Create your e-textile with TEXTILE-CIRCUIT!

TEXTILE-CIRCUIT is your opportunity of integrating functionality into your textile product. 

With our technology we provide the possibility to use tailored fiber placement of functional yarns directly in the textile production process. Warp knitted products are used in a wide range of applications such as active & sportswear, lingerie, outdoor, automotive and agricultural fabrics.
Use the opportunity to functionalize all those products!

Find out more by looking at our innovative products below.

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New Collaboration

The advancement of digital technology in the fitness, sports and wellbeing sector offers a wide range of new business opportunities, particularly through the integration of sensors in clothing for interactive solutions that improve the movement experience and performance of athletes. This innovative approach is the focus of the "DiMo-NEXT - Digital Motion" cooperation project, in which KARL MAYER joined as an textile industry partner in 2024 and our TEXTILE-CIRCUIT team contributes with expertise in warp knitted wearables. The project's vision, approach and other project partners can be found on the DiMo-NEXT website

For trials as part of the project, we are using the MJ 52 1/S machine with its flexible string bar technology, which is located at our partner V-Trion, a research company in the field of smart textiles in Lustenau, Austria.

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New Sensors

We have been working on improving our sensors recently.

Those 3-dimentional sensors are fully warp knitted during the production of the textile.

Their structure improves the signal as they have more skin contact. This permits a slightly looser fit of the garment than before.
Check out the media galery to see the new Shirt in action while measuring the heartbeat of the wearer.

Textile Based Gesture Recognition

This warp knitted gesture recognition textile is realized on a KARL MAYER Double Needlebar Raschelmachine with stringbars.

The conductive yarn is energized by a connected control unit and thus creates an electric field around the textile surface. If a hand penetrates this field, the electric field distribution is distorted. The field variations are detected and interpreted by means of an algorithm into different gestures.

This technology is suitable for applications in automotive or home textile interior. For visual demonstration, we have created a presentation that can be controlled using the textile.


Inductive Charging

This textile structure can be used for inductive charging. The spool consists of 16 windings and measures 5cm (2”). It is made on a Multibar-machine. The windings are formed by isolated copper wires that are directly applied during the production process. The ground structure can be modified for variation in its flexibility.


All our TEXTILE-CIRCUIT products are based on the warp knitting technology by KARL MAYER. With our technology we are able to create products with various textile characteristics. During the production process we can use our Stringbar technology to form functional structures. These can be shaped the way the application requires it. The structures consist of an additional yarn system that is integrated in the ground fabric. With tailored fiber placement we can add function exactly where it is needed. This way you can add different materials like insulated and non-insulated conductive threads at the same time.

  • Producing textiles and integrating function directly in one step
  • Tailored fiber placement of functional material
  • Keeping the textile characteristics
  • Fast, well established textile production process
  • Various textile structures can be formed

Look at our warp knitted textiles in our Virtual Showroom

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We are always open for thought exchange, joint projects, expert discussions or answering your questions.

Contact us now and become part of the future of textile!

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