Mayer & Cie: Circular knitting as topical
as ever in the technical sector
This year’s Techtextil trade fair
in Frankfurt ended with record numbers of both visitors and
exhibitors. Messe Frankfurt registered nearly 1,800 exhibitors
at this industry event. They included circular knitting machine
manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT).
The mechanical engineering company’s stand did brisk
business, with many trade visitors, especially from Germany,
Italy, France and Turkey, wanting to know more about the uses of
circular knitting machines for technical textiles.
Mayer & Cie. has for some time been a major player in the
manufacture of high-quality mattress cover fabrics. Its
portfolio includes a range of machines specially designed for
this purpose, such as OVJA 1.6 EM HS or OVJA 1.6 EE.
Another area in which Mayer & Cie. gets full score is
producing spacer fabrics, which may be used for a wide variety
of applications, from underwear to diving suits. With its D4 2.2
II and OV 3.2 QCe for instance, Mayer & Cie. offers the right
machines for this scope of application.
A new and definitely general trend in Frankfurt was
the use of circular knitting machine fabric as an upper material
for shoes, as Mayer & Cie. sales area manager Thomas Zizmann
readily confirms. “Shoe uppers,” he says, “are an increasingly
important topic in circular knitting. We’ve talked to many
people at Techtextil about this.”
Another use is mentioned by Michael A. Tuschak, in charge of
sales and marketing of Mayer & Cie. spinning and knitting
technology spinitsystems. “Single Jersey,” he says, “is suitable
for use as a carrier and base material for laminates and
technical prints, for example.” This is an area in which the
Spinit 3.0 E stands a good chance of doing well due to the
process shortening and savings potential advantage offered by