Success stories: Man-made fibre production and spinning

The world constructed from textiles

Evenly-drawn, high tenacity and (super) low-shrinkage industrial yarns, fibrillated tapes and spunbonds are the basis for stable construction textiles. Oerlikon Barmag and Oerlikon Neumag technologies are used for production of these technical textiles.

Keywords: Construction textiles, geotextiles, manmade fiber spinning systems, winder, carbon fibers, nonwovens, spunbonds, filament yarns

Oerlikon Barmag Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
42897 Remscheid
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Oerlikon Neumag Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
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Source of image: Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag

Success stories: Knitting and hosiery production

Warp-knitted mosquito nets help in the fight against malaria and the spread of the Zika virus

Warp-knitted nets with a specific construction provide reliable protection against mosquito bites. These nets are mainly produced on two-bar tricot machines. To produce certain products, raschel machines having three guide bars can also be used. KARL MAYER machines can be used to efficiently manufacture warp-knitted mosquito nets with highest precision and operating speed.

Keywords: technical textiles;protective textiles;warp-knitting machines;warp-knitting

Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
63179 Obertshausen
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Source of image: Karl Mayer


Needles lower end user CO2 emissions

One of the largest textile machinery equipment suppliers in the world, Groz-Beckert has demonstrated with new needles for circular knitting machines that product innovations are not driven solely by financial considerations. A latest innovation weighs just 0.6 gram and is capable of lowering the end user's CO2 emissions significantly. Eric Schöller, a member of the management board explains the reasons for the family-owned company with 7,700 employees worldwide to pay equal attention to efficiency and sustainability in all its new developments and research into such future technologies as textile-reinforced concrete.

Keywords: Ressource and engergy efficiency; Sustainibility

Groz-Beckert KG
72458 Albstadt
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Source of image: Groz-Beckert

Success stories: Production of nonwovens, woven fabrics and braids

Applications for Technical Textiles

ANDRITZ Küsters has developed a system in closed loop operation for inline quality measurements and documentation in the production of technical textiles.

Calender, Inline quality measurement, technical textiles, closed-loop operation, air permeability

Andritz Küsters GmbH
47805 Krefeld
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Source of image: texcal trike calender technology for technical textiles, Andritz Küsters

Success stories: Washing, bleaching, dyeing, printing, drying, finishing

Right-first-time with task compression

Integrated robotics replaces the simplest manual labour - high-tech equipment from Germany can reduce the human error rate in dyeing plants dramatically. It also helps to make working conditions more save. While transporting the dye to the preparation vessel in buckets by the operators is still standard practice in many factories in Asia, this is done by robots in state-of-the-art machine parks. A dying machine manufacturer strives consequently for compressing tasks over the entire production process.

Keywords: Functional integration; Sustainibility

Thies GmbH & Co. KG
48653 Coesfeld
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Picture Image: Thies

Blue Competence: Textile machinery
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Blue Competence Initiative
Carbon fiber in aircrafts
Press Releases

Nicolai Strauch

Textile Machinery Association, media and public relations, information, market observation, Walter Reiners-Foundation


(+49 69) 66 03-13 66


(+49 69) 66 03-23 66

Christine Karin Schmidt

Textile Machinery Association, R&D Consultant, Working group hybride lightweight technologies


(+49 69) 66 03-14 73


(+49 69) 66 03-24 73