KARL MAYER Technische Textilien (Technical Textiles) is opening up a whole world of multiaxial textiles

The JEC WORLD 2017 innovation platform ended on 16 March with many satisfied exhibitors – and KARL MAYER Technische Textilien was one of them

As one of the leading suppliers to the composites sector, KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH would not miss exhibiting at JEC WORLD 2017. This company manufactures machines and equipment for producing textile structures for reinforcing composites. “Together with Techtextil in Frankfurt, JEC WORLD is the most important fair for us,” said Hagen Lotzmann, the Sales Manager of KARL MAYER Technische Textilien. “We spoke to all of our most important clients in Paris, most of whom were also exhibiting at the show. We also made many new contacts, mainly from European companies,” he said. The conversations mainly focused on machines for producing multiaxial textiles. This company can supply the BIAXTRONIC® CO and COP BIAX 2 for producing biaxially textiles. The COP MAX machines are also available for producing multi axial reinforcing structures: the flexible COP MAX 4 can produce multilayered, multiaxial textiles with angles of +20° to -20°, and the COP MAX 5 is designed specifically for processing carbon fibres. Very thin, homogeneous structures with extremely low weights can be produced on this machine. To produce lightweight, multiaxial structures, many manufacturers want to use industrial, heavy and consequently cost-effective fibre materials and were, therefore, keen to talk to Hagen Lotzmann about fibre spreading. The company can supply the UD 500 and UD 700 systems for spreading and equalising the fibre tapes. These can process continuous filament yarns made from carbon, as well as from glass and aramid. Multiaxial glass-fibre textiles are used mainly in the blades of wind turbines. According to Hagen Lotzmann, the renewable energy sector continues to flourish. “Everyone has a great deal to do,” he commented. Many discussions were held with representatives and suppliers from the automotive and aerospace sectors. A number of new development trends could be detected during the course of the conversations, and the picture of a highly innovative sector emerged. “Our customers came to us with a variety of ideas and they are looking for solutions to cater for extremely specific applications,” concluded Hagen Lotzmann.

Gherzi Newsletter: Program published: Sustainable Textile Platform, 18 – 20 Sep. 2017

Dear Readers of the Gherzi Newsletter

As already mentioned in our previous Newsletter, we are launching in cooperation with TU Chemnitz (Germany) the SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE SCHOOL (STS). Find hereby the conference program and we hope to see you there!

For further information, don’t hesitate to contact our detox-specialist Mr. Anton Schumann at a.schumann@gherzi.com.

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TECHTEXTIL MESSE FRANKFURT DEL 9.05.17 AL 12.05.17 ( Techtextil App by Apple app store & Google play store )


Techtextil App


The Techtextil App “Navigator Techtextil” is the orientation guide for visitors of Techtextil. Navigate over the fairgrounds (Site and Hall Plan), through the Exhibitor and Product search or receive inspiration through news and twitter messages.

Techtextil Navigator is available for Apple-Products (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) on the App Store and Android on Google Play Store as a free App.


Enjoy the advantages of the Techtextil App

Techtextil Navigator

Techtextil Navigator

It is quite easy to find your favourite stands or certain products using the Exhibitor and Product Search. Look for product groups either alphabetically or by means of the full-text search facility and locate their position in the hall directly in the Hall Plan.

Once you are in the Site and Hall Plan you can zoom into the hall. Exhibitor details of each stand area are just a mouse-click away. By locating your own position, you can easily find your way about the grounds.

The News section not only offers the latest Techtextil press releases, but also provides updates on what is happening at the fair via Twitter.

ICE USA 2017 – 25 – 27 April 2017 in Orlando, USA MAHLO

ICE USA 2017    25 – 27 April 2017 in Orlando, USA

Visit Mahlo at booth 539


International Coating & Converting Exhibition

ICE USA is the only dedicated event for the conversion of paper, film, foil, nonwovens and other flexible web-based materials in the Americas. This premier event is where converting professionals gather to see first-hand the latest machinery, technology, and manufacturing solutions

Quality control systems from Mahlo

The Mahlo team at the ICE USA 2017 in Orlando
Greetings from Orlando! The Mahlo team for the ICE USA 2017 welcomes guest at booth no. 539

At the ICE USA 2017 we welcome our guests at booth no. 539.

Please stop in to see us  and learn about Mahlo’s latest on-line measurement solutions for basis weight, coating, moisture, thickness, density, air permeability, and silicone release.

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.

For detailed information about the trade show itself please visit the website of the ICE USA: www.ice-x-usa.com

Featured Mahlo products at ICE USA


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)



New products, efficient machinery and intelligent solutions: Technical textiles finished on BRÜCKNER machines stand for a sustainable improvement of the production and a particularly efficient use of the resources.

Connecting the future – this is the motto of this year’s TECHTEXTIL taking place from May 9 to 12 in Frankfurt am Main. The German systems supplier and technology market leader BRÜCKNER shows a wide range of application examples for Technical Textiles which can be finished on the tailor-made and resource-saving BRÜCKNER machines.

A great number of special machines for very specific purposes show the competence of the creative BRÜCKNER team.

The Southwest of Germany is a center for Technical Textiles which amount to about 50 % of the textile production. The family-owned company BRÜCKNER, managed in the second generation by the owner Regina Brückner together with her husband Axel Pieper, is just in the right place in Leonberg in Swabia and Tittmoning in Bavaria. The proximity to textile research institutes such as e.g. the ITV in Denkendorf allows many joint projects and developments which are used in the special machines made by BRÜCKNER.

Manifold product examples on the booth invite to discussions with the BRÜCKNER experts. Models of a SUPRA-FLOW BX double belt oven for nonwovens and of the innovative ETRO bow-shaped dryer which is particularly suitable for the coating with PVC or adhesives show only two of the machines offered by BRÜCKNER for the finishing of nonwovens and foils.

In addition BRÜCKNER offers very different application systems for the coating of technical textiles and one of them is the ECO-COAT minimum application unit. In the Technology Center in Leonberg the customers can develop their own innovations on different machines.

Also padders, drying, heat-setting and curing ovens with maximum production capacity and lowest possible energy consumptions and the highest precision in the temperature distribution and air circulation are part of BRÜCKNER’s product range. Various cutting and winding machines to give a shape to Technical Textiles of any kind round the product portfolio.

Here are only some examples for the final applications processed the BRÜCKNER finishing lines: Woven glass fabric for circuit boards, carbon textile for textile-reinforced concrete, linings for walls and roofs in the field of automotive and aerospace, airbags, high-tech filters for the medical industry, hygiene articles, geo nonwovens for bank reinforcement. BRÜCKNER has for any purpose a solution and a competent team who will attend with great pleasure to the special requirements of the customer.

Armed for the future, solid and oriented towards the future – the textile machinery company and market leader BRÜCKNER looks with great confidence into the future.

Hall 3.0 Stand F29- We are looking forward to meeting you!