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Shima Seiki
Shima Seiki

29th March 2018, Obertshausen

Karl Mayer explores new opportunities for Turkish market

Karl Mayer, a leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer, is exhibiting at the upcoming ITM 2018 trade fair, which takes place from 14-17 April in Istanbul, Turkey. The focus of the stand is innovative machine systems and technical solutions that could help opening up new opportunities on the Turkish market.

“We are showing an HKS 3-M producing a newly developed voile-like net curtain pattern. As far as warp-knitted net curtains and embroidery grounds are concerned, we are expecting some interesting conversations with companies new to this sector concerning new expansion plans and projects,” said Bastian Fritsch, a Senior Sales Manager at Karl Mayer.

Warp knitting technology

He is also expecting many enquiries concerning the production of home textiles in general, as well as outerwear fabrics on high-speed tricot, jacquard and multibar raschel machines. These include lightweight fabrics with a variety of different grounds and superimposed designs produced on an HKS 4-M EL, as well as stylish lace designs created on a Lace.Express.

From left to right: Oliver Mathews, the Sales Director of Karl Mayer’s Warp Knitting Business Unit, Roland Kunze, the Managing Director of ERKO, and Bastian Fritsch, a Senior Sales Manager at Karl Mayer, are looking forward to a successful ITM exhibition. © Karl Mayer

Mr Fritsch is certain that terry fabrics as well, especially those produced on the TM 4 TS, will also be a hot topic at the ITM trade fair. “Warp-knitted terry fabrics have more firmly anchored loops and can be produced more efficiently than similar woven goods. And they can be patterned with a wide variety of different designs,” he said.

The presentation of warp knitting technology is complemented by some innovative products produced by double-bar raschel technology: trendy shoe fabrics, stylish spacer fabrics for rucksacks, and plush fabrics. Anyone with any questions on these products or any other applications will be able to discuss them with Karl Mayer’s experts in textile development.

Warp preparation

As far as warp preparation is concerned, Karl Mayer is exhibiting as an expert partner in the denim sector. The company is showing a Long Chain Beamer, a Ball Warper, and models of the Prodye indigo dyeing machine and the Double Vario dyeing unit for use in the production of jeans. Dieter Gager, the Sales Director of Karl Mayer’s Warp Preparation Business Unit says that the Prodye range of products is already well established on the Turkish market, and this position is being strengthened by the company’s participation in the fair.

For anyone interested in technical textiles, this company has many ideas and suggestions relating to the production of composites, especially for the construction industry – with textile concrete being the buzzword here.

Important market

“The ITM fair is always an exceptional platform for us, enabling us to make contact with our customers, both big and small, and to support them in their day-to-day operations,” said Roland Kunze, the Managing Director of Karl MayeR’s local agent, ERKO. He bases this on some interesting conversations he has had on technical possibilities, future projects and promising initiatives.

Oliver Mathews, the Sales Director of the Warp Knitting Business Unit, is also delighted at the large number of visitors attending the ITM. “In the last few years, Turkey has become one of our three most important markets. We are also starting from a good business position and are looking forward to a lively fair with plenty of visitors, he commented.


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