At the ITMA in June 2019 in Barcelona/Spain, the textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, was illustrating how easily yarns can be processed on warp knitting machines whilst conserving resources at the same time.
During the fair, on the new HKS 3-M-ON a patterned tricot fabric with yarn carrying the Sinfineco label of the manufacturer of polyester fibers Trevira GmbH, Bobingen/Germany, was produced. Trevira awards the label for textiles that are produced from its sustainable products. The range includes fibers and filaments made entirely from high-quality, recycled chips. The regranulate is obtained from PET bottles. At the ITMA, this high-speed tricot machine was processing a textured polyester filament yarn of dtex 76 f 24 and was running non-stop at 2,900 min-1with no constraints during the demonstration. A top-quality fabric with a small eco-footprint was being produced.