KARL MAYER at Techtextil India: an exhibition with many visitors, held 13.-15.09.2017 in Mumbai

The global player, KARL MAYER, was showing innovative warp knitting and warp preparation systems for producing technical textiles, and this exhibition programme generated a great deal of interest. Jochen Schmidt, the Managing Director of KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH, together with the company’s sales team and representatives from its agent, A.T.E. Enterprises Private Limited, were able to welcome more than 200 visitors. The focus of the intense discussions was, of course, KARL MAYER’s machines, together with the broad range of products, which were illustrated with the aid of samples. Also a focal point was the technology, and many of the visitors asked questions about this. It could be seen from these conversations that many traditional textile producers were interested in getting into the technical textiles sector. The technical features of KARL MAYER’s innovative machines and their many applications have spurred them on to change strategy. For example, there were many discussions on double-bar raschel machines for producing shoe fabrics with two-colour effects, on weft-insertion warp knitting machines for producing backing/coating substrates, geogrids, tarpaulins and advertising banners, and on bi- and multiaxial machines for producing composites. Further topics of conversation were nets for screening/shading applications, agriculture and insect protection, composite textiles for the construction sector – with the buzzword being “carbon concrete” – and tricot fabrics for sportswear and the automotive sector.

In addition to warp knitting machines and the products produced on them, KARL MAYER was also showing warp preparation technology, which was just as successful. Peter Obrist, the Sales Manager in this Business Unit at KARL MAYER was satisfied. “The trade fair proved to be an important meeting-point for us. We were able to welcome many long-standing customers,” he said. Many conversations also focused on the OPT-O-MATIC – a sectional warping machine catering especially for technical woven fabrics for use as coating/backing substrates and geogrids - and the MULTITENS yarn tensioner, which delivers flexibility and a reproducible quality when processing technical yarns.

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KARL MAYER in the German pavilion at Techtextil India 2017

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