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11th May 2016, Obertshausen

Karl Mayer North America hosts successful in-house exhibition attracting 271 visitors

The in-house exhibition organised by Karl Mayer North America, with support from yarn manufacturers Unifi Manufacturing, Nilit Fibers and Invista, has welcomed 271 guests from 82 companies and organisations, when it took place from 26-28 April in Greensboro, NC.

During the two and a half days, the event with machinery show, Academy courses and lectures was attended by representatives from warp-knitting, weaving, knitting and fibre production. The exhibition also welcomed professionals coming from different fields like composites, aerospace industry, consulting, education, military-related business, as well as brand manufacturers belonging to the sports, clothing and intimate sectors.

Participants in the in-house exhibition of Karl Mayer North America. © Karl Mayer

The event was attended not only by US representatives, but also by visitors from Canada, Mexico and India. The exhibition offered participants an opportunity to learn more about the state-of-the-art machine technology, develop new ideas for new business opportunities, as well as network and enhance their know-how.

Fabric production

For the fabric production segment, Karl Mayer presented one HKS 4-M EL, one RDPJ 6/2 EL and one RSJ 5/1 EL to the international audience. The exhibited machines belong to Karl Mayer’s current delivery programme.

“The machine demonstration attracted a huge attention,” commented Tony Hooimeijer, President of Karl Mayer North America. Oliver Mathews, Vice President Sales and Marketing of Karl Mayer’s Warp Knitting BU confirmed: “There is a great interest in new technologies.”

Warp preparation

The Warp Preparation Business Unit could also draw up a successful summary in terms of conversation quality and variety of visitors, organisers report. According to Dieter Gager, Vice President Sales of the Warp Preparation BU, visitors came with a lot of detailed questions about the technology.

Many of the discussions focused on the displayed NOV-O-MATIC 1.000 equipped with the MULTITENS yarn tensioner system. The possibility to achieve high output with reduced manpower makes automatic machines especially interesting for replacement investments, the company reports. This is due to a lot of fairly old, manual warpers presently running in the USA, said Dieter Gage who, in addition to the automatic warping machine, also presented the VSB PROSIZE size box to the visitors.

Technical textiles

The BU Technical Textiles used the in-house exhibition to showcase its carbon fibre spreading unit UD 500 and to meet customers. The guests came with wide interests and very different questions.

“Such compact events as this in-house exhibition give me the chance to have intensive discussions with our clients. I always try to find out something about their activities, the latest trends and how we - as machinery manufacturers - can support them on the market,” explained Rainer Seuss, Product Manager of Karl Mayer Technische Textilien GmbH.

Warp knitting know-how

Another highlight of the event was represented by the training courses offered by the Karl Mayer Academy during the in-house exhibition. Altogether six courses took place, and all of them were fully booked. Every course was attended by 30 participants, who had the opportunity to gather information about machines, textile products and applications.


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