Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Karl Mayer stand at JEC World attracts global visitors
Karl Mayer stand at JEC World attracts global visitors
Mar '18
Karl Mayer stand at JEC World attracts global visitors
Karl Mayer, Germany’s leading textile machinery firm, successfully participated in the recently held JEC World tradefair, from March 6 to 8, 2018, in Paris, France. The company’s well-attended information stand on the topic of multi-axial warp knitting machines and fibre spreading units in the composites expo attracted a lot of international visitors.

Visitors came all over from Europe, China, US, India, and Turkey. The discussions not only confirmed already known trends, but they also provided new ideas.

Numerous conversations during the exhibition were about lightweight solutions with automated production, high reproducibility, and well-balanced price-performance ratio. Carbon fibres are still too expensive, and they are only used if the performance requirements do not allow any other option. This was clearly demonstrated by the specific demands for aerospace applications. But even here cost optimisation is needed, focusing on the targeted use of dry carbon fibre layer structures as alternative to the cost-intensive prepregs.

For glass processing, Karl Mayer showed the COP MAX 4. On this multi-axial warp knitting machine, it is possible to produce dry glass layers which are not only in demand by the wind energy market, but also by the automotive industry.

Another approach to a cost-optimised manufacture of composites was presented with the “Vario Laying” procedure. This innovative method ensures a mechanical and load path-oriented positioning of the carbon fibres just during the production of dry glass layers.

The company also displayed the UD 700 fibre spreading unit in the expo. Alexander Wegner from Karl Mayer’s exhibition team and senior manager application technology, explained that the use of glass is also becoming increasingly interesting for another trend area of the composite industry; namely for thermoplastic applications. In the overall production process, thermoplastic composites made from glass layers are cheaper than duroplastic composites, but for their manufacture they require a special know-how, in particular during spreading. Nevertheless, with its fibre spreading unit UD 700, Karl Mayer is well positioned for the future. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Anthesis Group takes over key assets of Made-By

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Jan 2019

Anthesis Group takes over key assets of Made-By

Anthesis Group, the global sustainability and solutions provider, has ...

ZDHC signatory brands share tools on screened chemistry

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Jan 2019

ZDHC signatory brands share tools on screened chemistry

ZDHC signatory brands - Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, H&M and C&A – are...

Courtesy: Global fashion agenda

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Jan 2019

ASOS, PVH become partners to Global Fashion Agenda

ASOS and PVH Corp are becoming part of the Global Fashion Agenda’s...

Interviews View All

Yashiki Gumber, Sahiba Fabrics

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid, UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Top executives, Textile industry, India

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Manoj Sorathiya,

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports & Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Mark Tokuhara,

Mark Tokuhara

Japan-based FitJoy, a shoe brand for women, has been in the footwear...

Kamal Kulshreshth,

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Johan Berlin, InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Ashok Desai, Bombay Textile Research Association

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh

<div>Ace fashion designer <b>Rajesh Pratap Singh</b> has used Tencel to...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Adriano Goldschmied, AG Jeans

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

January 2019

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

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search