Textile solutions for mouth and nose masks

The coronavirus infection rates are rapidly increasing worldwide, and require readily available solutions.

In this context, the Robert Koch Institute has recently re-evaluated the wearing of mouth protection, including non-certified face masks: "If people - even without symptoms - wear a mask as a precautionary measure, this could reduce the risk of virus transmission to others," the RKI website states.

With its warp knitting and knitting machines, the KARL MAYER Group offers production technologies for manufacturing textile solutions to contain the spread of pathogens.

Your Contact Person

Gabriela Schellner
Senior Manager Textile Development


Warp knitted face masks - highly efficient production

  • KARL MAYER offers a manufacturing technology for the highly efficient production of mouth and nose masks.

    These masks have been developed at KARL MAYER, and are manufactured during a highly productive one-step production in large quantities.

    In other words: the masks are made in one piece, without the need of any sewing work. Depending on the machine type, an output of up to 400 pieces per hour is possible on a 138" machine.


KARL MAYER developed various models, for different requirements. We provid some examples of warp knitted face masks in our virtual showroom:

 Interested in more? For further information about the production of face masks, watch our video:

>> Video: Highly efficient production of face masks

>> More information about the machines



Elastic bands for face masks - Quick help through simple and effective production

  • The current high demand for protective clothing is causing bottlenecks in some areas, including bands for face masks.

    KARL MAYER has developed a simple solution for producing elastic tapes for mouth and nose masks in large quantities: tricot machines with two guidebars for elastic articles can be converted to the production of tapes in a completely uncomplicated way.

    The highly productive warp knitting machines can thus produce tapes for up to 15 million masks per month.

Today the tapes are mainly produced in Asia on weaving machines. By using the warp knitting machines available in Europe, regional bottlenecks can be eliminated quickly and easily.

>> Elastic bands in the Virtual Showroom

  • Effective production of elastic tapes with different widths

  • Highly productive: tricot machines with two guidebars

  • Your Contact Person


    Markus Otte

    Product Manager



    Industriestrasse 1

    D-63179 Obertshausen


Flat knitted face masks – customizable and sustainable

  • STOLL flat knitting machines produce face masks with a sustainable and creative background. An easy individualization and design process allows customized products and atomized workflows. The one-step production process is waste less, does not require any sewing or cutting efforts and realizes recyclable and multi-use products.

    You have a STOLL flat knitting machine?
    Look at our portfolio of free knitting programs   provided to  support your business – various styles and gauges available
    >> patternshop.stoll.com

    You want to upgrade your machine portfolio?
    We give advice here:  >> Mask knitting machines  

    You would like to place orders for flat knitted face masks?

      >> www.stoll.com

STOLL Easy Mask

Easy to knit - Easy to customize - Easy to shape - Easy to wear - Easy to recycle

  • >> STOLL Easy Mask Frontface

  • >>  STOLL Easy Mask Evolution


STOLL Easy Mask is a 3D knitted, sustainable and playful kinetic object that expands and folds together easily. It is easy to use and comfortable to wear – whether over the face or around the neck.

>> Show video: STOLL Easy Mask


Flat knitted seamless 3D community masks

  • >> Face mask E7.2

  • >>  Face mask E18

Knitted facemask with integrated filter pocket

For more patterns of knitted face masks please visit the STOLL PATTERN SHOP.

>> www.patternshop.stoll.com



Gabriela Schellner
Senior Manager Textile Development KARL MAYER STOLL R&D GmbH
Industriestrasse 1 63179 Obertshausen