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3rd October 2016, Obertshausen

Karl Mayer to exhibit latest technology at Composites Europe 2016

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien, the Karl Mayer Group’s technical textiles arm, will be showcasing its capabilities for producing composite materials at Composite Europe, which takes place from 29 November to 1 December 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The leading textile machinery manufacturer supplies bi- and multiaxial warp knitting machines for producing dry, non-crimp fabrics (NCFs) for the composites sector, as well as fibre spreading machines for the production of unidirectional fibre tapes made from a wide range of technical filament yarns.

Product range

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien developed the COP MAX5 multiaxial warp knitting machine to cater for the special demands of processing sensitive carbon fibres, and it can produce multiaxial textiles with very low weights per unit area. Materials weighing less than 70 g/m² per layer can be achieved when using 12K carbon rovings, according to the manufacturer.

Detailed view of the multiaxial warp knitting machine MAX 4. © Karl Mayer

The company’s range of bi- and multiaxial textile machinery for the composites sector also includes the COP BIAX 2 and the Biaxtronic CO high-speed warp knitting machines for biaxial textiles and composites, as well as COP MAX 4 and MAXTRONIC high-speed warp knitting machines for multiaxial textiles and composite structures.

The company’s machine technologies for producing unidirectional fibre tapes for use in lightweight construction applications include the FSA 600 PLUS and the FSA 800 fibre spreading machines, as well as the UD 500 Carbon and the UD 700 Carbon high-speed fibre spreading lines.

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien

Karl Mayer Technische Textilien, the Chemnitz-based company, which was formed by merging Karl Mayer Malimo with Karl Mayer Liba, constitutes around 15 to 20% of the Group’s turnover, and supplies a number of different sectors.

“The biggest sector using carbon is still the aviation industry, followed closely by the car industry. Growth is particularly good here. But carbon is also being used increasingly in the wind turbine sector,” commented Jochen Schmidt, Managing Director of Karl Mayer Technische Textilien.

The company supports certain sector initiatives like the C³ Project, a project sponsored by the German government for promoting textile-reinforced concrete, and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hybride Leichtbau Technologie (Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies), set up by the Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, VDMA e.V. (German Engineering Federation).

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