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7th December 2018, Obertshausen

Karl Mayer to share know-how at ISPO Munich

At ISPO Munich, Karl Mayer will be demonstrating the performance features of warp-knitted textiles. © Karl MayerKarl Mayer, a leading German warp knitting machinery manufacturer, will take part in the ISPO Munich trade fair for sports equipment and fashion, which takes place from 3-6 February. This is part of the company’s decision to participate more actively in shows concentrating on applications and end-uses. “We want to pick up customers at key textile areas and introduce them to something new by offering innovative textiles and concepts,” said Oliver Mathews, the Sales Manager of the Business Unit Warp Knitting.

At ISPO Munich, Karl Mayer will be demonstrating the performance features of warp-knitted textiles on an area of 120 m², surrounded by the latest fabrics, styles and accessories. Textile-Circuit shows how electrically conductive yarns can be incorporated directly into the textile in a single step during fabric production. The positioning of the electrically conductive yarns is done to meet the requirements of the intended end-use. For example, this can produce warp-knitted textiles having sensor functions, which are opening new potential applications in the sportswear and outdoor sectors.

Textiles that “can do so much more” are also at the focus of solutions in the field of active sports. With their functional zones, which are also integrated directly during manufacture, these new articles are designed to provide breathability and compression following the principles of body mapping. “They, therefore, deliver maximum efficiency when producing high-performance activewear for ambitious athletes,” the company explains.

Leisuree.Fashion is a futuristic concept for producing sporty athleisure wear and comfortable, everyday clothing, as well as conventional underwear and lingerie. The fabrics offer all the comfort of sportswear with the soft support of activewear and also produce a sophisticated look with zones featuring decorative lingerie elements – the combination of style, sportiness and comfort.

Gabriela Schellner, the Head of Textile Product Development at Karl Mayer, is convinced that the products on show will familiarise the sportswear and outdoor sectors with warp knitting technology. In particular, she intends to come into even closer contact with brand manufacturers at ISPO. She says she wants to learn more about their ideas and requirements for new product developments, and to develop new solutions with them.


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