KARL MAYER will be showing an HKS 3-M

German Village Park in Blumenau on stand 67/68/81/82, sector 1, street 6 at Febratex, 21.-24.08.2018

Febratex, the Brazilian Textile Industry Fair, will again take place from 21 to 24 August 2018 for the 16th time. This leading textile machinery will is open to visitors in the German Village Park in Blumenau (SC) and will show innovations for the entire global production chain. More than 2,400 national and international companies will be exhibiting, including KARL MAYER. This global company will be showcasing its Warp Knitting Business Unit on the stand 67/68/81/82, sector 1, street 6, of its regional agent, MBR – Máquinas Têxteis Bernhard e Rampani. One of the first high-speed tricot machines, type HKS 3-M, with a working width of 130″ and featuring the KAMCOS® 2 computer platform, will be on show.

The Warp Preparation Business Unit will also be exhibiting at Febratex 2018 on an infostand showcasing products that can be manufactured on a variety of machines and equipment for producing warp beams.

Scoring points with country-specific machines

For KARL MAYER, Brazil is a market with a long tradition. Many small warp knitting companies are located there, as well as many larger ones that are becoming increasingly well established, thanks to their vertical production strategies and willingness to invest. “We also want to appeal to smaller customers in order to increase the range of products on offer,” says Nelson Da Cruz, a Regional Sales Manager at KARL MAYER. As a result of national protectionist policies, most of the products manufactured in Brazilian warp knitting companies are sold on the domestic market. The market been experiencing a recession since 2015, but this now seems to have bottomed out. “We are hoping for a recovery in the near future,” says Nelson Da Cruz. His expectations are supported by the number of orders placed for tricot machines over the last few months. This Sales Manager hopes to get an even better understanding of the market, so that he can offer his customers new business opportunities. “We must supply products for niche sectors and meet the specific requirements of this country,” explains Nelson Da Cruz, since domestic manufacturers do not focus on mass production, nor are they innovative pioneers. Instead of this, they tend to follow trends in areas that are already well established and where there is no strong competition.

KARL MAYER is also targeting its exhibits at weft knitting companies at Febratex. In Blumenau, an HKS 3-M will be processing elastane to produce a stretch filet fabric for use in sportswear. This product and the performance of the machine are designed to offer producers of weft-knitted fabrics an attractive, alternative technology.

 

Inauguration of the new BRÜCKNER production facility in Tittmoning

On Saturday, 23 June 2018 the new production facility of BRÜCKNER, the world market leader in dry finishing machines for textiles and technical textiles, was officially opened in Tittmoning, Bavaria. Representatives from politics, the church, banks and industry were present when Regina Brückner inaugurated the new, generously dimensioned production plant together with Dr. Peter Ramsauer, former Minister of Transport and approx. 800 other guests.


Pic 1: New BRUCKNER production site in Tittmoning, Bavaria

“Our old factory simply became too small. Increased incoming orders and ever-increasing demands on machine sizes and delivery dates were the reason for planning a new plant in 2014. We were not able to start construction until November 2016, as many hurdles in the approval process and with regard to nature conservation had to be overcome in advance. With the new plant with 25,000 m² of production space and a spacious office wing, we will continue to meet the high expectations of our customers in the future. The possibility of producing components
with a height of up to 12 m and a working width of up to 8.80 m offers us great potential for the future.
Our employees are also pleased about the new, more spacious workplaces, more effective logistics and more powerful lifting gear. With a large number of new, highly automated processing machines, we are in a position to manufacture and supply even larger machines as before, and we will also be able to increase our delivery volume and significantly shorten delivery times,” emphasized Regina Brückner in her address.

Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
Benzstrasse 8-10, 71229 Leonberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 7152 120 Fax: +49 7152 12 9254
E-Mail: mail@brueckner-textile.com

In her speech, she explained the many advantages of the new plant and presented details of the highly automated and efficiently organized production: the new modern CNC machine tools, the additional welding robots
and the new highlight of the plant: the highly automated powder coating and wet coating system. She emphasized that the installation and commissioning times can be further reduced thanks to the significantly improved lifting, transport and assembly options. The now ceremonially opened new plant in Tittmoning is another forward- looking step of BRÜCKNER to reposition itself in the world market for the finishing of textiles and technical textiles as a system supplier with great future potential.
The former German Minister Dr. Peter Ramsauer emphasized in his speech the importance of the manufacturing industry in Germany and expressed his joy that BRÜCKNER, the leading manufacturer of textile machines, is so clearly committed to the location Germany and does not transfer jobs abroad. He congratulated BRÜCKNER on the successful move to the new plant and emphasized the outstanding importance of such tradition-conscious family companies as BRÜCKNER for the German industry and the location Bavaria in particular. He once again emphasized the considerable investment of 40 million at BRÜCKNER’s long-term production site in Tittmoning and expressed his pleasure that great importance was attached to a sustainable and environmentally friendly implementation already during the planning phase.
The celebrations were preceded by a BRÜCKNER agency conference in which more than 90 Brückner representatives  worldwide were informed and trained about new technical developments. Representatives from industry, trade, banks and politics as well as invited planners, architects, neighbours and staff members focused on the new plant for a total of four days. Executing companies and local residents as well as many of the numerous employees present will be pleased when “calm has returned” and BRÜCKNER can concentrate again on the essential:
the production of textile machines of the highest quality “made in Germany”.


Pic 2: Company owner Regina Brückner honors the employees involved in the construction

Flameproofings Installs BRÜCKNER Line

LEONBERG, Germany — May 2018 — Flameproofings Ltd. is a producer of flame retardant coated fabrics for the upholstery and household textiles markets. The company is part of the John Holden group and a third generation family business, established more than 50 years ago. It installed and commissioned recently a state of the art BRÜCKNER coating plant in its facility in Bolton, England. The line was sold through the Brückner agent John Bradley in Macclesfield, England.

Brückner worked extensively with the Flameproofings team to define requirements and customize the design of the machine to ensure that all expectations were met or exceeded in all regards. Essential requirements were best in class heat and temperature consistency across and throughout the dryer, non-stop batch changeover and exact application as well as control of the coating media according to the customer requirements. Besides the technical features Flameproofings had high expectations in reducing the energy consumption in support of its sustainability initiatives.

Brückner’s design team, in conjunction with Flameproofings, developed a sophisticated line entry concept with two driven unwind stands, followed by a tension controlled roller accumulator to avoid length tensions and providing improved dimensional stability. The coating line is equipped with a vertical pin chain system and has specially designed air plenums for homogenous air distribution to the coated fabric. The direct gas heating system, in combination with Brückner’s staggered chamber arrangement and patented split-flow air circulation design, provide best available temperature consistency across the length and the width of the tenter dryer.

Before the order had been finalized, Brückner proofed its competence with coating trials at its technological center at the company’s headquarters in Leonberg, Germany. Regina Brückner, owner of the Brückner Group is satisfied: “We are very happy that the Technology Centre gives us the possibility to support our customers in the development of their products. Our technologists are assisting our customers at every time, giving them advice in trying out new products or new machine settings.”

Posted May 15, 2017

Source: Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

CONTINUITY IN THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BRÜCKNER AND TVOE IN THE RUSSIAN MARKET

The “Russky trikotazh” Holding was established in 2002 by Mr. Igor Yushkevich and had at that time four production plants. Their products are today sold under the label “TVOE”, a registered trade mark. The Holding developed actively a retail store chain named “TVOE” comprising today more than 500 stores in Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan. TVOE stands for cheerful, fashionable brand name clothing for people full of energy and happiness. 

In 2006 JSC Sharm became a part of the “Russky Trikotazh” group. The high-quality production of the “Sharm” company is defined by the experience of more than 1400 employees and state-of-the-art European machinery. They produce, dye and finish knitted fabric made of cotton and viscose. 

The first BRÜCKNER machines – a stenter and a relaxation dryer – were delivered to Smolensk in 2007. The machines had been chosen in view of quality and high production capacity. But even given the still relatively low energy costs in Russia, energetic and economic efficiency did also play a decisive part when the customer decided in favor of these machines. With this step TVOE came into a position to achieve a very good finishing quality. Above all the uniformity of drying and heat-setting, the hallmark of the BRÜCKNER stenter convinced the customer. 

Another production plant is located in Shuya, a small town in the region of Ivanovo, where a new production site for knitted fabric was established in 2010 based on an old textile factory. 

In a new stage of cooperation between TVOE and BRÜCKNER more machines were sold in 2010 to the factory in Shuya. Beside an 8 compartment POWER-FRAME stenter BRÜCKNER supplied another POWER-RELAX relaxation dryer and a combination of rubber belt compactor and felt belt compactor. This machine, known as POWER-COMPACT COMBI is mainly used for knitted fabric treated with double mercerization. While the rubber belt unit provides for a high shrinkage of the product, the felt belt calender ensures a smooth surface and a good hand of the fabric. 

TVOE is the only textile producer with a fully integrated production in Russia giving a response to the high quantity of importations from China and Turkey. The company produces mainly high-quality knitted fabric made of cotton for every day. There are quality controls in any stage of the production beginning with the selection of yarn to the packing of the end product. 

With their products finished on these machines TVOE could establish themselves successfully as exporter to the European markets. Beyond the usual training of the operators BRÜCKNER organized a training of the team in a well-known finishing factory. With ongoing production, the technological process and the optimization of the machine was explained and trained. 

The last BRÜCKNER machines have been supplied in 2017, a stenter for the factory in Smolensk and a stenter for the factory in Shuya. Currently the machines are being set into operation. When designing these new machines some complements and adaptations have been made compared to the previous machines. The aim is to implement the latest design and marketing trends in the production of TVOE. 

A training and formation package was planned with these supplies, too. A training on site after the commissioning is planned but also further measures either in BRÜCKNER’s Technology Center or in a finishing plant with ongoing production. In addition, the TVOE technicians will be trained by BRÜCKNER in view of telediagnostics and telemaintenance. This will allow in future a faster reaction in case of possible failures, shorter standstills and technological support. 

These measures are a part of BRÜCKNER’s overall concept: BRÜCKNER is not only a supplier of machines for their customers but also a strong technology and service partner. This is the basis for continuity in the successful partnership between BRÜCKNER and their customers.

BRÜCKNER Sustains Position As Market Leader In The Field Of Machines For Electronic Glass

 

LEONBERG, Germany — April 6, 2018 — The rapid developments in the field of electronics lead to an ever increasing demand for so-called electronic glass. This glass serves as basic material for printed circuit boards and is used due to its excellent dielectric characteristics with up to 16 stacked layers.

The users of modern communication and semiconductor technology expect increasing capacity with lower weight. In reverse this leads to a rapid increase of the demand for electronic glass of the highest possible quality. The trend towards lower and lower weights per square meter (m²) is unmistakable. Five years ago a surface weight of 48 grams (g)/m² was the standard for producers of electronic glass but in the meantime the standard is approx. 23 g/m². The leading producers in this field dare already to produce and use woven glass with a weight of 12 g/m².

The extreme yarn and fiber fineness presents however a certain limit for the processing of these light woven fabrics. Currently it cannot be assessed if this trend can and will continue. These woven fabrics are disputed among doctors and biologists. Broken filaments of micro dimensions, which do inevitably occur during the processing of the glass fabric, get with the inhaled air into the lungs and from there possibly into the blood circulation.

The extremely low fabric weight is however an enormous challenge for the supplier of the machinery. The highest possible precision when controlling minimum tractions, an absolute parallelism in the alignment of guide rollers and fabric accumulators, the use of special acid-resisting stainless steel and highly effective fabric path cleaning technology are just as obligatory as a minimum consumption of electrical energy and process heat and a highly effective exhaust air cleaning according to the latest state of the art.

BRÜCKNER meets these challenges for years and continuously develops its lines for continuous desizing and finishing. As a consequence almost all well-known producers of electronic glass have a Brückner glass fabric finishing line in their plants. These lines produce with the highest possible reliability on more than 330 days a year and round the clock with fabric speeds of up to 120 meters per minute.

This reliability, the high productivity and the possibility to process not only extremely light but also a wide range of fabric weights with the required quality makes Brückner a dependable partner for the producers of electronic glass. Therefore it is the rule that Brückner is awarded the contract also in case of follow-up orders.

The orders placed with Brückner during the last 12 months for such lines exceeded by far all expectations. Several customers in Taiwan and China ordered glass fabric finishing lines, among them continuous desizing lines and finishing lines for extremely light fabric. Some of the finishing lines were ordered for the universal use with light and heavier fabric weights from 23 to 202 g/m².

Posted April 6, 2018

Source: Brückner

Continuity In The Partnership Between BRÜCKNER And TVOE In The Russian Market

 

LEONBERG, Germany — April 18, 2018 — The “Russky trikotazh” Holding was established in 2002 by Igor Yushkevich and had at that time four production plants. Their products are today sold under the label “TVOE”, a registered trade mark. The Holding developed actively a retail store chain named TVOE comprising today more than 500 stores in Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan. TVOE stands for cheerful, fashionable brand name clothing for people full of energy and happiness.

In 2006 JSC Sharm became a part of the Russky Trikotazh group. The high-quality production of the Sharm company is defined by the experience of more than 1,400 employees and state-of-the-art European machinery. They produce, dye and finish knitted fabric made of cotton and viscose.

The first BRÜCKNER machines — a tenter and a relaxation dryer — were delivered to Smolensk in 2007. The machines had been chosen in view of quality and high production capacity. But even given the still relatively low energy costs in Russia, energetic and economic efficiency did also play a decisive part when the customer decided in favor of these machines. With this step TVOE came into a position to achieve a very good finishing quality. Above all the uniformity of drying and heat-setting, the hallmark of the Brückner tenter convinced the customer.

Another production plant is located in Shuya, a small town in the region of Ivanovo, where a new production site for knitted fabric was established in 2010 based on an old textile factory.

In a new stage of cooperation between TVOE and Brückner more machines were sold in 2010 to the factory in Shuya. Beside an 8 compartment POWER-FRAME stenter Brückner supplied another POWER-RELAX relaxation dryer and a combination of rubber belt compactor and felt belt compactor. This machine, known as POWER-COMPACT COMBI is mainly used for knitted fabric treated with double mercerization. While the rubber belt unit provides for a high shrinkage of the product, the felt belt calender ensures a smooth surface and a good hand of the fabric.

TVOE is the only textile producer with a fully integrated production in Russia giving a response to the high quantity of importations from China and Turkey. The company produces mainly high-quality knitted fabric made of cotton for every day. There are quality controls in any stage of the production beginning with the selection of yarn to the packing of the end product.

With their products finished on these machines TVOE could establish themselves successfully as exporter to the European markets. Beyond the usual training of the operators Brückner organized a training of the team in a well-known finishing factory. With ongoing production, the technological process and the optimization of the machine was explained and trained.

The last Brückner machines have been supplied in 2017, a stenter for the factory in Smolensk and a stenter for the factory in Shuya. Currently the machines are being set into operation. When designing these new machines some complements and adaptations have been made compared to the previous machines. The aim is to implement the latest design and marketing trends in the production of TVOE.

A training and formation package was planned with these supplies, too. A training on site after the commissioning is planned but also further measures either in Brückner’s Technology Center or in a finishing plant with ongoing production. In addition, the TVOE technicians will be trained by Brückner in view of telediagnostics and telemaintenance. This will allow in future a faster reaction in case of possible failures, shorter standstills and technological support.

These measures are a part of Brückner’s overall concept: Brückner is not only a supplier of machines for their customers but also a strong technology and service partner. This is the basis for continuity in the successful partnership between Brückner and their customers.

Posted April 18, 2017

Source: Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

BRÜCKNER Sustains Position As Market Leader In The Field Of Machines For Electronic Glass

 

LEONBERG, Germany — April 6, 2018 — The rapid developments in the field of electronics lead to an ever increasing demand for so-called electronic glass. This glass serves as basic material for printed circuit boards and is used due to its excellent dielectric characteristics with up to 16 stacked layers.

The users of modern communication and semiconductor technology expect increasing capacity with lower weight. In reverse this leads to a rapid increase of the demand for electronic glass of the highest possible quality. The trend towards lower and lower weights per square meter (m²) is unmistakable. Five years ago a surface weight of 48 grams (g)/m² was the standard for producers of electronic glass but in the meantime the standard is approx. 23 g/m². The leading producers in this field dare already to produce and use woven glass with a weight of 12 g/m².

The extreme yarn and fiber fineness presents however a certain limit for the processing of these light woven fabrics. Currently it cannot be assessed if this trend can and will continue. These woven fabrics are disputed among doctors and biologists. Broken filaments of micro dimensions, which do inevitably occur during the processing of the glass fabric, get with the inhaled air into the lungs and from there possibly into the blood circulation.

The extremely low fabric weight is however an enormous challenge for the supplier of the machinery. The highest possible precision when controlling minimum tractions, an absolute parallelism in the alignment of guide rollers and fabric accumulators, the use of special acid-resisting stainless steel and highly effective fabric path cleaning technology are just as obligatory as a minimum consumption of electrical energy and process heat and a highly effective exhaust air cleaning according to the latest state of the art.

BRÜCKNER meets these challenges for years and continuously develops its lines for continuous desizing and finishing. As a consequence almost all well-known producers of electronic glass have a Brückner glass fabric finishing line in their plants. These lines produce with the highest possible reliability on more than 330 days a year and round the clock with fabric speeds of up to 120 meters per minute.

This reliability, the high productivity and the possibility to process not only extremely light but also a wide range of fabric weights with the required quality makes Brückner a dependable partner for the producers of electronic glass. Therefore it is the rule that Brückner is awarded the contract also in case of follow-up orders.

The orders placed with Brückner during the last 12 months for such lines exceeded by far all expectations. Several customers in Taiwan and China ordered glass fabric finishing lines, among them continuous desizing lines and finishing lines for extremely light fabric. Some of the finishing lines were ordered for the universal use with light and heavier fabric weights from 23 to 202 g/m².

Posted April 6, 2018

Source: Brückner

BRÜCKNER Sets The Course For The Future

LEONBERG, Germany — February 5, 2018 — Due to the strong demand for BRÜCKNER lines in the last years, an enlargement of the production capacity was indispensable for the German technology supplier. There were no possibilities for expansion at the previous production site in Tittmoning (Bavaria), so that the company came to the decision to build a completely new site near Tittmoning, at a distance of a few kilometers from the previous site. The company management never even thought of moving the production abroad since by doing so the company would lose invaluable employees and thus decades of experience and know-how. The ground breaking in September 2016 was followed by a one-year construction period. In November 2017 Brückner began step by step to move the production to the new production site. In spring 2018 the moving will be terminated.

The new plant comprises 25,000 square meters of construction hall area and is provided with the latest production technology. Since this is a completely new building, all optimization potentials regarding material flow and work place design could be used. The increasing sizes and weights of the machinery components were considered in the selection of the height of the hall and the type of the installed crane systems. Thus, crane systems for the lifting of weights up to 20 tons and crane hooks in a height of 12 meters are available for the final assembly.

The increasing sales success during the last years and the systematic expansion of Brückner’s nonwovens sector had a significant influence on the decision to build this new site. In 2017, Brückner sold in the TECHNO-LINE NONWOVENS product line several lines for the production of geo-nonwovens, light nonwovens consolidated with bonding agents for the medical sector, voluminous thermo-fusioned filler nonwovens for the furniture industry and thermo-fusion ovens for ADL, topsheet and backsheet for the hygienics industry.

Particularly in the field of hygienic nonwovens, a trend shows towards products of a better quality with a smoother hand and of more uniform texture. With the development of a new generation of air-through oven, Brückner created the preconditions to provide customers all over the world with the technology to produce these high quality end products. The successful sales of the new oven generation SUPRA-FLOW BA to renowned nonwovens producers all over the world confirms once again the innovation power of Brückner. Particular attention was given to a gentle transport of the not yet bonded web, a particularly uniform air flow through the web as well as a constant temperature distribution across the complete working width. Important findings from very different thermal treatment systems of related BRÜCKNER product lines could be integrated into the construction design.

The new oven type is characterized among other advantages by the following constructive features:

  • gentle fabric transport;
  • minimum thermal energy required;
  • high flow uniformity;
  • constant temperature distribution across the working width;
  • best possible accessibility of the oven chambers;
  • easy to maintain;
  • flow-optimized air circulation;
  • use of belts with special coating with good detaching characteristics;
  • working widths of up to 4200 mm in the standard design; and
  • production speeds up to 200 m/min.

The continuously increasing number of inquiries for this new type of oven shows that the extensive development efforts were definitely justified and that the new belt oven corresponds absolutely to the market requirements.

Brückner’s nonwovens experts will with great pleasure present in a personal meeting the benefits of the SUPRA-FLOW BA air-through oven in detail to interested customers.

Posted February 5, 2018

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