Latest knitting technology will be presented at Techtextil 2017

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-04-27 15:00:00 – Frankfurt

Techtextil 2017, held concurrently with Texprocess, a show for the textile processing industry, will be held from next month, one of the biggest leading event that will showcase the latest solutions for technical textiles.

According to its organisers, Messe Frankfurt, the show is getting ready to open its doors to welcome an international audience which will be featuring an extensive programme of complementary events.

A number of knitting machinery specialists will present their latest developments promoting knitted applications in the field of technical textiles, including functional apparel, home fabrics, construction materials and automotive textiles.

Shima Seiki, a leading Japanese manufacturer of computerised flat knitting machinery together with its Italian subsidiary Shima Seiki Italia S.p.A., to present its latest developments. On display will be Shima Seiki’s line-up of advanced computer design systems and computerised flat knitting machines, including the new SVR123SP flat knitting machine that features an extra loop presser bed for a wider range of knitting techniques including inlay.

The company is looking forward to presenting a unique warp knitting machine equipped with a selection of different warp knitting modules. As well as providing detailed insight into the working method of the modules, the exclusive exhibit will offer space for discussion.

Karl Mayer, an Obertshausen-based manufacturer of warp knitting machinery, will be participating in Techtextil with a focus on textile-reinforced concrete and functional clothing for the sports and athleisure sectors.

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien offers the RS MSUS-G weft-insertion warp knitting machine for producing the textiles that are used as an innovative way of reinforcing concrete. This high-speed raschel machine with weft insertion in line with the stitch courses can produce heavy carbon-fibre grids, which are used by members of TUDALIT e.V..

Jakob Müller, a Swiss specialist in the technology for manufacturing of woven and knitted tapes and webbings, as well as technical textiles, printed narrow fabrics and winding machinery, will exhibit its latest technological solutions at the fair.

The company will present its COMEZ ACOTRONIC 8B/600 high-efficiency, electronic crochet knitting machine that employs compound needles for the production of a wide range of ribbons, technical and medical textiles, both elastic and non-elastic.

Another German company, Stoll, a long-established manufacturer of flat knitting machines, will be presenting designs and applications of its flat knitting technology at Techtextil. The new cluster concept for TT sport, TT med, TT home, and TT mobility will be unveiled, along with the new CMS 330 HP W flat knitting machine for TT sport, which is suitable for the manufacture of shoe uppers, orthopaedic supports, and textile accessories with complex shapes.

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