On July 6. 2017 KARL MAYER celebrates its 80th anniversary in the company’s headquarter in Obertshausen, Germany. ILLIES and KARL MAYER cooperate in Asian markets since 1956. As an innovative market leader and technical trends provider, KARL MAYER offers solutions for Warp Knitting, Technical Textiles and Warp Preparation Weaving.

KARL MAYER shows its latest developments in various sectors of the textile industry with a machine exhibition and the demonstration of different new developments at an Open-door Day on July 1st and at an In-house Show on July 6th - 7th for the broad public, as well as for customers and partners of the company.

From the textile segment Warp Knitting the HKS 3-M with a 210-inch working width will be shown, as well as a brand-new jacquard machine. The models MJ 52/1 S and RD 7 EN will be demonstrated for the production of goods for the outerwear and sports sector. In addition, visitors can view the latest developments in the fashionable Athleisure-Trend and in the area of shoe fabrics.

In the segment Technical Textiles the company also sets high standards with its machines such as the high-performance knitting machine WEFTTRONIC® II HKS. With its efficient manufacturing this machine makes it possible to use exceptional light fabrics in the application interlinings. For the Composite Industry and the production of composite materials made of glass fibers, the multiaxial knitting machine COP MAX 4 and the fiber spreading machine UD 700 will be presented to the visitors.

In the warp preparation, KARL MAYER impresses with the development of the PROSIZE® sizing machine. Through the use of a new process control system this machine achieves highest efficiency with the smallest possible sizing liquor volume, which is a very sustainable process. The second new development on this area, MULTI-MATIC®, relies on flexibility in patterning and short warp-beam production.

Many customers from the ILLIES Asian markets are expected for the 80th anniversary of KARL MAYER. The high-ranking visitor groups will be accompanied by ILLIES sales representatives from Asia and from the company’s Headquarter in Hamburg.

Please find here more about the festivities and the events schedule.