Sustainability and the conservation of energy and resources – thanks to efficient technical systems when producing terry fabrics

KARL MAYER can deliver effective systems with ecologically optimised solutions throughout the entire production process – for both warp knitting and warp preparation.


Warp-knitted terry fabrics – ecological advantages for production

Warp-knitted terry fabrics score points, not only with regard to their variety, but also in relation to their ecological benefits.


This terry warp knitting machines operates at an impressive level of efficiency – at a width of 186" and a speed 800 min−1, the TM 4-TS EL has a daily production rate of about 1,800 kg of terry fabrics at a weight of 400 g/m2, 250% more than on an air-jet loom.

Lower energy consumption

The TM 4 TS-EL consumes roughly 87% less energy per kilogramme of produced fabric than air-jet looms, which require a large amount of energy to produce the compressed air.

No sizing

The production of warp-knitted terry fabrics requires no sizing process. This saves on textile chemicals, effluent and energy to the value of roughly 0.20 US dollars/kg. This corresponds to a share of roughly 30% of the production costs (without the yarn) when producing the raw fabric.

A longer service life and improved stability

The firm anchoring of the terry loops into the knitted construction means that warp-knitted towels, and especially bathrobes, have a longer service life than woven textiles. The ecological advantages of this include less waste, longer replacement cycles and a lower consumption of resources.



TM 4 TS-EL – The high-speed terry warp knitting machine

Woven terry goods – ecological production begins with warp preparation

KARL MAYER’s PROSIZE® sizing machine can offer advantages for the environmental footprint of the entire manufacturing process when producing woven terry goods. This efficient warp preparation machine operates on the basis of a prewetting principle, which involves soaking the yarn with hot water before the size is applied. To carry out this beneficial pretreatment process, the PROSIZE® has been equipped with the CSB-PW and HSB-PW size boxes, i.e. it is available as a prewetting version. This permits savings of up to 40% to be made in sizing additives and energy.