Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / KARL MAYER's new TM4 T – a clear commitment to efficiency
KARL MAYER's new TM4 T – a clear commitment to efficiency
25
Jul '11
Terry fabrics made from synthetic filament yarns are right on trend, especially in view of the continuing rise in the price of cotton. KARL MAYER has reacted to the high demand for fluffy, synthetic-fibre textiles for use as drying and cleaning materials by developing a new, four-bar tricot machine, which is a logical continuation of its strategy based on the concept of 'efficiency'.

The TM4 T combines modern drive technology with a new machine concept and demonstrates that all the main elements – from yarn feed through the knitting elements to fabric batching – have been optimised in a carefully planned way.

The technical features of the TM4 T are based on the tried-and-tested concept of the TM series. The introduction of basic machines, with fixed widths, gauges and equipment options, began in 2006. The first model in the range was the TM 3, which was unveiled at ITMA 2007. The TM 2 appeared in 2008 and the TM4 T has now been introduced – representing a logical product strategy, which has proved to be extremely successful.

Compared to the HKS 4 F, this new terry machine operates at a much higher speed and has a working width of 186" – which is 50" wider than the normal working width of 136".

Increasing the width meant that the area around the brushing unit, with integrated batching facility, had to be revamped completely, but this has paid off in terms of the exceptionally competitive price-performance ratio that has been achieved. The performance of the TM4 T would be of particular interest to manufacturers who want to produce high-quality standard goods at a high level of efficiency.

The machine was designed to produce wiping cloths, hand-towels, washcloths, flannels and bathrobes as well as semi-technical products. The TM4 T processes synthetic filament yarns, such as matrix yarns, to produce these soft, loop-pile fabrics. A special finish on the super-microfibres opens up their structure, which increases their surface area and volume so that they are more absorbent and can collect more dirt.

This new terry machine was presented for the first time at this year's ShanghaiTex exhibition. The Asian visitors were extremely interested in KARL MAYER's latest innovation, and had many conversations with people on the stand regarding specific projects for this new machine. This positive feedback from the fair has highlighted once again the success of the twin product line strategy implemented by this well-known textile machinery manufacturer.

KARL MAYER Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2017

GST rollout from July 1; states to control small taxpayers

The Centre and states have reached a consensus on the issue of dual...

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2017

Reliance Industries net increases 3.6% in Q3FY17

In the three months ended December 31, 2016, India’s biggest private...

Courtesy: Carnegie Fabrics

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2017

Calera Capital acquires majority stake in Carnegie Fabrics

Private equity firm Calera Capital has bought a majority stake in...

Interviews View All

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search