SPORTS TEXTILES Sportswear

Sportswear having high-tech functions and a high level of comfort is not only worn for active and leisure sports nowadays, it is also worn as functional leisure clothing and workwear. And, of course, the fashion aspect is important everywhere. With innovative designs, you will be able to develop the functional characteristics of your sportswear and also create special optical effects.

KARL MAYER – ISPO 2019 3 – 6 February 2019 / Munich

 

KARL MAYER – ISPO 2019 3

 

 

KARL MAYER will exhibit as an ambassador for warp knitting at ISPO Munich. With our booth in Hall C4 we will be positioned directly in the centre of the exhibition’s idea hub. Surrounded by the most up-to-date fabrics, cuts and accessories, we demonstrate the performance of warp knitted textiles on 120 m².

At ISPO 2019, at Stand 408 in Hall C4, we will show innovative applications and concepts for warp knitted textiles – especially solutions for advanced functional textiles within the sectors of performance sportswear, athleisure and e-textiles.

 

A performance show of functional, warp-knitted textiles

KARL MAYER – an ambassador for warp knitting at ISPO Munich, 03. – 06.02.2019, stand 408 in hall C4

The textile machinery manufacturer, KARL MAYER, is participating more and more in shows concentrating on applications and end-uses. “We want to pick up customers at key textile areas and introduce them to something new by offering innovative textiles and concepts,” says Oliver Mathews, the Sales Manager of the Business Unit Warp Knitting, when speaking about the aims behind this decision. The next important date in KARL MAYER’s diary of events is ISPO Munich. KARL MAYER can be found here on stand 408 in hall C4 of Messe München – right at the centre of the exhibition’s trends hub.

KARL MAYER will be demonstrating the performance features of warp-knitted textiles on an area of 120 m², surrounded by the latest fabrics, styles and accessories.

TEXTILE-CIRCUIT shows how electrically conductive yarns can be incorporated directly into the textile in a single step during fabric production. The positioning of the electrically conductive yarns is done to meet the requirements of the intended end-use. For example, this can produce warp-knitted textiles having sensor functions, which are opening up completely new potential applications in the sportswear and outdoor sectors.

Textiles that can do so much more are also at the focus of solutions in the field of active sports. With their functional zones, which are also integrated directly during manufacture, these new articles provide breathability and compression following the principles of body mapping. They, therefore, deliver maximum efficiency when producing high-performance activewear for ambitious athletes.

LEISUREE.FASHION is a futuristic concept for producing sporty athleisure wear and comfortable, everyday clothing, as well as conventional underwear and lingerie. The fabrics offer all the comfort of sportswear with the soft support of activewear and also produce a sophisticated look with zones featuring decorative lingerie elements – the perfect combination of style, sportiness and comfort.

Gabriela Schellner, the Head of Textile Product Development at KARL MAYER, is convinced that the products on show will familiarise the sportswear and outdoor sectors with warp knitting technology. In particular, she intends to come into even closer contact with brand manufacturers at ISPO. She wants to learn more about their ideas and requirements for new product developments, and to develop new solutions with them.

A performance show of functional, warp-knitted textiles

KARL MAYER – an ambassador for warp knitting at ISPO Munich, 03. – 06.02.2019, stand 408 in hall C4

The textile machinery manufacturer, KARL MAYER, is participating more and more in shows concentrating on applications and end-uses. “We want to pick up customers at key textile areas and introduce them to something new by offering innovative textiles and concepts,” says Oliver Mathews, the Sales Manager of the Business Unit Warp Knitting, when speaking about the aims behind this decision. The next important date in KARL MAYER’s diary of events is ISPO Munich. KARL MAYER can be found here on stand 408 in hall C4 of Messe München – right at the centre of the exhibition’s trends hub.

KARL MAYER will be demonstrating the performance features of warp-knitted textiles on an area of 120 m², surrounded by the latest fabrics, styles and accessories.

TEXTILE-CIRCUIT shows how electrically conductive yarns can be incorporated directly into the textile in a single step during fabric production. The positioning of the electrically conductive yarns is done to meet the requirements of the intended end-use. For example, this can produce warp-knitted textiles having sensor functions, which are opening up completely new potential applications in the sportswear and outdoor sectors.

Textiles that can do so much more are also at the focus of solutions in the field of active sports. With their functional zones, which are also integrated directly during manufacture, these new articles provide breathability and compression following the principles of body mapping. They, therefore, deliver maximum efficiency when producing high-performance activewear for ambitious athletes.

LEISUREE.FASHION is a futuristic concept for producing sporty athleisure wear and comfortable, everyday clothing, as well as conventional underwear and lingerie. The fabrics offer all the comfort of sportswear with the soft support of activewear and also produce a sophisticated look with zones featuring decorative lingerie elements – the perfect combination of style, sportiness and comfort.

Gabriela Schellner, the Head of Textile Product Development at KARL MAYER, is convinced that the products on show will familiarise the sportswear and outdoor sectors with warp knitting technology. In particular, she intends to come into even closer contact with brand manufacturers at ISPO. She wants to learn more about their ideas and requirements for new product developments, and to develop new solutions with them.

MJ 52/1 SMultibar Jacquard Raschel machine for high elastic lace fabrics with Jacquard ground Applications:structures targeting sporty athleisure as well as comfortable Lingerie

MJ 52/1 S

 

 

A new machine is shaping the standard sector

The new TM WEFT for the standard segment is complementing the WEFTTRONIC® II HKS for the premium segment

KARL MAYER is transferring its successful two product line strategy to its Technical Textiles Business Unit and is supplementing its premium weft-insertion machine with a standard model. In addition to the WEFTTRONIC® II HKS, there will also be a TM WEFT in future. This new warp knitting machine with weft-insertion facility bears all the hallmarks of the high-end version in terms of its quality and reliability, but its optimised cost:benefit ratio targets a different market.

 

The right machine for every market segment

This new machine is a machine from Asia for Asia. “Our target market is China and the mid-range segment in particular”, explains Hagen Lotzmann, the Sales Manager of KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH. To score points here, the TM WEFT delivers a 50% higher cost:benefit ratio than the WEFTTRONIC® II HKS. The considerable increase in speed has been achieved by completely redeveloping the machine and modifying the production logistics. The engineering know-how and the core areas of expertise for the TM WEFT are being provided by locations in Germany, and all the other work is being done by KARL MAYER (CHINA). This has led to the exceptional quality and operating reliability typical of all KARL MAYER’s machines, and also delivers an attractive performance package for producers of standard goods for the interlining market. With its fine gauge, the WEFTTRONIC® II HKS is still the number one machine for producing fine interlinings and high-quality automotive textiles, for use in e.g. sun protection.

Customised technical features

The TM WEFT is available in a gauge of E 24 and a working width of 247″, which can be reduced by 62″. Its features include two stitch-forming ground guide bars, the KAMCOS®2 Single Speed and integrated Laserstop facility for the early detection of yarn breakages. Up to 24 wefts can be inserted at the same time during production. The yarn is delivered from a creel with yarn storage feeders. An electronically controlled, 4-roller system is responsible for fabric take-down, and the fabric is wound by stand-alone batching unit no. 64. It has friction drive, with control in line with the stitches.

An eagerly anticipated sales release

The TM WEFT was announced at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 in Shanghai and proved to be a hot topic of conversation. “Our customers are extremely interested in our new weft-insertion warp knitting machine, and are already looking forward to the official market release,” says Hagen Lotzmann. This sales expert is expecting that the first orders for this standard model, with its excellent cost:benefit ratio, will be placed this year. The sales release is scheduled for the second half of January 2019. An in-house show will also be held in January at KARL MAYER (CHINA) in Changzhou, where the TM WEFT will be demonstrating its features.

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07.02.2019 – INCREDIBLE INDIA ON ITS WAY TO TECHNICAL TEXTILES

Mahlo’s Stephan Kehry delivers a speech at ITTA

India is known for many things: The Taj Mahal is one of the New Wonders of the World, Indian curries are very popular and the many festivities attract people from all over the world to celebrate together.  Technical Textiles cannot keep up with this popularity. Not yet. Just like Germany during the second half of the 20th century, for a big part the Indian economy depends on the textile industry.  And just like in Germany at that time, it is mainly mass-produced goods that leave the production sites in Ahmedabad, Mumbai or Coimbatore. And just like in Germany 40 years ago, local producers of textile web are getting under more and more pressure as far as prices are concerned.

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Germany then was able to secure a significant market share thanks to the technical textile sector. The companies that are still operating today have set their course towards functional textiles just in time. Up until now, Germany has remained a market leader in the area of Technical Textiles.

In India a steadily growing price pressure for mass-produced goods is emerging. The country has plenty of experience with textiles. Demand is also sufficiently present. There is also no lack of applications such as road construction, agriculture or tent canvas. But in many places the much needed know-how for realizing these projects is missing.

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By now, this know-how is highly in demand. One of the formative intermediaries in this area is the Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA). As the voice of all production facilities interested in Technical Textiles it is their task to pool all the knowledge available for the Indian subcontinent, which is needed for producing these complex goods.

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In contrary to mass-produced goods, with Technical Textiles there is only a fine line between “pass” and “fail”. Tolerances are almost non-existent – critical values must be obliged meticulously. Here, the experience of the Mahlo GmbH with measurement and control technology is called for. That is why the Bavarian textile machinery builder was a clear choice to invite to the latest ITTA event.  At the „International Conference on Technology & Machinery Innovations for Technical Textiles“, the modern sensor technology and the innovative interfaces attracted much interest. About 150 participants from science and industry listened to the report of Stephan Kehry, Mahlo’s Area Sales Manager, who emphasized the need  to know and control processes in order to guarantee a satisfying result in his presentation titled „Technical Textiles: Guidelines for a smooth production“.

Especially the different methods of measurement with x-ray or beta emitters caught the attention of the audience and generated many interesting questions. Most likely, the Indian economy will eliminate the current deficits in producing the challenging Technical Textiles quickly, and will soon be able to manufacture high-performance products for construction, agriculture or automotive construction. The possibility that Mahlo systems will be used then is immensely high.

31.01.2019 – MAHLO ATTENDS CONVERTECH IN JAPAN

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Trade show for Coating & Converting in full swing

In the land of the rising sun, converters from all over the world are meeting right now to discuss the sector’s latest trends. Right in the middle of it: Mahlo GmbH and its honored partner Toyo Machinery Co. Ltd.

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At booth 3L-14 in hall 3, the experienced team presents renowned on-line web gauging technology for film thickness, basis weight, density, coating thickness and moisture. The focus therefore is on the quality control system Qualiscan QMS-12. Visitors at the Mahlo booth have the chance to examine the Mahlo sensors Infrascope NIR as well as the sensor Optoscope WLI in detail. Thanks to a special demo-tower, people interested can get an explanation of the sensors’ operating principles by means of several material samples. At the same time the get a glimpse of the clear and user-friendly software visualization.

The trade show team is ready for questions regarding these or other Mahlo systems.

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TONELLO – TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE GARMENT FINISHING

Tonello and Velocity Apparelz join forces to demonstrate that only through a greater awareness and sense of responsibility from those companies working “on garments” will we, all of us together, be able to plan a future where fashion, art, and design can continue to give us beauty, pleasure, and well-being.

Discover more during Sourcing at Magic, taking place from February 4 to 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center – South Hall, Sourcing and Footwear – Booth 84209.

PLANET REHAB PROJECT
Celebrating Collaboration, Fashion and Sustainability

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In Planet Rehab, Lenzing, Tejidos Royo, Officina+39 and Tonello joined together with designer Juan Carlos Gordillo to create a soulful Latin inspired womenswear collection.

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EFI-REGGIANI / BLUTEC VISITAN GRUPO TEXTIL PROVIDENCIA / ÁREA DE IMPRESIÓN DIGITAL 2019

 

El pasado miércoles 30.01.2019  efectuamos una importante visita a las Instalaciones de Grupo Textil Providencia , en Santa Ana Chiautempan , con el Director Comercial de nuestra representada EFI-REGGIANI ,  Sr. Ing. Michele Riva  , y los Srs. Daniele Uslenghi ( Dir. General de BLUTEC S.A. de C.V. )  ,  Sr. Nicolo Uslenghi  ( Area comercial ).  

Los Srs. C.P. Jose Antonio Torre Mendoza  y  el Lic. Jose Antonio Torre Lamuño   , propietarios de Grupo Textil Providencia  nos recibieron en sus fantásticas instalaciones para presentarnos su nueva  área de ESTAMPADO DIGITAL – “ProvidenciaPrints “.  Donde  se esta proporcionando : 

EFI REGGIANI   esta colaborando con sus equipos de impresión digital en dicho proyecto , actualmente con tres maquinas para la impresión en papel para sublimado .

Queremos agradecer la cordial  recepción que nos fue brindada y plasmar la admirable impresión causada,  al recorrer sus  instalaciones .

  • Jose A. Torre Lamuño ,  Nicolo Uslenghi, Daniele Uslenghi ,
  • Ing, Michele RivaC.P. Jose Antonio Torre Mendoza

 

18.01.2019 INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS EVEN FOR COMPLEX SCENARIOS

Mahlo presents quality control “Made in Germany” at ICE Europe

It’s ICE time again in Munich! From March 12 to 14, 2019 the international leading trade fair for finishing and processing of paper, film and foil draws a professional audience from all over the world. At stand A5-1510 they can discover for themselves the wide range of quality control technology of the German machine manufacturer, Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG.

“Manufacturers are not only concerned about sustainability with the manufacturing process and the end product. In addition, coating processes become increasingly demanding to meet the expectations of the customers”, says Mahlo’s Area Sales Manager, Matthias Wulbeck. The expert for quality measuring technology knows: “With the Qualiscan QMS we offer a solution that facilitates new standards to coating operations.” With the renowned on-line measuring and control solution, sensors traverse on stable measuring frames across the entire fabr

 

ic width and determine parameters such as thickness, basis weight, density, application thickness and moisture. At the same time, they log and control the required features. Depending on the application and the product, beta, X-ray or infrared emitters are used.

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Mahlo’s exhibits at ICE 2019

At the ICE Mahlo also presents the measuring bridge Webpro XS, the most compact version of the O-frames. Installation is therefore possible even where space is at a premium. The Webpro XS manages product width from 0.2 to two metres and can accommodate one Mahlo sensor. Depending on the model, it measures key parameters such as film thickness, moisture or basis weight.

Interested parties can observe on special demo towers how exactly measurements are carried out and how the results are presented in a clearly arranged manner. With them Mahlo introduces two sensors from the comprehensive portfolio, which are used especially with complex requirements. The Infralot IMF measures important product specific parameters such as moisture and coating weight by optical analysis of reflected light energy in the near infrared range without contact. Using the Same Spot Technology makes the analysis in parallel possible. Depending on the application, the Infralot IMF is available as transmission or backscatter sensor.

The Optoscope WLI is employed for especially thin coats where other systems reach their limits. The sensor is able to measure varnish coats down to a thickness of 0.4 μm using the white light interference method. With adhesive coats on polymer film measurement of minute applications down to 1 μm is possible. What’s more, the Optoscope WLI is able to determine even extremely thin coats in the nm range indirectly with aqueous or solvent-based applications on film, depending on the solids content. The constant ongoing development of the sensor has ensured that practically no passline effect occurs. This guarantees extremely precise measuring results.

Saving costs and energy

“Especially in the finishing industry, transparent production processes help save cost and increase product quality” says Wulbeck. Mahlo possesses comprehensive experience and a wide range of measuring technologies. Eleven different sensors are available for the Qualiscan QMS quality measurement system using also, in addition to the methods mentioned, beta and X-ray transmission, laser triangulation or light band shadowing. Developing the right concept for nearly any application is the goal. The Mahlo Team looks forward to interesting conversations and questions about the latest development at booth A5-1510

29.01.2019 NEW POSSIBILITIES IN PERU

German technology meets Peruvian textile industry

Peru has since long been more than an insider tipp – not only for travelling but also for textile machine builders.  Mahlo’s Area Sales Manager Miguel Lessel therefore has taken the opportunity to take part in a business trip, organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, to fathom existing activities as well as the market potential of the local textile industry. Together with other representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises he established new contacts. For local producers, Lessel introduced the renowned Mahlo solutions for measuring and controlling textile goods.

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The Peruvian textile market with its 5000 years long tradition can not only look back to a splendid past: in the future, the sector will also be an important pillar for its country’s success. Over the last few years, Peru has made a name for itself as popular production site for well-known US brands and designers. High quality production facilities, the proximity to the headquarters – compared to Asian competition – and competitive pricing support the South Americans.

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BMWi know Peru’s potential and supports small and medium sized enterprises from the texile machinery sector, to find new business contacts. Expert Workshops, company tours and meetings are therefore part of the trip’s program.