Making more room for pioneering work – KARL MAYER

A large number of visitors attended the ceremony to celebrate the opening of NIPPON MAYER’s Development Centre, 01.–03.03.2017 in Fukui

Progress needs new ideas, know-how, equipment and plenty of room to develop, which is why KARL MAYER opened a new Development Centre recently in Japan. Setting up the modern building was part of a restructuring programme implemented at KARL MAYER’s site in Fukui, Japan.

The restructuring and modernisation programme involved the setting up of a Centre of Excellence at this subsidiary between 2014 and 2016 for developing double-bar raschel machines and for researching into new innovations for the textile sector. NIPPON MAYER was able to demonstrate what it has to offer at an in-house show, which was held from 1 to 3 March 2017. This customer event is one of a series of celebrations, which will be held to mark the 80th anniversary of the KARL MAYER Group, and the occasion was used to officially open the recently completed Development Centre. This get-together, together with the inauguration ceremony, tour of the company, machine show and workshops, was extremely well attended.

“We were able to welcome more than 400 visitors. We did not expect such a high level of interest,” concluded Armin Alber. The President of NIPPON MAYER was not only delighted with the number of guests, but also with the wide spectrum of their business backgrounds. The group was made up of many customers from Japan and included a large delegation from Korea and even Europe. They were representatives of brand-name manufacturers from the sportswear and lace sectors, institutes and universities, as well as textile retailers, managing directors and owners of textile companies, who have not yet got into the business of warp knitting. Following the programme of events, they were all impressed by the modern set-up and innovative strengths of KARL MAYER’s Japanese subsidiary. “The building and equipment in our Development Centre and assembly hall impressed our guests and reinforced their confidence in our Japanese location,” said the Senior Director, Hirokazu Takayama. By holding this event, NIPPON MAYER has shown that it does not only supply high-end machines but that it is also a partner that can put new ideas into practice – for generating new business.

Innovative technology for producing sportswear and clothing

A selection of double-bar raschel machines formed the focal point of the well attended technical presentation. The specialist machines for producing seamless articles are ideal for manufacturing sportswear and clothing, and can produce a wide range of different patterns. The presentation of this innovative technology led to some intense discussions, especially among sportswear manufacturers. The HKS 4-M EL also generated a great deal of interest as it was operating. In full view of the impressed visitors, this high-speed tricot machine was producing a multicoloured garment piece featuring various designs with non-stop changeover facility. It was reaching a speed of 2,100 min-1 and, despite its high speed, was also extremely accurate.

The DS OPTO, which was also being demonstrated next to the tricot machine, also attracted the attention of the observers. This direct warping machine produces patterned sectional warp beams (SWBs), which enables the HKS 4-M EL to achieve its full performance potential. The DS OPTO operates in sectional warping mode when producing coloured SWBs at a high level of efficiency, as well as when processing short warps for developing new products. This hybrid machine can also be used just as easily for direct warping at high speed.


ICE EUROPE 2017 21 – 23 March 2017 in Munich, Germany


21 – 23 March 2017 in Munich, Germany

Visit Mahlo at booth A5/1012

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International Coating & Converting Exhibition Europe

Your are very welcome to our stand in hall A5 booth no. 1012 at ICE in Munich. Experience live the latest technology of non-radiometric coating measurementin operation.

In the Coating & Converting market we provide renowned on-line measurement and control solutions for film/sheet thickness, basis weight, density, coating add-on, and moisture.


The Mahlo Team of ICE 2017 in MunichThe Mahlo Team of ICE 2017 in Munich

Well done - a beautiful stand again
Well done – a beautiful stand again
As we can see plainly: Basis weight is a weighty topic for Mahlo at the ICE
As we can see plainly: Basis weight is a weighty topic for Mahlo at the ICE
It's all about automation and web process control, on-line. Naturally.
It’s all about automation and web process control, on-line. Naturally.
Oh yes, and quality control solutions for coating & converting. We'll meet your needs. Check it out!
Oh yes, and quality control solutions for coating & converting. We’ll meet your needs. Check it out!
Qualiscan QMS-12 - Our traversing quality control system measures up to 5 different tasks in one stroke. On-line and over the complete web width.
Qualiscan QMS-12 – Our traversing quality control system measures up to 5 different tasks in one stroke. On-line and over the complete web width.
On display: Compact O-frame Webpro XS with an X-ray basis weight sensor Gravimat FMX-T
On display: Compact O-frame Webpro XS with an X-ray basis weight sensor Gravimat FMX-T

Control & Display Station of the Qualiscan: Profile and 2D-Profile of the measurement at a glanceControl & Display Station of the Qualiscan: Profile and 2D-Profile of the measurement at a glance

How thin is the line?

The UniScan M or UniScan S traversing frames are the single-sided counterpart to the double-sided O-frames of the WebPro series, and have been specially designed to accommodate the single-sided sensing devices of the Mahlo QMS family.
Have you ever wondered how to measure thin layers and coatings straightforward and accurate? Then come along at our booth!

Want to experience traversing white light interference measurement? Then come along at our booth!

Measurement without radiation protection requirements!

Our project manager for QCS Matthias Wulbeck and his team will advise you personally to all challenges posed by this topic.

The traversing quality control system Qualiscan QMS is the perfect tool for the demanding manufacturer. It offers non-nuclear sensors plus responsive, professional technical support, and the most reliable, well-built scanning platforms in the industry.

The Qualiscan QMS can be used in industrial sectors in which products are produced as a web, like

  • Coating & Converting
  • Film & Extrusion
  • Nonwoven
  • Textile
  • Pulp & Paper
  • and many more …

 For detailed information about the trade show itself please visit the website of the ICE Europe 2017:

Featured Mahlo products at ICE Europe


QUALISCAN QMS-12  :  Traversing quality control system


Qualiscan QMS-12
Qualiscan QMS-12

The Qualiscan QMS is a modular system for measuring, logging and controlling critical process parameters over the entire width of the product, including weight per unit area, coating weight, thickness, moisture etc.

The Qualiscan QMS can be used in virtually every industrial sector in which products are produced as a web, or where they are finished (laminated, coated, etc.). The versatile sensors and measuring devices of the Qualiscan QMS series can sense, log and continuously control such parameters as weight per unit area (basis weight), coating weight, thickness and moisture in a variety of web-type products.

The Qualiscan QMS is a modular system consisting of multiple measuring sensors and traversing frames acting as intelligent nodes on a network. The individual components are linked through a normal Ethernet cable as found in any office for networking multiple PCs.


Product highlights Customer benefits
  • Modern construction with intelligent sensors and traversing frames
  • Based on industry standard hardened computers
  • running Windows embedded operating system
  • Components communicate through digital interfaces
  • Savings in raw materials and/or energy at the manufacturing stage
  • Uninterrupted monitoring and logging of actual product quality
  • Improvement in product quality, especially in conjunction with control


Product information (PDF)


Da un estratto di Wikipedia the free encyclopedia:

According to textile historians, chenille-type yarn is a recent invention, dating to the 18th century and believed to have originated in France. The original technique involved weaving a “leno” fabric and then cutting the fabric into strips to make the chenille yarn.

Alexander Buchanan, a foreman in a Paisley fabric mill, is credited with introducing chenille fabric to Scotland in the 1830s. Here he developed a way to weave fuzzy shawls. Tufts of coloured wool were woven together into a blanket that was then cut into strips. They were treated by heating rollers in order to create the frizz. This resulted in a very soft, fuzzy fabric named chenille. Another Paisley shawl manufacturer went on to further develop the technique. James Templeton and William Quigley worked to refine this process while working on imitation oriental rugs. The intricate patterns used to be difficult to reproduce by automation, but this technique solved that issue. These men patented the process but Quigley soon sold out his interest. Templeton then went on to open a successful carpet company that became a leading manufacturer throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Dalton in Northwest Georgia became the tufted bedspread capital of the US thanks to Catherine Evans (later adding Whitener) who initially revived the handcraft technique in the 1890s. Hand-tufted bedspreads with an embroidered appearance became increasingly popular and were referred to as “chenille” a term which stuck.[1] With effective marketing, chenille bedspreads appeared in city department stores and tufting subsequently became important to the economic development of North Georgia, maintaining families even through the Depression era.[1] Merchants organised “spread houses” where products tufted on farms were finished using heat washing to shrink and “set” the fabric. Trucks delivered pattern-stamped sheets and dyed chenille yarns to families for tufting before returning to pay the tufters and collect the spreads for finishing. By this time, tufters all over the state were creating not only bedspreads but pillow shams and mats and selling them by the highway.[1] The first to make a million dollars in the bedspread business, was Dalton County native, B. J. Bandy with the help of his wife, Dicksie Bradley Bandy, by the late 1930s, to be followed by many others.[1]

In the 1930s, usage for the tufted fabric became widely desirable for throws, mats, bedspreads, and carpets, but not as yet, apparel. Companies shifted handwork from the farms into factories for greater control and productivity, encouraged as they were to pursue centralized production by the wage and hour provisions of the National Recovery Administration’s tufted bedspread code. With the trend towards mechanization, adapted sewing machines were used to insert raised yarn tufts.[1]

Chenille became popularized for apparel again with commercial production in the 1970s.

Standards of industrial production were not introduced until the 1990s, when the Chenille International Manufacturers Association (CIMA) was formed with the mission to improve and develop the manufacturing processes.[2] From the 1970s each machine head made two chenille yarns straight onto bobbins, a machine could have over 100 spindles (50 heads). Giesse was one of the first major machine manufacturers. Giesse acquired Iteco company in 2010 integrating the chenille yarn electronic quality control directly on their machine. Chenille fabrics are also often used in Letterman jackets also known as “varsity jackets”, for the letter patches.


ITMA 2019 – BARCELONA – Innovating the World of Textiles / BLUTEC estará presente con todas sus representadas.

Technological innovation, a basic of industry transformation, is pivotal to the success of the textile and garment industry.
ITMA is the trendsetting textile & garment technology platform where the industry converges every four years to explore fresh ideas, effective solutions and collaborative partnerships for business growth. The upcoming ITMA will be held from 20 to 26 June 2019 in Barcelona at Fira De Barcelona, Gran Via.

ITMA 2019 provides an unrivalled marketplace and knowledge platform. It is expected to feature:
200,000 square metres of gross exhibition space
Over 1,500 exhibitors from some 45 countries
Visitorship of over 100,000 from about 140 countries

PINTERCAIPO – El nuevo Hilo MOSAIC & Sistema 3D CORE



Color bajo Control !
El nuevo hilo MOSAIC es revolucionario.
El hilo tiene franjas de colores siguiendo un diseño prefijado, cambiando de color debido a un cambio de la mecha alimentada, y no por un proceso estampado o de tintura.
El sistema permite programar la longitud de cada zona para obtener el hilo con listados de color que se desea.
La transición entre colores es extremadamente corta, de menos de 1 cm , por lo que el cambio es limpio y preciso, sin colas de color anterior visibles.
Además de hilos listados, el sistema permite la producción de moulinè (chenilla), así como flamés estándar, pudiendo combinar todos los efectos al mismo tiempo. MOSAIC controla múltiples parámetros de manera precisa, tales como la longitud, el grueso y la aleatoriedad de cada zona de hilo.
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3 Dcore:

Valor añadido en un único proceso.
Produciendo hilos con tecnología LYCRA® dual FX® y PinterCaipo 3Dcore
Experiencia, know how y fabricación de alta calidad: la combinación ganadora.
La tecnología LYCRA® dualFX® permite a los hiladores producir hilos de alto valor añadido. Para conseguirlo, se necesita un sistema preciso y de alta calidad que garantice las características adecuadas al hilo.
Para ello, PinterCaipo ha creado un dispositivo completo para ser adaptado a las continuas de hilar existentes, permitiendo a los hiladores la producción de hilos que dan como resultado tejidos y prendas con las características deseadas.
Basado en la amplia experiencia que PinterCaipo ha acumulado en más de 25 años en hilatura core, los dispositivos 3Dcore incorporan los componentes más avanzados para obtener óptimos resultados. Teniendo en cuenta cada detalle que marca la diferencia en la calidad y propiedades finales.

Componentes de calidad

Todos los componentes han sido diseñados teniendo en cuenta la tecnología de tejido LYCRA® dualFX® para asegurar un hilo de propiedades excelentes.
Los componentes se fabrican siguiendo los más altos estándares de calidad, con procesos y maquinaria de última generación. Sólo así se consiguen resultados óptimos en cuanto a propiedades elásticas y uniformidad entre husos y lotes.


La producción de hilos con tecnología LYCRA® dualFX® y fibra LYCRA® T400® presenta algunos retos importantes, en particular la necesidad de alojar una bobina de mecha y bobinas separadas de fibra LYCRA® y fibra LYCRA® T400® por posición. El sistema PinterCaipo 3Dcore se ha creado considerando tanto el producto final como las operaciones de producción (reparación de rotura de hilo, cambio de bobinas), para que puedan llevarse a cabo con el mínimo impacto en la eficiencia de la máquina y en la carga de trabajo sobra el operario. Teniendo en cuenta las limitaciones de altura, se ha diseñado el equipo con la mínima altura posible, simplificando la adaptación de sistemas de limpieza y transporte.


Una de las características clave de 3Dcore es la posibilidad de producir diferentes hilos con un único sistema, según las necesidades de producción.
Una simple operación permite cambiar la producción de uno a otro tipo de hilo:
– Combinación de fibra LYCRA® y fibra LYCRA® T400® en el mismo huso, alimentados como alma y recubiertas por fibras, durante el proceso de hilado.
– Hilo core spun simple con fibra LYCRA® recubierto por cualquier fibra.
– Hilo core spun simple con fibra LYCRA® T400® recubierto por cualquier fibra.
– Hilo normal

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