Specifically designed to produce light to medium-heavy grid structures, Karl Mayer Technische Textilien GmbH, Chemnitz/Germany, a segment of Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, has developed a new warp knitting machine with weft-insertion and thus further differentiated its range offer in this field.
The new model, the Wefttronic II G, handles technical yarn extremely gently. Geogrid fabrication is now 60% more productive compared to the previous version. In addition, less expensive yarns can be processed into high-quality textiles: the textile glass fiber material can cost up to 30% less than leno fabric production.
The first Wefttronic II G was ordered by the Polish manufacturer Halico Sp. Z.O.o., Pogwizdów Nowy, in early 2019, followed by orders from Shandong Qiyad Fiberglass Products Co., Ltd., Heze City, Shandong/China, and Zibo Glasstex Group Corp. (Shandong Fiberglass), Zibo, Shandong/China. After purchasing one machine each, they hinted that they may invest in further Wefttronic II G models.
Shandong Qiyad uses around 750 rapier looms in total for their production and thus offers efficiency potential. Depending on product quality, between 13 and 22 rapier looms can be replaced by just one Wefttronic II G.
Zibo Glasstex is a manufacturer of glass fibers, rovings and textiles. It is among the top 5 manufacturers of glass fibers in China and plans to invest in further machines. According to the company’s own information, it intends to work a market with an annual volume of 2 billion m² of textile glass fiber material and to achieve a significant market share.