corporate wear to durable workwear and life-saving PPE (personal protective equipment).
According to Karl Mayer, its JL 59/1 B Jacquardtronic Lace machine illustrates that versatility and speed do not necessarily have to be mutually exclusive. The all-round machine is based on the same concept as the JL 42/1 but its speed has been increased so that it now operates at speeds of up to 850rpm, an increase of 40% compared to similar jacquard raschel machines with conventional design.
A new course on the Karl Mayer ML 46 will be available as of January 2013 and the first series of courses in India was held in September 2012.