The textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, launches a new Racop-NW series of raschel machines for web bonding. These high-speed raschel machines bond fibrous webs to form nonwovens using 2 or 3 guide bars, thus offering all the usual advantages of knitting technology over other processes.
This process, therefore, produces textile characteristics, such as elasticity and voluminosity, which is not the case when using chemical bonding agents. Much less energy is consumed compared to thermal processes. Karl Mayer sees sales opportunities mainly in reusable shopping bags as an alternative to plastic bags, as well as hygiene products, such as cleaning cloths and hook-and-loop fastenings for babies’ nappies. Technical applications also offer a wide range of end-uses, such as cable sheaths in the automotive sector, filling and insulating materials, e.g. for mattresses, textile surfaces for carpet tiles, and linings and interlinings for shoes and clothing.
The new machine series will make its debut at an in-house show to be held at Karl Mayer’s headquarters in Obertshausen/Germany during Techtextil 2019, held from May 14-17, 2019 in Frankfurt/Germany.