Stoll’s technical textiles paves the way for more sustainability

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-07-23 16:15:00 – Germany

Stoll a leading German flat knitting machine manufacturer with its Technical Textiles, is one of the few companies worldwide to offer networked flat knitting machine technology expertise in combination with the latest achievements in technical textiles.


Its challenges in the knitting industry are always accumulating. As well as economic factors such as productivity and efficiency, innovative capability plays an increasingly larger role. Nowhere is this more so than in the area of technical textiles.


Speaking at last month’s ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition in Shanghai, Stoll’s technical textiles commercial specialist Martin Legner discussed the company’s approach to technical textiles and showed a wide range of knitted fabrics and objects, including footwear, for multiple applications for his company’s advanced flat knitting technology.


Early Stoll’s focus was purely on fashion, today it is particularly functionality and sustainability that play a large role. Aspects of production such as waste avoidance and environmental protection are also ever more important.


Stoll has been an active member of the Blue Competence sustainability initiative of the German engineering association VDMA (Verband der Maschinen- und Anlagenbauer) since 2013. Stoll´s Technical Textiles paves the way for more sustainability with its development and research assignments.


Stoll flat knitting machines offer a huge amount of application and productivity potential. In practice, complex shaped pieces can be quickly and flexibly produced in a way that saves material and produces either no or minimal waste and scrap.


One of the major advantages flat knitting technology has over other textile technologies is the capability to knit individual and complex shaped pieces.


Short equipping times, even with small piece numbers, ensure greater efficiency, and that ultimately means better and more economical manufacturing.


Stoll sees itself as a point of contact for customers from the following sectors such as Medical technology, Sport, Upholstery, Industry technology and Entertainment and lifestyle industry.


Stoll flat knitting technology is used when it comes to complicated textiles that are intended for everyday use. The company’s technology is said to offer excellent results in Novel material usage, New structures, Shape design, Process optimization.


H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG is a globally active and renowned manufacturer of flat knitting machines based in Reutlingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). The company was founded in 1873 and employs around 1000 people worldwide.


Innovative technological developments and a largely German-based production system enable Stoll to create the necessary conditions for many knitting trends, which, in turn, are underpinned by Stoll’s in-house trend collection.


The Stoll brand’s portfolio includes flat knitting machines and pattern software, which are used for producing fashionable, technical and medical textiles. It products are delivered to over 70 countries around the world. Stoll is able to provide a comprehensive service program due to its subsidiaries, sales and service centres, and numerous agencies.

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